Stoneham Public Schools requires the following forms to be on file in your child’s health record before we begin to give any medicine at school:
1.) Signed consent by the parent or guardian to give the medicine.
2.) Signed medication order. The written medication order form should be taken to your child’s licensed prescriber (your child’s physician, nurse practitioner, etc) for completion and returned to the school nurse. This order must be renewed as needed and at the beginning of each academic year.
Medicines should be delivered to the school in a pharmacy or manufacturer-labeled container by you or a responsible adult whom you designate. Please ask your pharmacy to provide separate bottles for school and home. No more than a thirty day supply of the medicine should be delivered to the school
When your child needs a medicine to be given during the school day, please act quickly to follow these policies so we may begin to give the medicine as soon as possible. Thank you for your help.
• Remember Tylenol and Advil/Motrin can be dispensed from the School Nurse if the parent/guardian has okayed that on the Emergency Information Form or you have submitted a Parental Permission to Administer Over the Counter Medications. Click here for the form.
• The only two medications that students (grade 6-12) are allowed to carry are EPI PENS and inhalers, which also require doctor's orders and parental permission.(grade K-5 speak with school nurse)