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Leni Kaku

Mindi van Gemeren

Medication Policy

Whenever possible, medication should be given at home. However, if your child needs to take medication during school hours, the school district requires the following:

  • The Parent/guardian must bring all medication in its original container to the school for dispensing (The medication cannot be brought to school in old or odd bottles, plastic bags, foil or envelopes). The parents must complete the form Medication Permission form. This form must be filled out each year.

  • Students may not keep medication in their backpacks, desks or clothing (exception: students needing Epi-pen for an allergic reaction, inhalers for treatment for asthma or insulin for students with diabetes will be allowed). It is also advised that the parents and physician fill out the School Asthma Plan and/or the Severe Allergy Action Plan (all forms are available at each school site or by downloading the forms from this page).

Over the Counter Medication

These medications may be given by qualified school personnel.

California Education Code, Section 49423 states: any pupil who is required to take, during the regular school day, medication prescribed for him by a physician, may be assisted by the school nurse or other designated school personnel if the school district receives:

  • A written statement from such physician detailing the method, amount and time schedules by which such medication is to be taken.

  • A written statement from the parent/guardian of the pupil assists the pupil in the matters set forth in the physician’s statement, indicating the desire that the school district.

In order to comply with the Education Code, you and your child’s physician must complete the Medication Permission form. No medication will be administered at school until this form is completed and returned to the school site. The parent/guardian signature must be provided in the presence of the principal or school secretary. All medications must be picked up at the end of the school year.