Holy Cross Catholic School 2300 Main Street Batavia, Illinois 60510-7625 Msgr. Daniel J. Deutsch Tricia Weis Pastor Principal 630-593-5290 “Jesus said to His disciples, ‘Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.’” (Matthew 16:24)
Administering Medicines to Students
Dear Parent /Guardian, The purpose of administering medication in school is to help each child maintain an optimal state of health that may enhance their educational plan. The law which regulates the administration of medication in the school is the same as that applied to hospitals and other institutions: Medication of any type will be administered only with the written order of the child’s physician and parents.
Prescription Medicine and Over-the Counter Medicine (other than Ibuprofen or Tylenol)
If at any time your child will be receiving prescription medication during the school day, the “Order for Administration of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication” (see attached) must be completed in its entirety and on file in the school office. The form must be signed by the child’s physician and parent on an annual basis or as needed.
Parents wishing to give the school permission to administer other over-the-counter medication
to their students (with the exception of Ibuprofen or Tylenol as noted below) must also complete the “Order for Administration of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication.” This document will indicate the medication, dosage, and duration of administration. This form for other over-the-counter medication also requires the doctor’s and parent’s signature.
ALL medicines that are regularly administered at school, whether prescription or over-the- counter, must be brought to the school by an adult in the original container. The labeled container must show the names of the child, dosage, doctor and pharmacy.
Ibuprofen or Tylenol Pain Medications
Sometimes, a child will come to the school office complaining of pain such as tooth ache, ear
ache, etc. The only other over-the counter pain medications to be administered by the school office staff are Ibuprofen or Tylenol. This is only available for students in third grade or above. In these circumstances, the attached “Order for Administration of Ibuprofen or Tylenol Medication” (also attached) must be completed, signed by the parent and on file in the school office. Please be clear about the dosage of pain aid you wish your child to receive.
If the school office determines that fever may be present, you will be requested to come and get
Homeopathic/herbal and cold remedies will not be administered by school personnel. If a student needs cough drops, they should be brought from home with a parents’ note.
ORDER FOR ADMINISTRATION OF Prescription and Over-the Counter MEDICATION Please complete in detail for each child requiring medication. Physician and parent must sign this order. Note: Parent should complete/sign other side for Order of Administration of Ibuprofen or Tylenol Medication
Student Name: ___________________________________________Birthdate:_______________
Any known allergy(ies): ___________________________________________________________
Parent(s) Name: _________________________________________________________________
Phone Numbers: Home________________ Work: ________________Cell__________________
Licensed prescriber’s name: _______________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________Phone Number: _______________________
Name of Medication and dosage:____________________________________________________
Method and time of administration:__________________________________________________
Date and duration of medication:____________________________________________________
Side effects for which child must be observed:_________________________________________
LICENSED PRESCRIBER: __________________________________________ __________________________________ PARENT or GUARDIAN:
ORDER FOR ADMINISTRATION OF Ibuprofen or Tylenol MEDICATION Holy Cross Catholic School is hereby authorized to administer Ibuprofen or Tylenol (please specify) when warranted to the following children (please list by name – only applies to 3rd grader and older) in the dosage indicated here: _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ PARENT or GUARDIAN: _____________________________________________ __________________________________ Signature Date of Signature
Note: Parents must complete/sign other side for Order for Administration of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication other than Ibuprofen or Tylenol.
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