Parents must register ALL prescription and over-the-counter medications with the school nurse. In order to ensure the safety and medical well-being of all students here at Spann, the following guidelines must be adhered to.
- Parent/legal guardian must complete and submit a Dorchester School District Two Medication Permission Form. This form requires both the signatures of the physician and the parent/legal guardian and the specific time(s) to be given.
- Parent/legal guardian must bring the medication in the current prescription bottle properly labeled by a registered pharmacist as prescribed by law (ask your pharmacist to prepare a separate labeled bottle for school use).
- Medication must be brought in by the parent or responsible adult, NOT THE STUDENT.
Parents are reminded that aspirin, cough medicine, vitamins, cough drops, all over-the-counter products, will not be given at school without a written prescription from a doctor stating the medication, dosage, and specific time(s) to be given at school.
- All medication given at school (even over the counter) must have a prescription label. Please check with your physician about writing a prescription for over the counter medication that can be picked up at the pharmacy.
- Herbals, food supplements, alternative medicinal products, and other items that do not have FDA approval will not be given at school without a written prescription from a doctor stating the medication, dosage, and specific time(s) to be given at school.
- All medicine not registered with the school nurse will be in direct violation of district policy and dealt with accordingly.
- Parents are also reminded that school personnel will dispose of medication not claimed at the end of the school year. All medication will be handled in accordance with the above guidelines through the school nurse or principal’s designee.
- The first dose of medication that a student has not taken before should be given by the parent/guardian at home so that the student can be monitored closely for hypersensitivity and side effects.