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Medicine Reminders

Dear Parents,
We are fast approaching the last day of school and would like to remind you to please pick up any medication that your child has been taking at school. It is our district’s policy that students may not transport medicine to and from school, and an adult must be responsible for the medication due to safety reasons. If you have already counted out the medications and know that there will be none left, you will not need to come to the clinic. Any medications left at school after June 2, 2017 will be destroyed and discarded. We thank you for your cooperation and support in this very important matter.
You will find a medication permit for the 2017-2018 school year on our school district’s website. This form must be completed each year for prescription and non-prescription medications by both parent and physician.

All medications must be received in the school office directly from a parent or responsible adult; and controlled substances, such as Ritalin or Adderall, must be counted at school when designated staff receive the medication. The parent or adult should remain present to verify the “pill count.”

All medications must be in the original container properly labeled with the student’s name. Please never send medications to school in envelopes, plastic baggies, back packs, or in your child’s pockets. These medications will not be given.

A separate medication permit must be completed for each medication that the student will be taking signed by both the parent and physician.

Please share a copy of Edgewood’s school medication permit with your child’s physician so that it will be on file for future use. Please call your child’s school if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Beth Birchwell, R.N., B.S.N.
District Nurse