Shelton's Medication at School

Medication at School


It is best if the student can take medications at home, before or after school. However, if it becomes necessary for a student to take any form of medication at school, prescription or over-the-counter, there is a procedure required including physician signature, parent/guardian signature, and School Nurse approval.

Students carrying medication without documented permission and students sharing their medication with other students will be expelled. The schools have zero tolerance for drugs.

  • Medications may be taken at school with proper documentation from prescribing doctor and parent/guardian. There is a School District form for medication administration at the school, or under Health Forms tab (to the left), or the doctor offices will provide their own.

  • This documentation must be updated each school year.

  • Medications are delivered and picked up by an adult, not by the student.

  • Medications at school must be in the original container. Pharmacies can give an extra labeled bottle if some medication needs to stay at home and some at school. Pharmacies can also give a small container to be used for field trips.

  • Medications at school are kept by the Health Room Assistant. Students report to the health room to take their medication.

  • In certain situations, students may have permission to carry their medication at school with written permission from the doctor and/or the School Nurse.

  • Changes in the dose of the medication require new documentation from the doctor and parent/guardian.

  • 700 S. First St., Shelton, WA 98584
  • p: 360-426-1687
  • f: 360-427-8610

The Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Terry Meisenburg, Director of Human Resources. 360-426-1687. 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584. Complaint procedure can be found on this website under Board Policy #3210 (students) and #5010 (employees).

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