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    Medications

     

    Cedar Mountain schools adhere to the protocol of the Renville County Public Health Service. Please work with your doctor to schedule medication times so that medications can be taken at home. If a medication needs to be given during the school day the following procedures must be followed:

    For over-the-counter medication (such as Tylenol or cough drops):

    1. Medication Authorization Form must be completed.
    2. Medication Authorization Form is signed by the parent/guardian.
    3. Medication Authorization Form will accompany medication brought to the health office.

    For prescription medication (such as inhalers, controlled medications, Epi-Pens):

    1. Medication Authorization Form must be completed.
    2. Medication Authorization Form is signed by the parent/guardian and by the physician.
    3. Medication Authorization Form will accompany medication brought to the health office.

    Any medication given during the school day must be:

    • Age-appropriate
    • Brought in an original container (this includes cough drops) or a labeled prescription bottle.
    • Must not be expired (as indicated on the label).
    • Requests for medication administration must be specific about how the medication needs to be given.

    Medication Authorization and other Forms are available in the following places: school offices or click on the links listed below.  The school health paraprofessional will be in contact with Renville County Public Health Services before any new medication is given. Due to concern regarding students transporting medication in school vehicles, parents are strongly encouraged to deliver their child’s medication(s) directly to school. This process will ensure that medications arrive intact to their correct destination. If non-authorized medications are identified, they will be confiscated and the principal will be notified. Any questions regarding these issues can be directed to Superintendent Robert Tews.

    FIELD TRIPS AND OFF-CAMPUS ACTIVITIES:

    If your student will/may require medication during a field trip or off-campus activity, please contact the school nurse about this process.