Medications at School
medications that a child may need during the school day, both
prescription and over the counter, will be handled according to
recommended Aldine ISD policy and procedure, TEA recommendations and FDA
*All medications must be stored and administered in the school clinic.
For your child's safety, medications can not be transported to or from school on the bus.
medicines must be brought to the school by the parent. The parent
should bring the medicine directly to the clinic so that the required
forms can be completed.
*Teachers are not allowed to accept medications (or medication instructions) from parents.
medication must be in their original labeled container. Most pharmacies
on request will provide a second bottle for doses required during the
*Dosage for both prescription and non- prescription medications will be administered according to labeled instructions.
the end of each school year, parents will be notified to pick up any
remaining medication from the clinic. Medications not picked up by the
final day will be destroyed.
medication dosage must not exceed the dose recommendation listed on the
bottle. Exception: If your physician, dentist or orthodontist has
directed a certain dosage to be given that is greater than that
recommended on the bottle, a written order will need to be included with
the written permission from the parent.
use of "sample" medication from the physician, dentist, or orthodontist
must have signed written instructions from that doctor accompanied by
the parent's written permission.
note: If a medication is required "daily" or "twice a day", please
administer it at home. Many "three times a day" orders may also be given
at home unless the doctor requests specific times during the day.
Students that have asthma may experience times when symptoms worsen
quickly. If their physician requests that the student carry an inhaler a
letter from the physician permitting the student to carry the inhaler
will be needed. It is strongly recommended that a spare inhaler be kept
in the clinic in case the student cannot locate their inhaler.
Surgeon General, the Food and Drug Administration and the Center for
Disease Control have recommended that due to the increased risk of
developing "Reye's Syndrome" (a serious and sometimes fatal disease),
aspirin or products containing aspirin should not be given to children
under 18 years. If your physician orders aspirin for your child a
written directive from your physician will be required along with
written parent permission.
Medication consents are available in clinic or online. See clinic forms.
Emergencies and Illness at School available online or in clinic
A "Student Health Information" form.
It is very
important that you complete and return the form immediately. This form
will give you an opportunity to list any medical conditions, allergies,
medications and concerns you may have.
includes emergency information for the clinic staff. If your child
becomes ill or is injured at school, this information will be used to
contact you. Please keep the clinic updated with any changes in cell
phone or work numbers.
You may also
indicate on this form friends or family members that could be contacted
if neither parent was available. Students will not be released to anyone
without authorization from their parent(s).
Illness at school is evaluated by the clinic R.N / staff in the clinic area.