Medications at School
Any 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 guidelines.
- 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.
- All 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.
- All medication must be in their original labeled container. Most pharmacies on request will provide a second bottle for doses required during the school day.
- Dosage for both prescription and non- prescription medications will be administered according to labeled instructions.
- At 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.
- Over-the-counter 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.
- The 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.
- Please 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.
- Inhalers: 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.
- The 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.
It also 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 or staff in the clinic area.