Medical Health and Safety Information
If your child is diagnosed with an allergy or another medical condition that might require intervention by school staff please complete a Medical Action Plan (in the forms above) and schedule a meeting with the school health room staff. During the course of the school year, your child may need to take medication while at school. All prescription medicines to be taken during the school day require a completed “Authorization for Administration of Medication at School” form on file in the health room in order for your child to be given these medicines at school. Please note that this form includes the Health Care provider’s signature as well as a parent/guardian signature. Washington State law allows schools to designate who will administer prescription medications at school and NCA designates the health room/office staff to dispense these medications from the health room for all grades K-8, but medication must be accompanied by the authorization form.. Any medication to be taken during school hours must be administered through the school office or health room and will be given only if it is accompanied by:
- A Health Care provider’s prescription on the bottle and/or Medication in its original container
- A completed “Authorization for Administration of Medication at School” form (in the forms list above).
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as analgesics/antipyretics (ibuprofen, acetaminophen), antihistamines, cough drops or suppressants, and medicated ointments require a “Parent Authorization for Over-the-Counter Medication” form and will also be dispensed through the health room. OTC medications will be administered if accompanied by:
- Medication in its original container
- A completed “Parent Authorization for Over-the-Counter Medication” form (in the forms list above)
If a student is on a field trip and requires medication to be given, the requirements are the same for administration, however teachers will administer the medication instead of health room/office staff.
No medication, over-the-counter or prescription should be sent in the student’s lunch, backpack or should be in a student’s pockets. This includes, but is not limited to, analgesics, eye drops, cough remedies/drops, decongestants, and antihistamines. OTC and prescription medications should be hand-delivered with the proper forms by the parent/guardian to the health room staff. It is very handy to keep a copy of the necessary forms in your car’s glove compartment in case you visit your child’s Health Care provider and medication is recommended or prescribed during the school year. Middle school students may carry and store their OTC medications in their locker if they have signed a responsibility contract with the school health room staff and they have a signed parent authorization on file. If school policy is violated the contract may be revoked and OTC medication will then be dispensed through the health room.
Personal care items such as non-medicated lip balm, petroleum jelly, hand or body lotions, saline contact solution, or hypoallergenic soaps may be carried by a student or stored in the locker for personal use. No personal care products will be shared by the student with other students. This will constitute a violation of policy and privilege may be revoked.