Saint Thomas' Episcopal School

Medication Policy

Administering Medicine:

All medications will be stored by the school nurse in the nurse’s office. No student may have prescription or non-prescription drugs in his or her possession on school grounds.

Prescription medication brought to school must be in the original pharmacy container, labeled by the pharmacists. The label must include:

  • Student’s name
  • Physician’s name
  • Dosage
  • Name of drug
  • Date prescription was filled

Prescription drugs to be administered at school on a short-term basis must be accompanied by a written or emailed request, signed and dated by a parent or legal guardian.

The nurse's office maintains certain over-the-counter (OTC) medications.  If your child may need OTC medication while at school, please complete the OTC Medication Form in the MAGNUS HEALTH portal.

All students who have asthma or respiratory distress syndrome must complete the Asthma Action Plan in the MAGNUS HEALTH portal.  Students with inhalers may keep them in the nurse's office or may carry them in their backpacks.  If carried in the backpack, this must be indicated on the Asthma Action Plan.

All students with severe allergies must complete the Allergy Action Plan in the MAGNUS HEALTH portal.  Students with EpiPens must keep one EpiPen in the nurse's office and may carry a second one in their backpack.  If carried in the backpack, this must be indicated on the Allergy Action Plan.

In any case where it is believed a student needs medical attention, the school nurse will call the parents. Parents are expected to respond immediately.