It is in the best interests of our students that medications be administered at home. However, the Cherry Hill school district has a policy in place for students that medically require medication during school hours. Below is an excerpt from the board policy.
" In addition to written parent/guardian permission the district requires a form that is completed by the prescriber and includes the name of the medication, dose, diagnosis/purpose and prescriber comments. This form requires a physician's office stamp." ALL MEDICATION ORDERS MUST BE RENEWED EACH SCHOOL YEAR.
Please contact your school nurse for specific information. The medication form is available on the district website and in the nurse's office. All medications administered by the school nurse require a physician's order. This includes all over the counter medications other than Tylenol and Advil. Please note that students are not permtted to bring medications to school. Medication must be brought to school by a responsible adult.
School nurses may administer a single dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil (ibuprofen) with written parent/guardian permission. The Tylenol/Advil permission form is now available through Genesis. You can complete it on-line and do not have to use a paper form. It is my practice to contact parents/guardians before giving Tylenol or Advil. We are not permitted to accept permission over the phone.
Please remember that students are not permitted to transport medication to or from school. Do not send in medication with your student in their backpacks, lunchboxes etc.
If your student requires medication during school hours, please call the nurse's office to discuss the procedure. Please call me at 856-424-1505 X2 with any questions or concerns.
Below are the Tylenol/Advil form and the Prescription Medication forms that are required to administer medication at school.
Thank you for your cooperation.