Whenever possible, the parent or guardian should make arrangements so that medication can be administered at home. However, there are cases when a student’s health could be compromised by not getting medication during school hours. If your physician decides it is necessary for your child to receive medication during the school day, the approval and specific directions must be provided to the school. It is recommended that the daily morning dose of medicine be given at home. If two (2) or more medications are prescribed for the same student, a separate authorization form must be completed for each medication. The medication brought to school must be in separate pharmacy labeled containers as prescribed by the doctor. Most pharmacies will provide an extra container for school use upon request. New authorization forms must be obtained for each school year or anytime the dosage or direction changes. Administration of nonprescription medicines at school is discouraged.