For the upcoming school year, be sure to have all care plans (allergy and asthma) and medication authorization forms signed by your physician and completed over the summer before the first day of school and return to the Health Office when you drop off your child’s epi-pens, inhalers and medications. These forms (Student Asthma Action Plans, Allergy Action Plans, Medication Authorization Forms, etc.) are now available on the SPS website under “Forms” in the Nursing section. Please note that these forms will no longer be mailed home to families at the end of June.
Reminder – all medication must be delivered to school by a parent or guardian in a container with the original pharmacy label. Prescription medications require a physician’s authorization, so please remember to obtain that as well (this includes asthma and epi-pen orders).
Classroom teachers and specialists will be notified of any medical concerns in a confidential manner, as needed.
Please pick up any remaining medications/epi-pens/inhalers from THIS year by June 24th, as they cannot be stored at the school over the summer. All medication not picked up will be disposed of.
Also, this past year, the school nurses were able to obtain free stock epi-pens for our health offices through a program offered by Mylan Pharmaceutics. They are now offering up to six (up to three 2-pack cartons) for $0 copay for families. With insurance coverage, this means for most families the epi-pens would be available at no cost. Click HEREfor more information about this program.