For Mountain Campus, a Sheridan teacher trained in medication-giving will administer necessary medications. ALL medication to be dispensed at Mountain Campus, prescription and over-the-counter, must be covered by a physician-signed Authorization for Prescription Medication Administration or Over-the-Counter Medication Administration Form.
Medications and forms are due one week prior to the trip, and must be brought to the school nurse in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag clearly labeled with the student’s name. Specific requirements for supplying medications include:
- Prescription medications. Prescription drugs must be supplied in the original pharmacy-labeled packaging that includes the name of the student, dosage, and administration instructions. Inhalers and EpiPens also must come in their original packaging.
- Over-the-counter medications. Similarly, all over-the-counter medications, vitamins, etc… must be provided in their original packaging from the time of purchase.
Please note that if you already have the necessary medications and authorizations at Sheridan, the available medication will automatically be sent to Mountain Campus with your child. You should, however, coordinate with the school nurse to ensure adequate supply.
For medications prescribed closer than one week prior to the trip (in the case of illness, for example), please complete the Authorization for Prescription Medication Administration and turn it in along with the medication as soon as possible. Any remaining medication may be picked up from the nurse or chaperones when your child returns to school. If you have any questions regarding the medication policy, please email the School Nurse.