If my child is bringing medication on the trip, what do I need to do?
- First, ask yourself if the medication is completely necessary; we'll be gone for three days and two nights. If it's not absolutely necessary, you and your child may be better off without it. If it's Tylenol, see below. Otherwise...
- You need to have your physician fill out and sign a Medication Form (ONE PER MEDICATION). IF a student already has medication in stock and on file at the school, NO FORM IS NEEDED.
- Parents must bring in a NEW, UNOPENED container of any medication that is not currently on file and in stock at the school.
- Each medication must have a label securely attached to it with the student's name clearly visible.
- To turn in medication for the trip, ALL of the following conditions must be met:
- All medication must be brought to school BY AN ADULT
- An adult must hand the medication to the D.C. trip's nurse - Only authorized medical personnel are allowed to accept medications.
- Each medication must be accompanied by a physician-signed Medication Form
- It must be turned in on the Medication Turn-In Date between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The trip's nurse will be bringing individually packaged and sealed Tylenol tablets on the trip (technically, they're Acetaminophen tablets in 650 mg doses). If you would like your child to be able to take these, please read the following:
- Have your physician sign the Tylenol Medication Form.
- Have your child bring the form to school and give it to either Miss Sneddon or Mr. Tetreault.
That's it. There is not labeling, there is no turning in Tylenol.
HOWEVER, your physician cannot alter any of the medication information already supplied on the form. If you want your child to have a different type of pain relief medication, you must go through the entire process listed at the top of the page.