Newport School District Medication Policy and Medication Forms:
The Newport School District recognizes that parents have the primary responsibility for the health of their children. The district strongly recommends that medication be given at home if at all possible. In many instances this is not practical or in the best interest of the child. The following links below will provide the school policy regarding prescription medications, non-prescription medications and emergency medications. Please access the links below as needed for review of the policy and the appropriate forms that are required by the district. Students are not permitted to carry either prescription or non-prescription medications with them or in their lockers unless the medication(s) are deemed as emergency medication(s) and the appropriate forms are completed.
Medication Guidelines / Daily Med Permisison Form: All medications shall include all medicines prescribed by a physician, dentist, or other individual authorized and licensed by law to prescribe. Before any medication is dispensed in school the medication form must be completed and signed by both the parent and prescribing/authorized individual. Except those medications written as standing orders by the school physician and signed for by the parent/guardian on the emergency card. (2 pages)Emergency medication procedure/Self Administration Emergency medications are pre-approved medications that must be given immediately in order to avoid immediate and substantial risk to the health of the student. These medications require specific forms that can be obtained through this web link and are in addition to the prescription medication form. The completion of these forms allows the student to carry and self-administer the medication with in the school setting. Please refer to the specific guidelines which can be obtained through this web link. (perscription med form)Field Trip Medication/Special medical needs form Any student requiring medications or special medical needs during the course of a field trip will need to have this form completed at least one week prior to the scheduled field trip so that appropriate actions can be taken to assure that the student's medical needs are met.