Medication and Health information
Prescription medication at school:
All prescription medications must be checked into the health room by a parent/legal guardian. Students cannot bring medication themselves. The medication must be accompanied by a Permission to Administer Medication form (found on the D20 website) filled out and signed by the doctor and parent/guardian.
Medications for allergies and asthma must be checked in to the health room, and be accompanied by an allergy care plan/asthma care plan. These plans are standard state plans which include the medication order, so there is no need for a separate Permission to Administer Medication form for these medications. These health care plans are found on the D20 website. These forms must be completed by your child's health care provider, and signed by parent/guardian as well.
There are also Health Care Plans for Seizure Disorder and Diabetes on the D20 website. If your child has one of these conditions, please take the appropriate forms to your health care provider for completion and signature, and bring the form(s) in with the medication when school starts up. Like the forms for allergy and asthma, these forms also include doctor's orders, so a Permission to Administer Medication form is not necessary.
For Diabetes: If your child is seen at the Barbara Davis Center in Denver they have the appropriate health care plan/order already and will give you a current order for school.
All prescription medication must come in the original packaging with the prescription label attached (no zip lock bags, plastic boxes etc.). The prescription label must match the information on the Permission to Administer Medication form: same medication and form of medication (tablet/liquid), same dose, same time, same person (ie: we can't accept medication prescribed for another family member).
Liquid medication must have an implement for administration which can be used to measure exact dose (medication cup, spoon, syringe etc.)
Over the counter (OTC) medications:
Regular over the counter (OTC), FDA approved, medications like Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen can be accepted at the school nurse's discretion without a doctor's order. This would be in cases where the student gets frequent headaches for example. These medications will not be used in school to reduce a temperature. If a student has a temperature they will need to go home. The parent/guardian must bring in the medication (not the student), and fill out a Permission to Administer Medication form and sign it. The medication must be in original containers with the dosage instructions attached. The medication must be for children, with dosing instructions for children on the packaging. We can administer the medication according to the dosing instructions on the packaging only, and parent will always be called before this medication is administered.
Medication must not expire before June of that school year.
All medications must be picked up by the last day of school (cannot be stored over the summer). Medications left after this day will be disposed of.
If you have any questions about medications at school, please e-mail or call the school nurse:
Kjersti Hedges, RN, BSN
How to find health forms on the D20 website:
Click on Menu at the top left on the main page – then Parent Resources – Documents and Forms – Families and Students – Medical Forms and Documents.
Every student must have an up to date immunization record on file with D20, with all state required immunizations. A table of the required immunizations can be found in the Medical Forms and Documents (see above).
If our student has a non-medical (personal or religious) exemption for one or more vaccines, a new Exemption form must be submitted to the school each school year. This form can be found in the Medical Forms and Documents. If your student is exempt for a medical reason, the Medical Exemption form must be filled out and signed by your student's doctor. This form is also found in Medical Forms and Documents, and does only need to be submitted once during your student's K-12 career, unless anything changes with the exemption.
Please check that your contact information (phone numbers and e-mail) in Infinite Campus is current and correct, so that we will be able to reach you if needed.