Medications

A physician’s signature is required for all medications to be administered at school. You will need to have your physician fill out the Physician Authorization for Medication (W34) form, and submit it to the school.

Parent/guardians must supply over the counter or prescription medications that are necessary for a student to receive during school hours. Exceptions are listed below:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) tablets, Jr. rapid tabs, and chewable tablets.
  • Ibuprofen (Advil) tablets and elixir.
  • Calcium carbonate (TUMS) chewable tablets.

Please note the following regarding medication administration at TPS:

  • The first dose of any new medication may not be administered at school.
  • All medication must be in the original labeled container and properly labeled with the student’s first and last name and current grade.
  • Your pharmacist can be requested to prepare prescription medications in 2 labeled containers: one for school and one for home.

The school nurse (or a trained delegated staff member on field trips) will administer all medications. School policy prohibits students from carrying, sharing or self administering any medication with the exception of certain circumstances in which a physician provides written authorization of self care for specific chronic conditions (i.e. asthma, diabetes and life threatening allergies.)

All medications will be received and stored in the clinic by the school nurse. Students are not permitted to deliver medications. Parents/guardians must deliver medications in the original and properly labeled container and are expected to retrieve all medications by the last day of the school year. The school nurse will dispose of medications, which have not been retrieved.

Click on the appropriate link below to download printable copies of TPS medication forms.  The Student Health Information form and Parental Consent must be filled out on RenWeb for each student before the start of each school year.

Authorizations to Administer Medications

Printable copies of all authorization forms to administer medications can be found on the Health Forms page accessible from the menu on the left.