Medication at School
Washington state law allows school employees to administer oral medication to students when certain requirements have been met. If the child has a life-threatening condition in which the administration of epinephrine by injection is necessary, school employees can administer this medication as well. Please note that non-medically trained personnel may administer medication to your child. If your child requires eye, ear, nose drops or topical medication, please check with the school nurse to see if that need can be accommodated.
If your child needs to take medication during school hours, the medication must be sent to the school in the original pharmacy container. The label should state the child's name, date of prescription, name of physician, name of drug, route of administration, and when to take it.
We must have a written, un-expired request from the parent/legal guardian along with a written, un-expired prescription from a licensed professional to administer the medication; these must be accompanied with instructions. The medication and necessary paperwork should be reviewed by the school nurse. Medication means all drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter.
Medication forms must also be completed for all medication students will have in their possession. This includes medications needed for field trips and all after-school activities, including athletic and non-athletic extra-curricular activities. Forms can be found below by filtering for the term "medical."
Commonly Requested District Forms & Documents