EISD Medication Policy Highlights
Parents, please bring all medication to the school nurse. Elementary school students are not allowed to bring medication to school (see last paragraph for exceptions).
The law does not permit a school nurse to administer a medication unless:
A parent's permission form is valid for only 2 weeks.
A physician's signature is required for medication that will be kept in the clinic longer than 2 weeks.
Children with chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, seizures and allergy with risk of anaphylaxis) who could require treatment at school are required to provide the school nurse with an emergency care plan that the student's physician has completed and signed. It must be turned in before the first day of school each year along with the medications listed on the plan. Please schedule time to visit with me when you drop off the form and medications so that we can both feel confident that I have all the information I need to take good care of your child.
The law permits students to carry and self-administer medication for asthma, diabetes and anaphylaxis if the parent and physician agree that the student is competent to do so and provide written authorization.
You can download the forms mentioned above from the Forms page of this website.
Attention 5th grade parents
Please plan on picking up any epi pens, inhalers and/or OTC medications from my clinic on the last day of school (05/25/17).
In anticipation of sending your child to HCMS, please read the information to the left re. Medication Policy Highlights. The same applies for middle school. Plan on getting action plans and medication forms up to date this summer to turn into the HCMS nurse before the first day of school. I have extra forms in my office if you need them.
Re. vaccinations, there are three shots recommended but not required for incoming 6th graders: Meningococcal, Tdap booster and second Varicella. These shots are REQUIRED before entering 7th grade. If your student has a waiver for reason of conscience, please make sure the dates are current.
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe summer!
Gina Palermo, RN, BSN
fax: (512) 732-9109