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Please read the following information if your child requires medication for a specific medical diagnosis or condition during school hours, whether prescribed or over-the-counter. These requirements are provided by law, as per California Education Code §49423 & §49423.1. It's important to note that the district's school nurses serve multiple schools and may not be available daily to administer medication. Therefore, non-medical staff on the school campus will perform this function.
If your child must take medication at school, please note:
  • A parent or guardian must submit a Medication at School form annually. See Forms A and B.
  • Please note that students are not allowed to carry any prescription and over-the-counter medication during school hours while traveling to or from school, or on a school bus. However, exceptions apply for inhaled asthma medication and epinephrine auto-injectors if authorized by the physician and parent on the medication form.
  • A parent or adult representative must bring all medication to school in the original pharmacy container or OTC packaging.
  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medications also require a Medication at School form on file.
  • All medications must be stored in the school office or the classroom if necessary. For emergency medications like asthma inhalers or epinephrine auto-injectors, students may carry them only if both parent and medical authorizations are on file.
  • A new Medication at School form is required each school year and with any medication changes.
  • Parents or guardians must collect any unused medication at the end of the school year or when medication expires. Medication not collected at the end of the year will be discarded.
  • Misuse of any medication may lead to disciplinary action against a student.
Check-off list for bringing medication to school
□ The Medication at School Form was completed and signed by the medical provider.
□ The medication at school form was completed and signed by the parent.
□ Medication is in the original box or container with a prescription label or name written on OTC packaging. OTC medications must be unopened.
□ Medication has not expired. Please remember to keep track of the medication's expiration date for timely replacement.
□ We kindly request that you refrain from sending medication in large bottles, such as "Costco" sized liquid Benadryl, as our storage capacity is limited.
For further information or assistance, contact the school nurse assigned to your school site.


Life Threatening Allergies - Medication at School Form (FORM A: Allergies)
Use this form for mild to severe food allergies, bee stings, or other environmental allergens. This form allows your medical provider to prescribe three (3) medications on a single document (i.e., epinephrine auto-injectors, an antihistamine such as Benadryl, and an oral inhaler). A new form is required each school year or whenever there is a change in the information provided. You do not need to submit the generic Medication at School form as well.
Medication-at-School-Form (FORM B: Basic)
Use this form for all medication at school, including prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. A new form is required each school year or whenever there is a change in the information provided.