End-of-Year Medication Reminder

Message from WMS Clinic

As the end of the school year approaches, we want to remind you to please pick up your child’s medication(s) in the school clinic.  You can pick up these medications anytime between now and the last day of school (Thursday, June 22nd).  If you would like your child to pick up his/her medications, we can only do so with a note from a parent authorizing student pick-up.

Additionally, the Public Health Nurse will also be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 29th; feel free to pick-up your child’s medication(s) then if you are unable to do so by the last day of school.  Any medications that have not been picked up by that time will be discarded.  If your child is attending summer school in any of Arlington’s public schools and needs to take this medication, you are responsible for delivering the medication to the school clinic where your child will attend. The doctor’s order will cover the summer school period if: 1) the end date for the medication order is after the last day of the summer school session; or 2) “End of School Year” is entered as the end date on the medication order.  Otherwise, a new doctor’s order must be obtained for summer school.

Please remember that your child will need a new medication form for the 2017-2018 school year.  Here is the link for these forms:  https://health.arlingtonva.us/public-health/school-health/

For our rising 9th-grade students, you might be interested to note that high school students may self-carry up to two doses of over-the-counter medications to school without a doctor/parent note.  This medication should be carried in the original container.  As always, all high school students are required to provide medication authorization forms for all prescription and daily medications.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks,

Sandy Barrett, RN Public Health Nurse