Students are not permitted to bring or take any over-the-counter or prescription medication at school. If a student is required to take medication during the school day then the medication with proper documentation should be brought to the nurse’s office. The nurse or designee may dispense limited over-the-counter medications with signed parental permission.Parent's and/or guardian's are asked to complete a student Health Update at the beginning of every school year. This confidential information will help the school nurse best serve the health needs of the student.
All medications should come in the original prescription container. Any changes in the dosage, timing or discontinued use of the prescription must be accompanied by physician order. The Ellsworth School Department discourages students from bringing in over the counter medications. Any over the counter medications needed on a regular basis are to be ordered by the physician. Nurses are not licensed to administer herbal medications and therefore they will not be accepted.
The Ellsworth School Department does have standing orders for emergency medications (epinephrine, Benadryl, and ventolin –asthma) signed by the school physician, Dr. Sheena Whittaker.
If you have any questions please contact the Ellsworth High School nurse, Jacquelyn Sandone, at 667-7422 x5 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.