The school maintains a clinic for students. Clinic personnel supervise the administration of medications, notify parents/guardians of sick or injured students, and administer first aid to students following school guidelines. Students who become ill or injured during the school day should request a pass from their teacher to go to the clinic. Clinic personnel will contact a parent or guardian as situations require. All students who require checkout due to illness or injury must check out through the clinic.
All students must have a clinic card completed by a parent/guardian at the beginning of the school year. The clinic card must include current address and phone number, medical conditions, emergency contacts, and a parent/ guardian signature. If changes occur during the year, parents should notify clinic personnel.
For the safety of all students at our school, these guidelines should be followed:
- Administration of prescription and over-the-counter medicine (even for a short period of time) is discouraged. Parents/ guardians should check with their physician regarding the need for medications to be administered during school hours. Medications prescribed for three times daily often can be given before school, after school, and at bedtime. If you have any questions about this procedure, please call the school clinic.
- All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, must be accompanied with an Administration of Medication Request form. This form is available in the clinic or can be downloaded from the school website www.brookwoodhighschool.net. All medications must be brought to the school clinic by an adult. Students are not allowed to carry medication on campus, exception being emergency medication such as an Epipen or asthma inhaler.
- All medications must be in the ORIGINAL CHILD-PROOF CONTAINER. Prescription medications must be in the labeled prescription bottle. Pharmacists can give a duplicate labeled container with only the school dose. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to inform the school of any changes and to update medication forms. Medications stored in envelopes, baggies, etc., will not be administered. ALL MEDICATIONS NEED TO BE ADMINISTERED ACCORDING TO DIRECTIONS ON THE LABEL.
- Medications must be picked up at the end of the school year, or the school will dispose of them.