Medication in School

    If it is necessary for students to have medication during the school day, the nurse will cooperate with the physicians and parents; however, certain procedures must be followed.


    The nurse cannot administer medication unless there is a written order from a doctor and a written request from a parent.


    The written order, signed by the doctor, should contain the following information:

    Name of Medicine

    Reason for Giving


    Number of Days


    The medication must be in its original pharmacy container and brought to the HEALTH OFFICE BY AN ADULT.

    Unless specifically ordered by the student’s doctor, students are not permitted to self administer any type of medication without supervision, whether it be prescription or over the counter drugs.

    Students are not to share, use or distribute medication on school property.


    Maureen Gray

    School Nurse, RN,MSN

    Kinry Road Elementary School

    58 Kinry Road

    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

    845-463-7322 Ext. 15005