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Medication Administration

Proper medication forms must be completed before medication can be administered at school. ALL medications for your child, both prescribed and over the counter, require a special form to be completed and signed by both the parent and physician before authorized staff can administer them. Verbal permission and prescription orders are not acceptable. For further information contact the school office or refer to the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District’s Parent Handbook. Note that parents are to bring medication to school in prescription bottle only or in original containers, along with clearly written instructions regarding its use. Dose, frequency, duration, and side effects are to be provided on the form by the physician. Students are not to bring the medication to the office; only parents. These regulations are formulated to protect all children. There is no school nurse on campus. Our district nurse spends time at many schools and the district’s health center. She helps in providing vision, hearing, and scoliosis screening and in assisting classroom teachers with children with special needs. We do have a Health Clerk, who is generally here on Thursday mornings. She can be reached by calling 986-7210 x 49042. If you need nursing assistance and health guidance, you may also call our district’s Health Services Department at 714-986-7170.