(507) 477-3235 9 Sixth Ave SE, Hayfield, MN 55940

Michele Nelson

School Nurse


Taking Medicine in School

Before any kind of medication (prescription or over-the-counter) can be given, a physician’s signed authorization and written parental authorization must be given to the school. All medications must be in original pharmacy containers. Medications should be brought in and/or picked up by a parent or other adult.

For the safety of all students, it is recommended medication be given at home whenever possible. For example, medicine prescribed three times a day can be given before school, after school and at bedtime. However, the school also recognizes that certain situations may occur in which it is necessary for medicines to be administered to a student during the regular school day. Parents are then responsible to see that their children do not take medication on their own during school hours and that the following requirements are met. Medication will be administered during the day according to district policy.