Dear Parent / Guardian of student(s) with medication in the school health office:
Your child has medication in the school health office. Your child is not allowed to carry medication to or from school as per district policy. The only exception is for those students who have completed the necessary requirements to carry their own inhaler, epinephrine auto-injector, or sunscreen. Medication may not be stored in the school between the end of the current school year and the beginning of the next school year. Parents of students who attend the Extended School Year program must pick up medication and deliver to the health room in the assigned building at the start of the program.
Please arrange for either yourself or another adult to come to school to pick up the medication before the last day of school or within 30 minutes after dismissal on the last day of school. At that time, medication left in the health room will be transported to the Emmaus Police Department for disposal in the designated safe disposal receptacle as part of the Pennsylvania Drug Take Back program.
If you anticipate that your child will require medication in the next school year, you may download an Authorization for Medication form in the Parent Portal on the district website under Forms and Documents. Look for Authorization for Medication in School/ Medication Procedure. New medication authorization is required for each school year. Forms must be dated after July 1 of the current year, for example, a form for the 2019-2020 school year must be dated after July 1, 2019.
Thank you for your cooperation and have an enjoyable and safe summer.
Jennifer Carfara, RN
Certified School Nurse
Macungie Elementary School
610-965-1617 ext. 2