• Medication Policy:  Colorado State law governs our medication policy and under the Norwood School District procedures for administration of medications to students pursuant to school board policy, Student Health/Nursing Services and requirements.  If your child must take medication during school and/or during any school-sponsored events, you must provide the following. 

    •     The school nurse shall have received written orders for administration of the medication from the student's licensed health care practitioner with prescription authority.  Also, the parent shall authorize school personnel to confer with the prescribing healthcare provider by providing written permission for medication administration to students. This includes all over-the-counter, prescription, and homeopathic medications. (The only exception is cough drops, which are supplied from home, and may be given with written parent permission. The cough drops will be kept in the health room, and your student may have up to 3 per day.) The physician may fax medication orders to the school.  PLEASE NOTE: The pharmacy label applied to the medication bottle will NOT suffice for a doctor’s order.
    • Medication will be administered by the school nurse, or by unlicensed school personnel trained and delegated by the Registered Nurse registered for the task of giving such medication. A parent is always welcome to come to school and administer medication to his/her own child as necessary. 
    • Medication shall be in the original, properly labeled pharmacy container with the current date printed on the container, and all other parameters required for medication administration (student name, prescribing physician's name, drug name, dose, route, time and/or frequency). 
    • All non-rescue medications must be kept in a secure cabinet in the school health room.  If a student must carry rescue medication with him or her, such as an inhaler, Epi-Pen, diabetes supplies, a physician order is required, and the student must sign a self-carry contract. 
    • NPS will allow high school students ONLY to self-carry ONLY 1-2 doses of over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol and Motrin which must be in the original store-bought container and follow strict OTC medication self-carry contract and safety guidelines.  All OTC Self-Carry contracts for high school students must be signed by a parent/guardian, student and school nurse and renewed every school year.