Asthma Inhalers and Epi-Pens
Students are permitted to have discretionary use and possession of an asthmatic quick relief inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine with individual prescription label. In order for the student to carry their inhaler or Epi-pen, they must have the Student Possession and Use of Asthmatic Quick Relief Inhaler Form signed by the student, parent, and physician. Without this permission form, students are not permitted to carry them or keep them in their gym/sports bag. It is highly recommended that student's keep back-up inhalers and Epi-pens in the Nurses' Office.
An asthma Action Plan must be completed the beginning of each school year. This includes students with Asthma, Exercise Induced Asthma, or using an asthma inhaler for any reason. An extra inhaler is strongly recommended to be kept in the nurses' office for emergencies. The inhaler must be properly labeled with the pharmacy label and within the expiration date.
Food and Insect Allergies
Any student with an allergy that requires the use of Benadryl or an EpiPen, is required to have a Food/Insect Allergy Plan signed by the doctor. This plan tells us what your child requires in the event of an allergic reaction and is extremely important. This plan is required the beginning of every school year.