The State of New Mexico has very clear and simple guidelines for the administration of medication by state accredited schools.
- All medication must be in the original containers.
- The school cannot administer any non-prescription medication including aspirin, aspirin substitutes, or cough syrup without a written order from a physician or parent that includes the child’s name, the dose, schedule of administering, the physician name, if applicable, and the date. Containers must be labeled with child’s name and type of medication contained within.
In addition, The Montessori Elementary & Middle School/Casita requires that the following guidelines be followed by parents:
- All medication(s) must be accompanied by a signed form. (See above below for forms)
- The medication(s) and this permission form must be delivered to the school in a clear plastic bag.
- All medications should be delivered by an adult to the front desk upon arrival at the school (not to the classroom teacher or sent in your child's bag/backpack).
- All medications will be given per the schedule as class activities permit.
NEVER send medication with the child to keep in their lunch box, bag/backpack, school drawer, or cubby. There is a serious danger that the child or another child might take the medicine or an overdose.