St. Augustine High School does not dispense over-the-counter medications to relieve the symptoms of common ailments that occur during the school operational hours or in case of an injury. Students who require daily medications during school operational hours need to contact the Health Service Coordinator to figure how to best accommodate your student. There is a refrigerator and locked cabinet located in the athletic training facility designated specifically for this purpose.
Any medication to be held on campus needs to be accompanied with a letter from the parent/guardian allowing the Health Service Coordinator to provide your son with the medication if necessary. It is recommended that if your son has moderate to severe condition that requires the use of over-the-counter medications that you supply health services with the medication (new and unopened) with your son’s name, your phone number and a letter stating the purpose of use. Common conditions are allergies, migraines, etc. Example, for allergies, supply health services with Benedryl or another over-the-counter medication with a note. If your son has an issue during school operational hours or athletic practices and/or games, the medication will be provided to him.
The only medication that students are permitted to carrying on their person is diabetic medication, Epi-Pen and asthma inhalers. It must be prescribed in their name. For athletic purposes, please provide the athletic trainer with an additional asthma inhaler or Epi-pen to hold while your son is participating in case there is an issue.
Students are not permitted to carry acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, antibiotics, cough drops, etc. on their person. Please leave all medications that are not permitted with health services or in their vehicle.