If it is necessary for your child to take medication at school, please observe the medication policy in effect for the West Des Moines Community Schools.
The Health Office must have a written daily or as needed authorization form from the parent/guardian. Please include the student’s name, name of medication, amount to be given, time of medication is to be given, reason for the medication, and parent/guardian signature.
- The medication must be in the original current container (NO plastic bags or envelopes with loose pills).
- The directions on the medication container must match the parent authorization.
- ALL medications (prescription and over-the-counter) must be kept in the Health Office at all times. The only exception to this policy is if a student has authorization to self-administer asthma medications.