Medication Policy

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.

Authorization for Daily Medication Administration 

Authorization for Medications Taken As Needed