NOTES FROM THE NURSE
In middle school, students have the freedom of responsibility to carry a dose of their own over the counter (OTC) medication. Examples include ibuprofen, Tylenol, Benadryl, allergy and cold medicine, cough drops, throat lozenges, eye drops, TUMS, Pepto-Bismol and Imodium.
Secondary students are allowed to carry on their person over the counter medication needed for one school day. All self-administered medication must be in a container properly labeled by the pharmacy or manufacturer and enough for one school day at a time. Exceptions to this include Schedule II medications which students are never allowed to carry for self-administration. All Schedule II medications must be stored and administered through the school health office.
Students are not allowed to share medications.
If a student continues to feel ill during this time of COVID19 then they should promptly visit the school nurse for an assessment of symptoms. If you have any questions, please contact the Gentry health office at 573-214-3246.Thank you for your help in keeping Gentry a healthy and safe environment for all students.