MEDICATIONS DURING THE SENIOR CLASS TRIP
A Cherokee school nurse will be travelling with the senior class to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida to dispense medications and take care of the medical needs of our students/staff while on the trip. If your son/daughter needs to take either an over-the-counter or prescribed medication during the trip, you’ll need to have his/her physician complete the Overnight Trip Medication from Physician form (found below) in addition to delivering your child’s medication to our school nurse.
The Overnight Trip Medication from Physician form (which includes the doctor’s order/prescription and parental consent) and the medication in its ORIGINAL pharmacy container labeled with your child’s name and the name of the medication must be given to the school nurse no later than March 6th. One form per medication must be completed. There are over 400 students/staff attending this trip, the deadline is necessary to safely inventory and package all our students’ medication for travel.
Place all medications and forms that your child will need while on the senior class trip in one Ziploc plastic bag labeled with your child’s name (use permanent marker). Please note that we cannot accept any medications without the completed Overnight Trip Medication from Physician form (which includes the doctor’s orders and parental consent). Bring only enough doses to cover the length of the trip and leave the remaining doses at home. If you have given permission to dispense Tylenol during the school day, this permission will be extended to the senior trip. If your child requires the use of an inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector or other rescue medications, submit the necessary paperwork before March 6th unless you have paperwork already on file. If your child will require the use of a nebulizer, inhaler, or epinephrine auto-injector, pack one for him/her.
Your child’s medication for the senior trip must be brought in to school by a parent/guardian. This can be done during any full day of school, when school is in session, between 7:30 a.m. and 2:27 p.m. (except during 10:36 -11:26). Please call 983-5140 x 2245 to make an appointment.
Only emergency medications (i.e., antibiotics) will be accepted after the March 6th deadline. The school nurses will be available to collect this emergency medication the night of the Parents’ Meeting from 6 PM to 6:45 PM and at the conclusion of the presentation. Our nurses will not be available during the presentation from 6:45 – 8:00. Please keep in mind that the line to see our nurses is traditionally very long at the end of the presentation. For this reason, we highly recommend coming in before 6:45 PM if your child will need emergency medications.
While in Walt Disney World, the nurse will be available to dispense medications in the medical room at our hotel throughout the day and evening hours except from 10:30AM - 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM.
Please ask your doctor to adhere to these times when writing prescriptions. Students will be responsible for coming to the nurse for medications; our nurse cannot call students to remind them to take their medications. Students will be told where the medical room is located by their trip chaperone.
And finally, remember to come to school to pick up any remaining, as needed medications after the senior trip. Students are not permitted to take medications home. Any medications not claimed by May 3rd will be discarded.
To report any changes in medical status, health coverage and/or a change in prescription, please contact Nurse, Deidre Golden, at (856) 983-5140 ext. 2218. Mrs. Golden will be available to speak to parents during the day (7:30 a.m. - 2:27 p.m.) when school is in session.
However, messages can be left any time at this number.