Medicine at SJOE
If you have any questions about medication, special needs, please DO NOT hesitate to
contact our staff
BEFORE your child comes to our program. We work hard to accommodate all
needs, but it will bring peace of mind to you and our staff if we
communicate ahead of time.
following information applies to ALL medications-- including
prescription medication, non-prescription (over-the-counter) medicine,
inhalers, vitamins, etc. -- that your child needs to take while at San
Joaquin Outdoor School.
doctor's signature is required for any medications sent with your child
to Outdoor School. All prescription and non-prescription
(over-the-counter) medications (including vitamins and cough drops) must
be noted on the "Request for Medication and Physician's Instructions,"
form. This form must be filled out and signed by the student’s physician
or medications will not be administered. Instructions for frequency and
dosage of medications must be clearly indicated by the physician.
There are no exceptions.
medications (prescription, non-prescription, and vitamins) must be in
the original container with your child's name clearly marked on the
container. If your child has more than one medication, please put all
medications in one bag with your child's name clearly marked on the bag.
ALL medications should be given to the teachers and NOT packed with
your child's luggage. Check the expiration date on all medications. Any
medication that has expired cannot be given to your child. If you
child has medicine that must be taken during transit to and from Outdoor
School, give the medicine and appropriate instructions directly to your
child's classroom teacher, who is in charge on the bus.
Administration of Medications at Outdoor School
are kept locked in the infirmary until they are given to your child.
Medications may be administered by any member of SJOE staff. Each
administration of medications is documented by Outdoor School personnel,
including the date, time, amount, and name of medication. Inhalers,
once they are recorded at the infirmary, may remain with your child if
the doctor has filled out the "Request for Self-Administration Form"
(see the forms page). If your child does NOT have this form, the inhaler
will be carried at all times by the child’s naturalist. Children
requiring injected medications must be capable of administering their
own injection. Outdoor School personnel are not allowed or trained to
give injections. This includes Epipens.
Special Conditions & Allergies
sure to discuss any special health or medical conditions thoroughly
with your child's teacher well in advance of their trip to Outdoor
School, in addition to completing the health information portion of the
registration form. The teacher will alert Outdoor School personnel of
all special health and medications needed. For serious health or medical
conditions (especially severe food allergies) requiring special
arrangements for your child, please contact SJOE BEFORE your students
arrives at the site.
you have questions about your child's medications, please talk to your
classroom teacher or contact our medic at 650-747-0139.