Staff contact, student medication, illness procedures, and more
Student Health at Chantilly HS
Health Information Form
The Health Information Form is to be completed by the parent or guardian at the start of each school year.
Students who need to take medication during school hours must have a signed Medication Authorization, Release, and Indemnification Form. Prescription medications require the signature of both the parent and the physician. Inhalers and EpiPens require authorization forms.
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are drugs that can be purchased without a doctor's prescription and are used for the relief of symptoms on a temporary basis. With parent and physician authorization, OTC medications may be given on an "as needed" basis throughout the school year. Parents may authorize limited use for 10 consecutive days with a completed Medication Authorization Form. Examples include antihistamines for allergic reactions. With parent permission using the Medication Authorization Form, certain OTC medications may be given on an "as needed" basis throughout the school year only as a pain reliever for headaches, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, or orthodontic pain. The medication must be supplied by the parent in its original container. Examples include Tylenol, Advil, Pamprin, and aspirin.
Transport of Medications to and from School
Parents must transport all prescription medications to and from school. High school students may only carry OTC medication to and from the clinic. All medications must be kept in the clinic and taken under adult supervision. All medications must be received in the clinic in original containers and with completed medication authorization forms. Prescription medication containers should be labeled and dated by the pharmacist. OTC medication containers should have the name of the medication visible and labeled by parent with students name, exact dose to be taken in school, and the frequency/time interval medication is to be given.Siblings may not share any medication bottles.
Medications with authorization forms can be received in the clinic from 8am-3pm. All medications and corresponding authorization forms must be checked carefully for compliance with FCPS policy. Please plan on waiting for this check to be done before you leave so that any corrections needed can be addressed with you immediately.
Scheduling Medical Appointments
Please make every effort to schedule appointments outside of school hours. When this is not possible, please send a note to the subschool on the morning of the appointment stating the time the student will be picked up.
Release of Student from School
Only those individuals designated on the Emergency Care Information form will be contacted either to excuse or take your student home. If the subschool contacts you to excuse your child from school, staff must have voice contact with the responsible adult to dismiss the student from school grounds. In an emergency, 911 will be called prior to contacting the parent.