MWE - An Asthma Friendly School!
Go Maplewood! We are now a Gold level Asthma Friendly School! Our Principal Mrs. Itty accepted our Gold Level Florida Recognition by the Florida Asthma Coalition, on behalf of Maplewood Elementary. They represented Maplewood at a recent School Board Meeting and presented on how they were able to achieve this statewide recognition. There were only 3 schools in Broward County who were recognized and we at Maplewood are proud to be one of the numbers. Asthma is a condition that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing and unfortunately, many children suffer with this condition. Keeping this in mind, 100% of the faculty and staff participated in the Asthma training course. We are a school that cares and we want our students to be healthy. We can all make a difference. Together we can help our healthy students achieve the best education possible by all of us playing our part. Thank you to all the faculty, staff, health care providers, and parents who made all this possible.
School Board policy states that schools may not give any medication(s) to students during school hours unless their healthcare provider and parent/guardian complete an Authorization for Medication/Treatment Form. This form can be obtained at the school office. All medication authorizations are good for one calendar year (12 months). The Authorization Medication /Treatment Form must be signed by the healthcare provider and the parent/guardian. If at all possible, medication(s)/treatment(s) should be scheduled to be given before and after school rather than during school hours.
Medications given at school must be provided in their current original containers with original pharmacy labels. It is recommended that you request the pharmacy fill your prescription in two (2) labeled containers so there is proper labeling at home as well as at school.
The labels must include the following information: name of student, name of drug, directions concerning dosage, time of day to be taken, name of the prescribing healthcare provider, and date of prescription.
Parents are responsible for ensuring that adequate supplies of the medication(s)/supplies are provided for the student in school. School board policy requires that an adult must bring medication(s) to school. Students are not permitted to bring medications to school.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 754-322-6850.
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