Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School (REACS)

A Message about Medication

Students may not bring medication of any kind to school

May 29, 2014

Dear Parents,

This is a reminder that children must not bring medications to school. All medications must be administered by the school nurse, in order to ensure the safety of all students. You may refer to the instructions for handling medication below, which is also in the Parent Handbook.

Medication

Students may not bring medication of any kind to school. Medication will not be administered by this school unless there is a 504 Form or Authorization to Administer Oral Medication form completed by the parent and physician on file in the office. All oral medication must be hand delivered to school by the parent in the original container received from the pharmacist with the bottle/container/inhalers clearly marked with the name of the student, dosage, and time of day that it needs to be administered.

Medication will be administered based on the signed form by a licensed nurse or physician unless parental permission for delegation is obtained for other staff within the building. Medications must be taken in the presence of the School Nurse or other designated personnel.

Definitions:

Bullying shall mean unwelcome Verbal, Written or physical conduct directed at a student by another student that has the effect of:

  • Physically, emotionally or mentally harming a Student
  • Damaging, extorting or taking a student’s personal property
  • Placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to or loss of personal property
  • Creating an intimidating or hostile environment that substantially interferes with a student’s educational opportunities

Cyber-Bullying includes but is not limited to, the following misuses of technology: harassing, teasing, intimidating, threatening, or terrorizing another student or staff member by Way of any technological tool, such as sending or posting inappropriate or derogatory email messages, instant messages, text messages, digital pictures or images, or website postings (including blogs) which has the effect of:

  • Physically, emotionally or mentally harming a Student
  • Placing a Student in reasonable fear of physical, emotional or mental harm
  • Placing a student in reasonable fear of damage to or loss of personal property
  • Creating an intimidating or hostile

Appropriate disciplinary action will occur if any student that engages in bullying or cyber-bullying behaviors as outlined in the New York City Department of Education Citywide Standards of Intervention and Discipline Measures take place. The Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School recognizes that parents are important partners in promoting a safe and supportive school environment; therefore it is important that you and your child are familiar with the Student Intervention and Discipline Code. You can find additional copies for your reference on our website at www.reacschool.com. Also attached are additional tools that may help you in this discussion with your child(ren).

Thank you in advance for your co-operation in this matter. If you have any questions you can contact me or your chi1d’s teacher directly.