Please, NO cough drops at school
Due to concerns about choking, children wanting them like candy, and their lack of any noticeable effect, cough drops are not permitted in school. Cough drops will not be dispensed by the school nurses and they are not to be sent into school from home. The school nurses will provide salt water gargles to students having difficulty with coughing.
We suggest instead that parents dispense cough medication (as approved by your doctor) at home in the morning or, if essential, send liquid cough medication to school following the instructions on a yellow medication permission card. If a cough is so severe that it will be disruptive to the class in spite of cough medication, please keep your child at home and follow up with your child’s doctor.