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    Don't forget Sunscreen at School!
    Posted on 05/23/2017

    Sunscreen Info from Nurse Tina

    • Students, parents, and staff can use sunscreen at school.
    • Sunscreen can be applied without a doctor’s prescription.
    • Sunscreen used at school must be provided by a parent or guardian.
    • Students may not share sunscreen (some students are allergic to some sunscreen ingredients).
    • Teachers may assist in applying sunscreen to younger students, but are not obligated to.

    SPS Official Policy

    State law regarding the administration of medication at school does not apply to topical sunscreen products regulated by the FDA for over-the-counter use.  Any person, including students, parents, and school personnel, may possess topical sunscreen products to help prevent sunburn while on school property, at a school-related event or activity, or summer camp.  A sunscreen product may be possessed and applied without the prescription of a licensed health care professional if the product is regulated by the FDA for over-the-counter use.  For student use, a sunscreen product must be supplied by a parent or guardian.