Asthma Information

Asthma is a leading chronic illness among children and adolescents in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. On average, in a classroom of 30 children, about 3 are likely to have asthma.

Students who have been diagnosed with asthma should have an Asthma Action Plan Form on file as well as a completed Medication Authorization Form.

While I do encourage independence, please discuss with your child if their asthma inhaler should be carried with them or stored in the health office. I do ask that students keeping their inhaler in the health office provide the original inhaler box with the prescription label attached. For those students who have shown responsibility and will self-carry their inhaler, please ensure they have used a permanent marker to clearly write their first and last name on their device.


For more information on asthma please check out the CDC webpage or the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America site.