As the Registered Nurse at LSA, my role is to provide direct health care services to the students and staff and to promote health and wellness. Services offered include immediate care for students who are ill or injured, medication administration, collaboration with students, parents, teachers and other staff as needed, maintenance of student health records and required state health screenings. I will report signs and symptoms of health problems and encourage contact with personal health care providers.
Keeping your child at home….
Please be considerate of other students as well as your child by keeping him/her home with the following symptoms.
Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher - Students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of a fever reducing medication before returning to school.
Vomiting or diarrhea – Must be free of symptoms for 24 hours.
Any communicable disease.
Contagious rashes or weeping sores.
If a child is sent to school before the 24 hour time period the school has the right to contact the parent to come get the child. Children with an illness or disease should be kept at home until the doctor releases them to return to school.
Head lice - A child is excluded from school until they are treated with an appropriate medicated shampoo. It is important to develop a routine at home to check your child for lice.
Medications - Please give all medications at home when possible. When given at school, all medications must be in the original labeled container or box. Medications given for 15 days and under may have a signed form from parents giving permission for school to administer. Long term medications must have a physician’s authorization form completed. Both of these forms may be obtained at the forms link on this page.
Health Screening - Vision, hearing, spinal and acanthosis screening are performed for the state mandated grade levels. If further evaluation is needed you will be notified.
Immunizations – Students are required to meet the Texas minimum state vaccine requirements. You will be notified throughout the school year or over the summer if your child needs any immunizations. Please make this a top priority if your child needs an immunization and return proof of immunizations to school.
If your child has any changes in their health, please let me know. I am here to assist and support you and your child in any way, do not hesitate to call or come see me.
Debbie Dick, RN