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. Below you will find some tips are reminders for a healthy school year:
LSA Clinic Services Offered
- Immediate Care for Injured or Ill Students
- Medication Administration
- Maintenance of Student Health Records and Required State Health Screenings
- Collaboration with students, parents, health provider, faculty, and staff as needed for the student’s health and wellbeing
Keeping our children healthy in a school setting is definitely a challenging task. Please be considerate of other student’s attending LSA when you consider sending an ill student to school. Below are guidelines to use to minimize the spread of illnesses. A child cannot be at school with any of the following:
- Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher. Students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of a fever reducer before returning to school.
- Vomiting or Diarrhea- Must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school
- 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.
- A child is excluded from school until treated with an appropriate medicated shampoo. Upon returning to school, they must come to the clinic for a head check. It is important to develop a routine at home to check your child for lice.
- 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.
- Vision, Hearing, Spinal, and Acanthosis screenings are performed in the fall for the state mandated grade levels and all new students. You will be notified if your child needs any further evaluation.
- Students attending school are required to meet the Texas Minimum State Vaccine requirements. You will be notified if your child needs any immunizations throughout the school year. Please make this a top priority if your child needs an immunization and return proof of immunization to school.
Emergency Contact Information
- Please check your child’s RenWeb account and make sure all emergency contact information is up to date in case of an emergency.
TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY!!
- Frequent hand washing to reduce the spread of germs
- Good Nutrition - Eat breakfast and follow the food pyramid guidelines
- Get at least 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep at night
- Drink 6 – 8 glasses of water a day
- Avoid over-scheduling activities – allow for “downtime”
- Build exercise into family routines
- Schedule regular Doctor and Dental visits
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.
Tara Bennett, RN