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"You can't educate a child who isn't healthy, and you can't keep a child healthy who isn't educated."
Joycelyn Elders, MD, Former U.S. Surgeon General
With the Surgeon General’s quote in mind, the following information will help your child’s academic success:
If you child has a life threatening allergy, please inform the school nurse so that an allergy action plan can be in place with the staff.
Children must be free of fever (less than 100.0 degrees) without fever reducing medication (Tylenol, Motrin, or similar products) for 24 hours before returning to school.
Children must be free of vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours and resumed eating and drinking before returning to school.
Please call the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as pink eye, strep throat, staph infection, chicken pox, head lice, impetigo, ringworm, flu or has had vomiting and/or diarrhea.
It is policy of LCISD that medication be administered at home, when possible. The students are not permitted to carry medication including cough drops. There are no “stock medications” at school. Parents must provide any medications needed at school. All medications must be administered from the clinic.
Some short-term prescriptions and OTC (over-the-counter) medication needed for less than six weeks require parent authorization. Daily medications and PRN (as needed) medication for the school year require both parent and doctor authorization. Parents must bring the medication to the clinic in the original container with original labeling. The pharmacy can provide a second labeled bottle at the time of dispensing upon request. Medications not picked up from the clinic at the end of the school year will be properly disposed. Click below to download the appropriate form.
Physician Permit to Administer Medication at School
Permit to Administer Medication at School for 6 weeks or less
Texas Department of Health requires all school age children to be up to date on immunizations. Students are excluded from school until documentation that the required immunizations were obtained is provided to the school nurse. Contact the school nurse with questions. For more information go to
2012-2013 Texas State Minimum Vaccinations for Students
VISION AND HEARING SCREENING:
According the state requirements all grades except 2nd and 4th are screened for vision and hearing problems. Parents of any student may contact the school nurse to request screening if they have concerns about their child’s vision and hearing. Parents will be contacted with a letter requesting a professional exam if their child fails the screening.
TEXAS RISK ASSESSMENT FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES IN CHILDREN:
The skin condition acanthosis nigricans signals high insulin levels in the body. It is believed that higher than normal insulin levels in the bloodstream cause growth of darkened skin over parts of the body. These markings can help identify persons who run the risk of developing diabetes in the future, which allows for early intervention. Formerly called ANTES screening, this state required screening for 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students will be completed during the school year. For students failing screening, parents will be notified a letter recommending a physician’s evaluation. Click here for more information.
PreK and Kindergarten students should have a change of clothes, including underwear and socks, in a baggie in their school backpack. This prevents the parent from being called in the event of a food spill or bathroom accident.
HEALTH AND NUTRITION:
Please encourage your child to start the each day with a healthy breakfast. Look at the lunch menu with your child and discuss healthy choices. Remind your child that food / snacks are not to be shared at school. If you child has food allergies, contact the school nurse. The website My Food Pyramid has useful information about nutrition.
Parents please ensure that your child has a good night’s sleep before coming to school each day.
Specifically designed for 5th grade girls and boys, the Always Changing Puberty Education Programs is presented by the school nurse and physical education teacher to teach the important topics of puberty and development. The program was selected by LCISD and has been reviewed by the American Association for Health Education (AAHE).
Please feel free to contact the school nurse with any concerns or questions. Remember to keep the nurse updated with current health information, emergency contacts and phone numbers.