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Nurse Clinic

Welcome to the Wellness Center for Lovejoy High School!

Wellness Center Orientation

 To help your student have a healthy, successful school year please review the following information regarding the Lovejoy High School Wellness Center.  A more detailed description of the Wellness Center and general school health guidelines can be found in the Student Handbook.

Illness:

When should a student stay home from school due to illness?

  • Fever of 100 or above
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Signs and symptoms of the flu

 

Medication Guidelines    

  1. Prescription and non-prescription medication must be brought to the Wellness Center by a parent/guardian, all medications are kept with the Nurse with the exception of prescription rescue inhalers that have a Physician written request and authorization for self carry.
  2. Medication must be in the original, properly labeled container.
  3. Medication must have a completed written request form with the parent / Guardian signature.
  4. NO loose pills or unlabeled medication will be given to students under any circumstances.
  5. The Wellness Center does not provide any medications (Tylenol and Ibuprofen is not provided by the school).
  6. When a medication is discontinued or at the end of the school year, a parent is to pick up and sign for the remaining medication.Medication not picked up will be destroyed.
  7. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Wellness Center at 469-742-8722.

Medication:

All medications, prescription or non-prescription  should be brought to school by the parent/guardian for students who must take medication during the day. The medication permission form is also required for each medication.  All medications are to be in the  original, properly labeled container.  Non-prescription medications should be in the original sealed container.

 All  medication is to be stored in the nurse’s office, students do not carry medications with them.   The only exceptions are insulin, rescue inhalers, Epi Pens which the student has a Physician school management on file with the Nurse indicating the student has medical necessity to self carry medication.  

Following the medication policies is for your child’s safety and well being. 

 Asthma Action Plan 

 Prescribed inhalers may be carried by students with asthma provided written authorization from the parent or guardian is given to the school nurse along with a written statement from the student’s physician or licensed health care provider stating that the student is capable of safely self administering prescribed medication.  An asthma action plan is provided for this purpose.  All inhalers must have the prescription label on the medicine.

Physician-Parent Request for Anaphylaxis Management 

 If your student has severe allergies that require emergency Epi pen administration please have the Physician-Parent Request for Anaphylaxis Management form completed. Please contact me to plan for your student's care.

Immunizations:

 Lovejoy ISD and Texas Immunization Law (Texas Education Code Article 2.09) requires all students attending school to have complete and current immunizations.  In order to remain compliant with this law, your child needs to present proof of having received all Texas required immunizations.  A complete list of required school age immunizations along with additional immunization information can be found at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/school-requirements.aspx

If a student cannot be immunized for medical reasons, or an immunization conflicts with a student’s religious beliefs, please consult the Student Handbook for further information. 

Health Screenings

New enrollees will have vision and hearing screening completed.  Parents will be contacted only if the student has failed the screening process.

Students with a health concern which needs attention while at school should have a health history form filled out and a parent should consult with the school nurse.  Nurse Haines will be in the Wellness Center Monday through Friday, please call to schedule a time to meet at 469-742-8722.

The Wellness Center is located in the Administration Area, and can be accessed from the Commons Area. My e-mail address is jeannie_haines@lovejoyisd.net, or direct phone number is 469-742-8722.  Please contact me should you have any questions or concerns,  I look forward to caring for your child!