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.
When should a student stay home from school due to illness?
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!