Amy Dresser, Nurse
When should a student stay home from school due to illness?
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 them.
Severe Allergy Management:
If your student has severe allergies that require emergency Epipen 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 students 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.
Please contact me should you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to caring for your child!