Amy Dresser, Nurse
When should a student stay home from school due to illness?
- Fever of 100 or above and may not return to school until fever free for 24 hours without medication
- Vomiting - student must be symptom free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry
- Diarrhea - student must be symptom free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry
- Signs and symptoms of the flu
- Infection- antibiotics must be taken for a minimum of 24 hours prior to re-admittance to school
- Prescription and non-prescription medication must be brought to the school clinic by a parent/guardian for students who must take medication during the day. All medications are kept with the nurse and students are not allowed to carry medications with them. The only exceptions are insulin, rescue inhalers, and Epi Pens which the student has a Physician written request on file with the nurse indicating the student has medical necessity to self carry medication.
- The medication permission form with the parent/guardian signature is also required for each medication.
- All medication must be in the original, properly labeled container and not expired.
- NO loose pills or unlabeled medication will be given to students under any circumstances.
- The clinic does not provide any medications (Tylenol and Ibuprofen are not provided by the school).
- 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 discarded.
- If you have any questions or concerns please contact the nurse at 469-742-8722.
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!