School Health Policies and Procedures

  • Welcome to Lampasas ISD School Health Services!
    School Health Policies and Procedures

    We believe that healthy kids learn better!  LISD School Health is committed to helping you keep your student healthy, in school, and learning.  This takes a team effort.  Please let us know how we can assist your child with any health needs.
    Family Access:  Through Family Access, parents can use the internet to review all of their students' health records.  You can go to the Lampasas ISD website and log in to view the following information for health services:

    • Your student's immunization record (you can print this also)
    • A list of your student's office visits
    • A medication administration history
    • All of your student's hearing, vision, and scoliosis screenings
    • Sign up for automatic notification emails for clinic visits

    To get your password and gain access to Family Access, please contact the campus office for your student.

    Immunizations:  Lampasas ISD strongly adheres to the state laws regulating required immunizations to attend school.  Your child must be in compliance to attend Lampasas ISD.  

    Office Visits:  Lampasas ISD is very fortunate to have a Licensed Vocational Nurse at each campus all day long.  We strive to maintain communication with parents at all times, however, due to the high clinic volume, we can not call every parent every time a student visits the clinic.  Parents will be called if the student has a contagious illness, a fever over 100.0, vomiting or diarrhea, or any serious injury.  In addition, the nurse will contact a parent at her discretion depending on what is occurring with the student, past medical history, etc.  In the lower grades, K-5, the nurse will use a clinic visit pass to communicate with parents.  Clinic passes are sent home with students to communicate minor clinic visits and you can access all your student’s clinic visits through Family Access Lampasas ISD follows the Center for Disease Control guidelines for communicable diseases in a school setting.  Your student will be asked to stay or go home and not return until they are symptom free for 24 hours without medication for the following:
    • Fever over 100.0
    • Infectious vomiting and/or diarrhea
    • Yellow discharge from the eye – pink eye
    • Ringworm of the scalp
    Accidents and Clothing Issues:  Due to the wide ranges of ages and sizes, it is impossible for the district to store enough clothes to fit every child.   Therefore, we ask that you send your child to school in clothing that is appropriate for the weather, clean, and meets the LISD dress code for your campus.  In the event there is a concern with your child’s clothing, you will be called and asked to bring them something else to wear.  Although accidents happen, by the time students start kindergarten they should be bowel and bladder trained.  To ensure proper growth and development, Lampasas ISD will work very closely with parents if this is an issue for your child.  If your child has a medical condition or problems with frequent accidents, please contact the nurse at your child’s campus so a plan can be developed to meet your child’s needs.  In most cases if an accident occurs at school, we will contact the parents.  If your child does not have a change of clothing at school, then you will be asked to bring your child clean clothes.  Since we do not have shower facilities at our lower grade campuses, you may need to take your student home, and they may return once proper hygiene has been restored.  It is always a good idea to keep a spare set of clothes at school if this is a concern.

    Medication Administration Policy

    LISD will administer medication in a secure and safe environment according to district policy and clinic procedures.  Students are encouraged to take medication at home if possible.  In the event that the student needs medication while at school, then the campus nurse will be responsible for storing, administering, and documenting the medication administration. 

     Non-prescription Medications:

    1. The medication must belong to the student.  Campus nurses are not allowed to give stock medications to any student for any reason, even with verbal permission from the parent. 
    2. Must be in the original container.
    3. Must have a signed parent request form.
    4. Directions on over-the-counter packaging regarding age, dose, and frequency will be strictly adhered to.  Requests to alter dosage or frequency of medications must be accompanied by a physician’s written note stating the dosage and frequency of the medication and  why this it is necessary while at school.
    5. An initial dose of medication should be administered at home first.

    Prescription Medications:

    1. Must have a signed parent request form.
    2. The medication must be in a properly labeled prescription bottle with the student’s name and the correct directions for dispensing the drug, and must be written by a physician licensed to practice in the United States.
    3. Medications must be kept in the school clinic and administered by the school nurse, health assistant or other school employee as authorized by the principal.  Students may not carry prescription medications with them to class.
    4. An initial dose of the medication should be administered at home first.
    5. Parents are strongly encouraged to hand deliver prescription medications to the campus nurse.  Students are strongly discouraged from transporting medications on the bus.  In the event you are unable to hand deliver prescription medications to the school, please contact your campus nurse to make arrangements.
    6. If the requested medication needs to be cut in half, then LISD request that the parent or pharmacy cut the medication in half before bringing it to the clinic.
    7. The campus nurse will notify the parent that a refill is needed within a few days of the last dose for chronic medications.  In order to prevent the interruption of medication administration, parents are asked to send all refills prior to the date of the last dose.  

    Controlled Substances/Triplicate Prescriptions:

    Controlled substances MUST be hand delivered to the school by the parent.  They can not be transported on the bus or in the hands of the student.  If the parent is unable to hand deliver the medication to the school, the parent must call and make arrangements with the campus nurse.  Likewise, the nurse will not send controlled substances home with the student or on the bus.  If a medication needs to be returned to the home from the school, then the parents are asked to pick up the medication at the clinic.  The school will maintain a count of all controlled substances housed in the clinic.

     

    Emergency medications:

    According to State Law, the following medications may be carried with the student on school premises or at any school activity as long as the school has on record a statement signed by the physician and the parent that the medication is an emergency drug to be used in life threatening situations and the student has been trained and is capable of self administration.  If at anytime the student is being negligent with this right or is putting other students at risk, then the Director of School Health will discuss the situation with the campus administration and parents to determine a solution.

    • Epinephrine Pens for anaphylactic shock
    • Inhaler medications for acute asthmatic attacks
    • Insulin and Diabetes Management supplies

    Diabetes Medications:

     

    According to the state law, diabetics may keep in their possession while at school or any school related activities any items or medications needed to care for and treat their diabetes as outlined in the student’s diabetes treatment plan.  Parents of students with diabetes should contact the campus nurse immediately so a diabetes treatment plan can be implemented for the student while at school.