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Lamar CISD COVID-19 Risk Level: RED – Masks required. For more information, click here.

Click here for Lamar CISD's 2020-2021 Return to School Guidelines and the latest COVID-19 updates.

Campus Phone: 832-223-1100

Nurse's Corner

Clinic Expectations

  • MEDICATIONS:

Medications that are required (prescribed medication) to be given during school hours and/or Emergency medications should be dropped off with all the required paper work from both the parent and physician during the week of August 24th. 

 *The link for the appropriate paper work can be found on your school's website under "About" and then "Nurse". 

 *For students who need medication for ADD/ADHD during school hours, the medication will need to be brought to the clinic by appointment time along with the appropriate paperwork.

 *Controlled substance medication that needs to be administered before school is encouraged to be given at home. If your child needs to the medication twice a day, you may want to consider an extended released prescription, please contact your child's pediatrician. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.

 *Due to the fact that headaches, sinus/nasal congestion, sore throat, and some allergy symptoms overlap with COVID 19 symptoms, medications such as Tylenol, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and decongestants in the clinic is strongly discouraged. 

 

  • ASTHMA INHALERS:

*It is encouraged that your child uses a spacer with their inhaler.

 *If your child's respiratory symptoms do not improve, please encourage your child to come to the clinic to be assessed. 

 *Should your child have an asthma exacerbation period, please consult with your child's physician to see if it is safe to come to school and provide a note stating that the symptoms are not COVID 19 related. 

 *Due to limited availability of data, it is uncertain whether aerosols generated by nebulizer treatments are potentially infectious. Therefore, nebulizer treatments at school is discouraged and your child should stay home for his/her own safety. 

 

  • ILLNESS/INJURY:

*Discuss difference between well and sick clinic and utilizing assistance in the well clinic when nurse is not available. If there are no students in the sick clinic, then the nurse will provide care to students who do not display COVID symptoms.

*Any student displaying signs and symptoms of COVID-19 will be triaged in the sick clinic and then placed in a quarantined area. Please be aware that COVID-19 symptoms overlap with the flu, common cold, and strep symptoms and your school nurse is unable to diagnose. Therefore, all students who come into the clinic with one or more of the following symptoms will be quarantined and the parent/guardian will be notified to pick his/her student up.

 - Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit

- Recent loss of taste or smell

- Cough

- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

- Headache

- Chills

- Sore throat

- Shaking and/or exaggerated shivering

- Significant muscle pain or ache

- Diarrhea

 

*All other students with non COVID-19 symptoms will be triaged in the well clinic, and if the nurse does not find a reasonable cause to send a student home, they will be sent back to class.

 *Minor health issues will be treated in the classroom such as paper cuts, bug bites (with exception for insect allergies), minor bumps, non-bleeding abrasions, and minor nosebleeds. First aid kits will be in every classroom and teachers will be provided an instructional document and training as to what they can safely treat in the classroom. All staff are encouraged to contact the nurse should they have any questions or concerns.

 *Any student that has a medical condition which needs immediate attention will promptly be seen by the nurse (head injury, seizures, diabetic issues, etc.) Our goal is to reserve the clinic for students that are ill in order to mitigate the spread of COVID 19.

 

  • COMMUNICATION:

 *A minimum of 2 emergency contacts (other than parents) must be added to Skyward. All students that are ill will need to be picked up within 30 minutes and no longer than one hour. Please make sure your voicemail box is set up so that me may leave a message if needed. We are asking that you please check your phone frequently during the school hours.

 *Parents will be called and updated in the event their child was seen by the nurse for a medical issue but may not necessarily receive a call for a minor issue that was treated in the classroom.

 *Students are discouraged to call/text their parent to be picked up from school because they are not feeling well. All students needs to be seen by the nurse to determine if the student needs to be sent home…..this helps us in keeping track of which student went home and why.

 *If a student is being picked up due to illness, the parent or guardian is to remain in the car. Please call the front office and the nurse or staff member will escort the student to the vehicle. Identification will be asked prior to releasing the student. A note will also be sent with the student with instructions on the need to quarantine at home and/or visit their health care provider.

Return to School Guidelines

Anyone with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive case or has come into contact with a positive individual or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms may be around others after the following guidelines are met:

  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared AND
  • 24 hours without fever and without the use of fever-reducing medications AND
  • COVID-19 symptoms have improved (for example, cough, shortness of breath)

Most people do not require testing to decide when they can be around others; however, if your healthcare provider recommends testing, they will let you know when you can resume being around others based on your test results.

Anyone with a lab confirmed COVID 19 positive test and had NO SYMPTOMS and you continue to have no symptoms; you can be with others after 10 days have passed since you had a positive viral test for COVID-19.

****If a student has symptoms that could be COVID 19, and wants to return to school before completing the above stay at home period, the student must meet the following criteria:

-obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return to school based on an alternative diagnosis, such as flu, strep throat, or ear infection. The note must have a specific date to return on it, “in 3 days will not be acceptable.” The note needs to be given to the clinic nurse 24 hours prior to student’s return via email or fax. The nurse must verbally confirm with the parent that the note was received and approved prior to the reentry to school. The nurse will then advise the teachers that the student has been cleared. Any student that was not cleared by a physician’s note and the clinic nurse will not be allowed to enter the school.

-obtain two (2) viral tests at least 24 hours apart from an approved testing location that comes back negative for COVID 19.


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Helpful Information

If your child is sick:

Children must be free of fever (less than 100.0 degrees) for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (such as Tylenol or Advil / Motrin) before returning to school. Children must be free of diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school and need to be eating and drinking without any problem. If a child vomits two or more times within 24 hours, they will need to stay home for at least 24 hours to ensure they are not contagious.

Please call the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as pink eye, strep throat, chicken pox, head lice, impetigo, ringworm, flu or has vomiting and/or diarrhea.

Medication:

Children are not permitted to carry medication including cough drops. ALL MEDICATION must be administered from the clinic. Over the counter medication for less than 6 weeks must be accompanied by a note from the parent authorizing administration of the medication, reason and dose, time and amount. Parents must deliver the medication to the clinic and bring only the necessary amount for school. ALL medication must be in the original container. All prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy container with the child’s name, medication date and dosing instructions. A second bottle from the pharmacy can be requested from the pharmacy by the parent for the school clinic. Medications such as antibiotics for 3 times a day or every 8 hours are to be given at home. Just follow a before breakfast, after school and before bedtime schedule. Click here to download the Medication Administration Form.

*There are no "stock medications" in the clinic such as Tylenol, Motrin, Tums, etc. Medications can only be sent for the student by the parent or guardian.

Food Allergies:

Food allergies can be life threatening. The risk of accidental exposure to foods can be reduced in the school setting if schools work with students, parents, and physicians to minimize risks and provide a safe educational environment for food-allergic students. Provide written medical documentation, instructions, and medications as directed by a physician, using the Food Allergy Action Plan as a guide. Include a photo of the child on the written form.

Immunizations:

Texas Department of Health requires all school age children to be up to date on immunizations. Children are excluded from school until the required immunizations are obtained and a copy is given to the school nurse. Contact school nurse with questions.

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