A specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success and life-long achievement of students.
The LISD Health Service mission is to enhance the educational process by providing services that will allow students to achieve and maintain a healthy body and mind.
Health Agency Update on Bacterial Meningitis
Emergencies and Illness at School
4A Student Health Information Form will be sent home with your child at the beginning of each school year. It is very important that you complete and return this form immediately. Completing this form gives you an opportunity to list any medical emergency information for the clinic staff to use in order to contact you or a person you designate if consultation is required regarding your child.
Illness at school is evaluated by the health service staff in the clinic area. A child who demonstrates the following symptoms should be sent home from school.
- Fever of 100 degrees or above.
- Undiagnosed rash over any part of the body or scalp.
- Undiagnosed scaly patches on body or scalp.
- Vomiting or diarrhea.
- Any disease or condition listed on the “Texas Administrative Code” that is listed as exclusion from school.
First Aid Information
Click here to see the Mayo Clinic’s First aid information.
Click here to see allergy information from the Centers for Disease Control.
Your Student and Their Sleep Habits
We are all aware of the value of sleep with a regular healthy diet. It contributes to the success and wellbeing of our students. Attending school is a rigorous activity that requires an alert and focused student. Many factors may influence a student’s ability to succeed in school. One of the most influencial factors is the quality and amount of sleep a student receives during the week. Elementary age students need eight to nine hours of sleep each night. Middle school and high school students require over nine hours of sleep each night.
The lack of adequate rest affects the alertness of the student. In consideration of the early-morning start of the school day, it is important for students to have an early bedtime. The allure of electronic devices in the evening —i.e. television, Internet surfing, text messaging, gaming, etc., adds to the challenge of assuring that students get the amount and quality of sleep they require.
It is not uncommon for the average teen to become sleep deprived. Unfortunately sleep deprivation is a cumulative problem. If the teen is only getting 6-7 hours of sleep per night during the early part of the week, by Thursday and Friday sleep deprivation can begin to become a problem.
Good sleep habits are vital for optimal performance on campus and a healthy well-being. Be sure your students receive the required amount of sleep needed to have a happy, productive day at school.
Head Lice Documentation
Parents and physicians are strongly encouraged to schedule all necessary student medications for administration during non-school hours. If a student must take medication during school hours in order to observe proper time intervals between doses, and resume full participation in the school program, dispensing the medication can become the responsibility of the school.
When it is necessary that medications be given at school, the following guidelines will be followed:
- All medications must be brought to the clinic by the parent.
- All medications (prescription or non-prescription) will be supplied in their original containers.
- Prescription medications must be labeled by the pharmacist with the students’ name, name of prescribing physician or dentist, name and strength of medications must be accompanied by a note signed by the student’s parents or guardian. The note should state the student’s name, the name of the medication, the condition for which the medication is being given, the time the medication is to be given at school. In addition, any medication (prescription or non-prescription) that is to be given 10 or more school days must be accompanied by a written order from the physician or dentist prescribing the medication. When medications are to be given for prolonged periods of time, it is the parent’s responsibility to maintain an adequate supply of medication and to inform the school of changes in dosage or frequency in administration or if medication is discontinued. PRN (as needed) medications can not be given more than 3 consecutive school days.
- Any unused medications must be picked up by the parent, guardian or an adult. No medication will be sent home with the student.
- Medications left at school will be destroyed at the end of 2 weeks.
- Vision Screening
- Hearing Screening
- Scoliosis Screening
of Student Services
|Dunbar Education Center||(936) 630-4273|
Health Services Director
|Hackney Primary||(936) 633-7264|
|Lufkin High School||(936) 630-4245|
|Lufkin Middle School||(936) 630-4477|
|Anderson Elementary||(936) 630-4384|
|Brandon Elementary||(936) 633-7622|
|Brookhollow Elementary||(936) 633-7156|
|Burley Primary||(936) 633-6216|
|Coston Elementary||(936) 633-6236|
|Dunbar Primary||(936) 630-4505|
|Garrett Elementary||(936) 630-7833|
|Herty Primary||(936) 639-2241|
|Kurth Primary||(936) 633-7171|
|Slack Elementary||(936) 633-6470|
|Trout Primary||(936) 633-7365|