Working Together for Children´s Health Our Mission Is…
To provide an environment that promotes optimal wellness for the students in the La Vernia Independent School District,
In a way that…
- Provides individualized quality health care
- Encourages parent/child communication and involvement
- Emphasizes health education
- Utilizes available resource
- So that all students will be able to achieve their maximum learning potential .
1. An adult must transport medication to and from school.
2. Parents should make every effort to schedule the students’ medication in a manner that medicine brought to school will be kept at a minimum.
- medication 2 times daily: before school and at bedtime
- medication 3 times daily: before school, after school, bedtime
- medication 4 times daily: before school, at school at lunchtime, after school, bedtime
3. Medicine must be prescribed by a licensed physician or dentist only.
4. All medication must have a physician’s order. THIS INCLUDES OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION. All medication must be accompanied by a medication requirement form completed by student’s physician and signed by the parent.
5. All medicine must be in a properly labeled bottle (including over the counter medicine prescribed by your doctor). A bottle properly labeled will have the label affixed by the pharmacist who filled the prescription. The label will include the following: patient’s name, dosage, hours for administering, doctor’s name and the date prescription was filled.
6. All medications must be deposited with the school nurse or a person designated by the principal.
7. Students assume responsibility for coming to the clinic to take their medicine.
8. Unused medications must be picked up by the end of the last day of the school year unless arrangements have been made with the school nurse. Unused medications not picked up by the last school day will be disposed of.
PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE TYLENOL/PEPTO-BISMOL TO STUDENTS UNLESS IT HAS BEEN SENT FROM HOME . IF YOU FEEL THAT YOUR CHILD MIGHT HAVE A NEED FOR SUCH ON A REGULAR BASIS, YOU MAY SEND IT WITH THE APPROPRIATE FORM COMPLETED BY YOUR PHYSICIAN AND SIGNED BY YOU.
Registration forms with current, accurate information are required for each student. This form is essential in providing care to your child while at school. Current work and home telephone numbers for parents and other adults who are authorized to pick up your child must be listed. CHANGES IN WORK OR HOME TELEPHONE NUMBERS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE OFFICE. Cell phone numbers and pagers should be listed.
Students will not be released to anyone not listed on the form.
EMERGENCY CARE– If a student is injured or becomes seriously ill at school and the parent cannot be reached or does not respond, the child will be transported by EMS . La Vernia Independent School District does not assume any financial responsibility but will provide or arrange emergency care.
Parents are required to complete a Student Medical Status Update on their child at the beginning of each year. Should your child have a special health need requiring special procedures, P.E. limitations, and/or emergency care and/or actions while at school, the school nurse will be in contact with you and your physician for documentation. Special health needs and information will then be shared with appropriate school personnel to care for your child.
Should you need any information or assistance concerning your child’s health and/or development, please call the school nurse at your child’s school.
To parents of students with asthma:
In accordance with legislation, HB 1688, which passed during the 2001 Texas Legislative Session, students are allowed to self-administer asthma medications while at school or school functions with written permission from parent/guardian and physician. In order for this to be done, a Medication Requirement Form must be completed and signed by both parent/guardian and physician and submitted to the school every year. Although students are allowed to carry an inhaler, we request that a second inhaler be provided for emergency situations.
If you have any questions, please contact the nurse on your child’s campus.