from Nurse Lee
7th Grade Immunization Information
TDAP: 1 dose of Tdap is required if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.
MENINGITIS: 1 dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required on or after the student’s 11th birthday.
Note: If a student received the vaccine at 10 years of age, this will satisfy the requirement.
VARICELLA/ CHICKEN POX : For K — 12th grade: 2 doses are required OR student has had the illness.
Please fax your shot records to your nurse at 972-350-9169 when you receive your shots. Schedules will be held at Orientation if their Immunizations are not up to date. Thank you in advance for your help in meeting the State Requirements. A Reason of Exemption may also be filed , but will need to be brought to the school at Orientation / answers to frequently asked questions are available at dshs.state.tx.us
State Required Health Screenings
The following screenings are required by the state of Texas; any problems identified will be reported to a parent/guardian.
Vision Screenings: 7th grade, and any student new to LISD
Hearing Screenings: 7th grade, and any student new to LISD
Spinal Screenings: Texas State Law requires Spinal Screening for girls at ages 10 and 12. Boys are required to be screened at age 13. The 2018- 2019 School year will be a transition from Old State guidelines to new. For one school year only girls will be screened in 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th grades: Boys will be screened in 8th and 9th grade. Date TBA in the fall of 2018. Please see form below and have your physician complete at their well check or physical if you do not want your child screened at school.
Acanthosis Nigricans: 7th grade and any new student will be screened for Acanthosis Nigricans, a condition that signals high levels of insulin in the body. This screening is done by looking at and feeling the skin on the back of the neck. If the first screening is positive, it will be followed by checking height, weight, and blood pressure.
Students may also have vision or hearing screened at the request of their teacher or the Special Education department. Parents may request screening at any time, simply call or stop by the health room.
Allergy and Asthma Information
Keeping students with life threatening allergies safe at school is a cooperative effort between parents, students, physicians, and school staff. If your child has a serious allergy please call or visit the school nurse for more information.
According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) almost 10% of all children have asthma; it is the leading cause of missed school days. Your child’s school nurse will work with you to help manage asthma at school and to decrease the number of days missed due to asthma related illnesses. If your child has an asthma action plan, it is a good idea to keep a copy on file at school.
All LISD Health Rooms are equipped with nebulizers. Your child can be assessed by the nurse and receive treatments if you provide tubing, medication, and a physician’s order. Metered dose inhalers can also be kept in the clinics for the nurse to administer or students can self-carry their medication with a completed self-carry form.
House Bill 1688 was passed into law during the 2001 Texas Legislative Session allowing students to carry and self-administer asthma medications (along with other emergency medications) while at school or school related functions with written documentation from parents and physician. If you are interested, the self carry form is below.
Medication for Secondary School
In secondary schools, the student may carry and self-administer certain categories of drugs according LISD guidelines.
- Each medication should be in the original container labled with the student's name.
- The student will carry written permission from the parent or guardian to take the medication, as well as instructions on how and when the medication should be taken.
- Students may not carry or self-administer controlled substances.
The Parent Request for Administration of Medication by School Personnel (form below) is required for all controlled substances and any other medications to be given in the school clinic.
Emergency Medications for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students
The Texas Legislature has passed laws that allow students to carry and self-administer emergency medications, including asthma inhalers and epinephrine pens, while at school or school related functions with written documentation from parents and their physician. The self carry form is below.
Alternative therapies, herbals, and supplements not approved or controlled by the FDA will not be administered by school personnel.
Please contact the school nurse for questions and complete guidelines or for additional forms that have been translated into Chin, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish.