LISD Nurse's Corner
NURSE’S STATION   The Leonard ISD Nurse’s Station is designed to treat minor injuries and to act as a temporary “waiting room” for students who have become ill during the school day. Should a student become ill, only persons designated on the Health Information /Emergency Release Card will be contacted to pick up the student. All telephone numbers must be recorded on the Health Information/Emergency Release Card and updated immediately if changes occur during the school year.
Nurse Nancy Zachary,   RN Location – Leonard Elementary School Nurse   Hours 7:45 – 3:45

School Phone Number 903-587- 2316 903-587- 2392 (fax) Illness During the School Day

If a student becomes ill during the school day, the student should report to the school health clinic where the nurse will assess the student and administer first aid.

Students will be sent home and should stay home from school due to illness if any of the following are present:
  • fever of 100.2 degrees or higher in the past 24 hours
  • vomiting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • unknown rash
  • untreated scabies, impetigo
  • ringworm of the scalp (until treatment has been started)
  • head lice or nits

All medication should be given outside of school if possible. Most medications, even those scheduled for three times per day, can usually be given outside of school hours. Also, Texas state law does not permit public schools to provide Tylenol, Advil, cough preparations or other over-the-counter medications to students unless these are supplied from home (and have written parent consent).  These will need to be brought in to the school clinic by the parent or guardian who will sign a “LISD Medication Card.”

Medications must be:
  • In the original, properly labeled container (no baggies or envelopes, please!).
  • Up to date (check expiration date before bringing it to school), and
  • Age appropriate in dosage.

Self Medication: Only high school students will be permitted carry an over the counter remedy (such as a one day dose of Tylenol, Aleve or Midol) and only when accompanied by written parent permission (a special form is available online or in the school clinic). Medication must be in original container and up to date. Aspirin may not be taken by students under 18 without a doctor’s note.

“Controlled Medications”: Ritalin, Dexedrine, Concerta and Adderral and all other “controlled” or   prescription medications must be brought to the clinic by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. Please do not send these medications to school with your child because of modern safety concerns. All controlled medications are counted by the school nurse and locked in a secure cabinet. All prescription medications must be in the original, properly labeled containers. The pharmacy can supply two (2) labeled bottles for this purpose. Medication sent in baggies or unlabeled containers will not be given.

Inhalers: For students who need to carry their inhalers at school, please provide a note from your medical doctor. We request that a second inhaler be kept in the clinic in the event that the student forgets the inhaler at home. All inhalers must have a label on the inhaler or be sent with the box prescription label.

Immunization Requirements

To view TDSHS requirements click here .

For students with medical exemptions a physician's note is required yearly.

For students requesting conscience objection of immunization; written request must be submitted to:  Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Immunization and Pharmacy Support, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756.  (800) 252-9152.      
Swine Flu Information
The Leonard ISD is committed to doing our part to protect our students.  As a result we have reviewed the application of the cleaning products currently being used to clean our public areas and surfaces.  Additionally, our Director of Health Services, Nancy Zachary, has communicated with our district staff regarding potential symptoms and preventative measures.  She has met with each of our campus principals and secretaries to review the procedures to be used with treating ill children.

For the most up to date information please link to the following sites:
Swine Flu Hotline- (888) 777-5320
For more information contact Nancy Zachary, at 903-587-2316 ext 230.
Swine Influenza and You
What is swine flu?
Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs.

Is this swine flu virus contagious?
The Centers for Disease Control has determined that this virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human. However, at this time, it is not known how easily the virus spreads between people. Swine influenza viruses are not transmitted by food. You cannot get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products.

How is swine flu transmitted?
It is thought to occur in the same way as seasonal flu is transmitted; through coughing, sneezing, or touching something with flu viruses on it, then touching one?s mouth or nose.

What are the signs and symptoms of swine flu in people?
The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular seasonal human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.

What should I do to keep from getting the flu?
First and most important: WASH YOUR HANDS! Try to stay in good general health. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food. Try not to touch surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu virus. The offenders can be menus, grocery carts, door knobs and cell phones. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer product that has a greater than 70% content of alcohol. (Example: Wal-Mart Equate brand)

The source of this information comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been forwarded to you for your use by Hunt Regional Medical Center. Please feel free to pass this health information on to employees, students, friends and family member.

Sharon Sanders
Employer Relations Specialist
Hunt Regional Medical Center
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