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La Grange School Nurse Info

Your child will be sent to the school clinic in case of illnesses or accidents while attending school. You, or the person you name as an alternate on the emergency sheet, will be notified if your child is unable to remain in school. It will be your responsibility to obtain medical attention unless an emergency is so great that your child must be transported immediately from school to an emergency facility. Then you will be notified as soon as possible. Someone from the school will remain with your child until you arrive at the emergency facility.

We ask that you make arrangements to pick up your child as soon as possible after being notified of his/her need to go home. Please remember to contact the school if your telephone number at home or work has changed. It is equally as important to provide the school with alternate phone numbers.

Please notify the school nurse if your child has a medical problem that school personnel should be made aware of. If you have any questions regarding suggestions or referrals made by the health services department, please call the school nurse.

Kari Willrich, RN
School District Nurse
Hermes/Intermediate Clinic
7:30a to 4:00p
(979) 968-7017
(979)968-7095 FAX
kari.willrich@lgisd.net
Cindy Weber
Nurse Aid
Hermes/Intermediate Clinic
Myra DelaRosa 
LVN
Middle/High School Clinic
7:45a to 3:45p
(979) 968-4800
myra.delarosa@lgisd.net

Health Services at La Grange ISD

Screenings at La Grange ISD

  • Vision screening - grades EC, PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7
  • Hearing screening - grades EC, PK, K, 1, 3, 5, 7
  • Scoliosis screening - grades 6 & 9
  • Acanthosis nigricans screening to detect possible risk for Type 2 diabetes - grades 1, 3, 5, 7
  • All new students to the district will be screened for vision and hearing; scoliosis and acanthosis screening will be done if grade appropriate

Referrals

Students who fail any of the health screenings will be referred for appropriate follow-up with a physician, dentist, or vision care specialist. Health screenings for vision, hearing, scoliosis and acanthosis are not diagnostic; they only show whether a student passes or fails the screening test.

Please have the health care professional complete the referral, which should be returned to the school clinic. Annual reports of all screening results for vision, hearing, scoliosis and acanthosis, evaluations and corrections must be submitted to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Guidelines for Illness

Exclusion Guidelines for Illnesses

For the protection of all the students, the following rules have been established. A child will not be able to remain in school, and you will be notified if he/she complains of:

  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • Suspected contagious disease, including head lice, pink eye, staph infections, etc. Certain diseases must be treated by a physician before readmission is allowed.
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Undetermined rash
  • Other illnesses making the child too ill to remain in school

If your child has any of the above symptoms in the morning before coming to school, please keep him/her at home. Your child must be fever and/or vomit-free for 24 hours without medication before he/she may return to school. If your child is sent home with a suspected contagious disease, the school nurse will inform you regarding the necessity for a physician's release to return to school.

Medication at School

Click "Forms and Documents" link to the left for Medication Permission Form

All medications must be furnished by the parent.

Prescription medications must be taken to the Clinic by a parent/guardian. Do not send prescription medications with your child.

All medicine, prescription and non-prescription, to be administered at school must be accompanied by a written request signed and dated by the parent or legal guardian.The request must be renewed annually. The student himself, if over the age of 18, may give permission to use medication under these guidelines.

All prescription medicationmustbe accompanied by a physician’s signed order. Prescription medication will not be administered without a physician’s order, which has to be submitted by the first day of administration. A physician’s order must be renewed annually.

All prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy container and labeled by the pharmacist. The label must include:

  1. Name of student
  2. Name of physician
  3. Name of medication
  4. Amount of medication to be given
  5. Frequency of administration
  6. Date prescription filled

Sample prescription medications must be accompanied by a physician’s orders or be labeled by the physician with the above information.

Controlled substance medications, such as narcotics, medications for attention deficit/hyperactivity, and those used in treating emotional disorders must be counted and documented prior to bringing to school. The Clinic staff will recount the medication upon receipt.

All non-prescription medications must be in the original container. The written request must contain the following information:

  1. Name of student
  2. Name of medication
  3. Amount of medication to be given
  4. When medication is to be given
  5. Reason medication is to be given
  6. Date
  7. Signature of parent or guardian

There shall be no more than one (1) medication per properly labeled container.

Non-prescription medication to be administered daily for more than fifteen (15) consecutive days must have a physician’s signed order

Immunizations

Immunizations are an important part of protecting your child's, your family's, and your community's health, and state law requires students in Texas schools to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases.

To determine the specific vaccines that will be required for your child, please click on the document at the bottom of this webpage.

Exclusions from compliance are allowable on an individual basis for medical contraindications, reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, and active duty with the armed forces of the United States.

  • Written requests must be submitted through the U.S. Postal Service, commercial carrier, fax, or by hand-delivery.

Mailing Address:
Immunization Branch
Department of State Health Services
Immunization Branch (MC 1946)
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Hand Delivery:
Department of State Health Services
Immunization Branch (MC 1946)
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756

Hand-delivered requests may be submitted to the DSHS, Immunization Branch, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. ALL affidavit forms will be mailed to you via U.S. Postal Service.
Important note: No requests will be filled at the time of hand-delivery.