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, BSN|
|Myra DelaRosa |
Middle/High School Clinic
7:45a to 3:45p
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 - girls fall of grades 5 & 7; boys fall of grade 8
- 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
Guidelines for Illness
Exclusion Guidelines for Illnesses
- 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.
- 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.
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 link https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/school-requirements.aspx.
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
- Written requests must be submitted through the U.S. Postal Service, commercial carrier, fax, or by hand-delivery.
Department of State Health Services
Immunization Branch (MC 1946)
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
- Fax: (512) 776-7544
- Online: Via the department's online exemption form (https://webds.dshs.state.tx.us/immco).