Welcome to the School Nurses' Website!
Health care services are provided by registered nurses in each of our nine schools. Every school has a registered nurse available to provide health care services whenever school is in session. With nearly 60,000 office visits recorded during the 2011-12 school year, our primary mission is to provide exceptional health services to support every student’s academic success. A nurse leader supervises district-wide health office activities and assures compliance with regulatory standards set by the Massachusetts Departments of Public Health (MDPH) and Elementary and Secondary Education. A school physician serves as an advisor to the nurses.
Please help the school nurse care for your child by
Informing the nurse if your child has any chronic or acute illnessesCommunicating with the nurse directly if medication or health needs change or if they have been exposed to a communicable disease such as a strep infection or chicken poxUpdating the phone numbers on your child’s emergency card so the nurse can always reach youSharing with the nurse if there is an event at home or in the family that may impact your child at school such as serious illness or death of a family member, death of a beloved pet.
Please keep your child home when the following symptoms are present
- Temperature of 100 degrees F or greater within the past 24 hours
- Vomiting or diarrhea occurring within the past 24 hours
- Strep infections of any kind, ringworm, conjunctivitis, or impetigo. These are all contagious infections and must be treated with medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school
- Rash of unknown origin-this may indicate many different things and should be checked by your pediatrician
- Pain should be taken seriously, especially in young children. Earaches, toothaches, and headaches should be evaluated
- Untreated lice (pediculosis) infestation
Recent Reports on LPS Health Services
If you are new to Lexington Public Schools and want more information about the School Health Services, please view the powerpoint developed by Diane Celi, Bridge School Nurse: Kindergarten Orientation Powerpoint
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