This site contains health information that applies to all the schools in the Lamar County School District.
The Board of Education of the Lamar
County School District recognizes the importance of good physical,
emotional and mental health and supports the well being of all students
Emergency Health Care Plan
Permission for Medication
who are ill are to check in with the school nurse before calling
parents to go home. Parents should sign their student out in the
attendance office before leaving unless other arrangements have been
made with staff.
Please report communicable diseases and
head lice to the school nurse. Students, who are expected to miss
several days due to health reasons, please contact the nurse as special
arrangements can be made.
At each school the Licensed School Nurse and building nurses provide the following services to support Lamar County students:
of an accident, first aid will be administered in the health office and
the parent/guardian will be called. If a student needs further
treatment, the parent, ambulance, or rescue squad will transport the
student to the doctor or hospital. In the event that a parent/guardian
cannot be reached, the school will contact the physician listed on the
emergency card to make whatever arrangements necessary to provide health
service to the student or call the rescue squad.
It is very important that
parents/guardians fill out the emergency card. A new card is sent home
at the beginning of each school year. Any change during the year should
be forwarded to the school’s health office. The emergency numbers
(someone who can be responsible for a student in the absence of the
parent/guardian) should be local numbers.
assure good health care for students and alert health authorities to the
presence of specific disease, parents are asked to call the school EACH
morning the student is absent for any reason and to notify the school
later if a specific disease develops.
Since most diseases are spread before
they are recognized, it is impossible to prevent exposure. Control
measures are designed to protect individual students from complications.
Parents are urged to keep their children home if they develop any
symptoms suggestive of a communicable disease. The temperature should be
normal at least 24 hours BEFORE a student returns to school. The
temperature guideline is --- 100 degrees the student goes home
automatically. The child should not return to school unless the
temperature goes below 100 degrees for 24 hours. Please do not send
students who have an undiagnosed rash to school. If a student becomes
ill while at school, the parent/guardian will be called. It is their
responsibility to take the student home.
Elementary Outside Recess
air and exercise are very important. If a child has a cold or other
illness or injury and the parent wants them to stay in during recess one
day, the parent needs to send a signed note requesting that and stating
the reason. If a parent feels the condition will require two or more
days inside during recess, they must obtain and send a note from a
doctor stating the reason and length. Students are outside when the
temperature is at or above 0 degrees. If the temperature is lower than
–10 degrees wind chill they will be inside.
Middle School Physical Education
note is needed for students out of Physical Education for 3 or more
days and for release to participate after broken bones, sprains or