At Lopez we believe the best way to stay healthy is to be proactive! A healthy lifestyle includes a balanced diet, daily exercise, and 9 hours sleep.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LOPEZ MIDDLE SCHOOL CLINIC:
Hearing/Vision/Acanthosis Nigricans Screenings: Screenings are performed by the school nurse throughout the school year as needed for students at all grade levels when a concern arises. Texas law mandates that all 7th grade students are screened for hearing/vision/AN. Please notify the clinic if you prefer that your student not receive a screening.
Spinal Screenings: House Bill 1076 passed by the Texas Legislature in 2017, requires spinal screening of all students during specific ages. Girls will be screened at age 10, and again at age 12 (or fall semester of grade 7) and boys will be screened one time at age 13 or 14 (or fall semester of grade 8). The purpose of a spinal screening is to detect the signs of abnormal curves of the spine at their earliest stages so that the need for treatment can be determined. A parent notification letter will go out once a date has been determined of when the screenings will take place.
Crutches/ Scooters: If your child needs crutches at school, a doctor’s note specifically stating the use of crutches and the duration the student will need an assistive device while at school will be required.
Fever: If your child has a fever (100.0 or higher) at school, they will need to be picked up as soon as possible. Your child must be fever free for 24 hours, without the aid of fever medication, before returning to school. If your child has had a fever at home during the weekend or weekday evening, your child must remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever medication.
Communicable Disease: If your child has been diagnosed with any communicable disease (Covid-19, strep throat, flu, mononucleosis, pink eye, lice etc.), please call and notify the clinic of the diagnosis as soon as possible.
Medications: Please be aware, students are not permitted to carry any type of medication (over the counter or prescription) with them at any time while on school grounds. If a student is found to have any kind of medication with them during the school day, they may face suspension due to NEISD policy. Some examples of these medications are, but not limited to, cough drops, inhalers, Epi-pens, Auvi-q, Tylenol, ibuprofen, antibiotics, etc. The only exception to this is if a student has been granted permission to self-carry and deemed capable by their physician to self administer medication such as an inhaler or epi-pen. Please note we are not able to dispense any type of medication to a student without a physician’s order on file in the clinic. In addition, other types of medications such as, but not limited to, homeopathic products, vitamins, herbs, dietary supplements, intravenous medications, and medications manufactured outside the United States WILL NOT BE ADMINISTERED.
Physical Education: For students to be excused from physical education activities; they must have a note from their parent/guardian. If the excuse is for more than three consecutive days, students must have a statement from a medical doctor specifying the need and the approximate length of the recuperative period. We may only accept a parent note once per year for the same occurrence after that a doctor’s note will be required.