Laura Leal, RN
Hours: 7:15 AM - 3:45 PM
Every NEISD campus has a Registered Nurse (RN) ready to aide your student. Additionally, Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) and Clinic Assistants (CAs), supervised by the RN, are at designated campuses.
Mandatory Screening Programs are conducted by the School Nurse in accordance with State law and the Texas Education Agency recommendations in each program. Parents/guardians are contacted by the school nurse and a referral letter is sent should a problem be identified. The child’s physician/dentist should return a report to the school nurse within 30 days.
Students in Pre-K, K, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades are screened annually, as well as new students to Texas and referrals for special education.
A visual dental screening is conducted annually in February for 3rd grade students by volunteer dentist from the community coordinated by the NEISD School Health Advisory Committee.
Students in the 5th grade will be screened to identify small spinal curves for referral for early observation and treatment before the spinal curve becomes severe.
Students are weighed and measured annually at the beginning of the school year. Should any parent/guardian have a question regarding any of these screening programs or wish to have their child excluded due to religious reasons, please contact me at 407-7403.
Medications on Campus
A reminder, per district policy, students are NOT ALLOWED to carry medications on campus. This includes medicated lip balms, cough drops, and throat lozenges. In addition, students are NOT ALLOWED to transport medication to the clinic. Parents need to bring in ALL medications to the clinic.
All medication must be in the original prescription or over-the-counter container. Medication brought to the clinic in containers such as, but not limited to, plastic wrap or bags, foil, jars, paper towels, envelopes, etc. will NOT be administered.
All medications shall be delivered to and kept in the school clinic. Medications may not be kept in the classroom or administered by a teacher in the classroom. Students may not carry ANY type of medication (prescription, non-prescription, homeopathic products, vitamins, or over-the-counter health products) on their person, in their lunch box, purse, or book bag/backpack, on the school bus, or place these types of items in their locker.
Refer to the Student Handbook for more information on Health Services.
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School nurses are a primary resource in recognizing and managing children´s health problems. School nurses have the professional education and expertise to function successfully in the separate complete systems of education and health care. NEISD school nurses are committed to each child´s individual development and safety.