Our school's Health Clinic Specialist (HCS) is Patty Snyder. She works in the clinic each day from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The HCS is supervised by a Registered Nurse who visits the school regularly.
If your child has any significant medical needs, please notify the health clinic assistant even if the school has been notified in previous school years. If your child has asthma, diabetes, seizures, life-threatening allergies, or other medical conditions you should pick up forms for you and the physician to complete so the school can understand and address your child's needs. If your child was in Loudoun County Public Schools, these forms were sent to you at the end of school in June.
A parent or guardian must deliver any medicine (prescription or non-prescription) to the school office or clinic. Students may not transport any medicine to or from school. Parents are responsible for picking up any unused medicine.
The Health Clinic Specialist must have written instructions from the physician in order to administer prescription medications. These should include:
name and purpose of the medicine
dosage and time of administration
possible side effects and measures to take if those occur
end date for administering the medicine
parent signature giving permission to administer medicine and to contact physician
The Health Clinic Specialist has a special "Medication Form" which should be used. Copies of the form are also available in the school office.
All prescription medicine must be in the original pharmacy bottle with the proper label containing the student's name, medication, dosage, and instructions for administration. If you ask, the pharmacy will give you an extra bottle with the proper amount of medicine for school.
If the health aide needs to give non-prescription medicine,
it must be in an original package with the name of the medicine and instructions
she must have a note from the parent regarding when and how much medicine to administer
she will only give the amount listed on the package for your child's age and weight and for the recommended length of time the student should receive the medicine unless she has doctor's orders on a medication form to direct differently
she cannot administer medicine that is not in its original container
Children who have fevers should be kept at home until free of fever for 24 hours.
Be sure to keep the "Emergency Information" up-to-date so that we can reach you if your child is ill or injured.
All 3rd graders and students new to Loudoun County Public Schools will be screened for vision and hearing during the first two months of school. Kindergarten students who did not have distance vision screening or hearing tests with audiometers reported on their School Entrance Physical Examination form will also be screened.
Lowes Island Elementary School • 20755 Whitewater Drive Sterling, VA 20165 • P:(571) 434-4450 • F: (703) 430-6355