Health Services

Health Services


Leander ISD has student health clinics in 41 schools, staffed by Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, and Clinic Assistants. The mission of our health services team is to work collaboratively to ensure the health and safety of our school community while acting in a professional, respectful and empathetic manner.

 

District Nurse
Cristin Wicketts 
cristin.wicketts@leanderisd.org
(512) 570-0138

Forms

These forms will allow the health services team to provide care for your student while at school. Please feel free to ask your campus clinic staff if you have any questions.

Request to Administer Medication

If your student requires medication at school, please use one of these forms:
Request to Administer Medication: English | Spanish

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Plan

For students with anaphylaxis to food, insects, or other substances, please use one of these forms:
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Plan: English | Spanish 

Respiratory Action Plan

For students with respiratory issues requiring an inhaler or nebulizer, please use this form:
Respiratory Action Plan: English | Spanish

​Seizure Care Plan

For students with a seizure disorder, please use this form:
​Seizure Care Plan: English | Spanish

Self-Carry Medications

For our older students, who the parents, the physician, and the health service staff deem able to administer their own emergency medication, please use this form:
Self-Carry Medications: English | Spanish

Special Diet

If your child requires modification of school meals, please use one of these forms:
Special Diet Form: English | Spanish

Diabetic Orders

If your student is a diabetic, please use one of these forms or your physician printed school order form:
Diabetic Orders Without Pump: English | Spanish
Diabetic Orders With Pump: English | Spanish

Enteral Tube Feeding

If your student requires enteral feeding, please use this form:
Enteral Tube Feeding

Special Procedures

If your student requires a special procedure, such as urinary catheterization or tracheal suctioning, please use this form:
Special Procedures: English | Spanish

Community Disease and Health Updates

LISD has compiled important information regarding communicable diseases and health issues, including the flu, pertussis (whooping cough), varicella (chickenpox) and mosquito illnesses.

We will continue to post the most current information available.

Texas Department of State Health Services

More information about Community Diseases and Health Issues

District Health Guidelines

Leander ISD's Health Guidelines outline information and processes dealing with the following topics:

  • Exclusion from school
  • Lice
  • Medication at school
  • Hospitalizations / Injuries requiring intervention

More information about Leander ISD Health Guidelines

Food Allergy Management

Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Common examples of triggers include foods, latex, insects and medication. Exposure can lead to various symptoms, which may include difficulty breathing, hives, difficulty swallowing or a dangerous drop in blood pressure and shock.

More information about Food Allergy Management

Immunizations

Immunizations

All students, new and returning, must complete their immunization requirements for school. The health services staff at your campus will be able to review your students' immunization records and offer you locations to obtain immunizations, if they are needed.

  • Requirements 
  • Exceptions
  • Provisional Enrollment
  • Documentation
  • Resources

Immunization FAQ

Private Duty Nurse

LISD has campus clinic personnel, comprised of RNs, LVNs and Clinic Health Assistants, providing health services for our students. Occasionally, parents may wish for additional nursing care for their child who has high health needs. Parents are financially responsible for this additional nursing care.

Private Duty Nursing (PDN) Requirements

Prior to the start of each school year, when there is a change in the nursing provider, or prior to a new student receiving private nursing services, the following are required:

In addition to the mentioned documents, each PDN will need to complete an application for providing support in Leander ISD's schools. Each PDN will receive a request to schedule their fingerprinting and background check.

For any questions about this process, please contact Lisa Shelton in our Special Education Department, at 512-570-0366.

School Screenings

Leander ISD follows the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) guidelines in providing school screenings for our students.

For Vision and Hearing:

Leander ISD screens all 4-year-olds by Sept. 1. Kindergartners, 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th graders are screened, as well as all new to district students.

State Vision/Hearing Rules

For Spinal Screenings:

In accordance with DSHS, Leander ISD screens girls twice at ages 10 and 12 and boys once at age 13 or 14.

State Spinal Screening Rules

For Acanthosis Nigricans:

Leander ISD screens 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th grade students for skin markers associated with Type 2 Diabetes and other chronic health conditions.

AN screening information

Staff Directory


Each LISD school has campus nurse. To contact your student's campus nurse, please visit your school website.