Leander ISD has student health clinics in 43 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.
Student Health Information
If your child has any new medical condition(s), or an update to any existing medical condition, that the campus nurse needs to be made aware of, please submit this information by completing a Student Health Information Update. This form may also be used to notify your child’s campus nurse of any new or updated information regarding medication administration and/or health service support related to their condition(s), during the school day.
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:
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Plan
For students with anaphylaxis to food, insects, or other substances, please use one of these forms:
Respiratory Action Plan
For students with respiratory issues requiring an inhaler or nebulizer, please use this form:
Seizure Care Plan
For students with a seizure disorder, please use this form:
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:
If your child requires modification of school meals, please use one of these forms:
If your student is a diabetic, please use one of these forms or your physician printed school order form:
- Diabetic Orders Without Pump – English
Diabetic Orders Without Pump – Spanish
- Diabetic Orders With Pump – English
Diabetic Orders With Pump – Spanish
Enteral Tube Feeding
If your student requires enteral feeding, please use this form:
If your student requires a special procedure, such as urinary catheterization or tracheal suctioning, please use this form:
Community Disease & Health Updates
It’s Cold & Flu season
Here are some friendly reminders to help stay virus free this season:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
- If soap and water not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your Cough; Cough and sneeze into a tissue then throw it away, or cough and sneeze into your upper shirt sleeve, completely covering your mouth and nose
- Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and objects such as toys and doorknobs
- Stay at home while you are sick.
- Call and inform school nurse of confirmed Flu diagnosis.
LISD follows the Texas Department of Health Guidelines for illness-related exclusions from school. A student will be sent home if they have a fever of 100.0 Fahrenheit or above or any other contagious symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) and will need to remain home until symptom free for twenty-four (24) hours, and without the use of medications.
Additionally, LISD has compiled important information regarding communicable diseases and health issues, including the flu, pertussis (whooping cough), varicella (chickenpox) and mosquito illnesses at the link below.
District Health Guidelines
Leander ISD’s Health Guidelines outline information and processes dealing with the following topics:
- Exclusion from school
- Medication at school
- Hospitalizations / Injuries requiring intervention
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.
- Food Allergy Management Plan
- Special Diet Request Form – English
Special Diet Request Form – Spanish
- Unassigned Epinephrine Auto-Injector
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.
- Provisional Enrollment
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a districtwide staff listing, visit the Staff Directory page.
Each LISD school has campus nurse. To contact your student’s campus nurse, please visit your school website.