“A child cannot be
educated unless they are healthy, and a child cannot be healthy unless
they are educated” (unknown author). This has been adopted by the
Health Services Staff of Lakewood School District as our motto. We
want to partner with you, your child, your child’s primary healthcare
provider and the educational staff to offer all students the best
educational experience possible – which includes good health.
What we can provide:
First Aid Care, illness evaluation (to determine need to be home),
vision/hearing/scolosis screenings, specialized individual health care
plans for chronic or life-threatening health conditions, referrals to
health care resources in the community.
What we cannot provide: We
cannot diagnose or treat any condition (other than First Aid). We
cannot take the place of your child’s primary healthcare provider. We
cannot give medication (prescribed or over the counter) unless we have
written, signed orders from your child’s primary healthcare provider.
Things you can do to partner with the health services staff:
At the beginning of EACH school year, make
sure to complete and turn in all Health related forms. We renew all
paperwork each year – even if there have been no changes in your
child’s health we ask for a yearly update.
Keep us “in the loop” during the school
year. If there is a change in your child’s health – a new or changed
diagnosis, chronic illnesses, etc – please let us know.
Keep supplies/medications well-stocked;
pick up any leftover supplies/medications on or before the last day of
school (or they will be destroyed)