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Health Office Protocols

Dear Titan Families,

As we look forward to beginning the 2022-2023 school year, we will be continuing many of the procedural changes that we implemented last year to keep our students and staff as healthy as possible.  Please take a moment and review these changes and discuss them with your student so they will be aware of what to expect.

  • Medications should be given at home unless the dose absolutely requires it be given during the school day. A note from the medical provider and parent will be required for prescription medications. For over-the-counter medications, a parent note is required.

  • Nebulizer treatments will not be performed in the school setting. Please consult with your child’s medical provider in advance to receive a prescription for a dry powder inhaler or MDI (meter dosed inhaler) WITH A SPACER. Spacers will be required in the school setting in the elementary buildings because of aerosolization issues. Please note, we may require that inhalers be provided with a spacer at Kreft.

  • There will be NO OTC medication provided to students or staff by the health office at any grade level. This includes but is not limited to: Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums and Cough Drops. OTC medication may be purchased from the High School Health Office only. Parents may provide OTC medication to be held and administered in the offices with a parent note. Examples include: menstrual cramps, migraine headaches, dental procedures or post- op/post- injury pain management.

  • Students who are ill should not attend school in person. 

  • We will be following the Pottawattamie County Public Health guidelines for all illnesses. Ill students and staff may return to school using those same guidelines. 

  • If your student has increased health risk or is immunosuppressed, please contact the respective district RN for your child’s building prior to the start of school to discuss and review your child’s situation.

  • There are currently NO exceptions to the Iowa Immunization Law (other than religious or medical exemptions). All IDPH immunization requirements are in effect on the first day of school. Please review immunization requirements in our handbook. As a reminder, 7th grade students must have a recent Tdap and meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Students will have 60 days after the start of school to get the Tdap, however, by law, they may NOT START 7th grade without the meningococcal conjugate vaccine. 12th graders must have a dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine after age 16 to attend.

Please feel free to reach out to the respective building RN if you have any questions regarding the changes for this year. Please remember, all protocols are fluid and can change at any given time or day. The entire health staff of LCCS wish you and yours a healthy year.


The Lewis Central District Nurses

Amy Hallam, RN -Middle School and Titan Hill

Deb Blodgett, RN: - High School and Kreft