Mary of Lourdes School is provided a nurse through LFCS Nursing Services.
Our nurse's hours are:
- Elementary School: Monday - Friday from 10:45 AM - 2:00 PM
- Middle School: Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The District 482 Nursing Service would like to welcome your student back to a new school year, and take this time to share some important information with you.
The Little Falls School District has in place a policy for administering medications. NO over the counter medication like cough syrup, Tylenol, pepto bismol, etc. will be given without parent AND doctor permission. A parent/doctor permission form, available at school will need to be completed if your student is to take ANY medication during school hours. If your child is ill enough to be kept home from school, we ask that you notify the school office right away in the morning.
Our screening schedule for the year will include the following:
- Head lice-all elementary grades checked within the first weeks of school
- Vision-Grades K-1-3-4-5-7
- Hearing-Grades K-1-2-3-5-7
- Scoliosis-Girls only; Grades 5-6 (New Dept. of Health recommendations)
If you would like your child's vision and/or hearing checked at any time during the school year, feel free to call nursing services.
Guidelines for Keeping Your Child Home from School
Parents often wonder whether or not they should send their child to school when they have a mild illness. If your child has any of the following, you should keep him or her at home:
- Fever above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, they should stay home for 24 hours after their temperature returns to normal.
- If your child has vomited or had diarrhea, they should stay home for 24 hours after the last episode.
- If your child has any rash that might be disease related or you don't know the cause, check with your primary physician before sending your child to school.
- If your child has started on antibiotics for any reason, keep them at home until they've had a full 24 hours of medication.
- Purulent (pus-like) eye drainage.
- Symptoms of severe illness such as unusual fatigue, uncontrolled cough, difficulty breathing.
- If your child is ill, please call the school daily to report the illness.
If you have any questions about these guidelines, feel welcome to call your school nurse or contact your family physician.