Health and Safety Services

Health Services

Physical Examinations

All seventh grade students and students new to Lefler (from out of state) are expected to have a current medical examination. Forms for physicals are located in the health office.

Immunizations

Students are required by Nebraska law to be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus prior to enrollment and any student not in compliance shall not be permitted to continue in school. Please contact our school nurse for more information. Immunizations required can be found in the LPS “Important Information” booklet.

Student Medications

Medications for a student will be administered only when accompanied with a written directive from the parent brought in a container labeled with the physician’s prescription. Students are not allowed to carry medication or store it in lockers. This includes over-the-counter medications. If a parent signs a “Request to Provide Medication During School Hours: Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen”, the school nurse or health technician may administer these two medications in normal, weight-appropriate doses. A copy of this consent form is located in the “Important Information”

book mailed to parents at the beginning of the year. You may also request this form from the school.

Nurse

A student who becomes ill at school should ask the classroom teacher for a pass to the health office. Only students with emergencies will be received in the health office without a properly signed pass. In case of accident or illness the nurse or other office personnel will tend to the need. A parent will be notified immediately in serious cases. No ill student is allowed to leave the school premises unless he/she checks out through the health office. Students should use only the health office phone (not classroom phones) to call home concerning an illness.

Accident Insurance

The schools do not carry any type of accident insurance for students. However, a low-cost group-type accident insurance policy is made available to parents. A brochure explaining that policy and an application form are made available to students at the beginning of the school year. The school acts only as a public service carrier for this insurance and is not involved in its sales or regulations.

 

Safety Services

Fire Drills

Fire drills will be held throughout the year. It is important that students regard these fire drills seriously and know the procedure to follow in case of an actual emergency. Students should know the exit route to use from each of their classrooms. Teachers will provide this information. Directions for exit have also been posted in each room. Observance of the following rules will help to insure safety in the event of fire or fire drills:

  1. When the fire alarm sounds, leave the room quickly, quietly and in good order.
  2. Walk rapidly, but do not run.
  3. Remain close to the nearest wall while moving to the stairway.
  4. Form as many lines as space will permit.
  5. Doors will be held open by the first person to reach them.
  6. After leaving the building, move a safe distance away from the building.

Tornado Drills

In the event of a tornado warning, a signal of five short bells will continuously ring. Students should move into the area as directed by their teacher, sit against one of the walls, and cover their heads with their hands. Students must be very quiet so they can hear directions. During an actual warning, parents are requested to seek shelter for themselves rather than come to school to find their children. This request is intended to maximize the safety of parents and children and minimize the confusion in an emergency situation.

Code Red Drills

Lefler students and staff will practice code red drills at least twice each year. Lefler has a safety plan, which is practiced. This plan is used in case of severe emergency or crisis situations.