Nurse Sandra

  • The nurse for Lost Pines Elementary is Sandra Ballard, LVN. You may reach Nurse Sandra at sballard@bisdtx.org or by phone at 512-772-7711.

    Nurse Sandra is an LVN. She attended Temple College and graduated from the License Vocational Nursing program in May 2018. She had been employed by BISD as a school Health Aide from 2012 till she graduated from LVN school in 2018. She was hired right after graduation as an LVN for our district.

    Sandra’s husband has been a Nurse for 27 years, her daughter is graduating Nursing school in December of 2020. She comes from a family of Nurses. Sandra has always wanted to be a Nurse. She wanted to be a school nurse because she believes every child deserves to be healthy. She believes that a child being healthy contributes to a better education.

    Sandra is also a veteran having served in the Army for 11 years. She is a Desert Storm Veteran having served in Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. She loves our Country and is proud to have fought for it.

    “LPE is my home and my family. That includes my co-workers and the students. I take care of each student as if they are my own.”

     

Resources

  • Head Lice (all grade levels)

    BISD policy:  Head lice, although not an illness or a disease, is very common among children and is spread very easily through head-to-head contact during play, sports, or nap time, and when children share things like brushes, combs, hats, and headphones.  If careful observation indicates that a student has head lice, the school nurse will contact the student’s parent to determine whether the student will need to be picked up from school and to discuss a plan for treatment with and FDA-approved medicated shampoo or cream rinse that may be purchased from any drug or grocery store.  After the student has undergone one treatment, the parent should check in with the school nurse to discuss the treatment used.  The nurse can also offer additional recommendations, including subsequent treatments and how best to get rid of lice and prevent their return. 

    Notice will also be provided to parents of elementary school students in the affected classroom.

    More information on head lice can be obtained from the DSHS website Managing Head Lice. 

    Vision and Hearing Screenings

    If your child has failed their vision screening it is recommended that you seek a professional exam with an optometrist for your child.  A limited number of vouchers are available for those students who may qualify.  Please contact me directly at the number listed above for more information.

    Health Status of Student

    A student may be sent home because of a health need, such as:

    1. Appears ill and is unable to do class work
    2. Is suspected of having a contagious disease/condition (If your child comes to school with pink appearing eyes or an undiagnosed rash, they will probably be sent home.)
    3. Sustains an injury which needs medical attention or close observation
    4. Vomiting or diarrhea (may not return till free of symptoms 24 hours without the use of medication)
    5. Has a fever of 100.0 degrees or greater (may not return till free of fever 24 hours without the use of medication)

    All students must have an electronic health authorization and information form completed in the student’s skyward record upon enrollment annually.   The student’s record should be kept current and accurate.  Parents are to notify the nurse of any major changes, illness, accident or surgery.

    Medications

    In order to administer medication to your child, we must have:

    1. Your signed permission
    2. All medication must be in the labeled original container
    3. For a medication that needs to be taken at home and at school, ask your pharmacist to fix two bottles for you so that you may leave one at school

    Medication Release form in English & Spanish

    Students may not carry their own medication.  Parents must deliver and pick up.

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