Prior to starting their senior year, all students must turn in proof of the required Meningococcal Conjugate immunization received after their 16th birthday to the school nurse. Proof of immunization may either be faxed (816-736-5319) or emailed to the nurse. Parents have been emailed if their student still needs to turn in proof of the vaccine. Vaccine records must be submitted by August 1, 2022.
Clay County Health Department does offer this vaccine to students by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call (816) 595-4355.
Law enforcement in our area is seeing overdoses and deaths among Northland teens and young adults linked to pills that appear to be prescription pills. Often referred to as “percs” or “M-30’s,” these illegal pills are laced with the deadly drug fentanyl and it’s impossible to tell which are counterfeit. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Just traces of the drug fentanyl can be fatal. These pills are being sold on the black market and there is no regulation of any kind.
1. Emphasize to your kids to never take a pill from anyone or anywhere that isn’t prescribed to them by a doctor and out of its original container.
2. Let teens know you will help them if they are seeking relief from feelings of anxiety or depression.
3. Assure your child that their mental wellbeing is a priority and then make a plan to get help together.
4. Practice scenarios and talk through what to say if the teen is offered something.
Please review the LPS COVID-19 Procedures and Protocols for COVID information.
Test site information may be found at the Clay County Health Department for location, date and times of current testing sites.
Health Record Update
Each year, every returning LPS student must have a Health Update Form completed by their parents. This form also gives consent for the nurse to administer Tylenol. If your child will be taking medication other than Tylenol at school, please also complete a Medication Permission Form. If your child has a medical diagnosis of Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, or a Severe Food Allergy, please complete an Action Plan and obtain a physician's signature.
Karla Hausman- BSN, RN
Becky Kovac- RN
Jessica Westfall- Health Aide