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Regina Carmichael, RN is LVISD's district RN and can be reached
at 512-267-8300 ext. 3505

All of LVISD clinic staff are happy to help in any way we can with your
child's health issues.

Each campus has its own Health Clinic for students and they are covered by full time staff. 

Nurse Carmichael is housed at the Intermediate campus but works in conjunction with all campuses. 

If you need to contact the staff member in charge of your child's clinic:

Elementary School Middle School
Jennifer Martinez, CNA, MT
512-267-8300 ext 4505 
512-267-8362 FAX
Terri Harkins, Clinic Assistant
512-267-8300 ext 2505
512-267-8329 FAX
Intermediate School High School

Regina Carmichael, RN
512-267-8300 ext 3505
512-267-8363 FAX

Tara Roberts, LVN
512-267-8300 ext 5506
512-267-8330 FAX

Sick Student

We applaud your efforts to get your children to school as many days as possible but there will be days when that is not a good idea for both the health of your child or the other students.

Since COVID-19, the rules have changed.


The rules are based on guidance coming from Austin Travis County Health Department (ATCHD) and Texas Education Agency (TEA.)

TEA & ATCHD update their guidance as the COVID-19 situation changes so this list may be adjusted from time to time.

Click here to view ATCHD'S latest guidelines

Click here to view TEA's latest guidelines

If your child has either one sign from column A or two from column B of the symptoms below of COVID-19 and per the regulations from TEA,  Austin-Travis County Health Department and Lago Vista ISD, they cannot be at school or participate in any school activities at this time. 

  • Fever ≥ 100
  • Sore Throat
  • Severe Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches / chills
  • Congestion / runny nose
  • New cough without a history of asthma or allergies
  • New cough with a history of asthma or allergies
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea


Please review the return to school guidance here. Click here

Please call your campus clinic or text the nurse after hours number above with questions.

Before COVID-19
 this was our usual reference for staying out of school...

LVISD likes their students to stay home until they have had 24 hours free of vomiting or fever (of 100 degrees or more without needing medicine to bring the fever down.) This is your child's best chance to heal quickly and our best defense against contagious illnesses running all through the school. 

Our guidelines for being sent home or for staying home have been referred to as The 5 B's: The names aren't elegant but the kids like them...

Baking - Having a temperature of 100 degrees or more.

Bleeding - Needing stitches

Barfing - Vomiting

Broken - Can't walk safely, even with crutches

Blatantly miserable - Sometimes there isn't a real measurement but if your child can't concentrate because they are constantly coughing, achy, wrung out... I'll call and let you decide..


LVISD policy states that students are not allowed to carry medications. Any medicine that they need must be kept in the school clinic. All medications must be sent to the clinic in their original container along with written permission from the parent to take it. 

The only exception to that rule is for emergency medications such as inhalers for asthmatics, Epi-Pens for students with serious allergies and diabetics whose parents have contacted the clinic .

For students who need to carry inhalers for medical reasons, click here for the form that needs to be completed annually.

For students who need to carry Epi Pens for medical reasons, click here for the form that needs to be completed annually.

To send in medications for your student to have available in the clinic, click here for the form that needs to be completed annually.

ALL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES MUST BE TAKEN DIRECTLY TO THE CLINIC BY THE PARENT. The parent will count doses with the nurse before leaving and initial the med count with the nurse.
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Health screenings are done at specified intervals and for any other individual student thought to be having problems. Parents will be notified if there are any concerns that require follow-up with a physician. The screenings include:

Vision & Hearing (EE, PK, K, 1, 3, 5, 7th)

Scoliosis (5th and 7th for Girls, 8th for Boys) Learn more here about scoliosis.

Acanthosis Nigricans (5th and 7th) Click here for a description of the condition.

Height & Weight (3-12 for students in athletics and PE)
Comic Character
It sounds gross and can be embarrassing, but Bugs Happen! It's a very common problem, but they are not dangerous and they don't spread disease. They can't jump, they can't fly... they can only crawl. So head to head contact is the most typical way of spreading it. Sleep-overs, shared hats or hoodies, shared combs or brushes, play that is close and physical....
Per the recommendations from the CDC when students are found to have active cases of head lice, their parents will be notified that treatment needs to be done that night at home. They can then be readmitted the next day after treatment for the lice.

If you find your child has head lice, it is very helpful to let the school nurse know so a class letter can go out to other parents. Be assured, no names are used to protect privacy, but, if all heads in the classroom are checked by their parents, your chances of success go way up. 

Click here for parent's helpful ideas document.

This is a great video that shows what lice and their eggs (called nits) look like. Click here

A second video shows excellent combing technique. Please understand that I am not recommending any particular lice shampoo, I just love how they do their hair combing and know that parents who use good combing get great results. Click here
Nurse Penguin

The State of Texas requires up-to-date immunization records in order to attend school. Students with missing immunizations or expired exemptions will be excluded from classes.  Click here to see the immunization requirements for Texas.  

Here is our QuickCheck view


Take a copy of your child's immunization record with you to any appointment. You can view and download your child's school immunization records by logging into your student's Parent Portal at TxConnect.

Where to go to get your immunizations...

BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE Monday 8:00 - 5:20 Call for appointment
6502 Lohman Ford - LAGO VISTA
Phone: (512) 654-3300
Tuesday 8:00 - 6:00 Takes most insurances

Wednesday 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday 7:20 - 5:00
Friday 8:00 - 5:00
FAMILY 1ST CARE  Monday 8:00 - 5:00 Can make appt online
Next to Sonic - LAGO VISTA
Phone: 512-267-1877
Tues - Fri 7:00 - 5:00 Takes most insurances

Saturday 8:00 - 12:00
WILLIAMSON COUNTY ANNEX Mon - Fri 7:00 - 6:00 $15 / child for under-or uninsured families
350 Discovery Blvd CEDAR PARK
Phone: 512-260-4240
Mon - Thurs 7:00 - 6:00 $15 / child for under-or uninsured families

7500 BLESSING AVE - AUSTIN             Phone 512-972-5520



By appointment only:   Start calling at 8AM!


BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE Ask for documentation so you can get proof to the school ASAP.

You can email it to or text an image of it to 512-571-3510



If your student does not receive immunizations because of a medical condition please have a physician send in a Medical Exemption, which are good for 1 year, unless it states otherwise.

You can also submit an Affidavit Exemption from Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience. These are good for 2 years. The link to receive one of those is attached below. Copy and paste this into your browser URL to order our exemption forms.

It is wise to order 5 for future use. Please take a screenshot of the site's confirmation or order placement and text it to us at 512-571-3510 until your forms arrive. 

Exemption forms must be notarized and taken to your child's campus and placed in their file. If you withdraw your student, please ask for it back when you come to withdraw your student.


Many of our students have allergies to foods, either from touch, ingestion, or even airborne ones from just being in the same room with the allergen. The most common are nuts, dairy, wheat, shrimp, and a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Our food service company does not serve anything with nuts in it for the protection of our students.

But, because families occasionally send in food with nuts for their own child, WE ARE NOT NUT FREE. We do not want anyone to let their guard down assuming that because our cafeterias do not serve it, there is no need to be vigilant. We are always vigilant. 

If your child has any food allergies or intolerances, please inform both the school nurse and your child's teachers. Click here for ALLERGY ACTION PLAN form in English.  For Spanish, click here for page 1 and click here for page 2 of the form in Spanish. Please fill them out fully and and bring to school.
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