Metropolitan School District of
Lawrence Township

Phone: (317) 423-8200

Health Services

The MSD of Lawrence Township recognizes that good health is essential to effective learning.  All of our schools are staffed with a licensed nurse equipped to meet the needs of our students.  The role of the school nurse is to manage and administer medication, care for students who have been injured or become ill during the school day, and facilitate care of students with acute or chronic health conditions.

Contact Information

Located at the MSD of Lawrence Township Education and Community Center
6501 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236

Coordinator of Nursing Services, Mandy Ernest RN, BSN
Office: (317) 423-8339
Fax: (317) 543-3534


Important Immunization Information

Indiana state law requires all student  to have an up to date immunization record,  religious exemption letter or medical exemption letter on file before the start of school.  Please give a copy of your student’s updated records to the Welcome Center at the Lawrence Education and Community Center or your school nurse before the first day of school.
 
Please note that if your student is starting Kindergarten, 6th or 12th grade they may need additional immunizations.  For more information on required immunizations for the 2016-2017 school year please see the following forms.

2016-17 School Immunization Requirements

2016-17 School Immunization Requirements - Spanish
 
If you are unsure about your student's immunization status, you may access your student's immunization record in Skyward Family Access under Health Info. If you need a parent username and password to Skyward Family Access, please click here.

Please follow the links to find the religious exemption letter and medical exemption letter. Medical must be signed by a physician. 
 

 

                                                                            
July 2016
 
Dear Families,

It is our pleasure to begin the sixth year of our expanded partnership with Community Health Network.  The MSD of Lawrence Township School Nurses are members of the Community Health Network Nursing Department. Our children and families are very fortunate to have the expanded health resources offered by Community Health Network available to provide care.

Healthy children perform at their best.  A student who becomes ill during school hours will be taken to the school clinic.  If it is necessary to send the child home because of illness, the family will be notified.  It is very important that current, up-to-date contact information be provided in case of a medical emergency.  If you have not already done so, please complete the Emergency Medical Form provided in your registration packet.  This form will ensure that your nurse is aware of all of your child’s health care needs.
 
Please be aware that the clinic follows guidelines set forth by the Indiana State Department of Health.  Children will be sent home with a temperature over 100 degrees F and must be fever-free and symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school.  To protect all children from the possible spread of disease, please keep your child home if the following symptoms are present: fever greater than 100 degrees F, diarrhea, red or inflamed eyes, vomiting, or undiagnosed skin rash.
 
Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent illness.  It is important to wash hands before and after a meal, after playing outside, when using the restroom and whenever hands get dirty. Please encourage your child to cough and sneeze into his/her elbow or use a tissue.  Together we can help keep our children healthy and in school. 

As always, the health of your child is of utmost importance to us.  Please don’t hesitate to contact your Community Health Network School Nurse with any questions or concerns you may have. 
Best wishes for a healthy school year,

 
Lorrie Ramsey, MS, BSN, RN                                                        Mandy Ernest BSN, RN
Director of Nursing                                                                        Coordinator of Nursing Services
Community Health Network                                                           MSD of Lawrence Township
lramsey@ecommunity.com                                                            amandaernest@msdlt.k12.in.us