Spread of COVID-19 is still happening in Cuyahoga County and in the City of Lakewood. This is why it is so important for all students and staff to adhere to the key public health prevention strategies to reduce the chance for transmission of COVID-19, including:
Wearing a face mask. All staff and Pre-K-12 students must wear a face mask at all times while in a District building or on school grounds. Medical documentation must be on file if a student is unable to tolerate a mask.
Physical distancing of at least 6 feet when feasible, 3 feet minimum.
Frequent hand washing with soap and water; hand sanitizing when soap and water are not available
Staying home when you do not feel well. Parents/guardians must complete a health evaluation including temperature measurement on their child(ren) prior to coming to school each day or attending a school function including athletics.
Disinfecting high-touch surfaces regularly to include doorknobs, light switches, counters, keyboards and phones
Not sharing food, drinks, cups and utensils
If your child has tested positive for COVID19 or has been directly exposed to someone diagnosed to COVID19:
If your child or someone in your home is being tested for COVID-19, please keep all students home from school until test results have been received.
If you have questions or want more information about COVID-19, please visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Health website at www. ccbh.net/covid-19-school-guidance or call them Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 216-201-2000.
The Intersection of Health and Education
School-based health care revolutionizes the way children and adolescents access health care services!
To help ensure the continued good health of our students, various health screenings occur throughout the year. General vision, hearing, and dental screenings are performed on various age groups based on Ohio Department of Health recommendations. Health Center staff will notify parents if a comprehensive examination by a health care provider is recommended. If you do not want your child/children to participate in health screenings, you must notify the school in writing stating your specific wishes. Comprehensive examinations may be obtained through private health care providers or by one of the District's many on-site health partners.
On-Site Health Care Partners
The Cleveland Clinic Medical Clinic at Lakewood High School is open and ready to serve the needs of the Lakewood community! Visits are paid for through your child's insurance provider. If your child does not have insurance, a Cleveland Clinic financial counselor will assist you in exploring assistance possibilities. Please contact 216-221-5379 for an appointment.
What conditions are treated and which services are offered at the medical clinic?
- Well Child Care
- Sports Physicals
- Pediatric Psychiatry and mental health counseling
- Routine follow up visits for conditions such as asthma, ADHD, mental health concerns, etc.
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Ear and throat infections
- Minor bumps and cuts
- Seasonal allergies
- Adolescent sexual management
- Skin rashes
- Simple sprains and strains
- Sinus infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Upper respiratory tract infections
Does your child have asthma?
Lakewood City Schools has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to help students who have asthma and/or breathing difficulties. The Clinic created the My Asthma School Care (MASC) to help minimize your child's asthma symptoms and support healthy breathing. To enroll in the MASC program, please contact the Medical Clinic at LHS at 216-221-5379.
Smile Programs…the Mobile Dentists can provide both preventative and restorative care. Preventive care consists of a complete dental examination (cleaning, x-rays, and a fluoride treatment). Restorative care may include fillings, extractions of infected baby teeth, pulpotomy (treatment of the nerves inside of baby teeth) and/or crowns. Dental services are paid for through your insurance provider. Smile Programs can provide free preventative services to families who need financial assistance or subsidized fees for those who qualify. Contact the district nurse for additional information.
Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) – Dental Sealant Program provides free dental sealants for students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are painted on the biting surfaces of the back teeth by a dental hygienist and dental assistant. Sealants block food and bacteria from entering the narrow grooves of the teeth where decay is most likely to occur. Students are re-checked during 3rd and 7th grade to make sure sealants are still present. New sealants are placed if the student has new teeth or a sealant fell off.
Health Services Staff Members
Kathleen Corrigan, BSN, BSEd, MS, RN, LSN
Nurse Corrigan provides oversight to each school's Health Center. Health Centers are staffed daily with trained Educational Aides.
Lakewood High School
Educational Aide: Sheila Sabol
Garfield Middle School
Educational Aide: Dianne Shoemaker
Harding Middle School
Educational Aide: Denise McGuire
Emerson Elementary School
Educational Aide: Susan Hirsch
Grant Elementary School
Educational Aide: Bridget Jablonski
Harrison Elementary School
Educational Aide: Eileen Revolinsky
Hayes Elementary School
Educational Aide: Maureen Yantek
Horace Mann Elementary
Educational Aide: Anne Egut
Lincoln Elementary School
Educational Aide: Katie Dieter
Roosevelt Elementary School
Educational Aide: Diana Kantor
|Taft School of Innovation
Educational Aide: Melissa Diemert
Health Services Calendar
Substance Abuse Information:
Ohio Substance Abuse Resources for Students
Bed Bug Information:
Cuyahoga County Bed Bug Task Force - Bed Bug Identification and Treatment Information
Bed Bug Do's and Don'ts
District Action Plan
Head Lice Information:
Head Lice; A Clinical Report - American Academy of Pediatrics
Head Lice Management in the School Setting - National Association of School Nurses
Lakewood City Schools follows the school-aged vaccination requirements established by The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Immunization Program. The ODH Immunization Program seeks to prevent 17 vaccine-preventable diseases (listed below) with currently available vaccines.
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
Haemophilus influenzae type b
Measles, mumps and rubella
Varicella (chicken pox)
Please click the link below to view current immunization requirements:
Ohio Immunization Requirements K-12
Ohio Immunization Requirements Pre-K
Objection to Immunization
Per OHIO STATUTE 3313.671, a pupil who presents a written statement of his parent or guardian in which the parent or guardian objects to the immunization for good cause, including religious
convictions, is not required to be immunized.
Per OHIO STATUTE 3313.671 Section 3313.671 part (4): A child whose physician certifies in writing that such immunization is medically contraindicated is not required to be immunized. You must have a signed statement from your physician stating the medical condition and attach it to a Statement of Objection form.
Exemption status does not limit or impair the right of a board of education of the school district to make and enforce rules to secure immunization against poliomyelitis, rubeola, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus of the pupils under its jurisdiction.
During the course of an outbreak of any of the aforementioned vaccine preventable diseases, a student named on a Statement of Objection form is subject to exclusion from school for the duration of the outbreak as guided by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. This action is necessary not only to protect this student, but the remainder of the students and faculty of the school.
A Statement of Objection form may be obtained from the Health Center at your child's school.
Lakewood Schools' medication procedure is designed to ensure the health and safety of all students. Prescribed and over-the-counter medications will only be dispensed to those students providing the required authorization forms. See Medication Authorization Forms. A medication authorization form must be completed for each medication. Forms must be renewed each school year.
Under no circumstances will medication be administered if the appropriate forms, signed and dated, are not submitted. Medication must to be in the original container.
All prescription medications must be dispensed from the Health Center. Students are prohibited from carrying any prescription medication with the exception of rescue inhalers, epinephrine auto injectors, or insulin. Students must provide written authorization from a physician to carry a rescue inhaler, epinephrine auto injector or insulin. See Medication Authorization Forms.
Over the counter medications must be dispensed through the Health Center at the elementary and middle school levels. Students attending Lakewood High School may carry over the counter medication if an appropriate authorization form is on file. See Medication Authorization Forms.
Health Care Action Plans
It is recommended that a health care action plan be developed for students with chronic medical conditions. If your child has diabetes, a seizure disorder, asthma, or a severe, life-threatening allergy, please have your child's physician complete the appropriate health care action plan. See Health Care Action Plans.
Please contact Nurse Corrigan to discuss the need to develop an individualized health care action plan.