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Mrs. Lancaster – School Nurse

The school Nurse at Lexington Park is a full time Registered Nurse (BSN), a member of the National Association of School Nurses; and the PTA and wellness committee at LPES.  The School nurses goal is to strengthen the educational process by monitoring and supporting the health of students.  Your School Nurse is a valuable resource for health education, screening for medical conditions, and connecting with community resources. Please contact her during regular school hours or via email (lklancaster@smcps.org) with any concerns or questions regarding your child.

St. Mary’s Health Dept. back to school walk in vaccination clinics: Sat. Aug 25th, 2018 10-2 and Friday Sept. 21, 2018, 8am to 4 *closed from 12:00-1:00. (301)475-4330 for info.

Attendance:  Good attendance helps children do well in school and eventually in the workplace.  Missing 10% of school days, or just 2 days each month, can put children at risk of academic failure.  Studies have shown that attendance patterns are learned in KG and 1st grade, however, it is never too late to make school attendance the priority.   

Report student absence:  (1) Online (on the LPES home page you will see the link to report a student absence) (2) Call the school, or (3) send a note when your child returns.  Please call to speak with the school in advance if your student is going to be absent. 

Illness:  If your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease such as Strep throat, pink eye, or other condition that can be contagious/spread, please share the information with the School Nurse.  If your child has a fever above 100.4, please keep them home to rest and recover.  They should be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducers (Tylenol or Motrin) before they return to school. 

Avoiding the Flu- The number one way to prevent getting the flu is to be immunized every year.  The St. Mary’s County Public Schools, St. Mary’s County Health Dept., and Maryland Partnership for Prevention will be providing injectable flu vaccines to all elementary and Middle school students.  The goal of this initiative is to reduce absenteeism.  The proposed date for the vaccines is Oct. 18, 2018.  Permission slips must be completed and returned for a student to be immunized at school.  Good handwashing; not touching the eyes, nose, and mouth; avoiding other people who are sick; good sleep habits and good nutrition are other preventive measures that may help one avoid the flu.  

Forms and Websites

  • www.studentInsurance-KK.com
    • St. Mary's County Public Schools has selected the Student Insurance Plan from K&K Insurance to make reliable coverage available to parents.  Coverage may be purchased at any time during the school year by visiting