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Health Room

Welcome to the LSHS Health Room! 

Jennifer Rimert, BSN RN

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Jen graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School, Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing, and Eastern Mennonite University. She is currently enrolled in Eastern University’s graduate nursing program. She has been a nurse for 20 years with a background primarily in Post-op Cardiac Surgery at Lancaster General Hospital. She also worked in Non-Invasive Cardiology and spent some time on the IV Team at the hospital as well. She began working at L-S in 2017 as a substitute para-educator and substitute nurse and transitioned into the High School Nurse role in November of 2021.

Jen has always wanted to work in the school setting, wanting to be a teacher for years. But, after beginning college courses, she decided to go into Nursing. She feels she now gets the best of both worlds – helping others as a school nurse and having the opportunity to teach students about health-related topics. She enjoys interacting with the students she cares for and encouraging them through their high school years.

Jen lives in the District with her husband and two boys who attend L-S. She loves spending time with her family, especially cheering her boys on in sports, and their family vacations in Florida. She also enjoys cooking, baking, running, and being outside.

Medications in School - Procedure

We discourage the administration of medication during school hours or during school events. However, if your medical provider decides it is necessary for your child to receive a medication during the school day or other school event, his/her approval and specific directions must be provided to the school. The PA State Law and the medication policy of Lampeter-Strasburg School District requires the written order of a physician/ dentist/CRNP/PA's and the written authorization of the parent/guardian for a nurse to administer both over the counter (OTC) or prescription medications. 

Medications must be in the original container for OTC or in a properly labeled, pharmacy-prepared container with the following information: Name, Address, Telephone, and Federal DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) Number of the Pharmacy; Student’s Name, Directions for Use (dosage, frequency and time of administration, route, special instructions); Name and Registration Number of the Licensed Prescriber; Prescription Serial Number; Date Originally Filled; Name of Medication and Amount Dispensed. 

All medication must be dropped off by a parent/guardian or designated adult. Medication may not be transported by students unless a doctor completes a self-administration form and consent to carry is approved by the school nurse.

The nurse may only accept a 30-day supply of the medication that a child is taking.

The authorization is good for the current school year only. Unused medication should be collected from the school. Any uncollected medicine will be destroyed at the end of the school year or at the end of the prescribed duration of administration, whichever is sooner.

School Health Program

Throughout the school year, the school nurse will conduct various health screenings in accordance with state mandates. Immunization and health records are compiled and maintained throughout a student's educational career. The parent has access to the student's most recent screenings through PowerSchool.

The health room personnel will provide basic first aid and care. If a child becomes ill or injured during the school day, the nurse will assess the student, provide appropriate care, and will communicate with a parent or guardian if the child is seriously injured or ill.

The school nurse is not licensed to diagnose. The school nurse welcomes questions from students and parents. However, the health room is not to be used as a replacement for medical care from your family healthcare provider.


  • Height and weight for all students each year (9-12)
  • BMI and BMI percentage for all students each year (9-12)
  • Vision screening for all students each year (9-12)
  • Hearing screening in grade 11 and for all learning support students
  • Physicals in grade 11. See School Physical Notification Form and School Physical Form


Children may not attend school if they exhibit any of the following:

  • Temperature of 100 degrees or higher. Student needs to be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea within 24 hours before school. Students must be vomit-free and free of episodes of diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. 
  • Contagious conditions such as, but not limited to COVID, flu, strep throat, pink eye, impetigo, scabies, or ringworm

If a child is sick with any of the above symptoms or is contagious, it is the responsibility of the parent or other person(s) listed on the emergency form to pick the child up from school without delay. 

If you have any questions about your child's health, please feel free to contact the school nurse.



Please contact Jennifer Rimert by email or by phone  at 717 464-3311, extension 2012, with questions or concerns.

Fax: 717 358-1075