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health and safety

LPS is committed to the health and safety of our students. This page offers tips on how to stay healthy and safe throughout the school year. 

Bed Bugs

The common bed bug is a small insect that feeds on human blood, primarily at night when people are sleeping. Adult bed bugs have flat, oval, wingless, rusty-red-colored bodies. Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed, and hide easily in cracks in furniture, floors, and walls. In recent years, bed bugs have made a comeback in the U.S. and are increasingly being encountered in homes, apartments, hotels and motels.

Click here to learn more about how to recognize and respond to a bed bug infestation. 

STOPit App

LPS uses the STOPit App to give students and staff an anonymous way to report suspicious or criminal activities. It allows our district officers to work quickly and discreetly in situations where someone is not comfortable providing tips in person. 

Click here to learn more about the app. 

Flu Season

Every year, flu season puts students at risk for catching the disease. Please be aware of the signs and symptoms of the flu virus and take appropriate steps to prevent it, such as receiving a flu vaccine and wiping down potentially infected areas with cleaning supplies. 

Click here for information from the Center for Disease Control on how to recognize the difference between the flu and a cold. If you or a doctor suspect your child may have the flu, we ask they stay home to prevent the disease from spreading. 

Vaping and Tobacco

LPS is a smoke free campus, including all vaping and e-cigarette devices. Tobacco is especially harmful to young people, and the health effects of vaping are not fully understood. However, multiple reports have suggested connections between vaping and negative health consequences. Please respect the space of others by not smoking or vaping on or near any LPS campus. 

Click here for information from the Center for Disease Control about the effects of vaping.