Megan Benthall, MSN, RN
Welcome Back Mustangs!
This year is certainly going to be exciting and keeping us on our toes! I look forward to meeting our new 6th grade students and see all the familiar faces of our 7th and 8th grade students!
District COVID policies and dashboard are the most up to date at this link: https://www.hayscisd.net/domain/3736.
As a reminder, middle school students are not allowed to self-carry most medications at school. If your student needs medications during the school day, please register them with me in the front office. Medication forms are linked below.
Please reach out if you have any questions!
News from the Nurse
Hearing and Vision screenings are currently scheduled for October 19, 2021. All 7th grade students are required to be screened in addition to any new to district students. If your student wears assistive devices (glasses, contacts, hearing aids, etc), please ensure your student wears them or can access them on October 19, 2021. Please reach out if you have any questions.
Medications at School
Medication reminder: Students in middle school are allowed to self carry inhalers and epi-pens only. Please ensure we have the approprate authorizations on file for your student to self carry these medications if needed. All other medications must be kept in the nurse's office with the authorizations on file. Medication Authorizations and Action Plans can be found here:
- Medication Authorization
- Asthma Action Plan
- Food Allergy Action Plan
- Non-Food Allergy Action Plan
- Seizure Action Plan
All students must be up to date on vaccines or have a current, valid exemption form on file whether attending virtually or in person for the school year. Please visit here for a full list of Texas minimum vaccine requirements for school. Updated immunization records may be emailed to email@example.com. Exemption forms for immunizations can be requested here. If your student receives immunizations throughout the school year, please forward updated immunization records to the nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help getting vaccines? Click HERE for community resources for immunizations.
Hays County has FREE COVID-19 testing locations. Visit this site for more information: https://curative.com.