Megan Benthall, MSN, RN
Happy Spring Mustangs!
As we approach the final semester of the 2020-2021 school year, there are so many exciting things going on, and it is usually quite busy! Our school district has made the decision to continuing wearing masks at school, so please ensure your student has a clean mask each day and an extra in case it is needed.
If you have any incoming 7th grader for the 2021-2022 school year, you may have received an immunization notice from me. Two vaccines are required to enter 7th grade, Tdap/Td and Meningococcal Conjugate. If you believe that your student has received these vaccines, please email an updated immunization record to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your student has a medical exemption or you choose an exemption for reasons of conscience and you received a letter, please reach out to me to discuss what documentation is needed. All students (virtual or in person) must be compliant on immunizations (with documentation of vaccines or exemptions) at the start of the school year and during the school year. A full list of required vaccines can be viewed here.
Please reach out if you have any questions!
Please click here for previously shared change in illness policies.
News from the Nurse
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.
Health Screenings for this school year are currently to be determined.