Megan Benthall, RN

  • This site will link you to school medication forms and general health information. I'm here as a resource for your student's health needs while at school, so please feel free to contact me with any questions by phone or email. 

     

News from the Nurse

  • Immunizations

    Incoming 7th grade students are required to have one dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate on or after the student's 11th birthday and a Tdap booster if 5 years have passed since the last dose prior to the start of the school year. Please visit here for a full list of Texas minimum vaccine requirements for school. Updated immunization records may be emailed to megan.benthall@hayscisd.net. Exemption forms for immunizations can be requested here. All students must be up to date with immunizations or have a current exemption form on file prior to the start of the school year. Please reach out with any questions. 

    Need help getting vaccines? Click HERE for community resources for immunizations.

    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:

    Wellness

    Questions about COVID-19? Please visit the CDC website, the Texas Health Department website, or the Hays CISD website for more information. Please reach out if you have any questions.

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    Health Screenings

    Hearing and Vision screen will be performed during the fall semester and are required for all 7th grade students. Spinal screenings will be performed during the fall semester and are required for all 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys. Parents will be notified of any need for follow up with a specialist. If you have any questions about the results, please reach out to the school nurse.

    Health Promotion

    Please visit the CDC website for more information on vaping associated health issues and lung injuries. 

     

     

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