Jill Wenzel, RN

  • Hello Navigators!
    My name is Nurse Jill and I'm excited to be returning to Negley for my second year as your school nurse! I received my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and I'm currently in school working on my MSN with The University of Texas at Arlington. I have been an RN for 16 years. In my first 13 years, I worked at Seton Medical Center and Dell Children's Medical Center Austin in the NICU. I was a transport and high-risk neonatal nurse while working there. For the past 3 years, I've been an elementary school nurse in the Hays district. I live here in Kyle with my husband, our two children; Luke (8yo) and Brooklyn (4yo), and our 2 Boston Terriers, Walker & Leia! My son Luke will be back as a Navigator; he will be in 2nd grade! Thank you to the teachers, staff, and parents for a great year last year even with all the challenges! 

    Parents: If you are needing anything from me, please do not hesitate to call or send me an email. My door is always open!

    Let's work together to have an amazing, healthy and safe school year! 

    Jill Wenzel, BSN, RN

News from the Nurse

  • Dear NES Parent or Guardian:

    Please read below for some import information regarding Student Health Services.

    • If your student needs to take prescription medication during the school day we must have a medication authorization from your child’s doctor. We will also need an emergency action plan for any student with severe allergic reactions, asthma, seizures or any other condition needing an emergency medication kept at school. These forms must be completed for each new school year.
    • If your student is seen in the nurse clinic I will make personal communication with you via call or email for minor needs. If the situation is more serious or we need to have a conversation I will call you. Please make sure we have the most updated phone number in our system to reach you in the event of illness or emergency. Updated phone numbers can be emailed toNES.Attendance@hayscisd.net

    Policy changes are based on guidance from TEA and the health department/CDC. Keep in mind that COVID continues to be a fluid situation and some changes to our policies may occur during the school year. Thank you in advance for your patience as I continue to navigate these guidelines and help keep your students and our school safe.

     

    • If your student is staying home ill, you must call or email me so that we can have a conversation regarding your child’s health and clearance to return to campus.
    • If your student is sent home sick, they will need to follow the COVID protocol to be cleared for school.

    Option 1: Student will stay home for 10 days isolation and symptoms must improve and student must be fever free for 24 hours

    Option 2: Student will see their doctor to receive an alternate diagnosis and symptoms must improve and be fever free for 24 hours (their doctor may or may not COVID test).

    Option 3: Student will have a negative PCR test and symptoms must improve and be fever free for 24 hours.

     **RAPID COVID TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR RETURN TO CAMPUS**

    • *District Quarantine Policy* If your student is identified as a close contact here at school: while we highly encourage COVID close contact students to quarantine for the 7-10 day period, students are not required to quarantine. If you choose not to quarantine, please monitor your child for symptoms and notify me of any changes in their health.
    • *NEWEST District Quarantine Policy* If a student is identified as a close contact for a positive case in their home:

              A Student is required to quarantine for a minimum of 7 full days if exposed to a positive person in their household. If they are able to fully isolate from the positive                    person; they can test (PCR test required not rapid) on day 5 and come back on day 8. If unable to fully isolate from the positive person their quarantine period will not              start until after the positive person’s 10 days of isolation is complete.

    • Also please email NES.Attendance@hayscisd.net explaining your child’s absence so that it can be coded correctly and they can be excused.

    Please contact me for any questions or concerns.

    Let’s have a happy and healthy year!

    Nurse Jill

    jill.wenzel@hayscisd.net

    512.268.8501

     

    Please contact me for any questions or concerns.

photo of nurse

Contact Me