Message from the CRES Nurse

  • I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I started my career working on the Mother/Baby unit at Seton Medical Center. Over the course of my 7 years there, I also became a breastfeeding educator. After staying home with my children for several years, I then transitioned to working in an OB/GYN office setting. I am married with three children, a 9 year old and 6 year old twins. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and listening to music. I am looking forward to my new role at Camino Real Elementary!

    Me gradué de la Universidad de Texas en Austin con una Licenciatura en Ciencias de Enfermería. Comencé mi carrera trabajando en la unidad Madre/Bebé del Centro Médico Seton. Durante mis 7 años allí, también me convertí en educadora sobre lactancia materna. Después de quedarme en casa con mis hijos durante varios años, hice la transición a trabajar en un consultorio de obstetricia y ginecología. Estoy casado y tengo tres hijos, uno gemelo de 9 años y 6 años. En mi tiempo libre disfruto pasar tiempo con mi familia y escuchar música. ¡Estoy deseando asumir mi nuevo puesto en la Primaria Camino Real!

    Margarette Velázquez: BSN, RN

News from the Nurse


    • Medication reminder: If a student requires medication at school, please have a medical authorization completed and signed by parents and a physician. Medication Authorizations can be found here:

    Medication Authorization Form

    10 Day Medication Authorization Form

    Please do not send medication into the students’ pockets or belongings for them to take later. Medications must be kept in the nurse's office. Any medications at school needed longer than 10 days needs parent and physician authorization, must be unexpired, and must come with their original prescription label. Short-term medication, for less than 10 days, needs parent authorization and we must follow labeled instructions. 

    • All students with asthma, severe allergies, and those who have seizures will need an updated asthma action plan, seizure action plan, and/or allergy action plan from their physician for this school year. If your student has seizures, we will also need the seizure questionnaire form to be filled out. Please use the links below to find these forms:

    Asthma Action Plan

    Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

    Seizure Action Plan

    Seizure Questionnaire

    • Health screenings are required by Texas state law. Each year we have school wide vision and hearing screenings for PreK, Kinder, 1st, 3rd, 5th as well as students that need a screen for other reasons. We also screen for Acanthosis Nigricans in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade. In the fall, we screen for Scoliosis in 5th grade girls. Please email me if you have questions or if your child loses/breaks their glasses and you need help getting a new exam/pair.
    • If you need medical insurance, food, transportation assistance, please check out
    • Students with no insurance but needing medical care can be seen by Lirios Pediatrics on South Congress in Austin. Follow the link for more information
    • Use the links to the left for any further information. IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Margarette Velazquez, RN

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