Traci Ornelas, RN
My name is Nurse Traci and I am looking forward to my second year as the school nurse for Pfluger students. I am here to insure your child is safe and healthy while minimizing time spent away from the classroom. Most of all I want them to feel safe and secure and know that someone cares about them and will always listen to their complaints. Sometimes a little TLC is all that is needed to enable them to have a great day of learning. I have 30 years of experience as a pediatric nurse, most of which was spent taking care of children with cancer and other serious chronic illnesses. I have an extensive background in immunology, rheumatology and allergy conditions and managed a hospital-based clinic for critically ill children for 6 years. I live in Martindale with my husband and two daughters and enjoy baking, gardening and painting.
I would like to assure you that medical information about your child is treated as confidential by the nurses and all school staff. We do not share information about your child with outside parties nor can we discuss health concerns of any other student with you.
I thank all the parents, teachers, staff and students who helped me keep the school healthy and safe last year! Email is the easiest way to reach me but feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for trusting me with the care of your children!
News from the Nurse
****End of year medication pick up: If your child has medication in the clinic, please make arrangements to pick it up by the end of the school day on May 25. Any medication not picked up will be disposed of per Hays CISD guidelines.***
Look for pink envelopes in your students' backpack. They contain letters regarding immunizations, referrals or medical forms for the upcoming school year.
Is your child ready for school? Nurses monitor required immunizations, perform mandated health screenings, track communicable diseases, plan for emergencies and provide direct care to students. Please check your email for messages from me about immunizations, medications, allergies and conditions. All students with asthma and severe allergies will need an updated asthma action plan and/or allergy action plan from their physician for this school year. Please use the links to the left to learn more about the Hays CISD District Health Services and to access medication forms.
Traci Ornelas, RN
Pfluger Elementary School