Amanda Brady, RN
This is my second year as the school nurse at Science Hall Elementary. I have been a registered nurse for 4 years with a background in High Risk Labor and Delivery and Geriatric Home Health. I also have a background in EMS and have worked in both non-emergency and emergency ambulance systems since 2004. My husband and I live here in Kyle with our 2 daughters, one of which is a student here at Science Hall Elementary. Although I know this year will have it's challenges, I am excited to see how the Science Hall Suns will SHINE bright! I am looking forward to a great year!
School nursing is a professional registered nursing specialty that involves identification, assessment, prevention, and intervention to remedy or modify students' health needs. The nurse's goal is to promote the optimum health of students and the students' abilities to achieve their individual educational goals.
Nurses monitor required immunizations, perform mandated health screenings, track communicable diseases, plan for emergencies and provide direct care to students. Please use the links to the left to learn more about the Hays CISD District Health Services.
We 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.
News from the Nurse
Flu Season will be upon us soon! Don't forget to have your child vaccinated for the flu! The sooner the better! We are working on have an ON SITE flu clinic for our students at some point between Oct. 19-Oct. 30th. Details will be sent out as soon as they are available.
Parents/guardians are expected to screen their students for COVID-19 symptoms each day prior to sending their student to school (including temp check). Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school on campus if the child has COVID-19 symptoms
- Temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
- Sore throat
- New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline.
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
- New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
If your child has any of the above symptoms, is lab-confirmed with COVID-19 OR has been tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting results, do not send him/her to campus and contact me. Instead your child may receive remote instruction until conditions for re-entry are met. Please also do not send your child to school if a household member has tested positive or is awaiting COVID-19 test results.
Currently there are 3 ways a student may return to campus if they have any COVID like symptoms:
- 10 days have passed since symptoms began AND improvement in symptoms AND 24 hours fever free (without the use of fever reducing medication) *ALL 3 must be met with this option
- They are cleared by a physician to return to school
- The student has had a negative PCR test result indicating symptoms were not due to COVID-19. A rapid antigen test will NOT be accepted.
What can you do to prevent COVID-19?
- Wash hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same.
- If no soap and water are available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.