Ashley Zottarelli, RN
Hello Explorers! I am excited to be back at Tobias for another year! Nurse office hours on school days are 7am to 3:30 pm. Please stop by my office on Meet the Teacher Night to say Hello. Feel free to drop medications and orders that evening. Anyone needing to update shot records, must bring these BEFORE the first day of school. Please speak with our PIEMS clerk if you have more questions on this.
For those who are new here, I have over 13 years of experience as a pediatric nurse and am working on my 7th year as a Hays school nurse. I'm living as a San Martian Mermaid with 4 rescue fur babies (2 dogs & 2 cats) and a varying number of backyard toads, all of which I name Timothy. I enjoy gardening, listening to podcasts, and painting in my free time.
News from the Nurse
Immunizations - PreK, Kinder and 7th grade are the years that big immunizations are due. If you are unsure about your student's shot records, please contact us and/or their doctor. ** I cannot guarantee placement into a class for Meet the Teacher Night at this point but we will do our best as kids continue to enroll.
Please do not send medications in students pockets or belongings for them to take later. Medication includes, but is not limited to, things such as Inhalers, Tums, or Lactaid. We must have a note from the parent and medication in its original container in the nurse office. Anything to be given longer than 10 days or for a reason that doesn't align with the medication use/district policy does require physician orders.
NEW STUDENTS, parents you may fill out my questionnaires to the right when you enroll your child. Medication forms can be found on the district's main Student Health Page.
Health screenings (state/law required) - October 17 and 18 we will have school wide Vision and hearing screens for PreK, Kinder, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and Sped Kids. We also screen for Acanthosis Nigricans in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade. November 17 we will screen for Scoliosis in 5th grade girls. Please email me if you have questions or your child loses their glasses and you do not have insurance - I can give you a voucher for one exam and one pair.
St. David's Dental Buses! Coming to Tobias Sept 27 & 28th! More info to come!
Ashley Zottarelli, RN
Tobias Elementary School
512-268-8437, EXT. 47404 or 47483
Please use the links below to help me prepare for your child
During the school year please fill this out, Student Illness Questionnaire, when your child is needing to stay home.
Information for parents (click me)
Información para los padres (Haz click en mi)