Sally Durant, RN & Carolyn Ramirez, LVN
Sally Durant, BSN, RN
Hello! I'm Sally Durant, RN, the newest member of the nursing team at Hays High School. I started at the tail end of the 2019-20 school year just before we were hit by Covid-19. Prior to becoming a school nurse, I spent 11 years in Navy medicine as an Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC). I graduated from Texas State University with my BSN and I have two small children in the Hays CISD school district. Community health is a passion of mine ever since working with the Marines. I enjoy caring for and seeing the same faces regularly, while concentrating on maintaining good health within our student body. I'm very excited to start this journey with Hays High School. Please reach out to me if you are ever in need of help.
Carolyn Ramirez, LVN
My name is Carolyn Ramirez, LVN and I have been employed with Hays CISD since 2005, specifically at HHS since 2007. I graduated from the LVN program at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX in 1998. I have two children who have attended Hays CISD since their kinder year...my son is a 2018 graduate from HHS and my daughter is currently a student at HHS. From cheering on our favorite sports teams, to outings on the boat for a fishing trip...I enjoy every second I get to spend with my family! I look 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 nurses' 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 Nurses
Welcome back!! We're excited to see you! Remember to stay updated on current recommendations for coronavirus, including hand washing, covering coughs, and remaining home when feeling sick. In an abundance of caution, parents/guardians of students with medical conditions or special needs should proactively check with their doctor for recommendations on how to proceed, in the event that a COVID-19 case should arise in the area involving your child. Further information can be found on the Hays CISD district website at https://www.hayscisd.net/coronavirus and Center for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov.
As a reminder, any medications should always be checked in with the nurses for the school year with doctors orders. Medication forms can be accessed from the link on this page or obtained from school nurses. If your student has special needs or accommodations for health issues, please contact us.
FLU VACCINE CLINIC: Friday, October 23, 2020 at Hays for both on campus and virtual students! Please turn in consents to nurse via paper copy or scanned email by Wednesay, October 21, 2020.
Remember to get flu shots, cough and sneeze into your shirt to contain bacteria/viruses, wash your hands, and stay home when sick!
Stay healthy, Hays!