Sally Durant, RN & Carolyn Ramirez, LVN
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). My favorite part was living in Okinawa, Japan for 3 years and working in the Emergency Room of our Naval Hospital on Camp Lester. In addition to this, I also have experience working on a Medical/Surgical unit, as an EMT on an ambulance, and as a general unlicensed practitioner on a Primary Care Team. With the birth of my two children, I left the service and pursued a career in Nursing. I graduated from Texas State University and have enjoyed living in Kyle with my family for the last 5 years. Community health has become a passion of mine ever since working with 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.
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
The month of October is an excellent time to schedule your annual Flu Shot! The flu vaccine can be obtained at your local medical provider's office, our school based W.E.L.L. clinic, and various other clinics in the community.
State required annual scoliosis/vision/hearing screenings are currently underway for all freshman and students new to the district.