Jessica Soliz, RN
My name is Nurse Jessica and I'm excited about returning to Uhland for my second year as your school nurse!
My role as the school nurse is to support our students' education by promoting and maintaining good health, as well as taking care of acute injury and illness when it occurs.
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
- Medications at School
Medication reminder: If a student requires medication at school, please have a medical authorization completed and signed by parent and physician. Medication Authorizations and Action Plans can be found here:
Reminder: Please do not send Medication with students. Please deliver medications to Nurse. This is for the safety of all students. Below is district policy on guidelines for medication at school. Link to district page.
*Reminder cough drops are medication. They will need a 10 day short form.
All medication(s) must be in the originally marked labeled container and must be provided by the parent or guardian. All medications must be kept in the nurse’s office. All narcotics/controlled medication must be kept in the nurse’s office at all times. All medication to be administered by District staff shall be provided according to the Medication Policy FFAC. First doses of medications shall not be given at school. Expired Medications will not be given. No more than a 30-day supply of medications may be kept on campus.
Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medications
Are given according to instructions on the original label for up to 10 days with a parent written request on the Short Term Medication Authorization Form. If the OTC medication is to be given for longer than 10 days, or at a different dose/frequency than on the label, a physician’s order is required in addition to the parent written request on the Medication Authorization Form / En Español. Medications will ONLY be provided according to instructions on the label and for FDA approved uses unless further documentation is provided by the physician.
All students must be up to date on vaccines or have a current, valid exemption form on file whether attending virtually or in person for the school year. Please visit here for a full list of Texas minimum vaccine requirements for school. Updated immunization records may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Exemption forms for immunizations can be requested here. If your student receives immunizations throughout the school year, please forward updated immunization records to the nurse at email@example.com
Need help getting vaccines? Click HERE for community resources for immunizations.
Any students experiencing one of the following symptoms - loss of sense of taste/smell, cough, fever (100 or higher), vomiting, and/or a combo of the following headache, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, chills, nausea, diarrhea, nasal congestion MUST follow the Covid-like illness policy and obtain a Covid PCR test result before returning to school. Any student with a fever (100 or higher) I do recommend also getting tested for Flu during Flu season (October through March). Please forward all test results to the nurse or attendance prior to their return. If your student is not vaccinated against Covid and someone in the home tests positive, please contact the school nurse for information on the policy for their quarantine.
If Covid/Flu negative - your child may return once they are 24 hours free of fever/vomiting/diarrhea without the use of any fever reducing, antidiarrheal, or antiemetic medications. For gastric illnesses I do recommend keeping them home until they are able to tolerate regular food without experiencing vomiting/diarrhea/severe stomachache.
Please report all flu and covid positives to the nurse. Email the nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org
Health screenings (state/law required) Each year we have school wide vision and hearing screens for Kinder, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and for students in SPED or receiving other kinds of services (ex Speech). We also screen for Acanthosis Nigricans in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade. We will also screen for Scoliosis in 5th grade girls. Please email me if you have questions or your child loses/breaks their glasses and you need help getting a new exam/pair.
Affordable health care - if your child doesn't have medical insurance or is about to lose it I do have resources to help get them care when they need it.
Clothing Donations Needed
Accidents happen regardless of age that require a change of clothes. Spilled food, nosebleeds and unable to make it to the bathroom in time are just a few of the reasons our students need an extra outfit. We try to have a variety of sizes on hand to help get students back to class. Our Clothing Closet in the clinic is always in need of gently used pants/shorts. Elastic waist clothing is preferred as it fits a variety of sizes and is free of snaps/buttons/zippers which can be difficult for some students. Donations are always welcome.