Hernandez Middle School Nurse
Maribel Robinson, RN-BSN
Taking Medicine at School
If you need to take medication at school, you must bring in a completed, signed copy of the “Request to Dispense Medication” Form along with the medicine in its original container. Additional guidelines appear on the form.
For students who have physician permission to self-manage, emergency medications only, please have your physician complete a copy of Student Directed Treatment. Parent signs the form, as well, and bring completed form to school nurse.
Parents please check your student’s immunization record to be sure minimum requirements are met.
New Requirements for Incoming 7th and 8th grader
VARICELLA (CHICKEN POX) DOSE #2 – unless child had chicken pox disease, signed form needed (ask nurse)
TDAP – within the last 5 years
Current Immunization Record on File
A current immunization record must be on file. If you have questions or need help in locating a clinic that gives these immunizations please call the school nurse 512-424-8817. If minimum immunization requirements are not complete, your student will be withdrawn from school.
Hearing, Vision & Spinal Screenings will be done during this year for all students new to the district. Vision, Hearing, and the Texas Risk Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes Screenings are done for all 7th graders, while Spinal Screenings are done for all 6th graders. A physician’s record of these screenings must be on file with the school nurse if you do not want these screenings performed at school.
Please remember to keep all phone numbers and addresses up-to-date with the front office staff, registrar, and the nurse’s office in case of emergencies.
Parents, please help your student to eat a healthy breakfast before coming to school or encourage them to eat free breakfast in the cafeteria before school. Breakfast is free everyday for all students at Hernandez Middle School. Eating breakfast is one of the most important things to do to prepare for the school day. Some examples of quick and easy breakfast menus are: bagels, peanut butter, muffins, juices, yogurts, fruit, and granola bars. Proper nutrition, regular exercise and good hygiene habits help us all feel better, and help to reduce the frequency of illness.
Hand washing is one of the single most important ways to decrease the spread of infectious illnesses. Hands should be washed after using the restroom, after sneezing and coughing, and before preparing food. Hot soapy water should be used. Personal hygiene is important during the adolescent years as bodies are growing and changing.
Regular and adequate sleep are important in staying healthy and ready to learn. It is recommended that your student gets 10 hours of sleep each night in order to do their best in school. Regular exercise is a necessary daily requirement. We must get moving in order to live healthy productive lives. Make exercise a fun family time.