FBISD School Health Services program is dedicated to creating a culture of wellness that supports student success.
My name is Evelyn Farghaly and I'm the Registered Nurse here at Hodges Bend MS. I have been a nurse for close to 14 years now and it has been my professional passion and dream job since I can remember. I have worked with all age groups and have even been the assistant director of nursing at a long-term care and rehabilitation unit. My hope as the school nurse here at HBMS is to assist in students' physical, mental and social growth by providing health service programs that assess, evaluate and improve the health of students and staff and the community in which we live, work and play in.
Please contact me regarding your student's health issues and concerns, hospitalizations and/or treatment changes. If you have any concerns or questions feel free to reach out by phone or email and know that I look forward to helping in any way I can.
Please make sure to keep your student home if they have had any of these symptoms in the last 24 hours:
- Fever over 100
- 2 or more episodes of diarrhea
- Has taken fever reducing medication within the last 24 hours
ATTENTION: All sixth-grade students who will be entering seventh grade in the coming school year will be required to show proof of having received all three of the following three vaccines:
- The Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis)
- The meningococcal vaccine
- A second varicella vaccine (As in the past, a written statement from the parent or legal guardian or physician documenting a child’s positive history of varicella disease [chickenpox] is acceptable in lieu of either dose of varicella vaccine.)
Please check with your medical provider to see if your child has already had these immunizations. We will need an updated shot record as soon as possible to avoid delinquent records on the first day of school. According to our current school immunization records, the vast majority of sixth-grade students will need these shots. Therefore, it is a good idea to provide us with your child’s updated shot record by mid-May, so that your child’s immunization status will be in compliance with the new rules before summer vacation. Processing new records takes some time and school nurses do not work during the summer. Presenting an updated shot record on the day before school starts does not guarantee that the student’s records will be processed in time for the start of school. The earlier we receive the records, the better. By law, students will not be allowed to attend classes without evidence of having received these immunizations. The new vaccination rules in detail can be found on the Texas DSHS (Department of State Health Services) immunization website: www.immunizetexas.com Click on School & Child-Care Facility Requirements and then Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades k-12.
Evelyn Farghaly RNHBMS Nurse281-634-3052 phone281-327-3052 fax