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Phone: 469-752-5409

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Health, Community Health Option- Texas A&M University Bachelor of Science, Nursing- University of Texas at Tyler

Michele Hoelzle, BSN, RN

I am so blessed to be the Haggard Middle School Nurse!   I have been an RN for 20 years and my background includes pediatrics, ob/gyn, and ICU.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.  Go Eagles! 

  • When to keep your child home from school

    A student with any of the following symptoms must be excluded from school until such time as the student is free of symptoms, has been satisfactorily treated or submits a signed physician’s statement that he/she is not contagious.

     

    Please note: students with symptoms likely to be Covid-19 or that have been diagnosed with Covid-19 will adhere to the return to school requirements specific to Covid-19 symptoms as detailed below. Many flu-like symptoms are also symptoms of Covid-19.

     

    1. Temperature of 100.0 degrees or more without other symptoms. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without requiring the use of fever-reducing medication, before re-entry.
    2. Undetermined rash over any part of the body accompanied by fever.
    3. Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp.
    4. Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Student must be symptom free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry.
    5. Red, draining eyes.
    6. Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection.
    7. Open, draining lesions that cannot be contained in a clean, dry bandage.
    8. Symptoms likely to be Covid-19: at least two of the following symptoms: fever/chills, fatigue, body/muscle aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea/vomiting or diarrhea or at least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

     

    • Quarantine Period for symptoms likely to be Covid-19: The individual may return to school/work when fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication AND at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset OR until the individual receives a negative PCR or antigen test OR until the individual receives a doctor's note indicating an alternative diagnosis for the symptoms and releasing the individual to return to school/work.

     

    • Quarantine Period for Confirmed Covid-19: The individual may return to school/work when fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication AND at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset AND symptoms have improved.
  • COVID Testing Sites

    https://testing.nomihealth.com/easy_registration/151/onsite   This is in the Corolla Lot – Red at Toyota Stadium Frisco.  They are a drive through Rapid Antigen test site.  They have next day appointments available.  They are open Monday through Saturday 8 – 4.  Cars start lining up at 5:00 a.m., so plan accordingly.

    https://www.covidclinic.org/testing-sites  Once you access the site, select TX and this will take you to a site at 245 Cedar Sage Dr  Garland 75040.  This is by the Dillards in Firewheel Shopping Center at George Bush and Firewheel Pkwy. They offer no-cost PCR testing Monday through Saturday 9-5 and have same day appointments available.  The site states the PCR results will be available in 24 hours.  Rapid Antigen tests start at $129 per test.  If you have insurance, that price may vary.

    https://www.gogettested.com/  Several sites throughout the metroplex available for testing.  Results take around 40 hours, but there are many same day appointments.

    Of course CVS, Walgreens, and Heal360 offer testing as well.  They require appointments and we are seeing that the next appointment is several days out.

     

    COVID: Working Together

    We are fortunate that our staff at Haggard are healthy and here at school.

    We know the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is highly transmissible.

     

     

    • We want our students at school to stay healthy and be here so they can learn.
    • We need our teachers healthy and well so they can be here to teach and care for our students each day.

    It is difficult to determine if a child may have allergies or a cold; however, if they have any symptoms please keep them home and have them tested or see their doctor to rule out Covid.

    If there is a family member in your home who has tested positive for Covid-19, please consider keeping your child home as a close contact. Let's limit the transmission at school for our students, our staff, and our families as much as possible. Our hope is this will peak in the next three to four weeks.

     

    Below is information provided for our parents from the District's update.

    More information can be found at: https://www.pisd.edu/covid-19updates

     

    Parents help by:

    • Having their families vaccinated against COVID-19 and flu.
    • Encouraging that proper handwashing, sneeze and cough techniques are used at home.
    • Consulting their healthcare providers when COVID or flu-like symptoms begin. Symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, headache, nasal congestion or runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
    • Keeping children home when ill or while awaiting test results.
    • Completing the Student Reporting Form if students have tested positive for COVID.

     

    Students help by:

    • Washing their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water before and after eating, after sneezing or coughing into their hands, after using the restroom, after playing outdoors and any other times that their hands are dirty.
    • Using tissues when sneezing and coughing into their sleeves.
    • Not sharing food and drink.
    • Encouraging others to do the same.