Degrees and Certifications:
Molly Shanks, RN, BSN - District Nurse Coordinator
My name is Molly Shanks and I am a Registered Nurse. I graduated from UT School of Nursing in 1994. I have worked in many areas of nursing, but most of my career has been in the hospital in the field of Cardiology. Most recently, I was the Director of Cardiovascular Services at Conroe Regional Medical Center. I am proud to say I joined Parmley Elementary in 2017 and also became the District Nursing Coordinator in 2018. I am married to a Houston Firefighter/Paramedic and have 3 wonderful children. My daughter is 24 years old and recently moved to New York and works in Financial Sales. My oldest son is 22 years old and just graduated the Fire Academy and is entering EMT School, and my youngest son is 16 years old and a Sophomore at Willis High School. If you have any questions about district health services, please reach out to me!
The mission of Willis ISD Health Services is to provide a caring, respectful, and safe environment to students, parents/guardians, and staff. Willis ISD maintains regular contact with Montgomery County Hospital District Public Health officials regarding communicable diseases or illnesses. Our Nurse Coordinator oversees the registered nurses on each campus. They follow protocols and precautions when dealing with infections disease. Our clinics are able to monitor students' temperature and document symptoms. A student who is running fever or vomiting is isolated from other students/adults to the extent possible until picked up by a parent. Patient confidentiality is maintained in accordance with Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS
The coronavirus is a virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person. Since this is a virus, there is no vaccine. Simple everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of viruses. The district nurse coordinator is meeting regularly on calls with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Montgomery County Hospital District to stay on top of the latest information as it pertains to our area. Click HERE to visit our dedicated website with information on the school closure, online learning, and more.
We encourage you to practice social distancing, as recommended by the CDC and federal and local guidelines. Other things you can do to mitigate your risk:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Texas school and child-care facility immunization requirements are determined by the state legislature and set by the Texas Department of State Health Services, in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency.
Maintaining adequate immunization rates in schools is critical to preventing disease outbreaks and ensuring the health of Texas children.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is granted authority, by Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, to set immunization requirements by Texas Education Code, Chapter 38.
To view the 2019-2020 Immunization requirements for K-12 schools, click here.
For more information, visit the DSHS website here.