Information and Services from Our Nurse
Our interim school nurse, Rita Koett, is available on campus every Thursday morning. The nurse’s office is located adjacent to the main office. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will assist parents with the health needs of the students (e.g. medications needed at school, special health concerns, allergies etc.) and provide training for the staff so they can assist students when she is not on site.
These are just a few of the services and/or information available from the nurse:
Healthy Families Insurance for Children
Healthy Families Insurance for ChildrenThe Healthy Families Program is low cost insurance that provides health, dental and vision coverage plans to children who do not have insurance today and do not qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal. A list of community and public health clinics throughout San Diego, plus other community resources are also available. Health Link outreach workers can assist parents with application for low or no cost health insurance programs.
Operation School BellThis program offers free clothing for students in grades K - 6 for families who could use this service. It provides new clothing and personal grooming products to children.
Immunization RecordsIn compliance with California state law, all students’ immunization records will be reviewed. Our nurse will contact you if your child’s record is not up to date. She can also provide immunization for those families that would like to get them at school.
Vision, Dental, and Hearing ScreeningsThere are several screenings mandated by California that will be done throughout the year for various grades, such as vision, dental, and hearing. Boys in 1st grade or above may be screened for color deficiency. Scoliosis screening is available for 7th grade girls, 8th grade boys, or any grade above. The district offers free eye doctor visits, and low cost glasses for families that qualify for this program. The nurse has information on dental programs available to children.
Medical Alert IdentificationThe district’s Health Services Department strongly recommends the use of medical alert identification for students who have potentially life threatening conditions. All students who are diagnosed with diabetes, critical asthma, uncontrolled seizure disorders, heart defects, bee sting or other serious allergies and other conditions should be wearing Medical Alert identification. Call your local pharmacist on how to obtain one.