health services

Though times have changed, we remain committed to providing health services knowing that this supports student success. School nurses and health technicians strengthen and facilitate the educational processes by improving and promoting the optimal health of our students and their families.

We hope you will find our website informative and useful. If you have additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call your student's school and talk to the nurse or Health Technician. The Health Services Department can be reached at (209) 331-7075.

STAFF

Health Clerks

Liza Syssay
Health Clerk
(209) 331-7069
(209) 331-7067 Fax

Gwen Lane
Health Clerk
(209) 331-8032
(209) 331-7067 Fax

Isabel Ortega
Health Clerk
(209) 331-7066
(209) 331-7067 Fax

Gwen Angoletta
Categorical Programs
(209) 331-2049
(209) 331-7067 Fax

Nursing Staff

Region 1:
Monica Estes, R.N. B.S.N.
Cheryl Jamias, L.V.N.
Barbara Jenson, L.V.N.
Michelle Lam, R.N., B.S.N.
Jaimie Pulido, L.V.N.
Reena Sharma, L.V.N.
Lynn Vanotti, R.N., M.S.N., PH.N.
Debby Wilmot, R.N.

Region 2:
Leslie Cady, R.N.
Calena Edwards, R.N.
Mari Hudlin, R.N., B.S.N.
Pamela Meerdink, R.N., M.S.N.
Grace Nukida, R.N., PH.N.

Region 3:
Donna Aarons, R.N., PH.N.
Elena Arlt, R.N.
Belinda Costa, R.N.
Flo Fisher, L.V.N.
Pamela Nickels, R.N.
Sherri Reese, M.S.N., R.N., PH.N.

Region 4:
Katie Cooney, R.N.
Jacqueline Jimenez, L.V.N.
Cheryl Jones, R.N., B.S.N. PH.N.
Roberta McConahey, R.N.
Andrea Miller, R.N., B.S.N.

MANDATED SCREENING PROCEDURES PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL NURSE

HEARING
Each RSP/SDC, K, 2nd, 5th, 8th, and 10th grade student receives a sweep check hearing test. Children whose sweep test results are below normal thresholds are given a more complete screening. If any hearing loss is detected, parent/guardian is notified. It is important that parent/guardian so notified have the child checked by the physician to obtain early treatment or to determine the need for any modification of the school program. Retesting is done throughout the school year whenever there is indication, need, or parent/guardian, doctor or teacher makes a request.

VISION
Vision screening tests for Pre-K/SH/SDC include the use of the Allen Pre-school cards, and the Snellen Hand Chart; Vision screening tests for K, 1st and 2nd grade students include Snellen, plus lens, and muscle balance test; Vision screening tests for grades 3-12 include Snellen and use of additional testing as deemed appropriate by the school nurse; Color testing is administered to boys in K and 2nd grades. A student with problems is checked as frequently as necessary. Poor vision can be a deterrent to learning and there are visual impairments that can only be corrected at an early age; therefore, the State of California recommends that all children have a vision examination before entering school. Parents will be notified of any abnormal findings.

"Keeping Kids Healthy" Campaign

Cold Flu Prevention Information/Resources

MRSA Information

MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin. Staph infections, including MRSA, occur most frequently among persons in hospitals and healthcare facilities (such as nursing homes and dialysis centers) who have weakened immune systems.

MRSA infections that occur in otherwise healthy people who have not been recently (within the past year) hospitalized or had a medical procedure (such as dialysis, surgery, catheters) are known as Community-Associated (CA)-MRSA infections. These infections are ususally skin infections, such as abscesses, boils, and other pus-filled lesions. 
 

View the below websites for more information.

www.cdc.gov/mrsa
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_MRSA_AthletesFAQ.html
www.tpchd.org/index.php
www.tpchd.org/page.php
www.mrsa.best-health-guide.info
www.csmfoundation.org/div_mrsa.html

Flu Vaccine Clinics

The information below will help you find flu clinics in the San Joaquin County area.

www.findaflushot.com
www.raleys.com
www.longs.com

Lodi Urgent Care    333-2500 (entire season)
Mon.-Fri. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sat. 9:00-3:00 p.m.

Lodi Health Center 
300 West Oak St., Lodi
331-7303 or 1-800-839-4949
Temporary Closed

Stockton Health Center
1601 E. Hazelton Ave., Stockton
Monday, 1 :00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ;
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. -11:00
Thursday, 1:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00

Flu Information

Head Lice

Head lice are small insects that live in people's hair and feed on their blood. Lice glue their eggs, or "nits," to hair so that the nits do not get brushed off. Lice die quickly (within two days) without feeding so they cannot live very long away from your child's head. Nits take six to nine days to hatch, and seven or more days for the lice to become egg-laying adults. How do people get head lice? Children can give head lice to other children when they share combs, hats, clothing, barrettes, helmets, scarves, headphones, or other personal items.

Head lice are a problem in homes, day care centers, elementary, and preschools. Kids are much more likely to get lice from family members and playmates than from classmates at school.

 


On the below websites, you will find in Spanish and English:
 "A Parent's Guide to Head Lice" plus more information on head lice.

www.cdph.ca.gov/healthinfo        (click on diseases/conditions, "H" for head lice)
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/lice

LUSD Health Guidelines and Policies

Guidelines

In order to provide as healthy a school environment as possible for all children and staff, the following guidelines have been prepared to assist you in decisions relating to your child's health and school attendance. If your child is not feeling well and you are uncertain about sending him/her on any given school day, it is best to keep your child home and observe him/her for further symptoms.

When you make the decision to keep your child home, please notify the school secretary or attendance line that your child will be absent and state the nature of your child's illness. 
 

  • COLD
    Student needs to remain home if he/she has an excessive runny nose, excessive coughing, elevated temperature or is too uncomfortable to function at school.
  • CHICKEN POX
    Student may return to school 7 days after rash appears; all blisters must be dried and crusted over. Please notify your school nurse.
  • EYE INFECTIONS
    Inflammation or watery eyes requires assessment to determine the cause of the conjunctivitis (pink eye) or possible eye injury. Eyes need to be clear before returning to school.
  • HEAD LICE
    Student needs to stay home from school and be treated with shampoo or rinse as recommended by your doctor or pharmacy. Children may return to school when the hair is free of live lice.
  • FEVER
    The student needs to be free of an elevated fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medication before returning to school.
  • VOMITING
    The student is to remain at home if he/she has vomitted within the past 24 hours. Should a student experience vomiting during school hours, the student will be sent home. The student needs to remain home for at least 24 hours after vomiting subsides.

Policies

"keeping kids healthy" cAmpaign

Cold Flu Prevention Information/Resources

Cold and flu outbreaks among school children are a major concern every year. It is important that we take necessary precautions to keep our school population healthy. Flu season can begin as early as October and last as late as May.

The below links will provide you with information to help with the cold and flu season.

MRSA Information

MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. These antibiotics include methicillin and other more common antibiotics such as oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin. Staph infections, including MRSA, occur most frequently among persons in hospitals and healthcare facilities (such as nursing homes and dialysis centers) who have weakened immune systems.

MRSA infections that occur in otherwise healthy people who have not been recently (within the past year) hospitalized or had a medical procedure (such as dialysis, surgery, catheters) are known as Community-Associated (CA)-MRSA infections. These infections are ususally skin infections, such as abscesses, boils, and other pus-filled lesions. 
 

View the below websites for more information.

www.cdc.gov/mrsa
www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_MRSA_AthletesFAQ.html
www.tpchd.org/index.php
www.tpchd.org/page.php
www.mrsa.best-health-guide.info
www.csmfoundation.org/div_mrsa.html

Flu Vaccine Clinics

The information below will help you find flu clinics in the San Joaquin County area.

www.findaflushot.com
www.raleys.com
www.longs.com

Lodi Urgent Care    333-2500 (entire season)
Mon.-Fri. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sat. 9:00-3:00 p.m.

Lodi Health Center 
300 West Oak St., Lodi
331-7303 or 1-800-839-4949
Temporary Closed

Stockton Health Center
1601 E. Hazelton Ave., Stockton
Monday, 1 :00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Thursday, 1:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Health Forms

Student Medication Log:


California Emergency First Aid Guidelines GO HERE

 

Flu information

heAd lice

Head lice are small insects that live in people's hair and feed on their blood. Lice glue their eggs, or "nits," to hair so that the nits do not get brushed off. Lice die quickly (within two days) without feeding so they cannot live very long away from your child's head. Nits take six to nine days to hatch, and seven or more days for the lice to become egg-laying adults. How do people get head lice? Children can give head lice to other children when they share combs, hats, clothing, barrettes, helmets, scarves, headphones, or other personal items.Head lice are a problem in homes, day care centers, elementary, and preschools. Kids are much more likely to get lice from family members and playmates than from classmates at school.

On the below websites, you will find in Spanish and English: "A Parent's Guide to Head Lice" plus more information on head lice: 
www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/HeadLice
www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head

 

LUSD heaLth guidelines and policies

Guidelines

In order to provide as healthy a school environment as possible for all children and staff, the following guidelines have been prepared to assist you in decisions relating to your child's health and school attendance. If your child is not feeling well and you are uncertain about sending him/her on any given school day, it is best to keep your child home and observe him/her for further symptoms.

When you make the decision to keep your child home, please notify the school secretary or attendance line that your child will be absent and state the nature of your child's illness.

  • COLD
    Student needs to remain home if he/she has an excessive runny nose, excessive coughing, elevated temperature or is too uncomfortable to function at school.
     
  • CHICKEN POX
    Student may return to school 7 days after rash appears; all blisters must be dried and crusted over. Please notify your school nurse.
     
  • EYE INFECTIONS
    Inflammation or watery eyes requires assessment to determine the cause of the conjunctivitis (pink eye) or possible eye injury. Eyes need to be clear before returning to school.
     
  • HEAD LICE
    Student needs to stay home from school and be treated with shampoo or rinse as recommended by your doctor or pharmacy. Children may return to school when the hair is free of live lice.
     
  • FEVER
    The student needs to be free of an elevated fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medication before returning to school.
     
  • VOMITING
    The student is to remain at home if he/she has vomitted within the past 24 hours. Should a student experience vomiting during school hours, the student will be sent home. The student needs to remain home for at least 24 hours after vomiting subsides.

Policies