The Health Office is staffed by the school health team which is composed of a Health Clerk and District School Nurse. Health Clerks are certified in CPR and First Aid. They assist with daily health needs, administer first aid and meet illness needs that occur during the school day. The district school nurse leads the school health team. The district school nurse is a registered nurse in the state of California with a school health services credential. The district school nurse protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. The school health team bridges the gap between health care and education, provides care coordination, advocates for quality student-centered care, and collaborates to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.
Health Clerk: Teresa Smolarski
District School Nurse: Michelle Fagnani, BSN, RN
For information about immunization requirements, please see the following links:
Students may not carry their own medication. However, a student can carry their emergency medications which include epinephrine auto injectors, inhalers, and diabetic supplies. Please provide medications and complete the Authorization for Medication Form to your student’s school health office. The "Authorization for the Medication Form" must be completed after July 1st to be valid for the following school year.
If ANY medication, prescription or over the counter, must be given during school day, the medication can not be given or accepted unless an Authorization for Medication Form is completed by the prescribing physician. The medication must be in a properly labeled pharmacy container with student name, medication name, dosage and time to be administered. Over the counter medications must be in original packaging. Medicine in plastic bags, envelopes, or other containers will not be accepted.
- Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan (FARE)
- Contract to Carry Life-Sustanting Medication on Campus
- Authorization For Any Medication Taken During School Hours
- Readmission to School with Temporary Injury
- Parent Consent and Healthcare Provider Authorization for Management of Diabetes at School
- Asthma Action Plan for School
If your student has tested positive for COVID, please follow this guidance for your student to return to campus:
At least 5 days have passed since your symptoms first started and
Student has a negative COVID-19 test (rapid or home test) collected on day 5 or later and
Student has not had a fever for at least 24 hours (without fever reducing medication) and
Student’s symptoms are improving
Day 0 is the day your first symptom was experienced or a positive test was taken, whichever came first.
Day 1 is the first full day after your first symptom is experienced or a positive test was taken.
If your student is a close contact of a COVID positive person, LA County Public Health recommends the following:
Student wear a well-fitted mask indoors while around others, with exception of eating or drinking, for 10 days from last exposure.
Student have a negative COVID test between day 3-5 unless your student has tested positive in the last 90 days.
Student does not have any symptoms consistent with COVID.
For help with testing sources:
Call your Primary Care Provider
Check Local Urgent Care and Pharmacies
Home tests available in the school health office.