Student HealthTop of Page

The school nurses in the Sequoia Union High School District are bachelors prepared nurses with a School Nurse Services Credential. They are the primary health professionals within the school community. The role of the school nurse includes nursing assessments, interventions, case management, treatments, health screening, education, consultation, referral, and the training and supervision of licensed and unlicensed assistive personnel.

For additional information or for questions regarding health forms or requirements, please contact District Nurse Ruth Brown RN PHN MS at (650) 369-1411 X 22563 (rbrown@seq.org). Maureen Rafferty, RN, PHN is assigned to Redwood High School.

For students in need of health services at the school sites, please contact the health aides at your school.

Site Health AidesTop of Page

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Edgington, Tonya
Menlo-Atherton High School
Ext. 50129

Gingher, Samantha
Carlmont High School
Ext. 30060

Patane, Kristin
Woodside High School

Rendon, Claudia
Sequoia High School
Ext. 60060

Immunization RequirementsTop of Page

One of the health requirements for school entry is compliance with the immunization requirements for students in California schools. Students will not be admitted to attend classes without an immunization record meeting state documentation requirements or an exemption document on file in the health office. This exemption document can only be provided by your health care provider. Information about vaccine requirements and recommendations for adolescents is available in the health offices, or by contacting the District Nurse.

Medication at SchoolTop of Page

The SUHSD complies with and is governed by state law regarding medication on campus. Education Code 49423 states that any pupil who is required to take medication during the school day may be assisted by the school nurse or other designated school personnel if:
  • The school receives a written statement from a physician detailing the method, amount and time schedules by which the medication is to be taken
  • A written statement from the parent or guardian of the pupil is on file indicating a desire that the school assists the pupil with medication. This is necessary even for over-the counter medications such as aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, etc.
  • An emergency management plan will be developed by the district nurse for medications such as epi-pens, inhalers, and insulin. Parents must notify the school site of any serious chronic health conditions and potential emergencies such as diabetes,asthma, epilepsy, and life-threatening food or insect allergies.

  • medication form

Home and Hospital ProgramTop of Page

Home and Hospital is a program within the SUHSD for students who reside within district boundaries. By physician request and student need, a home teacher is assigned to work with a student who is recovering from a hospitalization or illness of 5 weeks or more. The program is 5 hours/week by arrangement of teacher and family. Two core subjects are covered, usually English and Social Studies. Contact your student's guidance counselor or the District Nurse at the school for further information.
 
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Brown, Ruth
District nurse for Woodside and Menlo Atherton High Schools
Ext. 22563

Murray, Michelle
District nurse for Carlmont and Sequoia High Schools
Ext. 22564

Rafferty, Maureen
District nurse for Redwood High School and the TRACE Program
Ext. 27343