MVHS Health Services
Welcome to Murrieta Valley High School's Health Office
(951) 696-1408 ext. 5292Fax (951) 304-1810Our office is staffed with a full time Health Technician (Cris Gorria)and a credentialed school nurse (Lucy Cardenas, MSN, RN).
Lucy Cardenas, MSN, RN(951) 696-1408 x5292
Cris Gorria, Health Technician(951) 696-1408 x5257
Our Health Office is committed to helping keep your child safe and well at school. Our main goal is to provide basic first aid and/or medical assistance to students in need, and to help detemrine whether they will return to class or to go home during their visit to the Health Office.
Please verify that you have updated your current phone numbers and contact information, and include alternative contacts (grandparent, neighbor/friend, sibling over the age of 18, etc) who are available to pick your child up from school if they become ill. Students with a valid driver's license may be allowed to drive themselves home at the school nurse's discretion and with verbal parent permission. Please make sure that we are able to reach you. Alternate contacts who you authorize to pick up to pick up your child in case of illness or injury cannot give permission for students to drive themselves home.
Lack of contact information creates a situation whereby if students are too ill (or injured) to return to class, and we cannot reach anyone, we are forced to call paramedics (at parent's expense). So, please remember to update those contact phone numbers (especially cell phone numbers) so that we can reach you. We appreciate your support with this.
Parents are to screen students before leaving for school (link coming soon).
You MUST keep your student home if they have a fever 100.4 or greater, symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or if they have had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
All students entering 7th-12th grades must meet age and grade level vaccine requirements of the California School Immunization Law. More information on CA Immunization Law available here (www.shotsforschool.org) or you may contact the school nurse.
Medication Policy: If your student requires medication to be taken at school, we must follow strict District and State guidelines. Those guidelines state that all medication (including over the counter medication) MUST have written parent and physician permission on file (annually) with the school health office. Additionally, all medications (including over the counter medications) must be kept in the health office - except for asthma inhalers, epi-pens and diabetic suplies. These self-carry items still require all of the same forms but can be carried on the student at the parent's and physician's request. You can download the form Medication Form to take to your doctor.
Health Conditions/Concerns: At the beginning of each school year, parents complete a Health History Form online that has a place for parents to include any health concern regarding their student. This is extremely important information to have, especially in the event of an emergency. If your student takes any medication at home, this is also important information for us to know. Please feel free to contact the Health Office and as for the school nurse if you need to discuss any concerns regarding your student's medical condition.
If your child has diabetes and needs to take insulin or test their blood sugar while at school, we require the parent to submit diabetic school orders signed by their physician. Please contact your Health Office for information regarding diabetes management and supplies at school.
Immunizations: Your Health Office will keep you updated if your student immunizations are not up-to-date or complete.
All students must meet County and State requirements for immunizations. More information on CA Immunization Law, including medical exemptions, is available at www.shotsforschools.org, or on our District website at https://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/Page/243.
Immunizations may be obtained from your family medical provider, many local pharmacies, or Riverside County Department of Public Health low cost clinics at (888) 246-1215 or (800) 720-9553. Here is a helpful locator link for California locations near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/get-vaccinated/where
Ill and Injured Policy: Students are generally returned to class unless they have a significant injury, have a fever above 100F, or are experiencing multiple symptoms requiring isolation from class. Symptoms information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Guidelines (https://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/page/247) as to when a student should be kept at home or picked up are listed on our District website. The list is not inclusive of all conditions or reasons a student may need to be sent home.
Information for District policy regarding common illnesses and childhood disease can be found here (https://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/page/247)
Student Assistance & Counseling Resources
Help is available for students who are struggling with life or finding it hard to cope. https://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=314