• Health Information and Services

    Healthy Students Learn Better, School Nurses Make it Happen! 


    The district has ten credentialed school nurses who cover several sites.  Health technicians at each school provide first aid and nursing support among their other duties.  The school nurses oversee the health technicians, assist with special education issues, design and oversee specialized physical health care plans, provide vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings, respond to emergencies, review home/hospital requests, and consult with teachers, parents, and others on health and safety issues. The school nurses also obtain developmental histories for students who receive special education assessments and participate in IEP meetings.


    School Nurses

    Lucy Cardenas, MSN, RN

    MVHS and MES

    696-1408 ext 5292

    Carmina Contreras, BSN, RN

    AHES, MVES, and AMES

    445-4110 ext 3389

    Beth Enniss, RN

    TMS, CCES, and  MCA

    696-1406 ext 4592

    Michelle Fackelman, BSN, RN

    MMHS and Avaxat

    677-0568 ext 6492 

    Carissa Hoffman, BSN, RN    

    DMMS and Lisa J. Mails

    304-1885 ext 3692  

    Megan Moreno, BSN, RN 

    SMS and Tovashal

    696-1406 ext 4092 

    Beth Jones, BSN, PHN, RN

    WSMS and BES

    696-3503 ext 3255

    Lucie McCarthy, BSN, RN


    894-5750 ext 6796

    Schlena Mitchell, BSN, RN

    EHC, RRES, ATP (Special Ed)

    696-1600 ext 1958  

    Lisa Van Ryzin, MSN, RN          

    Lead Nurse - DSC

    696-1600 ext 8104



    Taking Medication at School

    Each student who is required to take medication at school must have written parent and physician permission on file, as well as provide the medication to the health office in the original, labeled container.  Click here for more information about taking medication at school. 


    Home and Hospital Instruction  

    Children may be eligible to receive Home and Hospital Instruction (H/H) if they are home or hospital bound due to a temporary disability a period of time (more than two week)s for a medically related reason and unable to attend school, even with a modified day. Home and Hospital Instruction is, by definition, a temporary program, and is not appropriate for chronic conditions or in lieu of school attendance or for conditions that qualifies a student as having exceptional needs (ie: IEP).  Because Home and Hospital Instruction does not replace classroom instruction and often may be very limited, If the absence is going to be for an extended period of time, alternate programs/modifications may be considered, including modified day or Independent Study, etc  If you child has a need for services (either bed or hospital bound and unable to leave the home/hospital for any portion of the day for schooling), contact your school and request to speak to the School Nurse.  You can can be provided with the appropriate forms to have your physician complete requesting this service.  The request is then reviewed and approved if appropriate.  All attempts to have a teacher of the same grade or subject be assigned, but it may be any teacher in the District and for high school students, it may or may not be a teacher in any of their subjects.    Home Hospital Instructions

    Emergency Information/Health History

    In order to properly care for your student and notify parents when a student is ill or injured, California Education Code 49408 requires that all parents submit emergency information with their home phone, work phone, and emergency contacts. If your student is injured or ill, and we do not have updated emergency information, we may have to call 911 for treatment at the parent's expense. Please include at least two or three local numbers of people who could care for your student if you are not available.  Please also note any medical/health condition or medication that your child takes so that we can provide appropriate care and share this information with emergency personnel, if necessary.

    It is required that we receive an updated card at the start of each school year.


    If you or your child are struggling with life or are finding it hard to cope, counseling help is available. Contact Breakthrough (951) 696-1600 x. 1216 for information on counseling referrals.

    Abuse, AIDS, alcoholism, depression, divorce, drugs, gangs, homelessness, pregnancy, sexuality, violence, suicide. TEEN LINE operated by teens, for teens, helps adolescents address their problems through a confidential peer hotline and community outreach program. Toll-free in California, it's a place to talk things out with another teen in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

    1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336) or 310-855-HOPE (310-855-4673) Nightly 6:00 pm-10:00 pm (pst)
Last Modified on September 23, 2021