The mission of the LUESD Health Services Department is to provide holistic health related services to all students in order to improve student attendance, minimize health related barriers to learning, and to provide the link between health and education through collaboration with students, staff, families, and the community.
The Health Services Team is comprised of 2 credentialed School Nurses who have their Registered Nurse license and 8 Licensed Vocational Nurses.
Stephanie Martin, RN, BSN, PHN
Credentialed School Nurse (multiple sites and district duties)
Jeanette Clodfelter, RN, BSN, PHN
Credentialed School Nurse (multiple sites)
Alma Avina, LVN
Madison Novoa, LVN
temporarily covering Cinnamon Elementary
Claudia Lopez, LVN
Melissa Perez, LVN
Freedom Elementary and Bridges Academy
Erica Loza, LVN
Maria Serna, LVN
Liberty Middle School
Kim Moench, LVN
temporarily covering University Charter School
Kathy Tafoya, LVN
Meadow Lane Elementary
Please review the Health Section in your Parent/Student Handbook for most district, health-related protocols.
Students can sustain a concussion through various injuries or accidents. It doesn't always occur during an athletic event. At LUESD, all coaches will be trained on concussions and all students and student parents participating in the athletic program will read and sign this form as part of the athletic program packet per CA Education Code 49475.
All students riding a bicycyle, scooter, skateboard, or other similar device to school must abide by the CA State helmet law. Here is some helpful information regarding bicycle helmet use and safety.
Diabetes Information, Type 1:
LUESD provides this information on type 1 diabetes to parents/guardians of incoming elementary students during the enrollment process as required by CA Education Code 49452.6.
Diabetes Information, Type 2:
LUESD provides this information on type 2 diabetes to parents/guardians of incoming 7th graders during the enrollment process as required by CA Education Code 49452.7.
Food Allergy Policy:
If your child has a food allergy, please complete the following form in English or Spanish. If your child requires certain foods to be avoided, it is required that the Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations be completed by a healthcare provider and turned in to the school site.
If your child only needs a liquid millk substitution, the parent/guardian may complete this form and turn it in to the school site.
When our temperatures are extremely high, it is important to encourage your child to drink lots of water, have access to air conditioning, rest in the shade when possible, wear loose, lightweight clothing, and limit direct sun as much as possible. It may also be necessary to limit outdoor activity during extreme temperatures.
LUESD receives communication from our local health department and receives guidance from CDPH during extreme heat conditions.
Here are the current school aged immunization requirements for admission to CA schools. To receive a medical exemption for immunizations, please follow these instructions to request a medical exemption. The CA Dept of Public Health Immunization Branch has more information on their website. If you have questions, call your school site LVN.
If a student is found with live lice, they shall be allowed to stay in school until the end of the school day. The parent will be given information about the treatment of head lice and informed that the student will be checked upon return to school the next day and allowed to remain in school if no live lice are detected. The full LUESD Lice Policy is linked here.
Medi-Cal Coverage and Providers:
Here is a list of Kings County Medi-Cal primary care, dental, ophthamologist, and optometry providers.
There are many resources to assist families in enrolling or renewing for Medi-Cal:
Catholic Charities Medi-Cal Outreach assists Kings County families understand and navigate the application process for Medi-Cal. Contact Alicia Valencia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-237-0851 for more information.
Our local health department's CHDP program or CCS services.
Medication at School:
If your child requires prescription or over the counter medication to be taken at school, please read the handbook policy and call your school site LVN as there are requirements to follow. Here is the Medication Administration Form that will need to be completed by your child's medical provider.
Smile, California is a great resource to help families learn about their dental coverage through Medi-Cal.
LUESD recommends all Kinder students at enrollment with Oral Health information. We encourage all Kinder parents to complete this form in English or Spanish and turn it in to their school site.
Pupils in 5th grade may have the opportunity to participate in a growth and development class taught by the credentialed school nurses. LUESD will send a Parent Square Notification at least 14 days before the instruction is provided. This notification will include how to review the presentation and how to opt your child out of the instruction.
The components of the California Healthy Youth Act, also known as sex ed or comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education, are required to be taught once in middle school and once in high school. If you do not want your middle schooler to participate in this comprehensive sexual health and HIV prevention education, you may exclude your student from this education by providing a written request to the office at your child’s school site. The required content of this education is outlined in CA Education Codes 51930-51939. LUESD provides this requirement over 3 class periods during 7th grade taught by our credentialed school nurses. LUESD will send a Parent Square Notification at least 14 days before the instruction is provided. The following are the 3 lessons taught to fulfill the requirements of sex ed (please note that there are anatomical pictures of human bodies in these slide decks and the reproducing, sharing, posting, or publishing of these slide decks are strictly prohibited):
If you have any questions about this requirement, please call the credentialed school nurses.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest:
Sudden Cadiac Arrest (SCA) is caused by a malfunction in the heart’s electrical system that abruptly halts the heartbeat. These malfunctions are most often caused by an arrhythmia—an irregular heartbeat, or a structural problem. A variety of heart conditions can be congenital (present at birth) or can grow over time. Some conditions are hereditary, which is why knowing your extended family’s heart history is an important inclusion in your child’s medical record. At LUESD, all coaches will be trained on SCA and all students and student parents participating in the athletic program will read and sign this form as part of the athletic program packet per CA Education Code 33479.