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San Dieguito Union High School District

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Health Screenings
The District Nurse and staff will perform health screenings (vision and hearing) at specific grade levels during the year. Notification will be sent home prior to screenings.  Parents may file a statement annually denying consent for these screenings.  
When there is good reason to believe that your student is suffering from a recognized contagious or infectious disease, your student will be sent home and will not be permitted to return until the school nurse is satisfied that contagious or infectious disease does not exist.  (Education Code 49451/48980)  A physician note may be required. Contact the District Nurse for more information.  
You are required to inform the school nurse if your child is on continuing medication for a non-episodic condition. (Education Code 49480)  The school nurse or other designated school staff may assist your student in taking medication.  Medication will only be administered at school if there is written consent from the physician and parent.  The physician shall provide written instructions detailing the method, amount, time and route for taking the medication.  For more information, please call your school Health Tech.  Parents are to pick up unused medication at the end of the school year.  Prescriptions for medications to be taken at school must be wirtten by a licensed physician in the United States.  Prescriptions originating in any other country will not be accepted.  (Education Code 49423.1)
Students may carry and self-administer inhaled asthma medications and/or use an Epi-Pen provided the physician and parent forms have been filled out and reside with the school Health Tech.  Staff will use the following guidelines:
  • Students able to self-administer medications as confirmed by physician
  • Parent/guardian must consent to self-administration of medication
  • Provide a release for school staff to consult with student's physician regarding the medication and release the district and school staff from civil liability in the event of an adverse reaction to medication
  • Annual renewal of all prescriptions to be given at school
The school nurse may supervise Insulin injections.  The parent may supply/purchase all durable medical equipment needed.  
Students may carry their inhalers with them.  If the student is irresponsible in its use, the inhaler may be kept at the Health Tech's office.  
Confidential Medical Services
Education Code section 46010.1 requires school districts to “notify pupils in grades 7-­‐12 inclusive and the parents or guardians of all pupils enrolled in the district, that school authorities may excuse any pupil from the school for the purpose of obtaining confidential medical services without the consent of the pupil’s parent or guardian.”  
"Minor consent services” refers to health care services that youth can consent on their own behalf. Under California law, youth do not need parental consent to receive certain health care services. Some examples of “minor consent” services that youth may obtain on their own, if they meet the legal requirements, include mental health counseling; alcohol and drug abuse counseling; diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases; and care related to pregnancy and pregnancy prevention. Youth also may be able to consent to their own health care because of their status or living situation. Minors must authorize the release of this information on their own. Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 123110(a), 123115(a)(1)
  • Know Your Rights (English/Español): As required by the California Healthy Youth Act, public school districts must provide students with “information about local resources and student rights to accessing sexual and reproductive health care and assistance with sexual assault and intimate partner violence. EC § 51934(a)(8).”

District Nurses

Anna Weirather


Amy Hurst


Health Techs

Joseph Lalone


(858)350-0253 x4011

Susan Vieira


(858)481-8221 x3014

Kristen Porup


(760)944-1892 x6631

Naomi Diehl


(858)7551558 x4414

Corina McGraw


(760)436-6136 x6024

Laura August


(760)753-6241 x3378

Jessica Hirales


(858)509-1000 x4605

Alexandra Brown


(760)753-1121 x5021



(858)755-0125 x2235

Barbara Richards


Coast & Sunset

(760) 753-3860 x5645
 Click to select an picture...  Amy Hurst, District Nurse
Anna Weirather      Amy Hurst
District Nurse         District Nurse