The District employs nurses who work with families on health-related procedures and questions.

Additionally, Educational Services contracts with Health Connected, a local, non-profit agency dedicated to helping young people feel confident and supported to make informed decisions about their own sexual health.  Health Connected is working with MVWSD to provide the District’s Human Growth and Development programs and has been providing Human Growth and Development curriculum for most of the schools in San Mateo County for many years.  

Health Connected 2017-18 Report  

Fifth Grade
FAQs about Puberty Talk (English)   FAQs about Puberty Talk (Spanish)   
Parent letter about Puberty Talk (English).    Parent letter about Puberty Talk (Spanish) 

Eighth Grade
FAQs about Teen Talk/Health Connected (English)   FAQs about Teen Talk/Health Connected (Spanish)
Parent letter about Teen Talk (English) and Parent letter about Teen Talk (Spanish)


Each fall, MVWSD conducts hearing and vision screenings of all students in kindergarten, second-, fifth- and eighth-grade, as California State Law mandates. Parents will be notified in writing if children fail a screening.

Parents who do not want their child screened for either vision and/or hearing should send a letter to their child's school each school year indicating that their child is to be excluded, and vision and/or hearing results will need to be provided from their physician.

For questions, please contact the Health Services office at 650-526-3570 ext. 1050.

Tuberculosis Clearance Requirement for Volunteers

California State regulations mandate that parent volunteers who serve students in our schools be cleared for tuberculosis. Volunteers may choose to either have a TB risk assessment or a TB skin test done at the volunteer's expense for the required clearance, which is valid for four (4) years. If tuberculosis risk factors are identified during a tuberculosis risk assessment done by a health care provider, the volunteer will be required to submit a certificate from a health care provider that he/she has been examined and is free of infectious tuberculosis (Ed Code 49406). Please bring this Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Form to your health care provider.

Health resources and forms

List of immunizations needed for enrollment (in Spanish)
   New regulations are effective July 2019
* CDPH Shots for Schools website

Health Forms for Students

Flu Information for Families

What Is Influenza (also called flu)?

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Signs And Symptoms Of Flu

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (very tired)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

How Flu Spreads

Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose.

Can My Child Go To School If He Or She Is Sick?

No. Your child should stay home to rest and to avoid giving the flu to other children or caregivers.  Please contact your school site to let your school know your child will be absent.

When Can My Child Go Back To School After Having The Flu?

Please keep your child home from school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone (fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine).  Fever is defined as 100°F (37.8°C) or higher.

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