Health

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 5th and 8th grade 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 2015-16 Report

FAQs about Health Connected 

Health resources and forms

List of immunizations needed for enrollment
* Video of a talk on Child and Adolescent Stress and Anxiety
Kinder immunization video
* CDPH Shots for Schools website

Health Forms

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 fluvaccine 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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