Physical Health

If you or a loved one is experiencing a health crisis that requires immediate care, dial 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.

The District employs nurses who work with families on health-related procedures and questions. Please see the information below.

MVWSD Regular Health Screenings

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.

Teen Health Education

MVWSD contracts with Health Connected, a local, non-profit agency dedicated to helping young people feel confident and supported to make informed decisions about their sexual health. Health Connected works with MVWSD to provide the District’s Human Growth and Development program for students in Fifth and Eighth Grades.

Fifth Grade
FAQs about Puberty Talk (English)   FAQs about Puberty Talk (Spanish)   
Puberty Talk Letter (English) Puberty Talk Letter (Spanish)

Eighth Grade
FAQs about Teen Talk/Health Connected (English)   FAQs about Teen Talk/Health Connected (Spanish)
Talking about Human trafficking

Vaccinations and Medical Exemptions

California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions to TK/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry.

California Immunization Requirements for K-12th Grade (Spanish)

Beginning January 1, 2021 all new medical exemptions for school and child care entry must be issued through the California Immunization Registry Medical Exemption (CAIR ME) website. Medical exemptions can only be issued by MDs or DOs licensed in California and must meet applicable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) criteria.
 
For more information about immunization requirements, including requirements for medical exemptions, please visit shotsforschool.org.

Health Insurance for Children

If you don’t have health insurance, you can register at www.CoveredCA.com to get health insurance. If you need help registering, call the Healthier Kids Foundation (877-557-0093) or Santa Clara County Social Services Agency (408-758-3800). To see if your children are eligible for free or low-cost health care (through Medical) go to www.coveredca.com/health/medi-cal/children/.

Health Forms for Students


Tuberculosis Clearance Requirement for Volunteers

California law requires parent volunteers who serve students in our schools to be cleared for tuberculosis. Your healthcare provider will guide you about whether you may use 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. Please bring this Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Form to your health care provider (Ed Code 49406).

Accepted documentation:
  • A certificate from a health care provider that the volunteer has been examined and is free of infectious tuberculosis if tuberculosis risk factors are identified during a tuberculosis risk assessment done by a healthcare provider - or -
  • Test result that is negative for TB from a skin, blood or chest x ray test

Additional information about volunteering and volunteer requirements can be found at: mvwsd.org/parents/volunteering

COVID-19 Information

MVWSD COVID Plans

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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