Nurse's Corner

Schexnayder, Jeanie

LVN

x64013

Dear Parents/Guardians:

  Vista Unified School District is working with the San Diego County Office of Education and local public health officials to ensure that we reopen safely for scholars in Classic Learning, on October 20,2020. Even if your scholar is enrolled in Virtual Learning, all students must be current with their immunizations before they can attend school. Important milestones include when students enter TK/K and 7th grade, or attend a new school. There are no changes to the immunization requirements for the 2020-21 school year. A list of required vaccinations to attend school can be found below; a list of lifetime vaccinations is available at https://www.shotsforschool.org/.

Children entering TK/Kindergarten through 12th Grade must have:

  • 4 Polio (3 doses meet requirement if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday);
  • 5 DTaP (4 doses meet requirement if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday; 3 doses meet requirement if at least one was given on or after the 7th birthday);
  • 3 Hep B;
  • 2 MMR (both doses on or after 1st birthday);
  • 2 Varicella.

Children entering grades 7-12 must have:

  • All of the above;
  • 1 Tdap booster shot given on or after the 7th birthday.

During this time, we also encourage your child to get a flu vaccination. 

We understand there may be concern among parents about accessing health care during the pandemic, but it is important that our children stay on schedule for vaccinations to avoid an outbreak of preventable diseases like mumps or whooping cough.

If you have concerns about obtaining the required immunizations, please reach out to your primary care physician. Most providers continue to offer well-check and vaccination appointments, and are taking extra safety and hygiene precautions. 

If you have any questions about vaccination requirements, please contact us at 760-631-4500 ext. 64013, or send a question to info@shotsforschool.org. 

Sincerely, 

Jeanie Schexnayder, LVN

Rancho Minerva Middle School Site Nurse

All employees must complete the health screening form every day before reporting to work. You can fill out this form on a smartphone.

WHAT IS A SCHOOL NURSE?

A school nurse is a Registered Nurse who has at least a baccalaureate degree and has a minimum of an additional year of post graduate education related to school health issues and is credentialed by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

A school nurse is also a certified audiometrist. School nurses sometimes have to be shared amongst school sites, therefore please direct initial and general questions,concerns, comments to the school's health tech.

Services Offered: . Hearing screening . Vision Screening . Scoliosis screening . Response to emergencies and appropriate follow up . Health counseling . Health Consultant with development of IEP plan . Referrals given to clinics and private physicians . Health technician training and supervision . Support employee wellness . Coordinate with parents and community agencies


Click on the link below to be directed to district page for more detailed information:

https://www.vistausd.org/bandaidsss