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Our Vision:            

    All students will be instilled with the knowledge needed to achieve lifetime WELLNESS!

    Our Mission:

    To support the educational process by providing integral health services and advocacy for our diverse community of students.   


    About Us


    School Health Services contribute to the goals of the education system and the healthcare system by providing screenings and referrals, administering medications and treatments, providing first aid, providing health counseling and education, and supporting students to acquire self-management skills.  The purpose of school health services is to ensure that all students are healthy and ready to learn.  The school health team consists of School Nurses, School Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), Health Aides and office support. Our School Nurses are California Registered Nurses (RN) with a Baccalaureate or a Master’s Degree.  In addition, the School Nurse possesses a California School Nurse Services Credential.

      Contact Information

    Address
    1535 W. Highland Ave
    San Bernardino, CA, 92411


    Phone:
    909-880-6839

    FAX:
    909-880-6846


    Hours:
    8-4:30 pm


    Coordinator:
    Teresa Olivares M.A., B.S.N, RN

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    Secretary: 
    Dodie Quayle

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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO PARENTS
    Dear San Bernardino City Unified School District Families:

    As you may know, the United States and California are experiencing a significant increase in measles cases, including several outbreaks. Although San Bernardino County has not reported any measles cases, a number of residents in surrounding counties have developed measles and more cases may occur among people who had contact with infected persons. We are providing the following information to answer questions you may have about measles and to help you protect your family against this disease.

    What is measles?
    Measles is caused by a virus. Symptoms include a high fever, cough, runny nose, red and watery eyes, and a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. Measles can cause ear infections, diarrhea, and serious
    illness such as pneumonia and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain). Although rare, it can lead to death.

    Most people who have never been vaccinated against or had the measles will get it if they have contact with someone who has measles. The virus can spread easily when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also stay in the air and on surfaces for hours. You can be infected by being in a room an infected person was in or by touching an object they’ve touched. This is why it is so important for you and your children to be vaccinated.

    How can you prevent measles?
    Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep from getting and spreading measles. People should get the measlesmumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine if they haven’t been vaccinated or don’t know if they were. Children should receive their first dose of MMR vaccine at 12-15 months of age and a second dose at 4-6 years of age. All adolescents and adults born after 1956 who haven’t been vaccinated should also be vaccinated.

    If you or your child have not received the recommended doses, call your doctor to get the MMR vaccine. Families who do not have a regular health care provider or health insurance that covers vaccines can visit http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/programs/clinics/clinic-locations/ for a list of clinics providing free or low-cost
    vaccines.

    Are measles vaccines required to attend school?
    Yes. California law requires students receive the measles vaccines to attend school. Two doses of MMR vaccine given on or after the first birthday are required for students entering kindergarten and for transfer students entering the 7th grade. Currently, only one dose of MMR vaccine is required for students transferring into all other grade levels, but this is changing. After July 1, 2019, two doses of MMR vaccine will be required at admission or transfer for T/K-12 students.

    If there is a case of measles at one of our schools, exposed children who do not have documentation of two doses of MMR vaccine or have a medical waiver will be excluded from attending school for 21 days or until an immunity test confirms they are protected. This is for their protection and to prevent the spread of measles.

    Thank you for taking steps to protect yourself, your children, and our schools against measles.

    DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL LETTER FROM THE DISTRICT (English and Spanish)

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