- Contact Us
- Community Web Based Resources
- Coordinated School Health and Wellness
- Health Services
- Health Surveys
- Healthy Fundraisers
- Family Life Instruction
- Mental Health Services
- Prevention Education
- Specialized Health Care
- The Great Body Shop
Ann Marie Bidlingmaier, RN
Coordinator of Health Services and Prevention Programs
(805) 641-5000 x 1136
Health Services & Prevention Program Specialist
Health Services & Prevention Programs
(805) 641-5000 x 1136
Credentialed School Nurses:
Jennifer Partmann, R.N.
Azita Najafi, R.N.
Debbie Gennaro, R.N.
Kimberly Kelley, R.N.
Jennifer (Jenn) Cooke, R.N.
Julianna Samoff, R.N.
Kaleene Henn, R.N.
Cyndie Cole, R.N.
Kate Wilson, R.N.
Cheri Michalec, R.N.
Laura Harris, L.V.N.
Mary Savard, R.N. (Long-term Substitute)
Lisa Coronel, R.N. (Long-term Substitute)
Community Web Based Resources
Coordinated School Health and Wellness
- COVID-19 Information
- Diabetes Information
- Flu News and Information
- Health Care Options in Ventura County
- Immunization Regulations as of July 1, 2019-https://www.shotsforschool.org/
- School Enrollment Forms and Parent Information
Students will not be given any test, questionnaire, survey, or examination, containing questions about personal beliefs/practices in sex, family life, mortality, and religion; unless parent/guardian gives written permission. (E.C. 51513)
Students will not be given a survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals sensitive personal information (i.e., political affiliations or beliefs, mental or psychological problems, sex behavior or attitudes, illegal and social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior, critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondent has close family relationships, legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, religious practices, affiliations or beliefs, or income) without the prior written consent of the parent. Parents/guardians may inspect surveys created by a third party used to collect personal information. (20 United States Code 1232h)
Senate Bill 71 creates an exception to the above requirement by authorizing the administration of anonymous, voluntary surveys to students questioning health behavior and risks. Grades 5 and 6 parent/guardian signature is required to give "active" consent for students to participate in surveys. After notification of the survey, if a grade 7-12 parent/guardian does not opt his/her student out of participating; the student will participate in survey through "passive" parent/guardian consent. Parent/guardian have a right to inspect the survey. (E.D. 51938)
California Healthy Kids Survey 2022
Parent Permission for CHKS Survey (for 5th & 6th grades only)
Permiso de los padres para la encuesta CHKS (solo para los grados 5º y 6º)
Elementary School Module - English
Módulo de Escuela Primaria – Español
Elementary School Afterschool Programs Module - English
Módulo de Programas Extracurriculares de la Escuela Primaria - Español
Middle School Module - English
Módulo de Escuela Intermedia – Español
Módulo de Secundaria – Español
Middle and High School Afterschool Programs Module - English
Módulo de Programas Extracurriculares de Escuela Intermedia y Secundaria - Español
Many schools are looking for healthier alternatives to traditional fundraising products that contain large amounts of sugar and, in some cases, trans fat as well.
Schools can also offer catalog sales of nonfood products that will raise just as much funding, or they can offer healthier alternatives such as fresh fruit, nuts, coffee, etc.
Healthy fundraising ideas:
Creative Financing and Fun Fundraising
Healthy Ways for Schools To Raise Funds
Creative Fundraising - Shasta County
Fundraising Ideas - Connecticut State Dept. of Ed.
Fundraising Ideas - South Dakota
Ideas for Healthy Fundraising Fact Sheet - California Project LEAN
Recommended Healthy Fundraisers
Alliance Alternative Fundraising Ideas
Family Life Instruction
Parental notification is required before sex education topics can be discussed in the classroom. Parents are to be given the opportunity to preview materials to be used and to deny permission for their child to participate if they so choose. During the month of January, parents/guardians of 5th grade students have the opportunity to attend one of three presentations given at various schools on different evenings. Childcare and a Spanish interpreter are provided at all three sessions. If a parent is unable to attend any of these presentations, the parent may contact the teacher to arrange to view the materials at the school site. Parents/guardians of 7th-12th grade students may contact their child's health teacher.
The approach to family life education is to provide information and an outline that can encourage young people and their families to engage, together, in a meaningful discussion of the physical changes related to maturation, a discussion of the basics of reproductive physiology, as well as a discussion of the social roles and responsibilities related to growth, maturation, and sexuality. A major emphasis of the family life education program is to provide reinforcement for young people in their decision not to become prematurely sexually active and to increase communication between teenagers and their parents.
GUIDELINES TO UNDERSTAND DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL
- Learn to communicate well and express self clearly
- Learn to deal with emotions
- Develop healthy relationships with parents, family members, and peers
- Develop basic concepts of social and physical reality
- Learn the difference between right and wrong and become more responsible for own actions
- Develop age-appropriate physical skills and abilities
- Develop competence in handling a variety of situations, including potentially dangerous ones
- Develop good eating habits
- Master toilet training
- Acquire sexual modesty and learn differences between the sexes
- Develop a healthy attitude about self
- Learn to deal with emotions, feelings, impulse
- Understand and accept sex role and identity
- Redefine conscience, morality, and value system
- Develop loyalties and sense of duty beyond self and not limited to the present
- Learn to get along with adults and peers
- Become cooperating member of family
- Acquire developmentally appropriate physical and self-help skills
- Learn how to tell time and use money
- Acquire concepts necessary for everyday living
- Accept one's maturing body and learn to function effectively in a variety of situations requiring physical competence and skill
- Achieve satisfaction and confidence in a socially accepted sex role
- Develop mature social skills and relationships with peers and find identity as a member of one's own generation
- Achieve maturity of emotional independence of parents and other adults
- Select and prepare for an occupation which will provide economic independence
- Prepare to assume responsibilities of marriage and family life
- Acquire knowledge and social awareness necessary for living in the modern world
- Develop a workable set of values, ethics, and standards
BOARD POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS
Sexual Health and HIV-AIDS Prevention Instruction BP and AR 6142.1
AIDS Prevention Instruction BP and AR 6142.2
Controversial Issues BP and AR 6144
Parent Rights and Responsibilities BP and AR 5020
Mental Health Services
The following entities participate in our VUSD Mental Heath Resources Fair annually. We recommend reaching out to any of those that you think could benefit your student. In addition, each school is equipped with school counselors who can also refer you to services you might be in need of. In addition, you might find our VUSD Mental Health Resources webpage beneficial.
Building Resilience & Inclusion Through Engagement (BRITE): http://straightupvc.org/
Foster & Kinship Care Education: https://www.venturacollege.edu/community/foster-and-kinship-care-education-program
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP): https://afsp.org/chapter/afsp-greater-los-angeles/
Autism Society: https://autismventura.org/
TRI-County GLAD: https://www.tcglad.org/
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://namiventura.org/
School on Wheels: https://schoolonwheels.org/
Parks and Recreation: https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/219/Parks-Recreation-Community-Partnerships
Cal Lutheran University: https://www.clucounseling.org/locations/
Big Brothers Big Sisters: https://bbsvc.org/
Gold Coast Health Plan: https://www.goldcoasthealthplan.org/
Logrando Bienstar: https://vcbh.org/en/programs-services/education-outreach
Vista del Mar: https://www.vistadelmarhospital.com/
Maple Counseling: https://www.maplecounseling.org/
Ventura County of Education Homeless Education Program: https://www.vcoe.org/Special-Populations/Homeless-Education-Program
Ventura County Behavioral Health Alcohol & Drug Programs (ADP): http://www.venturacountylimits.org/about/alcohol-and-drug-treatment-programs/
Easter Seals: https://www.easterseals.com/southerncal/connect-locally/service-center-locations/southern-california-child-development-center-ventura.html
Homeless and Foster Youth: http://www.vchca.org/foster-care-provider-resources
Community Action of Ventura County: https://www.ca-vc.org/
Kids & Families Together: https://www.kidsandfamilies.org/
Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug Prevention Programs
|Project Abstract||TUPE Matrix Of Responsibilities And Timelines 2013-16|
Tobacco - Students Board Policy and Administrative Regulation
|BP 5131.62 AR 5131.62|
|Tobacco Free Board Policy and Administrative Regulation|
|BP 3513.3 AR 3513.3|
| Local and State info
on Tobacco Use
|California Dept. of Education TUPE|
- Class Action - Grade 12
- Project Alert - Grades 7/8
- Toward No Drug Abuse - Grade 9
- Minnesota Smoking Prevention Program - Grade 6
- Positive Prevention-Grades Middle and High
Specialized Health Care
The parent/guardian of students who require specialized physical health care services during the school day shall provide a written request for the needed physical health care service. The student's physician shall submit a written statement authorizing the administration of the specified physical health care service. (Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 3051.12(b)(3)(E))
The program administrator shall name the qualified school personnel who will perform the service in accordance with standardized procedures.
A qualified school nurse, public health nurse, or licensed physician and surgeon shall supervise physical health care services in the school setting in accordance with law. (Education Code 49423.5; Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 3051.12)
Schools shall provide appropriate accommodations for safety and necessary physical care services. The student's personal privacy and dignity shall be assured. (code of Regulations, Title 5, 3051.12)
Staff designated to perform the specialized service shall maintain and sign a daily record of these services on a district form. (Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 3051.12(b)(1)(E)) This form shall be kept either in the student's classroom or in the school health office, depending on the health services being provided.
For more information, contact your school nurse.
The Great Body Shop
THE GREAT BODY SHOP is a nationally recognized comprehensive health and substance abuse prevention program used by preschool, elementary and middle schools throughout the US. The program meets all state and national standards, is affordable, easy to teach, and provides an educational environment in which it is enjoyable to learn.
THE GREAT BODY SHOP is more than just an excellent comprehensive health program. It also provides a fully articulated cross-curricular approach that requires additional concentration in one or more of the following specific areas:
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- Social and Emotional Health
- Character Education
- Violence Prevention (including bullying)
- Critical Thinking
- Asset Building
- Reading, Communication, Technology and other Learning Skills
The program uses multiple strategies to ensure that THE GREAT BODY SHOP has a positive impact on children’s health attitudes, knowledge and behavior. Combining current research from the fields of substance abuse and violence prevention, educational psychology, neuroscience and human behavior, the program synthesizes accurate, developmentally appropriate content with effective instructional processes.
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|See below the pre/post tests given to Kindergarten through 5th grade students.|