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District Nurse

Belinda Brager, MSN, RN, PHN,
Credentialed School Nurse
District Nurse
(209) 754-2322
Fax: (209) 754-2379
Elisa Ramirez
Office Manager
(209) 754-2348


To provide excellent, quality student-health services for all students to enable them to achieve the optimal level of health, obtain their highest academic  standard, and be successful in our ever-changing society.

  • CUSD health services seeks to help all students be healthy and ready to learn through a variety of activities and procedures.
  • There are several helpful links to information, various forms,and referral sources.
  • Please call us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's health.
  • By law, the school cannot administer any medication, including over the counter medication, or treatment without parent permission and a physician's order.

Current News:

On Wed 12/6, staff at Valley Springs Elementary were notified that there were students with “rashes.”

The CUSD District Nurse, Belinda Brager, in consultation with the Calaveras County Public Health Department, followed up with all reported cases.

At this time, the District can report that less than half a dozen students had an allergic reaction to something unknown and less than half a dozen students have poison oak. Parents report the allergies and poison oak breakouts occurring between the first week of November through this week.

In summary of multiple questions asked by parents:

The CUSD Maintenance Department has assured us that there is no poison oak, or any other plant that might typically cause a reaction like this, on our campus.

Valley Springs Elementary is on County water. The water has been tested and found to be within normal limits.

The last pesticide spraying occurred during the October Fall Break when school was not in session.

As a reminder:

If your child has hives, a rash, or any allergic reaction, please call your doctor and seek medical treatment.

Poison oak is not easily identified during the winter months, but is still highly poisonous.  Please remember that pets bring the oils in on their fur.  Thus, infecting their human companions via hugs, carpet, and furniture.  If the oil is on the hands, it can easily be spread to the face and other parts of the body.  Hand washing is strongly encouraged along with washing of all clothing when coming in from playing outside.  Also remember, oils on the body can be spread via person to person contact. 

School-wide Screenings:

  • 2017-2018 Hearing: completed Aug 14,15, & 16.
    • Grades: K, 2, 5, 8, 10, and teacher referral
  • 2017-2018 Vision: completed Aug 17,21,22,28,29, & Sept 6.
    • Grades: K, 2, 5, 8, and teacher referral
  • If your child needs assistance getting glasses, please call 754-2322
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