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The San Mateo-Foster City Nursing Department serves all students in our school district. For information, questions or to discuss student health concerns, please contact the school nurse for your school. 

SMFCSD Nursing Staff

Marilyn Ponce de Leon, RN

mponcedeleon@smfcsd.net

(650) 638-2973

Catherine Le, RN

cle@smfcsd.net

(650) 312-7295

Nicole Monzon, RN

nmonzon@smfcsd.net

(650) 312-3047

Christina Hirsch, LVN

chirsch@smfcsd.net

(650) 312-7295

ABBOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL
BERESFORD ELEMENTARY
LAUREL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
MEADOW HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY
GEORGE HALL ELEMENTARY
HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY
BAYSIDE ACADEMY (K-8)
LEAD ELEMENTARY
PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY
NORTH SHOREVIEW (K-8)
COLLEGE PARK
TURNBULL PRESCHOOL
BOWDITCH MIDDLE SCHOOL
AUDUBON ELEMENTARY
BEACH PARK ELEMENTARY
BREWER ISLAND ELEMENTARY
FOSTER CITY ELEMENTARY
BOREL MIDDLE SCHOOL
BAYWOOD ELEMENTARY
SM PARK ELEMENTARY
FIESTA GARDENS ELEMENTARY
SUNNYBRAE ELEMENTARY

 

Nursing Department Fax Number - 650-655-3394

When to keep your child home?

Sometimes when your child does not feel well, it is difficult to decide whether or not to send the child to school. Here are some guidelines to follow when making that decision. A child should not be in school when he/she has:
  • Nausea or vomiting, or has vomited during the night
  • Diarrhea
  • Frequent coughing or sneezing
  • Evidence of a communicable disease such as a rash, fever or unusual sores
  • A temperature of 99.5 degrees or above. If a child has had a fever, he/she may not return to school until she/he has been fever-free for 24 hours (without taking fever-reducing medication)
  • Sore throat
  • Strep throat – must be on an antibiotic for 24 hours and be symptom-free
  • A new cold or generally feels bad
  • Unusual watery, burning or red, crusted eyes

Health Services Information & Documents

Parent Permission to Seek Medical Care

You authorize the school to obtain medical care for your child, as specified in the Parent/Guardian Rights, in an emergency. You understand that the San Mateo-Foster City School District, its employees and its Board assume no liability of any nature in relation to the transportation or treatment of said minor. You further understand that all costs of paramedics, transportation, hospitalization and any examination, X-rays or treatment provided in this authorization shall be your responsibility.