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School Nurses

Isabel Armendariz
- Sam Vaughn
Whitmore Charter

Kaye De La Cruz
- Central Valley High
- Argus/Endeavor

Jennifer Given
- School Nurse

Shona Henderson
- Joel Hidahl
- Beaver
- Lucas

Allison Hernandez
- Ceres High
- Don Pedro

Rosa Ixta
- Caswell
- Carroll Fowler
- Sinclear

Carol Klein
- Pre-School Assessment

Denise Pimlott
- La Rosa
- Cesar Chavez
- Leaps & Bound

Sadie Sardia
- Adkison
- Westport
- Blaker Kinser

Mariela Walls
- Walter White
- Virginia Parks
- Mae Hensley


It’s flu season. As you may have read or heard in the news media, there are a growing number of cases of the seasonal influenza. The District is working to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and the general community.

The flu virus causes symptoms such as cough, sore throat, muscle aches and sometimes runny nose and sneezing. To prevent the spread of any type of flu, here are some ways to protect you and your family from getting sick:

If you are sick with flu-like symptoms and FEVER, stay home. Do not send sick children to school.

Flu Poster (English)Flu Poster Spanish

AB277 prohibits the use of Personal/Religious Exemptions for School Required Immunizations.  Medical Exemptions are permitted with approval from a licensed Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO). For a comprehensive review of AB277, please click the link below.

Links:       AB277
                Immunizations Law Information website        


Ceres Unified School District Nurses
are dedicated to the health, safety and welfare of each student. 
Their many duties include:

    • Vision screening
    • Hearing screening
    • Dental screening
    • Immunization compliance
    • Special Education
    • Care of ill/injured students
    • Supervision and/or administration of prescribed nursing skills
    • Maintenance of student health records
    • Communicable disease control
    • First grade physicals
    • Health Education
    • Health counseling
    • TB testing
    • Health care plans for major health problems
    • Liaison with community 

CUSD nurses provide annual screenings to students. For more information, please contact your child's school. Parents can opt out of screenings or other health services by submitting a written statement to the school each year. 

We encourage you to keep your children home if they are sick and contact your health care provider if they develop flu-like symptoms.  Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Remind your children to cough or sneeze into their elbow, not their hands, and remind them to wash their hands frequently with soap and water.  Click here to download the "When Not To Send Your Child To School" flyer. 

Ceres school nurses are dedicated to helping families. Below are several downloadable files full of helpful information for parents and families. Many are provided in both English and Spanish for you to share with friends and neighbors.

  • Polio - 4 shots
  • DTP - 5 shots
  • Tdap - 7th -12th grade required
  • MMR - 2 shots
  • Hep B - 3 shots
  • Varicella - 1-2 shots

Vaccine Requirement - Tdap Booster for 7th grade students - Important Vaccine Bulletin all parents must read. - (English/Spanish)

Websites with Up-to-Date Information

Stanislaus County Emergency website:

Center for Disease Control website:

Center For Disease Control website: