• School Nurse

    Oakland Tech’s school community is served by our full-time nurse dedicated to maximizing the health, safety and well-being of roughly 2,000 students. In addition to her medical duties, our nurse also coordinates a variety of programs aimed at providing real, transformative services for Bulldogs in need, including vision care for students and groceries and personal care products for both students and their families. Information about these support programs is here.

    Contact Information

    Sarah Nielsen Boyd, MS, RN, PHNSarah Nielsen Boyd, MS, RN, PHN
    sarah.boyd@ousd.org
    (510) 450-5400 x 147

     

     

     

    The school nurse is at Tech every day — typically from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM. However, she is frequently not in her office due to meetings, diabetes coverage, trainings, issues on campus and more. The best way to reach her is by email. If it is urgent, please call. 

    How We Support Our Students

    We receive diagnoses, if any, for students in AERIES, the school database. If you receive a request for medical information from us it’s because Aeries is telling us that your child has a diagnosis such as asthma, seizures or severe allergies. If this information is not correct or has
    changed, please let us know by email or phone so that we can correct Aeries. 

    If your child has a diagnosis that could be an issue during the school day (asthma, severe allergies requiring emergency medications, seizures, etc.) please have his/her pediatrician complete the relevant form and return the form to us in Room 110A. The form must be signed by the doctor or nurse practitioner and signed by a parent or guardian. These forms must be renewed annually. A great time to take care of this is over the summer so that everything is ready to go when school starts.

    Health Forms

    Links to important health forms are available here. Forms are also available in hard copy form in Room 110A.  

    Medications

    If any medications are needed during the school day, such as an asthma inhaler, Epipen, Tylenol or Ibuprofen, must be supplied by the family and brought to school in a pharmacy-labeled container along with medical orders describing when to give the medication. The school nurses do not have any medications that can be given to a student unless the family has provided the medications with medical orders.

    TechniClinic

    Students whose parents or guardians signed a consent form may be seen at the TechniClinic for minor issues such as headaches or cramps. Consent forms are available at the clinic.

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