May 2020: A Week of Celebration! Employee of the Year and Nurse Appreciation Week! The nurses at PRJUSD are pretty spectacular.
March 2020: COVID 19 Health Update
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
The nurses employeed by Paso Robles Joint Unified School District are working remotely and are available to help with your healthcare needs. While we shelter at home to support the safety of our community we are available by phone or email.
It is essential that our students and families with preexisting health needs stay home to avoid contact with infected members of the community. It is important to have a plan for accessing healthcare if you or a loved one becomes ill. In these uncertain times, access to healthcare may become difficult. We can help connect you with family resources, healthcare providers and medical supplies.
Each of us miss the normalicy of life, we miss our studnets and school families. Please feel free to call or email your site nurse with any questions, concerns or health updates.
Cindy Thompson LVN (Kermit King)
(805) 674-7412/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Debora Bradley LVN (Virginia Peterson)
(805) 464-9370/ email@example.com
Doris Vermy LVN (Pat Butler)
(805) 712-2357/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly McNeal LVN (PRHS/Liberty)
(805) 712-2357/ email@example.com
Lolita Rivers LVN (Lewis Middle School)
(805) 296-0884/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Minerva Carrasco LVN (Arts Academy Bauer Speck)
(805) 674-0969/ email@example.com
Shelby Armstrong LVN (Flamson Middle School)
(805) 709-3431/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Vasquez LVN (Georgia Brown/ W. Pifer)
(951) 238-0976/ email@example.com
Tanya White RN (School Nurse)
(559) 352-5037/ firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you and wish you well,
Ashley Aiello RCSN, District Nurse
(805) 286-8750 / email@example.com
August 2019: Welcoming a New Health Team Member! Tamara (Tammy) Vasquez LVN comes to Paso Robles School District with years of experience working in a school setting. Tammy has worked as a classroom paraeducator and as a school site nurse. She is know for her "can do attitude" and willingness to do whatever is needed to support students. We are exited to invite her to the Paso Robles Team! Tammy will be working at both Georgia Brown Elementary and Pat Butler Elementary.
May 2019: Preschool Students Learn about Germs! Ashley Aiello, District Nurse and Kelly McNeal LVN visited with a group of students at Bearkittens preschool. The students learned about germs, including covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing and keeping sores clean.
May 2019: National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6th to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. PRJUSD Nurses are being celebrated this week!
April 2021- Nursing Team Update:
Nurse Tammy Vasquez has taken a nursing position in a new district. We wish her farewell in her new adventures and will miss her friendly face! The nurses were able to say goodbye in an outdoor setting, because we are all vaccinated. Our nurses took off our masks for a quick group picture. It feels good to meet in person again!
August 2020: Welcoming our
New School Nurse, Kayla Bullard
Kayla moved to Atascadero in April of 2019 from the Sacramento area, where she grew up. Kayla has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for most of her nursing career, and is excited to start a new adventure in school nursing!
Kayla married her wonderful husband in April of 2019 as well, and they are in the process of remodeling the home they bought last October. Kayla enjoys reading, being active, and exploring nature! She feels blessed to live in this area and to serve the staff and students at PRJUSD!
Welcoming our New Registered Nurse, Monica Nicholson
Monica is a nurse and a mother of three. Her passion for nursing began as a young child. Monica spent her early years practicing nursing procedures on her doll. Both Monica's Grandmother and Aunt worked with medically fragile children and shared their passion for nursing. Now that Monica is a registered nurse and has children of her own she is back working with our most fragile population. Monica has worked as a nurse for 12 year in different capacities. We are thrilled to have her join our PRJUSD nursing team as she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.
October 2019: Vision Screening
During the month of September the local Lion's Club provided vision screening for students at all of our Elmentary Schools. Nearly 2,000 students were screened by an optometrist in the Lio's Club mobile trailer. 200 students were referred for further testing. The nursing team helps support families who cannot afford treatment an connect the students with local resources. We are thankful for the support and docation of hours from Dr. Major, Dr. Rishko, Dr. Kudija and Dr. Kopper.
A student at Kermit King Elementary presented Dr. Major with a hard drawn diagram of the eye structure.
May 2019: Better Together was the theme of this years Employee Recognation Ceremony. Congratulations to Lolita Rivers LVN! Lolita was named the classified employee of the year at Lewis Middle School for the 2018-2019 school year due to her gentle nature and support for students and teachers.
Congratulations to Ashley Aiello RCSN! Ashley was named District Administrator of the year for the 2018-2019 school year because she is relied on by many and has super powers to meet the needs of PRJUSD day in and day out.
The role of the School Nurse is to provide medical leadership in the school community to oversee school health policies and programs. The school nurse serves in a pivotal role to provide expertise on health services and promotion of health education.
Nursing support staff working at the site level are Licensed Vocational Nurses. The district currently employees eight LVNs who are each assigned to one or two school sites. The role of the site nurse is to manage immediate medical emergencies, promote health among students on a daily basis, assist with medication administration (injections), and providing specialized nursing procedures.