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Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness in USD

Student Health

District nurses and school Health Clerks assist with the record keeping of state and federal mandated health and immunization records including but not limited to Tuberculosis screening, immunizations, school entry health assessments, scoliosis screening, vision and hearing screening, dental screenings. In addition, staff may administer medication to students on a daily basis as prescribed through a physician.

Union School District is committed to the mental wellbeing of all of our students. We employ a number of counselors as well as contract with outside agencies. If you are concerned about your child, please contact your child’s school who will help determine next steps in getting support for your child.

California Healthy Kids Survey

As part of our district health and wellness initiative, students in grades 5, 6 and 7 are asked to participate in our school’s California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE). This is a very important survey that will help promote better health and well-being among our youth, and improve the school learning environment. Your child does not have to take the survey. Participation is voluntary.

Survey Content. The survey gathers information on developmental supports provided to youth; school connectedness and barriers to learning; school safety; health-related concerns such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; risk of depression and suicide; and protected class identifiers such as sexual orientation and gender identity.

You may examine the questionnaire in the school office or at the links below:

The results from this survey are compiled into the district- and county-level CHKS Reports. To view a copy of our district’s report, go to https://calschls.org/reports-data/search-lea-reports.

It is Voluntary. Students who, with your permission, agree to participate do not have to answer any questions they do not want to answer and may stop taking the survey at any time.

It is Anonymous. No names are recorded or attached to the survey forms or data. The results will be made available for analysis only under strict confidentiality controls.

Administration. The survey will be administered the week of April 11, 2022.

Potential Risks. There are no known risks of physical harm to your child. The risks of psychological or social harm are very small. None have been reported in 22 years of survey administration. In rare instances, some discomfort might be experienced from the questions. The school’s counseling services will be available to answer any personal questions that may materialize.

For Further Information. The survey was developed for the CDE by WestEd, a public, non-profit educational institution. If you have any questions about this survey, or about your rights, call Annie Murphy, Director of Learning & Innovation 408-377-8010 x44233.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

USD is committed to providing social emotional learning in conjunction with academics. Students' social emotional health is critical for students to thrive and learn.

  • Each school uses a SEL curriculum. Programs in the district include:

      • Kimochi's K-2

      • Second Step

      • Caring School Community

      • Character Strong

  • Project Cornerstone is supported by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and in conjunction with the YMCA of Santa Clara Valley, students learn about the 41 Developmental Assets and how to respect each other. Workshops are held annually for students as well as for their parents.

Self Care & Coping Resources

California Parent & Youth Helpline

Parents Anonymous® Inc. launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline® in partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom as part of his initiative to address the impacts of COVID-19. Since 1969, Parents Anonymous® has provided weekly evidence-based support groups for parents, children and youth nationwide.

Call, text or chat for free - 8am – 8pm every day

855-427-2736

Visit caparentyouthhelpline.org for more information.

Crisis Hotlines

The County Suicide and Crisis Hotline and the Crisis Text Line are fully operational.

Call (855) 278-4204 or text RENEW to 741741.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Call the Friendship Line at (415) 750- 4111.

Bill Wilson Center Crisis Hotline (Youth)

    • SOS Crisis Hotline 408-278-2585

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    • 800-273-TALK (8255)

Disaster Distress Hotline

Domestic Violence Hotline

    • 1-800-799-7233

    • TTY 1-800-787-3224

National Alliance on Mental Illness Crisis Text Line

    • TEXT NAMI to 741-741

National Sexual Assault Hotline

    • 800-656-HOPE (4673)

"Thoughts for Caregivers"

    • 24/7 crisis line, (800) 325-HOPE

Parent hotline: Bay Area TALK provides 24-hour support for parents and caregivers in the Bay Area

    • (415) 441-5437

Mental Health & SEL Parent Resources

MentalHealthandSEL-ParentResources.pdf