Rodrigo "Diggs" Sanchez, BSN, RN, MS HCM
Diggs is a Registered Nurse with a BS in Nursing from the University of the Philippines, MS in Health Care Management at the University of La Verne, and Credentialed School Nurse at California State University, Los Angeles. He currently holds BCLS, ACLS, PALS, and CEN Certifications. Diggs started working for TVUSD in 2006 and previously worked for Montebello USD. He has 16 years experience as a School Nurse. He continues to work as an ER Nurse on weekends and during the summer at Whittier Hospital. His nursing career includes being a full time ER and ICU Nurse from 1983-2001. That's 18 years of acute hospital experience in Southern California. He plans to retire from TVUSD.
Diggs has been married for 35 years and has three grown sons. Two of his sons are nurses and work in ER and ICU. His youngest son is a sales manager. Diggs and his wife are waiting for grandchildren so they can babysit. He loves to tend to his plants; mostly succulents, vegetables, and flower plants every day. He also enjoys ballroom dancing with his wife.
His goal is to serve TMS until he retires, keep students safe, healthy, and fully immunized as required, and keep students and staff updated with school health issues using primarily the Health Office.
Tracy has been in the medical field for 30 years with experience as an LVN. She was hired in the 2014-2015 school year as a health clerk for TMS. Tracy is married and has 5 children and 9 grandchildren. On her free time she enjoys playing with her grandchildren and camping. She enjoys her job as a health clerk and loves the students here. She is a vital part of this health office and keeps it running smoothly!
Tdap Booster Vaccination
All 6th Grade students entering 7th grade during the 2018/2019 school year are required to provide proof of a Tdap booster vaccination. Students that have already received this vaccination, please bring your immunization record to the health office to have your health record updated. Students that do not get the vaccination will need to obtain it before starting school in August, 2018. Should you have any questions, please refer them to Mrs. Hunt or Mr. Diggs in the TMS Health Office.
"Healthy students learn better." Although it is important for students to be at school every day, the health staff would like to review the general guidelines for students coming to school. Please take a few moments to read the following protocols.
Students should not be sent to school with the symptoms listed below:
- Fever (100 or above)
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Pain that is not controlled
- Flu symptoms
- Infectious Conjunctivitis (pink eye). This requires a physician's visit.
Students may return to school:
- Fever free for 24 hours
- No vomiting for the last 24 hours
- Infectious Conjunctivitis (pink eye) when antibiotic treatment has been administered for at least 24 hours and symptoms have subsided.
Students with injuries requiring the use of wheelchairs, crutches, splints, braces, or casts require a physician's note and an indication of when they are able to resume regular activities. These students will be restricted from contact sports and other designated activities on the field.
Due to unexpected illnesses and emergencies, current work, home, and cell phone numbers are important to our school. Please take the time to update any changes in your personal phone numbers and emergency contact numbers.
Thank you for helping keep our school healthy and safe.
Medicine at School
All prescription and over-the-counter medication requires a physician authorization form signed by the parent and the physician PRIOR to the student beginning his or her medication. A new form must be signed for each new school year. All medications must be in the original container and labeled with the student's name. Students are not allowed to carry ANY medication. Any prescribed medications need to be dispensed from the health office. The only exception is for an inhaler or an epi-pen with the proper physician's form. Cough drops may be carried. A student may be excused from P.E. with a parent note for three days. Anything longer requires a doctor's note.
You may contact the Health Clerk, Mrs. Hunt directly at 951-302-5151 ext. 2508.
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