Health, Wellness, and Nutrition

Student health and nutrition are great factors in achieving success in school. Our school nurse, Laurel Yrun, R.N., provides our community with health-related services such as vision and hearing screenings, communicable disease information and prevention, and healthy nutrition education. Importantly, Laurel Yrun, R.N. supports learning through participating in Individual Education Plans and Section 504 Accommodation Plans.

To schedule an appointment or to discuss health issues with Laurel Yrun, R.N., please call one of the school offices: (415) 925-2220 for Bacich, or (415) 458-5970 for Kent or by email at

Recent Health Announcements

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Updates and Information

Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19​

Flu Prevention and Information

CDC Guidelines:

Parent Letter from the Marin County Department of Health in English and in Spanish. (January 2020)

Flu Prevention and Care Tips in English and Spanish.

For more information about the flu, please visit To find a flu vaccine at a location near you, visit

Opioid and substance use prevention resources for parents, educators, caregivers, and youth-serving individuals

Adult role models have an essential role on the growth and development of youth. They help guide youth to make healthy and informed decisions. Positive role models are protective social factors that promote youth health and well-being, and may reduce the risk of youth substance use, including high-risk substance use.

This website offers a list of resources to support adult role models communicate with youth about the risks of opioid and other substance use.

Fentanyl Overdoses

Fentanyl and Opioid Overdose Prevention Resources (PDF)

Letter to parents from Marin County Department of Health and Human Services and Marin County Office of Education available in English and Spanish.

Marin County Air Quality Protocols

Marin County Outdoor Air Quality Protocols for Schools with COVID-19 active in our community

Marin County Air Quality School Activity Guidelines

Marin County Air Quality School Activity Guidelines - Spanish

  • Data will be monitored from the Fire and Smoke Map (a resource that incorporates both Purple Air Sensors, and EPA sensors), and
  • In the event that the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the following day may exceed the Hazardous range (above 300) for the majority of the county, Public Health will make a recommendation by 4:00 p.m. (for the following day) to shift from site based instruction to remote instruction.
  • A notification of Public Health’s recommendation will be countywide (not localized) and will be distributed by MCOE to Public School Superintendents and Private, Independent and Parochial Schools.
  • On days when students are already engaged in site based classroom instruction, and air quality conditions worsen, Public Health will not recommend a shift from site based instruction to remote learning in the middle of a school day.

Public Health has provided guidance that classroom and office windows and doors can be closed as long as all other safety protocols for COVID-19 are followed (masks; sanitation; distance).

Important Health Information and Forms

When to Miss School

Find out when your child should stay home if they feel ill. If your child has or has been exposed to head lice, please see the lice section below for our school policy and procedures.

Immunization Requirements and Information

California State law requires that all students be immunized. This page contains information about the law, immunization schedule, and forms.

Student Health Forms

These required health forms must be submitted to enroll your child in the Kentfield School District.

Medication Administration Information

Policy and procedures regarding medications (prescription and non-prescription) that must be taken during school hours.

Lice Policy and Procedures

What to do if your child has or has been exposed to lice.

Flu and Other Illnesses

Learn to distinguish the flu from the common cold, treatment tips, flu shots, and the current state of the flu in Marin County.


Information and resources filled with tips and strategies to improve your child’s nutrition.

Food-related Allergies

Ideas for healthy, nut-free snack and lunch ideas.

Free and Low Cost Health Insurance Programs for Children

Resources From School Counselors