St. DavidUnified School District #21

Health Services

We care about the well being of our students and staff and strive to provide the best health care possible for them. The St. David Unified School District is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Therefore, it is the policy of the St. David Unified School District that:

  • The school district will engage students, parents, teachers, food service professionals, health professionals, and other interested community members in developing, implementing, monitoring, and reviewing district-wide nutrition and physical education activities.
  • All students in grades K–12 will have opportunities, support, and encouragement to be physically active on a regular basis.
  • Foods and beverages sold or served at school will meet the nutrition recommendations of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • Qualified child nutrition professionals will provide students with access to a variety of affordable, nutritious, and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students; will accommodate the religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the student body in meal planning; and will provide clean, safe, and pleasant settings and adequate time for students to eat.
  • Schools in our district will participate in available federal school meal programs, when applicable.
  • Schools will provide nutrition education and physical education to foster lifelong habits of healthy eating and physical activity and will establish linkages between health education and school meal programs and with related community services.

Please read our full wellness policy statement. For health services related questions, please feel free to call or email us. Any member of our school district may participate in the development, review, and implementation of our wellness policy. Randy Crum (Wellness Coordinator) for more information.

Coordinated School Health Council

The Coordinated School Health Council meets quarterly to review annual plans and to determine what needs exist in our schools that warrant further attention. Meetings will be quarterly on Zoom, in person, or by email. You can find the agendas and minutes to review on this page.

Current members of the council are as follows:

  • Jennifer Lopshire - Nutrition Services
  • Aubri Jacquez, R.N., District Nurse & Health Professions Educator
  • Braden Davis, Ed.S. - School Psychologist
  • Jean Weisling - Middle/High School Teacher & Culinary Representative
  • Randy Crum - Staff Wellness Coordinator, CSHC Chairman
  • Jonathan Watts - Assistant Principal, Athletic Director
  • Barbie Grapp - Guidance Counselor
  • Susan Pritchard - Grade K-2 Rep
  • Liz Lopshire - Kading MS Rep
  • Andrew Mayberry, M.D. - Physician/Community Outreach
  • Pam Bradford - CTE

Immunization Policy

  • Children must have proof of all required immunizations or a valid exemption in order to attend the first day of school. Arizona law allows exemptions for medical reasons, laboratory evidence of immunity, and personal beliefs. Exemption forms are available at the Arizona Department of Health Services website. Homeless students are allowed a 5-day grace period.
  • The record for each vaccine dose must include the date and name of doctor or clinic.
  • The statutes and rules governing school immunization requirements are: Arizona Revised Statutes 15-871 - 874; Arizona Administrative Code, R9-6-701 – 708.
  • Please take a look at the immunization schedule, and be sure your child is on target and up to date with all of the important, required immunizations.
  • For additional information, we invite you to visit the Tapi website to read Why Immunize.
  • Parents can access immunization records on the Arizona Department of Health Services website.

Letter from Our School Nurse

July 27, 2023

Hello St. David Tiger parents and students!

First off - Welcome back! We are all looking forward to a great school year! Part of having a great school experience is staying healthy. As your child brings home the back to school packet of paperwork, please take the time to fill out the student health registration form. This lets us know what, if any health issues your child might be dealing with. It will also alert us to any allergies and medications that they might require. At the bottom of this form is an area to give consent to a short list of over-the-counter medications that we may give if necessary. Please let me know your preference on this matter.

Second, every year, we are required by law to screen certain grade levels for hearing and/or vision difficulties and to notify parents that this is happening. We will be completing all required screenings within the first 45 days of school, and we will notify parents of any failed secondary screenings. If you would like to opt-out of these screenings for your child, please notify the health office.

Third, as per Arizona law, there are certain immunizations that are required for students entering kindergarten as well as 6th grade. Please complete these immunizations with your child's primary care office or the Benson Health Department ASAP. If you require an exemption form, please see the health office. We must, by law, have either a record of immunization or an exemption form on file, and will be calling for this information until received. We appreciate your assistance in this very important matter.

Fourth, and lastly, the health office is called on to assist in enforcing our schools dress code. Please take note of the dress code, which can be found in the elementary handbook and the MS/HS handbook, and is applicable to all ages of students. It is helpful to everyone involved when the dress code is adhered to.

Thank you Tiger families for all of your support! It is going to be a great year!


Aubri Jacquez, RN
St. David Unified School District Nurse
Health Professions Educator
HOPE Squad / HOSA Advisor
(520) 720-4781 ext. 146
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Health Services Staff

Aubri Jacquez, R.N.
School Nurse / HOPE Squad Advisor