Welcome to the Health Services Department!
The Health Services Department works to provide a safe and secure environment for students and staff through coordination of health services, wellness, programs, screenings and evaluations. Success in schools requires the enhancement and promotion of on joining optimal health and well-being. Consisting of a team of licenses and credentials School Nurses, Licensed LVN’s (provided by Orange County Department of Education) and Health Clerks, the Health Services Department of the Buena Park School District works with students, families and staff to provide a safe and healthy school environment. We are committed to continually strive for excellence, ensure educational achievement for each student and advocate health promotion and wellness.
What is a District School Nurse?
A District School Nurse specializes in nursing practice that advances the well-being, academic success, lifelong achievement, and overall health of students. School nurses are responsible for identifying both actual and potential health problems, providing case management services, collaborating with educators, school officials, students, and families to ensure students respond positively to their environment and develop normal. The school nurse is a member of a unique discipline of professional nursing and is often the sole healthcare provider in an academic setting. District School Nurses are required to have a Registered Nurse license, Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Public Health Nurse license, and School Nurse Credential.
Meet our District Nurses
Elizabeth (Liz) is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She has been a nurse since 1991 and has extensive experience as a pediatric nurse. She has been a school nurse for the BPSD the last four years. She enjoys the rewards of ensuring safety for all students, being a leader who bridges health care and education, provides care coordination, and advocates for quality student-centered care. She enjoys boating and deep-sea fishing in her spare time.
Elizabeth Beko, BSN, RN, PHN, CDE
Credentialed School Nurse Contact Info:
Email: [email protected]
Ph: 714-994-9381 / Fax: 714-521-9003
Claire is a registered nurse with a bachelors degree in nursing. Nurse Goodman has been with BPSD for three years enjoys working in our elementary and secondary schools. She loves working with youth and families to support the health, wellness and safety of our families. Nurse Goodman enjoys dancing and gardening with her family.
Claire Goodman, BSN, RN, PHN
Credentialed School Nurse
Email: [email protected]
Meet our OC Department of Education LVN Support
Meet our Site Health Clerk Team
|Arthur F. Corey Elementary School||Carmen Sandoval||(714) 522-8389||2092|
|Buena Park Learning Center||Jennifer Garcia||(714) 994-9381||5092|
|Buena Park Middle School||Cassandra Enriquez-Ortiz||(714) 522-8491||7092|
|Carl E. Gilbert Elementary School||Alexandra Rodriguez||(714) 522-7281||4092|
|Charles G. Emery Elementary School||Jazmin Soriano||(714) 521-5134||3092|
|Gordon H. Beatty Middle School||Gina Schlichting||(714) 523-1160||1092|
|James A. Whitaker Elementary School||Health Clerk||(714) 521-9770||6092|
|Mabel L. Pendleton Elementary School||Daniela Pineda||(714) 521-8568||5092|
Policy and Guidelines for Parents/ Guardians
- COVID-19 Guidance for Schools
- Immunization Requirements for School
- Pediculosis (Head Lice Policy)
- School Entry Requirements
- Shots for School
- Vision and Hearing Screening Policy
- When to keep students home
- Communicable Diseases
Related Health Forms and Documents
Behavioral Health Resources for Children and Youth
OC Health Care Agency - Nutrition Information
Giving Children Hope – Food Bank
Immunization Clinic (free and low-cost vaccines)
Vista Community Clinic – The Gary Center Dental Clinic (Fees based on income sliding scale)
Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County
Hurtt Family Health Clinic – Medical, Dental, Vision, Mental Health, Chiropractic, and health education. (Low cost clinic)