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Student Health, Wellness and Prevention

Department Contact Information Element
Rudy Puente, Director 
(916) 566-1600 ext. 33115
Christi Kagstrom, Coordinator, Student Health, Wellness & Prevention
(916) 566-1600 ext. 32240
Scott Kazer, Program Specialist, TUPE
(916) 566-1600 ext. 32233
Marty Heeb, Administrative Clerk Senior
(916) 566-1600-ext. 32229

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MISSION:  Promote optimal health and academic success for all students through active teamwork between family, community and all educators every day.

VISION:  Build a cohesive health team with common goals to provide students with the skills and services needed for academic success and life-long wellness.

  • Optimize student academic achievement through ongoing health interventions
  • Maintain ongoing communication to maximize health and safety
  • Incorporate health education programs to facilitate a healthy learning environment and increase health literacy


All students must comply with California immunization requirements to attend the first day of class, so be sure that your child's school has complete records prior to August 20. 
Visit the California Department of Public Health's website to learn more about immunization requirements for California students in all grades. 
Questions? Call your child's school or TRUSD Health Services at 566.1600 ext. 32229.


Student Wellness

Teen Health

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The Tobacco Use Prevention Education grant is funded by Proposition 56 and 99 which allocates funds to school districts to provide programs to mitigate and prevent youth tobacco use and potential pathways to other harmful substances such as alcohol, drugs and prescription medication.  Twin Rivers Unified School District offers the following programs and services to create a fun and safe learning environment to inspire each student to extraordinary achievement every day:

Teen Intervene – Intervention counseling for students experiencing substance abuse/addiction
Project Alert – A drug prevention curriculum taught to all 7th and 8th grade students 
Red Ribbon Week – All students participate in school wide activities surrounding drug awareness 
Club Live – Middle school student leaders that work with adults to increase drug awareness 
Friday Night Live – High school student leaders that work with adults to increase drug awareness
California Healthy Kids Survey – A risky behavior needs assessment for 7th-12th grade students
Tobacco Free Generations – A tobacco prevention curriculum for pregnant and parenting teens
Don’t Buy The Lie – Anti tobacco assemblies provided by Kaiser Permanente


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Student Services Drug Free group


The Virtual Dental Program (VDH) comes to 12 TRUSD schools this year, as we partner with The University of Pacific Dental School, Sacramento County and the following dental providers:
  • Blue Hills Dental (formerly Access Dental)
  • Sacramento Native American Health Clinics
  • WellSpace
  • Health Western Dental Kids
This program will bring dental care directly to students on campus!
For more information and to enroll a student, please request information at the following school offices: Babcock, Castori, Del Paso, Fairbanks, Garden Valley, Hagginwood, Harmon Johnson, Noralto, Northwood, Smythe, Strauch and Woodlake elementary schools.
The program will initially target TK/Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students at the listed schools, and will expand to other grades and more school sites as soon as possible.
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Cleaning teeth
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Dental wall