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Covid-19 Resources

Health Notice

In response to more information becoming available about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to make sure you are informed about the following steps that Mother Lode Union School District is taking to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like the coronavirus disease:

  1. Cleaning Facilities

 Our school facilities and maintenance teams are proactively cleaning facilities, focusing on surface cleaning such as sanitizing desks and doorknobs.

  1. Educating Students and Staff

Posting visuals regarding the most effective method of washing hands with soap and water.

Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. 

Avoiding close contact with people who are sick. 

Stay home from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough. 

These are all effective ways in which we can work together as a community to reduce the risk of infection by a number of different viruses.

  1. Other Resources

 The following links have the most up to date information regarding the spread of the virus and preventative measures:              

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Wesite Link

California Department of Public Health: Website Link

In the event that a staff member or student is diagnosed with COVID-19, the District will be collaborating with the Department of Public Health to provide guidance and direction to our community.  Information will be distributed via our parent portal communication system.

Thank you,

Sadie Hedegard, Director

Cassidy Coan, Credentialed School Nurse

Health Services


The Mother Lode Union School District is proud to have a school nurse as a member of the student support service team.  The school nurse is shared between both Indian Creek and Herbert Green daily and provides a variety of health services including vision and hearing screenings, scoliosis screening, and monitoring of student medications. 



Dr. Sadie Hedegard, Director of Student Support Services

Cassidy Coan, District School Nurse

Laura Estes, District School Counselor

Evan Eropkin, School Psychologist


School Nursing Health Forms & Information

Oral Health Requirement

State law requires that students receive an oral health assessment no later than May 31st of their first year of school enrollment.

Oral Health Assessment


California law requires schools to assess and report annually the immunization status of their students in kindergarten and seventh grade.  For the most up to date immunization requirements please review the California Department of Public Health’s website or contact your child’s school office. 

El Dorado Smiles Dental Van

2019-20 Dental Van Calendar

Dental Van Consent Form English & Spanish

MLUSD Medication at School

Medication Form

California Department of Public Health’s Parents Guide to Head Lice Brochure

(English) (Spanish)

Oral Health Requirement

El Dorado Community HUB, Community Hubs offer classes, groups, and activities for expectant parents and families with children ages 0-18. They are staffed by a team of family engagement, literacy and health specialists and located in Cameron Park and the Placerville Library. Call or Text (833) 322- 4827.

El Dorado Community Health Centers

State law requires that students receive an oral health assessment no later than May 31st of their first year of school enrollment.

Choices for Children, Nutrition training and support in obtaining childcare.


Mental Health Information & Community Resources

The Mother Lode Union School District is committee to the successful education of every student.  This includes a student’s academic, behavioral, and social and emotional education.  As a result, MLUSD provides access to educationally related mental health supports and services to students.  The supports and services are provided in a multi-tiered system of support which includes universal, designated, and individualized supports.


MLUSD staff are committed to creating a culture of kindness and respect, where students are treated warmly in a safe and supportive environment. Our instructional staff utilize a distinguished, evidence-based, social and emotional learning, and discipline program, Caring School Community, to promote positive behavior through direct teaching of responsibility, empathy, and cooperation, creating a setting where students feel heard, known, and cared for. This instruction is provided to all MLUSD students.


Approximately 10% of our student population require social and emotional supports, beyond the Caring School Community instruction, in order to achieve success at school. These students are identified in collaboration with families, instructional staff, school site administration, and community partners. Based on student needs, our school counselor designs and implements small social skills groups which provides more intensive direct teaching and practice of the core SEL competencies: (1) self-awareness, (2) self-management, (3) responsible decision making, (4) relationships skills. and (5) social awareness. 


MLUSD also provides educationally related mental health services to students who are found eligible through the special education eligibility process.  These services are provided by individuals who have obtained the appropriate credentialing or licensure, as determined by the California Teacher Credentialing Commission.



Beyond, educationally related mental health supports on campus, there are a number of community based organizations which provide mental health supports and services to MLUSD families.  Below are links to these organizations.  Please note: This list may not be exhaustive.  If you know of other community based resources, please email Dr. Sadie Hedegard @

El Dorado County Mental Health Website

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County, As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in our community. 

New Morning Youth & Family Services, provides individual, family, and group therapy. Also provides access to an emergency youth shelter and drop-in services for youths in crisis (ages 6-17) seeking a safe place to stay. 

hands4hope, supports youth development by providing opportunities in community service and encouraging youth to build relationships with other community based agencies.

Snowline Hospice, provides peer-to-peer support groups for children, teens, and adults.

Choices for Children, Offers trauma informed care for families and children. .

California Children’s Services

California Department of Education Family Involvement & Partnership