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Orinda Union School District

A Learning Community that Inspires, Engages, and Supports All Students

Orinda Union School District

A Learning Community that Inspires, Engages, and Supports All Students

Health and Wellness


Orinda Union School Dirstrict strives to provide a nurturing school environment that promotes the health and wellbeing of all students. We provide services and resources that support students' physical, social, and emotional safety and well-being. 

Health Services

The main focus of our school health services is promotion of physical health, prevention of illness and the early detection of health problems. OUSD schools are staffed by nurses who strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of our students. Our focus includes the identification of health-related barriers to learning and the implementation of adjustments and accommodations supporting all students.  
Orinda USD employs school nurses who are licensed, registered nurses who in additional to the credential in school nursing, a public health credential also have additional educational requirements school audiometry certificate. 

Mental Health

Orinda USD is making mental health and social emotional wellbeing of our students a focus and priority. Services include increase in counseling at the middle school and Wellness Centers at all elementary schools. Second Step, character education curriculum will include social emotional and anti-bullying curriculum. 

Comprehensive Safety Plan

Orinda USD Comprehensive Safety Plan is reviewed and revised annually. During the 2022-23 school year, OUSD Safety Task force conducted a comprehensive revise of the Safety Plan followed by the presentation to the public at a Board Meeting found HERE.

Dr. Carrie Nerheim

(925) 258-6218
Director of Student Services

District Nurses


Elementary Wellness Counselors

Del Rey Elementary 
Glorietta Elementary 
Sleepy Hollow Elementary
Wagner Ranch Elementary
Orinda Intermediate Counselors
OIS Counselor A-G
OIS Counselor H-P
OIS Counselor Q-Z