School Nurses

Tech’s school community is served by two full time nurses dedicated to maximizing the health, safety and well-being of roughly 2,000 Bulldog students. In addition to their hands-on duties, our nurses coordinate a variety of programs aimed at providing real, transformative services for Bulldogs in need, including vision care for students and groceries and personal care products for both students and their families. Information about these programs is below.

Links to important health forms are available here. Forms are also available in hard copy form in Room 110A. 

Contact Information

Sarah Nielsen Boyd, MS, RN, PHN
(510) 450-5400 x 147

Amanda Epperson, LVN
(510) 450-5400 x 159

Both school nurses are at Tech every day — typically from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM. However, they are frequently not in their offices due to meetings, diabetes coverage, trainings, issues on campus and more. The best way to reach them is by email. If it is urgent, please call.


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Support Programs

Tech Backpack Program for Food Insecure Bulldog Families

Oakland Tech has been approved for the Backpack Program through the Alameda County Food Bank for the 2017-18 school year. The Backpack Program provides identified students with a backpack of non-perishable food every two weeks. Families who enroll agree to complete client surveys for the Alameda County Food Bank. A family may enroll any time throughout the school year, and will be added to the next distribution after enrollment. If your household is experiencing food insecurity and would like to enroll, please either pick up a form in the nurses’s office in Room 110A (or download and print this one), complete it and return it to the nurse’s office or by email to

Free Eye Exams and Eyeglasses for Students

Tech students have an opportunity to receive free eye exams and eyeglasses through Vision To Learn, a mobile vision care clinic that brings its services directly to Tech. If you would like your student to participate in this program, please fill out the following consent form — here in English and here in Spanish — and have your student return it to the Nurse’s Office (Room 110A). Forms are also available in the Nurse’s Office. Contact for more information.

Bulldog Closet

Tech’s Bulldog Closet is a resource for students who are homeless or whose families cannot afford personal hygiene products or basic clothing items such as socks, underwear and t-shirts. Any student or family expressing need is eligible to receive products from the Bulldog Closet. We are always grateful for donations. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Amanda at Donations may be dropped off in Room 110A. Thank you!

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