HEALTH & NURSING
Sherri Leany, School Nurse
Phone: 702-799-8000 ext. 4020
Location: Room 460
Hours: 7:00am - 2:15pm (M-Th)
Cecily McKelvey, FASA
Phone: 702-799-8000 ext. 4022
Location: Room 460
Hours: 7:00am - 2:15pm (M-Th)
The Health Office at Basic Academy is available to all students throughout the school day. Students can access the health office by a personal request or a teacher referral for acute illness, a chronic health condition, community resources or health and wellness intervention. The focus of the Health Office is to reduce or eliminate health conditions which may interfere with learning and promote health and safety during the school day.
The Joel and Carolyn Bower School Based Health Center (SBHC), located on the campus of Basic Academy can be accessed by students through the Health Office. A Consent Form to access the SBHC is sent home to students in their first-day, back to school packet. More information on the SBHC is available on our website using the link in the "School Services" menu.
Health problems need to be brought to the attention of the school nurse promptly. At the beginning of each school year, a Supplemental Health Information Form is required to be completed for the school year. This form is included in the back to school packet given to the students on the first day of class.
Additional Health Center Forms
Under the current immunization law, NRS 392.435-448, all students must either be current with all required immunizations, or provide a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please CLICK HERE to view/download the CCSD Health Services Department Quick Immunization Reference Guide. For your additional convenience, the medical exemption form and the religious exemption form can be accessed from this page.
NON-CONTROLLED MEDICATION – Students in grades 6-12 may, with parent/guardian permission, self-medicate with non-controlled medication such as Advil, Tylenol, Midol, etc. Upon request, the student must be able to provide written permission from the parent/guardian. All medication must be properly labeled with the student’s name, prescribing practitioner (if the medication requires a prescription), and instructions for administration. Students who self-medicate ARE NOT monitored by the first aid safety assistant or school nurse.
CONTROLLED MEDICATION – Students are not permitted to carry prescribed controlled medication such as Ritalin, Adderall, Codeine, etc. Medication must be maintained in the Health Office and a Medication Release Form must be completed and submitted to the Health Office.
ANAPHYLAXSIS AND ASTHMA EMERGENCY
Nevada State Law (SB 453) states that a school nurse or other designated employee of a public school may administer auto-injectable epinephrine maintained at the school to any pupil on the premises of the public school during the regular school hours whom the school nurse or other designated employee reasonably believes is experiencing anaphylaxis. If your student is independent and carries their own epinephrine pen (Epi-Pen) during the school day, the Self Administration of Prescribed Medication for Asthma/Anaphylaxis Form must be completed and submitted to the health office.
If your student is independent and carries emergency medications (inhaler) for asthma during the school day, the Self Administration of Prescribed Medication for Asthma/Anaphylaxis Form must be completed and submitted to the Health Office.
SPECIALIZED MEDICAL PROCEDURES
If your child requires Specialized Health Services at school such as a nebulizer treatment, Epi-Pen injection and blood glucose monitoring, gastrostomy tube feeding or clean intermittent catheterization, a licensed health care provider’s order is required. Parents/guardians must contact the school nurse. No procedure will be performed by school personnel without the licensed health care provider’s orders. The school nurse will provide required training.
VISION AND HEARING SCREENING
Vision and hearing screening are completed on all 10th graders annually. If you do not want your student to participate, please send a note requesting no participation in screening to the health office.
CCSD provides a program of instruction to students who are unable to attend school due to an injury, illness, or psychological disorder where confinement in the hospital or home is expected to be at least 15 consecutive school days. Parents/guardians must contact the school nurse or their student's counselor to initiate the referral and the Homebound Application Form must be completed.
COMMUNICABLE AND CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
The school nurse is required to take appropriate action for all suspected cases of contagious and infectious diseases. To prevent the spread of contagious and infectious diseases in the school setting, a student suspected of having a contagious and/or infectious disease must not be allowed to attend school until the period of communicability has passed or until appropriate treatment has been obtained. If the condition appears suspicious, the parent/guardian MUST be notified. If indicated, the school nurse will initiate a medical referral and/or suspension.
For further description of these health topics, please visit the Southern Nevada Health District website and click on "health topics".
CCSD Health Services are regulated by CCSD regulation 5150. This regulation provides guidance in the management and administration of health services in the Clark County School District (CCSD). It is in compliance with the uniform guidelines set forth in CCSD’s policies and procedures for managing student health and safety. These policies and procedures are in accordance with the requirements of the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC), Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), and the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN).