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Student Health Services

Germs

How can you protect yourselves from getting the flu? Follow these guidelines from the Center for Disease Control.

Here's an interesting article on a classroom experiment regarding germs on Chromebooks.

Mission Statement

StethoscopeThe goal of the Heath Service Nurse is to assist students, families, and staff with health care needs and the prevention of health related illness or injury that would impede the learning process. A healthy environment builds a healthy student and provides the optimal setting for learning and achieving one’s maximum potential.


Chief Nurse Jennifer Tyndall is happy to answer questions about the student health services available at all school sites in our district. Her office resides on the campus of Douglas High School.  You can reach her by phone at 775-782-5136 extension 1824.

What is Pertussis

Due to Nevada school-entry immunization requirements, the vast majority of students are vaccinated and protected against Pertussis. (DTaP and Tdap are intended to guard against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis.) We still encourage families and staff of to be aware of possible symptoms. Symptoms of Pertussis include:

  • mild to severe and repeated cough nurse
  • dry hacking cough
  • runny nose
  • low grade fever
  • rapid inhaling between coughs that makes a "whoop" sound
  • choking spells in infants.

If you or any member of your family experiences these symptoms, we recommend you see a medical doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. If you do not have a family doctor and you do not know where to go for medical attention, please contact your School Nurse for referral assistance. More information on Pertussis can be found at here.