Healthy Students - Healthy Schools

  • Preventing the Spread of Communicable Diseases

    • Frequent hand-washing with soap and water by students and staff is the most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases like norovirus, COVID-19, flu the common cold, and sore throat.

    • Always wash your hands after using the bathroom and before eating.

    • It is important to cover a cough or sneeze into your tissue or sleeve.

    • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.

    Here are a few tips for ensuring your child is healthy and learning-ready for school.

    • A good night's sleep is essential for keeping the mind learning-ready for school. 

    • Make sure your child has a nutritious breakfast every morning.

    • Encourage outdoor time for physical activity.

    • Vaccines prevent serious diseases and help keep our entire community healthy. Take a moment to review your child's shot record and make sure he or she has all the required immunizations before school starts. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine every year.

    • If you have questions about the district's policies for managing the health of students, call your school and ask for the school nurse.  

    For more specific information about the Washoe County School District’s health procedures, contact your school nurse or call Student Health Services at 775-353-5966. 

    The Washoe County School District website may contain links that lead to resources, video, etc., which is located on servers that are not maintained or controlled by the District. The District is not responsible for the contents of any such referenced websites or for the availability of access to such websites. 

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.

    El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility

    Para más información visite   Civil Rights Compliance Department page.