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    Important Health Message from the Washoe County School District and the Washoe County Health District


    November 15, 2018:

    This is an important health-related message for our Turning Point and PASS families. The Glenn Hare Center has seen a higher-than-typical number of students with stomach symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. As a precaution we have been in touch with the Washoe County Health District and we are following their recommendation for thorough cleaning of the school— with a weak bleach solution-- on a daily basis. As with all cleaning products, some individuals may be sensitive to bleach vapors. It is recommended that persons sensitive to bleach vapors take appropriate precautions.

    We will continue to collaborate with the Health District until student absences return to normal numbers.

    You can help us keep our students healthy by encouraging handwashing at home and by keeping your child home from school and any other social gatherings, events, or activities for at least 48 hours after symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea have ended.

    If your child is experiencing fever or other symptoms of illness, please keep him or her home for 24 hours after the symptoms have ended.

    If you have any further questions, please contact the school at 775-337-7560 and ask for the health office.

    Thank you!




    School Digital Days


    TURNING POINT, PASS and HOME HOSPITAL are excited to introduce Digital School Days for the 2018-19 school year!

    A Digital School Day is used in place of a school day that has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

    A digital school day means that students will complete learning activities and assignments provided by the teacher at home.

    Teachers are currently preparing detailed plans for the implementation of Digital School Days.

    These plans will include detailed strategies to deliver a viable lesson in the cases that students don't have access to technology, and will include protocol for when a teacher is not able to access technology.

    There will be opportunities for student to make up any work that they had been unable to access during the snow day.

    We will conduct tests of the plan to ensure functionality in late October.


    For more information, check the quick-links below.


Welcome to Turning Point

  • Turning Point will provide the support needed to ensure the educational, intellectual, social-emotional, and vocational development of students to enable them to be productive members of society.



    Turning Point is a self-contained program on an alternative campus in the Washoe County School District (WCSD) in Reno, Nevada. The Turning Point program helps individual special needs children who have problems and who have demonstrated significant behavioral regression in the least restrictive environment. (LRE) on a middle school or high school campus even with supplemental aides, services, modifications, and individual behavior plans.

    Wrap around mental health services are provided in the community through University of Nevada, Reno school of Medicine and the Children’s Cabinet. 

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  • 350 Hunter Lake Drive
    Reno, NV 89509
    775-337-7560 Phone
    775-333-5353 Fax

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  • 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.

    WCSD Parent Student Handbook

    Access the District's Parent Student Handbook (English) (Spanish).