Student Health

The Northeastern Local School District Health and Information Services Team works to create a healthy and safe learning environment for all students and staff by serving the needs of the school community and promoting lifelong wellness practices.

NELSD Return-to-School Guidelines
Allowing students and staff time to feel better before returning to school is important to limit the spread of infection at school. Please help us provide a healthy and safe learning environment for all students and staff by keeping your child home when they are sick.
General guidelines for students to return to school include:
- Fever free for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication
- At least 24 hours after vomiting or diarrhea
- If you are unsure when your child should return to school, please contact your healthcare provider.

Health Information for Families


The End of The Year Medication Pick-up Procedures

  • The prescription medication can be picked up in the office from the school nurse until Thursday,    May 25th.     
  • All left over prescription medication will be given to the building principal on May 25th and he/she will contact the parents and sign out the medication to the parents.                                  
  • If the medication has not been picked up by June 14th, all principals will drop off the remaining      medication to the Pupil Personnel Director at the NE Board Office to sign out the medications to  the parents.
  • Parent pick up for prescription medication will be available at the board office until Friday, June  23rd.
  • Monday, June 26th, all remaining prescription medications will be dropped off to the Clark  County Sheriff’s Department to be processed and destroyed.


Immunization requirements for 7th Grade have changed!!
Please contact your physician's office, local health department, or School Nurse for details. 



Please help the School Nurse care for your child by informing when your child has:

   any chronic or acute illnesses

    a new medication or change in medication dosage

    a life-threatening or new allergy

    a serious injury requiring hospitalization, or a diagnosed head concussion

    an injury requiring casting, sutures, a splint, or mobility assistance of crutches or wheelchair

    vision or hearing difficulties

 The School Nurse will work with the child's parent, physician and other school personnel to meet special health needs in school so the child may benefit from his or her educational program.


Remember to: 

    Updating the phone numbers on your child’s school record so the nurse can always reach you

    Sharing if there is an event at home or in the family that may impact your child at school such as military deployment, birth, or death of a family member or of a beloved pet.

     If your child is absent, please do not forget to call the school daily to report your child’s absence. Upon return, your child will need a written doctor’s or parent note. 

     A child must provide a note from the doctor for activity restriction due to an injury or illness



When to keep your child home:

    Temperature of 100 degrees F or greater within the past 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications

    Vomiting or diarrhea occurring within the past 24 hours

    Strep infections of any kind, conjunctivitis, or impetigo. These are all contagious infections and must be treated with medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school

    Rash of unknown origin - this may indicate many different things and should be checked by your pediatrician

    Untreated lice infestation, including nits


Remember if your student is ill and comes to school, he or she could also infect others.