The NMSHS Health Room is intended for the use of students with serious or unexpected illnesses or injuries. If a student becomes ill and needs to leave school, they must check out with the school nurse or the attendance office first.
School personnel are not allowed to dispense medication without completion of the required Medication Authorization Form. In order for a student to carry medications with them during the school hours while on school property the student must obtain a form from the school nurse and return it with the required signatures.
In the event of a medical emergency, parental instructions as indicated during Annual Data Update (ADU) will be followed. If this information is not updated or fully completed during registration, and parents/guardians nor emergency contacts can be reached, and the paramedics must be called, all decisions as to treatments, hospital etc., will be made by the paramedics. It is very important to update contact information annually.
Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence is important for proper growth and development and to prevent various health conditions. The 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that people aged 2 years or older follow a healthy eating pattern that include a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, a variety of protein foods and oils.
BVSD's Food Services program is nationally known as a model for healthy school food and nutrition programs aimed at ensuring students are healthy and ready to learn.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition recommends that children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 years do 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily.
Students who are physically active tend to have better grades, school attendance, cognitive performance (e.g., memory), and classroom behaviors (e.g., on-task behavior). Higher physical activity and physical fitness levels are associated with improved cognitive performance (e.g., concentration, memory) among students.
Adequate sleep contributes to a student’s overall health and well-being. Youth who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk for many health problems, including obesity, diabetes, poor mental health, and injuries. They are also more likely to have attention and behavior problems, which can contribute to poor academic performance in school.
WHAT PARENTS CAN DO
As a parent you can model good sleep habits and implement a media curfew. Technology use may contribute to late bedtimes.
Want more resources? Talk to your school nurse or visit the Health Services page.