Aug. 6, 2013 

Back-to-school youth




Fall Safekey Registration
Register elementary school children for the 2013-14 school year at the city of Las Vegas Safekey Office located at 416 N. 7th St. Hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., during summer break. Note registration is closed Aug. 12-14 for staff training. Call 229-3399 for more information.

Health District Offers Back-To-School Immunization Clinics
The Southern Nevada Health District provides back-to-school immunizations at its public health centers year round, and summer is an excellent time to bring in preschoolers, kindergartners, and seventh graders for their mandatory vaccinations. For information, contact the Health District’s immunization clinic at (702) 759-0850 or visit online

Parents should bring immunization records. Children with no records might have to begin the immunization sequence from the beginning. Non-custodial adults may accompany a child; however, written consent must be provided to the Health District from the parent or guardian at the time of service. An administrative fee of $16 per child for one immunization or $25 per child for two or more immunizations will be collected. Additional vaccine fees might apply.

The Health District will offer extended hours for back-to-school immunizations the last two weeks of August. Immunizations are available:

  • Main Public Health Center, 330 S. Valley View Blvd.
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Extended hours: Monday-Friday, Aug. 12-16; open until 6 p.m.
    Extended hours: Monday-Friday, Aug. 19-23; open until 6 p.m.
    No other Health District services available after 4:30 p.m.
  • East Las Vegas Public Health Center, 560 N. Nellis Blvd., Suite E12
    Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Immunization clinic for school immunizations only Friday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • North Las Vegas Public Health Center, 955 W. Craig Road., Suite 103D
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.

In addition, the Health District will offer back-to-school immunizations at area malls:

  • Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane;
  • Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway; and
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolling in public or private school: chickenpox (varicella); hepatitis A; hepatitis B; polio; tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap); and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR). Parents who have recently moved to Nevada should note the chickenpox and hepatitis A vaccinations are not required in all states, so immunizations that were up-to-date in other states might not be current in Nevada. The Health District also suggests a second dose of the chickenpox vaccine for school-age children, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Children entering the Clark County School District for the first time, no matter which grade they are entering, are now required to have a second dose of the chickenpox vaccine and a fourth dose of polio vaccine. If the fourth dose of polio vaccine is given BEFORE the child’s fourth birthday, it is invalid for school admission.

Children entering seventh grade must be immunized against bordetella pertussis. The Health District provides the Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) vaccine to meet the mandate. College freshmen younger than 24 years old who will live in on-campus housing at a Nevada college or university are required to receive the Neisseria meningitidis (Meningococcus) vaccine.


Ward 2 Back-to-School Fair and Movie in the Park (all ages)
Thursday, Aug. 8, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Free admission.
AnSan Sister City Park, 7801 Ducharme Ave. at Villa Monterey.
Join Councilman Beers for the Back-to-School Fair and Movie in the Park (“Pirates of the Caribbean”). Free school supplies and binders will be given out, while supplies last. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Enjoy a balloon artist, face painters and jump house. Look for updates regarding the movie that will be shown.

Dash and Splash
Saturday, Aug. 17, 7:30 a.m. arrival; race begins at 8 a.m.
Cost: $15 pre-registration, $20 on event day.
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
Begin with a 1.5-mile run starting at Pavilion Center Pool and winding through Veterans Memorial Park. Race will conclude with a 300-meter swim at Pavilion Center Pool. There is no age limit, but participants must be able to swim 100 meters successfully.

Dive In Movie Night! (all ages)
Saturday, Aug. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $3 per person
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
Take a dip in the pool, lounge on a raft or in a deck chair while watching the PG-rated “Here Comes The Boom” movie on the big screen. Light refreshments will be provided for a small cost. All pool rules apply. Call 229-6309 or 229-1488 for more information.

American Red Cross Babysitter Training (ages 11-15)
Aug. 17-18.
Cost: $75 per child.
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive, (702) 229-1488.
If you want to learn how to responsibly care for children and infants, this training is for you! This training, which includes child and infant CPR, will teach basic first-aid skills, give pointers on starting your own babysitter business, and much more! Advance registration required.

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