• Welcome to the Bella Vista Middle School Health Department website. We believe that a student's health is a critical component of his or her success at school. We hope that the information contained on this page will help support the development of healthy students at BVMS!

    Ellen Cortez is our full time Health Clerk. If you need to contact her directly, you can reach her at 951.294.6600, ext. 2004 or by email here. We are also fortunate to have a Registered Nurse in the Bella Vista Health office.  Her name is Rebecca Bauer, RN.  If you need to contact her directly, you can reach her at 951-294-6600, ext. 2004 or by email at rbauer@tvusd.us.

    Healthy students learn better. Our goal in the health office is to keep students healthy and safe while at school. Although it is important for students to be at school every day, there are general guidelines for when to keep your child home. Please review the Health Guidelines for Students. Due to unexpected illnesses and emergencies, current home, work and cell numbers are important to our school. Please take time to update any changes in your personal phone numbers and emergency contact numbers.

    Medication Policy

    If it is necessary for your student to take medication at school, it is important to note the following district, County and State guidelines.

    • Any student needing medication (including "over the counter" medications) at school must have written parent and physician permission on file (annually) with the school health office. You may download the "Authorization for Prescribed and Over the Counter Medication" form here. Any medications that are not self-administered must be kept in the health office.
    • Students are allowed to carry asthma inhalers, epi-pens and diabetic supplies provided that they have a properly completed (both sides 1 & 2) of the Authorization for Prescribed and Over the Counter Medication form on file with the BVMS health office.

    If you have any questions regarding the BVMS MEDICATION POLICY, please  feel free to contact either Ms. Cortez or Mrs. Bauer, RN

    Health Concerns

    It is important to keep the health office informed of any health issues or medications that have been prescribed to your child. Please contact the health office directly to update any medical information or to schedule a meeting with the District Nurse.

Ellen Cortez, Health Clerk