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Becky Rawlings - Health Technician - 760-331-6190

COVID SYmptoms Guidelines

Students with Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.  Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. 

Students with symptoms may return to school with a negative COVID test as long as symptoms are improving and they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications. Students who do not test may return on Day 11 from the onset of symptoms. Families should inform the school immediately if their student tests positive for COVID-19. 

All types of tests are acceptable (antigen, PCR, NAAT). However, if a person with symptoms receives a negative result from an antigen test, it is recommended they remain in isolation pending the outcome of a confirmatory test (any type) taken at least 12 hours after the first test. At-home test kits are available from the school’s health office upon request.

Students Testing Positive for COVID-19

Students who test positive for COVID-19 must stay home for at least 5 days from the first day of symptoms or positive test result. They may return to school on day 6 if all of the following criteria are met:

  • They have a negative COVID test (antigen, PCR, or NAAT); AND

  • Symptoms are improving; AND

  • They have been fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours.

It is strongly recommended for students to wear a mask indoors at school on days 6-10.

Students who do not test may return on or after Day 11 from onset of symptoms/positive test if symptoms have improved and they have been free of fever without fever reducing medications for 24 hours. 

7th Grade TDAP Immunization Required

YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO START 7TH GRADE WITHOUT PROOF OF THE TDAP IMMUNIZATION.

 

In accordance with state law EVERY student entering 7th grade must provide proof of a Tdap immunization.  Verification of this required immunization must be received prior to your student registering for 7th grade in late August.  You may submit this verification at anytime prior to registration.  If your child has already received the immunization, please provide proof to the health office or you may attach a copy to the course selection paperwork.  Please call the Health office at 760-331-6190 if you have questions or need to confirm if you previously submitted proof of the immunization. If your child is missing additional required immunizations you will be contacted individually.

Stay home if you are sick.

Don t feel well? Stay home when sick.

Please complete the Absence Notification Form to report your child's illness.