Communicable Diseases

  • Schools have an important role in communicable disease prevention and notification. At FCUSD, it is our responsibility to maintain a clean and hygienic environment to minimize the risk of infectious diseases spreading. This includes regular cleaning of surfaces, providing handwashing stations and promoting healthy behaviors such as covering one's mouth when coughing or sneezing.

      FCUSD Illness Letter

      • Dear Families,

        We are committed to keeping your student and our school community healthy. The following guidelines can be used to help determine when your student should stay home. 
         
        Your student should stay home if exhibiting:

        • Fever: 100.4°F or higher without medication
        • Yellow or green discharge from eyes, ears, nose or any other part of the body
        • New onset of cough/congestion
        • More than one episode of vomiting or diarrhea
        • Severe sore throat (consult with medical provider if accompanied by a headache, stomach ache or rash as it may be strep)
        • A rash (rashes that are itchy and scaly should be evaluated by a medical provider before coming to school)
        • Pink eye (red, puffy, itchy eyes) - needs to be evaluated by a medical provider before coming to school
        • Other symptoms of illness 

        *Students with documented chronic condition(s) that cause cough, congestion or allergy-like symptoms should submit a medical note for new onset/change of baseline of symptoms stating the student is not contagious. 

        When can my student return to school?

        California Department of Public Health  recommends that students with symptoms of illness should stay home and are recommended to test for COVID-19 (or receive an alternative diagnosis from their health care provider). Test kits are available upon request from the school site.

        Students may return when:  

        • symptoms have improved significantly.

        AND

        • if applicable, 
          • fever has been gone for 24 hours without any fever reducing medications
          • it has been 24 hours since the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea
          • it has been 24 hours since the first dose of antibiotics 

         

         

        Please report your student's absence each day if they will miss school. It will be marked illness parent verified unless a medical note is turned in. 

        Please encourage your students to wash their hands and cover their coughs/sneezes!

         

         

         

      Sexual Health Resources for Youth

      • Young people account for a substantial proportion of new STI's

        Remember:

        • Youth ANY AGE can consent for their own birth control
        • Youth age 12 and up can consent to their own STD/HIV services (including testing, treatment, vaccines, PrEP, and PEP)

        Online Sexual Health Resource for Youth

        Bedsider: Free online birth control support network that helps women find a method that's right for them. http://bedsider.org/​​

        TeenSource: Online hub for teen-friendly sexual and reproductive health information and resources, TeenSource.org features accurate and reliable information about STDs, birth control, healthy relationships, and teen rights to accessing sensitive services in California. www.teensource.org/

        Go Ask Alice!: Question and answer website containing a large database of questions about a variety of reproductive and sexual health concerns. www.goaskalice.columbia.edu

        Scarleteen: This website provides a wealth of information for teens and young adults about sexuality, sex, and relationships, as well as advice and support, and even a safer sex shop. www.scarleteen.com/

        AMAZE: AMAZE leverages the expertise of master sexuality educators, the creativity of animation professionals, the input of young people, and the power of the internet to create and market engaging, educational, age-appropriate, often humorous sex education videos for young adults. https://amaze.org/

         

        Helplines

        Love is Respect: Visit www.loveisrespect.org, text “LOVEIS" to 22522, or call 1-866-331-9474 to talk with a peer advocate to prevent and end abusive relationship.

        National Sexual Assault Hotline: Visit www.rainn.org to chat or call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to get connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.​

        Trevor Project: Visit www.thetrevorproject.org, or text or call 866-488-7386 to receive crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBT young people.

        Planned Parenthood: Visit https://www.plannedparenthood.org/online-tools/chat, or text "PPNOW" to 774636 (PPINFO) to get answers to sexual health questions.​

         

      CDPH: When to keep your child home from school

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