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
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.
- 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
- 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)