• Welcome to the Empire Oaks Health Office!

    School Nurse: Aarti Bansal RN, abansal@fcusd.org (on-site Monday)

    Health Assistant: Paige Wise, pwise@fcusd.org  (Mon-Fri, 9:30am - 1:30pm)

    COVID-19 Health Clerk: Julie Aitken, jaitken@fcusd.org (Mon-Fri, 9:30am - 1:30pm)

    Health Office Phone: 916.294.9130 ext. 290121



    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. If your student has any of the symptoms below (cold, flu, COVID-19, or other illnesses) please keep them home and notify the school.

    Your student should stay home if exhibiting:

    • Fever: 100.4°F or higher without medication

    • New onset of cough *

    • New onset of runny nose/congestion *

    • Yellow or green discharge from eyes, ears, nose or any other part of the body

    • 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?


    Sacramento County Public Health advises that students with symptoms of illness should stay home and 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 with a negative COVID-19 test result (or an alternative diagnosis from their health care provider) 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 

    Students with a positive COVID-19 test result should contact the school health office for isolation and return to school guidance. 


    In addition, please encourage your students to wash their hands and cover their coughs/sneezes!