FUSD Nurse & Covid-19 info

SCHOOL HEALTH CARE PLANS (IHCP)

What is an IHCP? 

IHCP stands for individualized health care plan. It is a document that is created to support your student and their health in the educational environment. 

Who should have one? 

Students with mild to severe health care needs and require frequent nursing services at school, or students who have health conditions that have the potential to result in a medical emergency. Each IHCP is individualized to meet the needs of the student. 

What is the purpose of an IHCP? 

The IHCP helps assure consistent and safe health care for the student, and sets procedural guidelines that provide specific directions about what to do in a particular emergency. IHCPs are provided to your student’s teachers each school year. 

Conditions that merit an IHCP: 

Seizures, Asthma, Diabetes, Irritable bowel syndrome (ex: Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis), Heart related issues, Severe Allergic Reactions (ex: bee stings, food allergies), History of fainting, Bleeding, Blood issues, Concussions. 

 

If you think your student needs to have an IHCP, please contact the school nurse for more information.

 

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

The school health office supervises students who are required to take medication during the school day.  A written authorization from the student’s physician and parent or guardian is required before designated school staff can assist the student in taking medication, including medications prescribed by the physician and over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, Motrin, cough drops, and ointments. 

 

Any medications that will be stored in the Health Office must be signed in by a parent/guardian and staff member.  The Health Aide/staff member will verify the medication against the physician’s orders, noting the medication’s expiration date, quantity, and form (liquid, pills, inhaler, nasal spray, eye drops, etc.)

 

All medication must be in the original container and placed under lock and key in the health office in the administration building for the safety of all students, except those medications that a physician requests the pupil be allowed to carry (e.g., inhalant for asthma, Auto-injector Epi-Pen for severe allergies).  Doctor’s orders are required to be kept on file at the school for student carrying authorized medication.  When on a field trip, the medications shall be monitored by and in possession of a teacher at all times.

 

To request medication administration at school, please print out and review the form and take it to your child's doctor to complete.

 

 

Medication at School Form (link PDF)

 

 

IMMUNIZATIONS

  • Under the California School Immunization Law (California Health and Safety Code, Sections 120325-120375), children are required to receive certain immunizations in order to attend public and private elementary and secondary schools, child care centers, family day care homes, nursery schools, day nurseries and developmental centers.
  • While evidence of these vaccinations are required for school, we also appreciate that given the current COVID-19 situation, access to your healthcare provider may be difficult and/or delayed. We encourage you to contact your health provider now to see about scheduling an appointment.  If you are not able to get your child’s immunizations before school starts, we will accept proof of an upcoming appointment date as an alternative. 
  • Please visit Shots for School (link - https://www.shotsforschool.org/) for the most up-to-date information about school immunization requirements.

 

COVID-19

 

Covid-19 Infographic 

 

 

 

COVID-19

Requirements for Returning to School after a 

Student has Symptoms of COVID-19 

Symptoms of COVID-19 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
  • Diarrhea

If your student is reporting or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 at school they will go to a designated triage room until they can be picked up by a parent or guardian. If your student is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms at home, please notify the school as these guidelines still apply. Please contact your student’s primary care provider to see if COVID-19 testing is recommended based on your student’s symptoms.

  • If your student gets tested for COVID-19, the results are negative, and they have not had any close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive, they must stay home until ALL of the following criteria are met:
    • 24 hours have passed without fever 
    • Symptoms have started improving
    • School receives documentation of student’s negative test results

 

  • If your student does not get tested for COVID-19 after experiencing symptoms, they must stay home until ALL of the following criteria are met:
    • At least 10 days have passed since their symptoms started AND
    • At least 24 hours have passed since they last had a fever (without taking anti-fever medication) AND
    • Their symptoms are improving

 

  • If your student is experiencing symptoms that are due to another preexisting condition (and the symptoms are not new or different than what they usually have), please obtain a doctor’s note that specifically states your student’s symptoms are NOT infectious and NOT due to COVID-19

 

  • If a student is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, staff will communicate with the parent/caregiver and refer to the student’s health history form and/or emergency card. The student should be excluded from school unless it can be clearly established that the symptoms are explained by a non-infectious condition. A note from the student's medical provider is the best way to clearly establish that such a situation exists. Information provided by the student's parent/caregiver and included in the student’s health history form and/or emergency card may also establish that such a situation exists in certain situations.

Requirements for Returning to School After a Student has

Close Contact with a Positive COVID-19 Case

If your student has been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, please report this information to the school as soon as possible. If your student is on campus at the time we are notified of this information, your student will be sent home. Close contact is defined as being within less than 6 feet of space for 15 minutes or more.  

Please contact your student’s doctor to see if testing is recommended. Please note a negative test after close contact with a positive case will not shorten the 14-day quarantine period.

If your student has been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, they must stay home until the following criteria are met:

    • At least 14 days have passed since the last date of close contact.

 

Requirements for Returning to School 

After a Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please report this information to the school as soon as possible. 

  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19 after experiencing symptoms, they must stay home until ALL of the following criteria are met:
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms started AND
  • At least 24 hours have passed since they last had a fever (without taking anti-fever medication) AND
  • Their symptoms are improving
  • If your student tests positive for COVID-19 and is not having any symptoms, they can return to campus 10 days after the test collection date.

If your student was at school during their infectious period, the school will be responsible for identifying any possible contacts your student had on campus. The close contacts of a positive case, as well as your child’s entire cohort, will be notified of exposure as well as instructed to quarantine. Your child’s name and information will be kept confidential.

 

Student Testing Sites and Information (link – PDF)

 

Quarantine Information (link - https://www.placer.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/44267/Contact_Guidance_ENG)

 

Placer County COVID-19 Information (link - https://www.placer.ca.gov/6367/Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19)

 

FAQs for Schools (Link - https://www.placer.ca.gov/faq.aspx?TID=214)

 

WELLNESS RESOURCES

-Allergy and Asthma Network (link - https://allergyasthmanetwork.org/)

-American Heart Association – Healthy Kids (link - https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HeathyKids/Healthy-Kids_UCM_304156_SubHomePage.jsp)

-California Children’s Services (link - https://www.placer.ca.gov/2884/California-Childrens-Services-CCS)

-Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (link - https://www.placer.ca.gov/2889/Child-Health-Disability-Prevention-Progr)

-Choose My Plate for Kids (link - https://www.myplate.gov/life-stages/kids)

-Food Allergies (link - https://www.foodallergy.org/living-food-allergies/information-you/children-food-allergies)

-Kids Health (link - https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/?WT.ac=mhp_p_en)

-Medi-Cal Dental Providers in Placer County (link - https://www.placer.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/42285/Placer-County-CHDP-Dental-Provider-List)

-Medi-Cal Vision Providers in Placer County (link - https://www.placer.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/42358/Placer-County-CHDP-Vision-Provider-List)

-Placer County Community Resources (link - https://www.placer.ca.gov/2481/Community-Resources)