At REACH, we are here to protect and promote student health. We are passionate about promoting health and wellness in the school community and want to ensure our students are healthy to thrive in their education.
Medical Authorization Form
Cold & Flu
End of Year Medication Pick Up
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, if the following apply:
- They have tested Negative for COVID
- They are getting over a cold/flu and now have a lingering cough.
- The cough is controlled with medication or cough drops.
No, Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medications before returning to school.
Yes. Per the guidance given by the Public Health Department, pupils are no longer required to quarantine if exposed to COVID unless they show symptoms.
We encourage all parents to keep their kids home when sick. They are okay to return once they have been fever-free for 24 hours and symptoms are getting better and not worse.
A child may return to school 24 hours after starting an antibiotic drop for pink eye. Therefore, if you believe your child's infection is bacterial it is prudent to see your child's pediatrician to determine whether they need drops. If pink eye is viral, a warm compress for the first 24 hours is recommended.
For the vast majority of cases of pinkeye, which are usually viral, you might think of it as you do a common cold. The truth is that, like the common cold, a child is often contagious and has exposed friends and classmates before symptoms are even noticed.
The school nurse can administer medication only if the following apply:
- A medication authorization form has been filled out and signed by the doctor and parent.
- The medication must be prescription ONLY and not over the counter.
- ONLY the school nurse can administer medication.
- Students can NOT carry medication in their pockets or backpacks. All medications must be kept in the nurse’s office.
Yes, cough drops are allowed. The bag of cough drops may be kept in the nurse's office and a few can be kept in the child’s backpack. The student may come to get a few cough drops as needed.
If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID, they must quarantine.
Stay home for at least 5 days after the start of symptoms (Day 0) or after the date of the first positive test (Day 0) if no symptoms).
- The quarantine can end after Day 5 if:
- Symptoms are not present, or are mild and improving; AND
- Fever has been resolved for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
- If fever is present, isolation should be continued until 24 hours after the fever resolves.
- If symptoms, other than fever, are not improving, continue to isolate until symptoms are improving or until after Day 10.
- Wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings.
Yes, California law requires all students attending public or private schools to be vaccinated against certain infectious diseases to keep themselves and their classmates safe. The school must have a copy of each student's vaccination record on file. Which vaccines are required varies by the student's age and grade. If your child just started receiving immunizations and is catching up, they must be compliant with the immunization schedule to continue enrollment in school. View the schedule.
If your child can not receive immunizations due to medical reasons, a medical exemption form is required. In that form the physician must state within the letter; your child's name, which vaccine they can't receive, and the reason they can not get the vaccine. The letter must have the doctor's name, signature, and license number.
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