Health Update for RMMS Families

From our LVN, Nurse Jeanie

Updated August 23, 2021

Keep your scholar HYDRATED!

In an effort to decrease the transmission of COVID-19 and other viruses, all water fountains in Vista Unified have been replaced with water bottle refill stations. It is very important that your scholar has their own personal water bottle to bring to school every day, as we have an extremely limited number of cups that we can hand out. Dehydration can cause extreme illness, and can even be fatal! Help keep our scholars healthy by making sure they always have access to water.

NEW VISTA COVID TESTING SITES

According to San Diego County guidelines, if your scholar is experiencing any COVID-like symptoms such as cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, they must have a negative PCR or NAAT COVID-19 test to return to school.


Vista Unified School District is proud to partner with Inspire Diagnostics to offer free COVID testing to Vista families, with no appointment needed! Please see the flyer below for more information.

Hello Rancho Minerva families!


Please keep your scholar home if they have ANY COVID-like symptoms (see list below). Parents should call and report symptoms, and speak with Nurse Jeanie for options on the quickest way to get their scholar to return to school.If the scholar comes to school and we have to send them home, they will go home for potentially 10 days. If we send your scholar home, please take note to when your scholar can return. Please do not bring them back to school prior to the return date. We will not be able to have them on campus. We do not have any flexibility with this protocol. Thank you in advance for keeping your scholar and everyone at RMMS healthy and safe.


SYMPTOMS:

  • Fever with or without chills (temperature >100.0 that does not resolve within 30 minutes without medication)
  • Cough, shortness of breath
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Poor appetite


A lot of COVID-19 symptoms in children are the same as the cold, flu, or even allergies! In an effort to keep our families safe, we are following San Diego County guidelines when determining when to keep or send a student home, and for how long. If you haven’t seen the “Decision Tree” made by Health and Human Services, we’ve compiled a simplified version that is easy to follow.


Any scholar with COVID symptoms will be sent home for a minimum of 10 days, unless a negative COVID-19 test is provided. IF A SCHOLAR IS ILL WITH ANY SYMPTOM OF COVID-19, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PICK THEM UP FROM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Scholars with COVID-19 symptoms will be placed in a supervised isolation room until parent/guardian or an emergency contact arrives. We recommend making arrangements now for pick-ups and extended absences, as this situation will inevitably arise for most.

And as always, I’m happy to help with additional questions and concerns that you may have.


COVID TESTING SITES

Please use this document to see where you can get COVID testing for your families. This information was taken from 211sandiego.org.


Nurse Jeanie

760-631-4500 ext. 64013

Inject yourself with FACTS!

Great news! At this time all persons over the age of 12 are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Getting your scholar protected against the virus plays an important role in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Vaccinated scholars stay in school longer, and will no longer be required to quarantine if they are exposed to someone that is positive with COVID-19*. We highly recommend getting your child vaccinated to keep them in school and to keep them safe! Appointments available at https://myturn.ca.gov/

(*must be symptom free)


MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED BY ALL SCHOLARS AND STAFF WHEN INSIDE CLASSROOMS/BUILDING ON VUSD CAMPUSES, INCLUDING RANCHO MINERVA. MASKS ARE OPTIONAL WHEN OUTSIDE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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Common Questions about COVID-19 Vaccinations
Preguntas comunes sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19