Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Influenza

  • All information and updates related to COVID-19 have been moved to the news section of:
    saratogausd.org/covid19


    Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of our students and staff!

    Cold and flu season is upon us. Please do not send your child to school if they are feeling sick. If your student has a fever of 100F or above, please keep your student home until he/she is fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of any medication. As always, if you have any health concerns, please consult with your physician or health care provider.

It's Flu Season - Important Reminders from the District Nurse

  • As the cold / flu season is upon us, here's an important reminder for everyone that washing our hands frequently and covering our coughs / sneezes are effective ways of preventing the spread of germs. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) also recommends that everyone 6 months & older get a flu vaccine each year.

    If your student is sick with a fever of 100F or above, please keep your student home until he / she is fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of any medication.

    Please do NOT send any medication (including cough drops) inside a student's backpack or lunch pack as this creates a risk to all students sharing medication or skipping doses of medication that they should have been taking.

    If your child needs to take medication during school hours, please drop off the medication and paperwork to the school office so staff can assist your child. Thank you for working together to keep our campuses safe and healthy.

When To Keep Your Child Home From School

  • Please help us keep our classrooms healthy and give your child the time she/he needs to rest and recuperate! 

    Your child should stay at home for the following reasons:

    • A temperature (fever) of 100 degrees or higherIllness Dog
    • If your child has an elevated temperature, he/she should remain home until it is normal (98.6 degrees) for 24 hours without the aid of medication
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea or vomiting during the night
    • An undiagnosed rash
    • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
    • Runny nose with copious discharge or severe congestion

    If your child will be absent from school due to illness, please contact your school's Attendance Line by calling your school's main number and selecting the Attendance Line option. The attendance line is available 24 hours so you may leave a message at night if you realize your student is ill and will not be attending school the next morning.
     
    Absences due to student illness are considered an excused absence.
     
    Questions? Contact Nurse Lee or your school office.

Health/Wellness News

  • 9 Health Hacks for Back-to-School Success CDC Infographic

    Research shows healthy students are better learners. View the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Back to School press release 2019.

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  • Parent and Preteen Classes at Stanford Children's Health

    Heart to Heart is an informative, humorous and lively discussion on the topics of puberty, the opposite sex, and growing up. The sessions set parents and their pre-teens on a straight course for talking with one another on these very important issues. Separate seminars are available for boys and girls at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Campbell Community Center. Classes fill quickly, so reserve early. Stanford Children's Health Classes and Heart to Heart website 

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  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Silicon Valley Community Foundation hosts family and wellness events throughout the year. 
     
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  • Heads UP from the CDC

    Learn to recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HEADS UP website.

     
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About District Nurse Cristina Lee

  • Nurse Icon District Nurse Cristina Lee, RN, PHN, MSN, shares her time between Argonaut, Foothill, Redwood, and Saratoga Schools. She also works in the district office checking new student files and preparing information and materials to help contribute to the overall health of SUSD families and staff. Please visit this page for newsletters and health updates. To contact Nurse Lee, please call (408) 867-3424, x229 or email her at clee@saratogausd.org.