Parent/Student Information – Lakeside Union School District

Parent/Student Information

Face-Covering Protocols

Updated: August 25, 2022

Currently, there is no mandate for face coverings. CDPH and SDCOE highly recommend the use of face coverings in the school setting.

LUSD will continue to provide face coverings for individuals who choose to wear them.

What to Do If …

Included on this page is information on what to do if your child is experiencing the following scenarios:

  1. You have been informed that your child may have come into contact with a positive COVID individual at school 
  2. Is Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms
  3. Tests Positive for COVID-19

Please reference the illustration provided by HHSA and the San Diego County Office of Education for further information.

What to Do If …

You have been informed that your Child may have come into  Contact with someone with COVID at an LUSD school or childcare setting (I.e ESS or CARE) or in the community.

  • Anyone who is within 90 days of a prior COVID-19 infection do not need to test. 
  • If the exposed person has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they must stay home, should get tested, and must follow the guidance in the SDCOE Decision Tree. 
  • Students and employees who test positive must stay home and notify the school/employer of the positive test. To continue to participate in school and extracurricular activities, student close contacts should test negative on Day 3, 4, or 5 following their last exposure. 
  • Schools are not required to verify negative test results. 
  • Parents are expected to test their children as required by the public health order and notify the school of positive test results. It is strongly recommended that exposed students wear a well-fitting mask indoors around others for at least 10 days following the date of last exposure. Employees must wear a well-fitting mask indoors around others for at least 10 days following the date of last exposure to a person who was contagious.

Your Child is Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 Symptoms include a cough, shortness of breath, headache, runny nose or congestion that cannot be contributed to another health condition, and/or you have symptoms such as fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or new loss of taste or smell.

You must take the following steps:

Keep your child home until they fulfill one of the following return to school criteria.

HHSA Criteria to Return to School

  1. We recommend testing.  If the result is a negative Antigen or PCR COVID-19 Test, allow for 24 hours after symptoms are resolved and 24 hours without fever or fever reducing medicine to return to school.
  2. In the event that you test positive on an Antigen and/or PCR COVID-19 Test or do not take a COVID-19 Test, you must isolate until you meet the following criteria:
    -24 hours without a fever (no meds) AND
    -Symptoms are improving AND 
    -At least 5 days from symptom onset or test date.

Your Child Tested Positive for COVID 19

You must take the following steps:

  1. Contact the school office immediately. 
  2. Keep your child home until they fulfill one of the following return to school criteria.

HHSA Criteria to Return to School 

You must isolate and you may return when you fulfill the following criteria:

  1. At least 5 days from symptom onset or test date AND
  2. 24 hours without a fever (no meds) AND
  3. Symptoms are improving 
  4. On Days 6 – 10, wearing a mask that fits snugly over the mouth and nose while indoors is recommended.

Please reference the illustration provided by HHSA and the San Diego County Office of Education for further information.

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