1) Identify the symptoms of COVID-19 (CDC, 2021; OCHCA, 8/9/2021):
Low-Risk: General Symptoms
High-Risk: Red Flag Symptoms
Fever (greater/equal to 100.4ºF)
Fatigue/muscle or body aches
Loss of taste/smell
2) If your child has one or more symptoms of COVID-19, please keep them home from school and contact your school nurse for further information and guidance. The district will follow the Orange County Health Care Agency (August 9, 2021) Student Symptom Decision Tree to advise parents/guardians on a course of action. When in doubt, call your school nurse or child's health care provider.
Top of the World or Thurston Middle School, contact Nurse Kelly Schultz, RN - MSN firstname.lastname@example.org
El Morro or Laguna Beach High School, contact Nurse Pam Majd, RN - MSN email@example.com
3) Pick up and submit a free COVID-19 test for your child. Saliva tests are available from the District Office or your child's school during regular business hours, Monday-Friday. You may also order a free COVID-19 test kit from the OCHCA CARE for COVID Program, or contact your child's healthcare provider to obtain information about local testing opportunities.
Vaccinations for COVID-19 for eligible individuals has been shown to reduce the risk of serious illness. Vaccines are now available for individuals age 12 and older. Please contact your healthcare provider if you have any questions about your child's health related to the COVID-19 vaccine. More information can be found here:
Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach has been an excellent partner supporting positive youth development in Laguna Beach. They have multiple locations serving children and adolescents and parents can find out more information about programs, registration, and location(s) here or by following this link:
Children’s Home Society has Resource and Referral information about child care options and child care referrals to licensed child care programs in Orange County. Hotline numbers are (949) 364-6605 and (714) 543-2273. Free emergency child care is available to eligible families.
Help Me Grow works to ensure families get access to the programs and services they need to support their child’s development. Help Me Grow connects families with children ages 0-8 years, to resources that foster their child’s healthy development. During this time, children may need additional activities and supports while at home. The Child Development Care Coordinators are available: Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.