RCS Health Services

Welcome to RCS Health Services. You'll find important resources, key updates, and more below.

RCS Health Clinic

Resurrection Christian Schools' Health Services Department supports student learning by providing health consultation and resources to support students and their family. RCS has a Registered Nurse that consults with students, parents, school staff, and administration to provide optimum school health.

Please notify your school’s RN (not health aide) of any significant health condition that will need intervention at school. RCS also has a school health aide who does day-to-day care of students including: medication, bandages, ice, and minor care.

Please keep your child’s health concerns updated at registration and as conditions change during the school year. It is also critical that we have current contact details so help us by keeping phone numbers updated.

COVID-19 Return To School Guidance

Note: This guidance is NOT intended for cases or close contacts of COVID-19. A confirmed COVID-19 case or close contact should follow public health isolation or quarantine instructions for return to school/work.

Welcome back! We are so looking forward to having your children back in school at RCS! We also wanted to reach out to update you on the Return to School guidance that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued as we return to school. Please read this email in its entirety for important information and updates.
 
IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • If ANYONE in your home has tested positive for COVID-19, or you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive please keep your children home and notify the school.
  • If ANYONE in your home is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, please keep your children home until you have received the results and notify the school.
  • If you have any questions and have not heard back from RCS Health Services OR a RCS staff member, please err on the side of caution and wait for a response before sending your children to school. Understand, we are experiencing an extremely high volume of emails and calls, and will contact you as soon as possible.
 
PLEASE REMEMBER, absences from COVID-19 related illness or quarantines are NOT held against your child. However, we need you to communicate with your campus administrator if your student is out for COVID related illness. 
Please review the COVID-19 symptoms categories below:
MAJOR SYMPTOMS: 
  • Fever of 100.4F or higher
  • New or unexplained cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of taste or smell
MINOR SYMPTOMS:
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
RETURNING TO SCHOOL AFTER ILLNESS:
If your child has ANY MAJOR or MINOR symptoms above, please keep them home from school and follow this guidance:
  • If your child has a fever of 100.4F or above, and it's still there after 24 hours your child will need negativeCOVID-19 PCR or Molecular test (such as NAAT, Abbott ID Now, or Cue test, etc.) AND be symptom free for 24 hours per our regular illness policy to return to school OR if you elect NOT TO GET YOUR CHILD TESTED, they can return ten (10) days after their symptoms began.
  • If your child has a new or unexplained cough, and it's still there after 24 hours,your child will need a negative COVID-19 PCR or molecular test (such as NAAT, Abbott ID Now, Cue test, etc.) AND be symptom free for 24 hours per our regular illness policy to return to schoolOR if you elect NOT TO GET YOUR CHILD TESTED, they can return ten (10) days after their symptoms began.
  • If your child has shortness of breath and is not asthmatic, your child will need a negative COVID-19 PCR or molecular test (such as NAAT, Abbott ID Now, Cue test, etc.) AND be symptom free for 24 hours per our regular illness policy to return to school OR if you elect NOT TO GET YOUR CHILD TESTED, they can return ten (10) days after their symptoms began.
  • If your child has a loss of taste or smell for ANY period of time, your child will need a negative COVID-19 PCR or molecular test (such as NAAT, Abbott ID Now, Cue test, etc.) AND be symptom free for 24 hours per our regular illness policy to return to school OR if you elect NOT TO GET YOUR CHILD TESTED, they can return ten (10) days after their symptoms began.

If your child has only MINOR symptoms: sore throat, runny nose/congestion, muscle or body aches, headache, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea, please keep them home and follow this guidance:

  • If these symptoms last less than 48 hours, your child can return to school 24 after they have been symptom free for 24 hours per our regular illness policy.
  • If these symptoms last longer than 48 hoursyour child will need a negative COVID-19 PCR or Molecular test (such as NAAT, Abbott ID Now, or Cue test, etc.) AND be symptom free for 24 hours per our regular illness policy to return to school OR if you elect NOT TO GET YOUR CHILD TESTED, they can return ten (10) days after their symptoms began.
IMPORTANT UPDATES:
  • If your child has a documented, known chronic condition in which the symptoms outlined above are considered usual, please contact the health office.
  • If you choose not to get your child tested for COVID-19, your child will need to stay home 10 days after their symptoms began AND they must be fever free w/o the use of medications the last 24 hours in order to return.
  • At this time, siblings who don’t have any symptoms can attend school UNLESS they are under a quarantine or isolation order from any county.
A COVID-19 PCR test is NOT the same as a RAPID COVID-19 test. The State of Colorado is requiring a negative PCR test, Molecular test (such as NAAT, Abbott ID NOW, Cue test, etc.) to return to school. BINAX tests are no longer accepted to return to school.
RCS is working with Larimer County Public Health specialists to ensure that we follow the State of Colorado's new Return to School guidance. We are bound by the State of Colorado to enforce and follow this guidance in order to remain open.
Again, the State of Colorado can change its guidance at any time - and if/when it does, we will communicate that with parents.
To review this guidance in full visit CDPHE’s website here.