Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

COVID-19 Reporting

The COVID-19 Case Reporting Dashboard is maintained during the school year. The cases indicated below are from the start of school on August 16, 2021. The dashboard is updated daily after 4 pm and reflects completed investigations with confirmed positive cases. All investigation, quarantining, and reporting procedures remain in place for reported cases and close contacts. 

COVID-19 Case Reporting Dashboard

Daily Student Symptom Check

Prior to attending school, each student should complete a daily symptom self-check. Please check for any symptoms associated with COVID-19. Symptoms include:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Sore throat
  • Cough (for students with chronic cough due to allergies or asthma, a change in their cough from usual)
  • Difficulty breathing (for students with asthma, check for a change from their baseline breathing)
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever

If your child experiences any of these symptoms or was in contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive:

  • Keep your child home from school
  • Get your child tested for COVID-19.
  • Contact your child’s school and report that your child is sick.

The Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) Student Symptom Decision Tree is used by the school to determine next steps for students exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. 

Communication Plan

Saddleback Valley Unified School District notifies families and the school community of any COVID-19 positive case. The COVID-19 Positive Notification document outlines the different notifications sent home to families. 

Suspected Cases

If a student or staff member is sent home with two or more COVID-19 symptoms, they may return to school when one of these conditions is completed:

  • A doctor approves a return to school
  • A negative COVID-19 test
  • After completing quarantine

Confirmed Negative Case

If the case is determined to be negative, no further community notification occurs. 

Confirmed Positive Case

When the school or District receives information regarding an employee or student testing positive for COVID-19 the Saddleback Valley Unified School District Safety staff will notify impacted families with additional information based upon consultation with the Orange County Health Care Agency.

Educational Options

Elementary students who need to quarantine due to a positive test, close contact or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will have 2 options:

  1. Independent Study
    1. Your student's teacher will send work that reflects the curriculum that your child will be missing in order to keep up with the rest of their class. The teacher may send one packet of work for the entire quarantine or may send multiple packets.
    2. The work will be completed independently by your student.
    3. Part-time grade level intervention teachers will be available Monday through Thursday with set schedules for virtual support hours to assist students with any question. Attendance is not required and is an open door policy. See attached schedule for virtual Instructional Support hours.
  2. Traditional Make Up Homework Policy
    1. Board Policy allows students with excused absences 2 days for every 1 day of an excused absence to turn in work for full credit.
    2. You may choose this option instead of Independent Study.

A letter with more detailed information regarding independent study will be sent to you along with your quarantine notification.