September 14, 2016
Your child may have been exposed to scarlet fever at school. Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection, caused by group A Streptococcus or “group A strep.” Scarlet fever is treatable with antibiotics and usually is a mild illness, but it needs to be treated to avoid complications. Treatment with antibiotics clears up symptoms faster and reduces the spread to other people. Please watch your child for the symptoms which usually appear 2-5 days after exposure.
If you observe any of these signs and symptoms please keep your
child home from school, notify the school nurse and contact your
doctor for evaluation. A doctor’s note will be required for re-entry
to school. If diagnosed a student may return to school after being on
antibiotics for 24 hours.
Please call the school’s Health Office if you have any questions.
Middle School/High School Nurse 373-6100 x 30050
Elementary School Nurse 373-6100 x 31005
School Nurses and K-12 Administration