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Mumps

If your child develops a fever or flu-like symptoms, please keep them home and contact your health care provider. Those who have not received the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine are most at risk.

To keep our school community healthy, we ask that parents follow the district’s illness protocol. Please keep your student home if he or she has a temperature of 99.8 or higher, and is suffering from one or more of the following: cold/flu-like symptoms, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, swollen glands or rash. To prevent the spread of illness, please do not send them to school. Your child must be fever-free for at least 24 or more hours before returning to school. Students who require fever reducing medicine should be kept home. If your child has a fever or any of the symptoms listed above for more than 48 hours, seek medical attention immediately. If you have questions or concerns about your child attending school, please contact the school nurse at your campus.

Please take the following preventative steps to protect your child and other family members:

  • Dress them properly for the weather.
  • Make sure they have plenty of fluids, rest and proper nutrition.
  • Teach them to cover their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Encourage frequent hand washing with soap and water. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer may be substituted when soap and water are not available.

Information About Mumps

The mumps is a highly contagious viral disease that is spread by droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include fever, headache, swelling of the salivary glands, fatigue muscle aches and loss of appetite. With your help, we can reduce illnesses on our campuses. To learn more about the disease and to find information about where to get vaccinated, visit the following websites:

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