Today, Monday, February 8, 2016

Special News and Updates

Please see below information from the St. Gabriel School Clinic
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Strep Throat Memo from the Clinic

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016

Grade: 4th Room #: 212 - Mrs. Horne

Dear Parents,

This is to notify you that one of the students in your child’s class/grade has strep throat. Your child may have been exposed. Please watch carefully for any signs or symptoms of the disease. SYMPTOMS – Sore throat, rapid pulse, headache, vomiting and rash. Incubation period between 2-5 days. If you suspect your child has this illness, please contact your physician. Students diagnosed with strep may not return to school for 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has begun.

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) Memo from the Clinic

Date: Monday, February 8, 2016

Grade: 4th Room # 212 - Mrs. Horne

This is to notify you that a case of conjunctivitis has been reported in our school. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin transparent outer tissue layer of the eyeball and the inner surface of the eyelids. This inflammation causes redness, tearing and occasionally the formation of pus. A student may complain of a scratchy feeling or other discomfort in the eye accompanied by redness. Conjunctivitis is caused by bacteria and/or viruses and are quite contagious. Treatment begins with a call to the pediatrician who may prescribe an antibiotic eye drop or ointment.

It is important to follow your physician's recommendations as to when your child may return to school if conjunctivitis is diagnosed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me directly or speak with the building principal.

St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School

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