A case of ChickenPox has been reported in 2nd grade.
Incubation Period: Symptoms usually appear 14-16 days after exposure (last Friday).
Common Signs and Symptoms:
Rash that first appears on the trunk (stomach and back) and spreads to the face, arms and legs. The rash appears to be small water blisters. Your child may have a fever or stomachache for the few days before the rash appears.
In a day or two, the rash will form crusts that will remain for a few days. As the blisters spread, some will be healing as new ones appear (usually takes 5 - 7 days total). Your child needs to remain home until all the blisters are crusted over (they are contagious until that time).
Many children have received the chickenpox vaccine; however children who have been vaccinated may develop a milder case with only a few lesions and may not feel ill at all. Please just be aware.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Sherri Kirschner, Principal
on Monday, January 13 at 2:28PM