Health Concern – Measles
January 25, 2019
Dear Parent or Guardian,
The current measles outbreak investigation in Clark County, Washington, raises questions about what parents should know in order to keep their children safe, and what their school will do if a case of measles is confirmed at their site.
Here are some important points to keep in mind:
Measles is highly contagious. If a case is confirmed in a school or child care center, the health department will review all staff and student vaccination records to determine the risk of further spread.
Keeping children in school/childcare is a priority, but measles is a serious disease. If an unvaccinated person is exposed to measles, they will not be allowed to go to school or child care during the time period when they could become sick, usually for 21 days after exposure. This may be extended if there are more measles cases.
People excluded from school or childcare after a measles exposure are asked to stay home to avoid exposing others in the community.
Now is a great time for all families, teachers, and school administrators to review their vaccine records and get their vaccines up to date.
Thank you for your partnership.
Jennifer Vines, MD, MPH
Deputy Health Officer
Multnomah County Health Department
Monday,Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
Breakfast Served (free) 8:40-9:00 a.m.
Classroom Doors Open/School Begins 9:00 a.m.
Dismissal 3:30 p.m.
Office Hours 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Our schools will open one hour late every Wednesday. Bus routes run one hour later than scheduled. Teachers and principals use this one-hour of extra time to plan and implement school improvements. Increasing academic achievement will be the focus of these planning periods. Below is the schedule for Wednesdays:
Breakfast Served (free) 9:40-10:00 a.m.
Classroom Doors Open/School Begins 10:00 a.m.
Dismissal 3:30 p.m.
Office Hours 7:30-4:30
It is very important for your student to be at school on time each and every day. Classroom doors open at 9:00 and it is essential they are getting to class before 9:10. This allows time for them to transition into their day, put away their coat and backpack, turn in papers, check in with the teacher and say “hi” to their friends.
IMPORTANT OFFICE INFO –
If your child is sick or for some reason unable to attend school, PLEASE call the office and inform them. 503.256.6531
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