ES - Chickenpox letter.

20 May 2019

Dear Parents,


Please be informed that there have been four (4) cases of chickenpox detected in the Elementary School over the last two weeks.  

 As you are no doubt aware, chickenpox is a highly contagious disease. Certain categories of people, such as newborn infants, pregnant women, and anyone with compromised immunity are at high risk for developing serious complications from this disease. With this in mind, you are kindly requested to watch your child for any of the early symptoms of chickenpox (mentioned below). Should you suspect that your child has become infected, keep them home, particularly if they have developed these symptoms after being in contact with someone with an active case of chickenpox.


Should your child develop chickenpox, keep him/her home for at least one week or until all lesions have crusted. Additionally, please obtain a medical report which states that he/she is free of the disease and may resume school. This is to be submitted to the Nurses’ Office for approval.


Early symptoms - often preceding the rash symptoms

  • Aching
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Malaise

Rash symptoms

  • Itchy skin rash
  • Blister-like rash
  • Itchy blisters
  • Scalp blisters
  • Mouth blisters
  • Throat blisters
  • Genital blisters
  • Scabbing of blisters

Additional symptoms in adults:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Aches and pains

Thank you for your cooperation

ES Nurse

May Salloum