The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has identified the following as being particular problems among the school population.

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Impetigo
  • Streptococcal Infections (strep throat)
  • Pediculosis (head lice)
  • Scabies
  • Chicken Pox
  • Influenza

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions

If the school nurse suspects the presence of one of these, or any other contagious disease, the parent will be contacted and requested to seek the advice of his/her physician. In the case of a confirmed diagnosis of a communicable disease or infestation, the student will be required to stay out of school until the condition is treated and rendered non-communicable. Parents are asked to report all cases of communicable disease to the school nurse.