We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your prayers and concern during [name of child]'s illness. We are also aware that some of you donated platelets/blood, and although we do not know who those individuals are (because of confidentiality laws) we thank you.
Although [name of child] is doing very well, his/her immune system is still weak and contacting chicken pox could be dangerous for him/her.
If any [grade of child]-grader comes down with chicken pox, it is considered an exposure for [name of child], since the virus is spread through the air. Even if the rash appears after your child was last in school, [name of child] may have been exposed. Children are contagious starting 48 hours before the rash appears and ending when the spots crust over.
If your child gets chicken pox, please call the school office or call us as soon as possible at [phone number]. If you are not sure whether this applies to you, call anyway.
After exposure [name of child] has 72 hours to get a shot for protection. If he/she does not get it within that time frame, or if he/she actually gets chicken pox, he/she must be hospitalized for IV medication.
If your child comes down with chicken pox over the weekend or on a school break or day off, please call us at home, any time day or night. We have voice mail so you will always be able to get through.
Thank you in advance for your help!
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