Notification to parents.
We have had a recent case of school sores (impetigo) in the school. Impetigo is an infectious disease. We have provided the following details from the Department of Education to assist parents recognise and treat the infection.
School Sores (Impetigo)
A very contagious skin infection. Starts with a red patch and develops into crusty yellow sores.
See your doctor for treatment.
The child should stay at home until s/he has received antibiotic treatment for at least 24 hours.
You should advise the school if your child has caught it as it can spread throughout the class and the rest of the school very quickly.
Keep child at home
Your child must stay home for 24 hours after treatment has commenced. Sores on exposed areas must be covered with a dressing.
signed the Principal