Symptoms of Varicella (Chicken Pox) include:
1. Elevated temperature
2. Cold or runny nose
3. Small red pustules that appear on all parts of the body
5. General discomfort or not feeling well
The incubation period for Varicella is 14 to 21 days (this means from the time your child was exposed it will be 14 to 21 days before the child may show symptoms of the disease). Not all students who are exposed will get the disease. Occasionally a child will get Chicken Pox more than once.If your child does contract chicken pox, please inform the staff at the school your child is attending.
**Students with chicken pox must remain out of school at least 5 days from the onset of the pocks or until all pocks are completely dry, whichever comes first.
Julie Paulsen, RN-C