North Penn School District

January 26, 2011 by USA Post 

North Penn School District, The North Penn School District has confirmed a case of pertussis – whooping cough – studying at Pennbrook Middle School in Upper Gwynedd.

The case was reported to the Ministry of Health of Montgomery County on Thursday and was found in a workbook Pennbrook eighth, according to a letter to students of the school principal James Galante posted Monday afternoon.

In the letter, Galante told the parents that the County Health Department urges all students to observe over the next two weeks for possible symptoms, including runny nose or sudden bursts of uncontrollable coughing, and a pediatrician for evaluation, including a culture of pertussis from the nasopharynx, sees all Sick children.

The letter also asks parents to check the vaccination status of their students, keep babies away from anyone with a cough, and treat all household members with antibiotics if a child is diagnosed with pertussis.

Included with the letter is an information sheet with a description of pertussis symptoms, treatment methods, and the best ways to prevent disease. The letter is available on school website.

Area School District schools have early dismissal today. Elementary schools will dismiss at 1:45 p.m., and high school students will be released at 1:00 p.m. There will be no afternoon kindergarten, no late bus, shortly after school sports practices and no night school classes.

North Penn School District to dismiss two hours early today, with the school day ends at 24:22, Northbridge School ends at 12:10 p.m., all middle schools ending at 12:55 p.m., bridle path and Walton Farm Elementary School dismissed at 1:00 p.m. and all other elementary schools ending at 1:35 p.m. afternoon kindergarten is canceled. Extended school day care rejects two hours after dismissal. All activities after school and evening were canceled.

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