We want to inform you that several cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have been identified in the Kelso School District. Your child may have been exposed to a student that has contracted the illness.
Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air by coughing. Pertussis usually begins with cold-like symptoms and a cough that worsens over 1-2 weeks. Symptoms may include coughing “fits” followed by a “whooping” noise, vomiting, cyanosis (turning blue) or the inability to catch one’s breath. The cough is often worse at night and cough medicines usually do not help eliminate the cough. Usually, persons infected with pertussis do not have a fever. In older children and adults the symptoms may be only a persistent cough which is worse at night. This illness is often very severe in small infants.
Please click on links below for more information:
- Pertussis Letter (English)
- Pertussis Letter (Chuukese)
- Pertussis Letter Spanish (Letra Pertussis Español)
If you have any questions, please feel free to call our nurse, Stephanie Toms, at (360) 577-2463.
Snow, ice and wind can impact our ability to conduct school activities as planned. Depending on the road conditions, the district may choose to cancel school or shorten the day. There are may ways that you can stay informed. Check out our Inclement Weather Plan for more information.
Outstanding improvement in reading and math sustained over a five-year period is the reason that Catlin Elementary School received the 2014 School of Distinction (SOD). The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) in partnership with the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA), and Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) have recognized schools in the top 5% of improvement for their levels. Catlin Elementary is one of only 54 elementary schools to receive this prestigious award in our state!
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