Possible case of mumps at Arlington Heights' South Middle School

  • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com June 2012Families in Arlington Heights School District 25 were informed Friday of a possible case of mumps at South Middle School in Arlington Heights.

    JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com June 2012Families in Arlington Heights School District 25 were informed Friday of a possible case of mumps at South Middle School in Arlington Heights.

 
Updated 3/4/2017 10:29 AM

Families in Arlington Heights School District 25 were informed Friday of a possible case of mumps at South Middle School in Arlington Heights.

"(T)here is a possible case of mumps for a student who attends South Middle School. If this case ends up being confirmed, you will receive another communication from us," Superintendent Lori Bein wrote in a letter to families.

 

Bein's letter included a website families can visit to learn more about the symptoms, seriousness and spread of the disease.

It also advised parents to see a doctor or notify a pediatrician if their child exhibits the symptoms.

Meanwhile, the letter, delivered in both English and Spanish to families from all schools in the district, said the district will stay in contact with the Cook County Department of Health.

"In the event that we hear of any other cases within our community, we will communicate that to you," she wrote. "... "The safety and health of our students is our top priority."

The district's communications coordinator, Adam Harris, said the district found out Friday afternoon and alerted staff members and administrators as well as parents.

"What we promised the community is that when we hear more information, they will hear more information," he said.

At 400 S. Highland Ave., South Middle School serves the families and community members of almost 850 sixth- through eighth-grade students.

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