Please help us remind kids to use good handwashing and "cover your cough" skills.
There is always a possibility that your child has been exposed to mono. Mono is caused by a virus
that is transmitted through saliva, and kids can be exposed through
coughing, sneezing, or sharing a glass/ food utensil with a student that
has mono. Incubation from time of exposure to development of symptoms
is 4 to 8 weeks, but can be shorter in young children.
Symptoms can include fever,sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, headache,
and fatigue. In young children there may be no symptoms. If your child
becomes ill with any of these symptoms he/she she be seen by a doctor.
Mono can cause enlargement of the spleen, and restrictions may be
necessary for recess/phy-ed class. A doctor's note is needed with a mono
diagnosis with restrictions clearly included.
Students diagnosed with mono can return to school as long as they are healthy enough for routine activities.
Children with an enlarged spleen should avoid contact sports until cleared by their healthcare provider.