The following is an update on the absences due to illness within the Hampstead School District
Tuesday 12/16/14 Hampstead absences: PK-grade 8
Hampstead Central School: 49 student absences: 14 with stomach bug and only 2 of these are new cases, 22 with other reasons , and 13 were absent as a precaution from parents- but not showing symptoms.
Hampstead Middle School: 51 student absences: 25 out sick with the stomach bug, ( 10 from yesterday with 15 new cases today) An additional 6 sent home today. 20 students are home with other reasons.
We will report out on Friday for the next update.
Today, there were significant numbers of student absences and dismissals with symptoms typically associated with the stomach virus at Hampstead Middle School and at Hampstead Central School. Staff members have increased the amount of precautions in classrooms during the day and the custodial staff has increased cleaning procedures to maximize safety concerns. Click here for more information regarding Norovirus.