Posted on 05/16/2018


SEMS received the first verified case of pertussis yesterday. While the lab work took time to complete, the family did an excellent job of keeping the student home at the first hint of symptoms last week. The student is no longer contagious and is back at school with a clean bill of health from their doctor.

This notification is in accordance with district, county and state regulations. It is also on our website.

Please see the letter from the County Health Office below:

Pertussis Letter (English)

Pertussis Letter (Spanish)

If you have any additional questions regarding Pertussis, you may call the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Immunization Branch at (619) 692-8661 and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse.

Thank you,