Dear Parent/Guardians:

The Health Office has been notified that a faculty member at the Bellport High School has been diagnosed with rubella (German Measles). This notification came from the faculty member, however at this time, has not been confirmed by the Department of Health.

We are notifying you so you may watch your child for any signs or symptoms of the disease, which according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention include:  

CDC signs and symptoms:
a low-grade fever
mild pink eye (redness or swelling of the white of the eye)
general discomfort
swollen and enlarged lymph nodes
runny nose
If your child has these symptoms, please call your child’s health care provider for guidance, and notify the Health Office at 631-730-1580.  

Additional information and guidance can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at