PARENTS/GUARDIANS: INFORMATION REGARDING THE MEASLES VIRUS As
you may be aware, there have been many media reports regarding the measles
virus. Per the Center for Disease Control, (CDC), measles is a highly
contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the
air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny
nose, cough, red eyes, sore throat, and is followed by a rash that spreads all
over the body.
best way to prevent measles, per the CDC, is to get the measles-mumps-rubella
(MMR) shot. Pennsylvania law requires immunizations for attendance at
schools; however, under the law, exemptions are permitted for medical and
The Middle Paxton Elementary School faculty and staff strive to create a warm and caring environment for all students. Our goal is to help all students reach their full potential while acquiring a love of learning. We provide our students with the tools to become life long learners. After visiting this website, if you need additional information you may call the office at 717-265-7920. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful school community.
Central Dauphin School District has implemented a new program to help improve your ability to get timely communication from our school and various community groups. We feel e-Communications will provide a better way to reach out to our parents and students while reducing the amount of paper sent home. Some information may continue to come home in paper form. Copies of all information on the website will also be stored in school offices. However, we are looking to move the vast majority of the information that goes home to our web site. We recognize that some parents do not have the opportunity to reliably use our web site on a regular basis. For those families, Central Dauphin will make paper copies of relevant flyers available to your child on a weekly basis. To get paper copies, you simply need to contact the school office. A packet of papers will be gathered each week for your child to pick up at the office. We thank you for your cooperation with this initiative. Please click on the "e-Communications" link at the top of the page for important information. Check back frequently for updates.