A case of pertussis returns to campus

Community Health Officer Milo Sini informed the school community that a current student that has been diagnosed with pertussis Thursday. The school previously experienced a pertussis outbreak in the 2018-19 academic year. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a respiratory disease that can be spread when a person coughs or sneezes, Sini wrote in […]

Whooping cough outbreak continues to grow

As the number of whooping cough cases at school grows, the next step may be to limit interschool activities, according to the Los Angeles County Health Department Office of Communications and Public Affairs. The whooping cough outbreak has now reached 30 students across both campuses between Nov. 16  and Feb. 22, according to an email […]

Illness causes increase in student absences

By Emily Khaykin and Alex Leichenger Nearly 20 percent of the upper school student body was absent Friday, Oct. 9. Some were absent because of recruiting trips or other commitments, but a significant number of the students called in sick with the flu. There is no evidence of a Swine Flu epidemic, but an outbreak […]

Janitorial staff sanitizes after H1N1 outbreak

By Anna Etra In reaction to the H1N1 virus, or the Swine Flu, the school has taken preventative measures. Since May 5, the bathrooms and doorknobs are sprayed with sanitizer that kills flu bacteria every night, Head of Security Jim Crawford said. This process will continue until the end of the school year.