Kilmer was closed as a precaution last Wednesday after a 12-year-old student was determined to have contracted the H1N1 swine flu virus. Officials made the decision to close the school at the recommendation of the Chicago Department of Public Health. Kilmer was the first school in Illinois closed as a result of the virus. The student who contracted the virus is recovering and is expected to regain full health.
CPS officials continue to work in closely with the Health Department in assessing the situation at Kilmer. CPS officials are also reviewing attendance data from schools across the city to determine whether any of them are showing unusual variances in their normal attendance patterns and, as needed, contacting families of absent children to seek further information.
If you have any further questions or concerns please contact Kilmer School at 773-534-2115 or the CPS Office of Specialized Services at 773-553-1800.
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For a national perspective on swine flu, visit the web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention atwww.cdc.gov/swineflu.