There are many contagious diseases that are common in the pediatric population and thus in the school setting, the most common include:
Conjuctivitis (pink eye)
Hand Foot & Mouth Disease
Noro Virus ( i.e. stomach "flu")
These diseases are so common that families are not notified of the conditions circulating in the school unless the incidence is more severe or more frequent than routinely observed.
Though much less frequent than before routine immunization, Some vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) occur in the school setting:
Other less common communicable diseases/conditions may occur which are more severe in nature. These diseases are routinely monitored by the local health department (LHD) and may require population based interventions.