Ringworm is contagious but is completely curable.

Ringworm, or tinea capitis, is not a worm. It is a contagious fungal infection. Touching and sharing personal or communal items are some of the ways children can pass ringworm to one another.

Ringworm gets its name from the circular, worm like pattern, a common characteristic of the infection, that may spread to the scalp, face, feet or body. Should your child present any of these symptoms, we recommend that you consult your family health care provider. The incubation period is usually 4 to 10 days.

Any student showing signs of infection will be excluded from school.  Students must have a note from a healthcare provider stating they are under treatment.  Children may return to school after 48 hours of treatment, when the ringworm is no longer contagious. In addition, all infection sites must be covered in order to return to school.

If you have any questions please contact the school office at 602-243-6909 or dmsoffice@desertmarigold.org.

For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/index.html