The East Islip School District received a request from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services to alert the school community to a probable case of pertussis (whooping cough). To date, the district has not confirmed the case.

Please read the attached message from Superintendent John J. Finello as well as the original letter from Suffolk DOH, and contact your health care provider should you observe any of the symptoms described.

For further information on this illness, please visit the pertussis page at