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As Of 8/30/2020 as follows (accredited to https://bit.ly/34LLa9p)
Identification of student with head lice infestation
A student is confirmed to have head lice infestation when the school nurse identifies live lice on the student’s head, and/or nits are found within 1/4 inch of the base of the hair shafts (scalp). Screening, recommendations and communication will be managed in a discreet manner to maintain the student’s confidentiality and privacy rights.
- The student will not return to class and the parent/guardian will be contacted to pick the student up from school.
- The student must receive treatment for head lice before returning to school.
- The student’s parent/guardian will receive a copy of the Head Lice Education Handout. In elementary schools, if 1 case of head lice infestation is identified in a classroom, a notification letter to parents/guardians and a Head Lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) Education Handout will be distributed to all students in that particular classroom.
- Upon return to school, the student must report to the clinic and the nurse will recheck the student to rule out continued head lice infestation.
- The student will be rechecked by the school nurse in 14 days.
- In elementary schools, if evidence of greater than one case of head lice infestation is obtained by the school nurse, the nurse will complete head lice checks on all students in that particular classroom.
Questions or Concerns
Contact your school nurse.
Chesapeake City Public schools offer a “no nit policy” in their schools.
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Guidelines for Head Lice
Pediculosis Capitis (Head Lice) are very small, light brown, wingless insects that live in human
hair close to the scalp. Head lice cannot fly or hop; they move by crawling, and are usually
spread by direct head to head contact.
Students with head lice will be excluded from school. Any student attending school with head
lice will be brought to the school nurse and the following guidelines will be applied:
oThe parent will be notified and requested to pick up the student.
o The student will be referred for treatment.
o The student will be excluded from school until totally “nit (egg)free”.
o The student will not be permitted to ride the bus until cleared by the school nurse.
o The school nurse will examine students in close contact with the affected student.
o If there are siblings at other schools, those schools will be notified.
Students, who have previously been affected with head lice, have been treated and are “nit free” may return to school once:
o The-school nurse has examined the student.
o The parent has provided proof of treatment to the school nurse.
All previously affected students should be rechecked in 7-10 days. Questions should be
directed to Chesapeake Public Schools Health Services Department at (757) 494-7628.