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Procedures for Handling Head Lice

  1. A student with head lice or nits is excluded from school until treatment with an anti-lice shampoo has been used, all nits are removed from the hair, and the student is lice free. The parent/guardian will be instructed on the appropriate treatment of head lice.
  2. Reentry to school requires that the child be brought back to the school nurse’s office after treatment. The child will be readmitted after the school nurse has determined that the child has received adequate treatment and is totally lice/nit free.
  3. In accordance with HIPAA regulations, confidentiality must be maintained therefore, a letter will not be sent home to other students regarding head lice in their class.