Lice Procedures for the Elementary School
Most recommendations are taken from the The Association of Pediatrics which encourages focusing on individual cases rather than entire classrooms.
- New cases of lice are sent home for treatment that day as well as those students presenting with live lice
- Students may return after being treated and no live lice are found. A few remaining ‘nits’ must be removed within a couple of days of returning to school.
- Students returning to school must stop in at the Nurses’ office for a lice check prior to returning to the classroom
- Follow up checks for lice will be done by the nurse on individual cases for up to two weeks
- Students need to be retreated for lice in 7-10 days after the initial outbreak.
- Students are encouraged to keep their hair up
-Parents are encouraged to check their own children for lice once a week and to notify the Nurse if found.
- Letters concerning lice will be sent home if there are three or more cases reported in a classroom at one time
- Classroom rugs are vacuumed each night
- Students are encouraged not to share hats, scarf’s, combs and brushes etc..
- Students are encouraged to keep their own hats/mittens in the sleeves of their coat and to put their coats in their cubbies while at school
- Pillows and stuffed animals are to be kept to a minimum in the classroom. Students are encouraged not to bring in stuffed animals for play