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Pediculosis a. Pediculosis Capitis management will be under the direction of District Registered Nurses and District Medical Director. Building Registered Nurses ONLY will assess for head lice in a student who has shown signs of infestation. This assessment will be in the Nurses office only to maintain the student’s confidentiality. Building Nurses will provide education for parents, students and staff on treatment and prevention of Head Lice. (CCSD BOE Policy # 5031, Revised 11/12/19)
Protocol as follows:
- If nits are found, the student may remain in school at the discretion of the school nurse and building principal. The parents/guardians will be contacted and be provided with head lice treatment information.
- If live head lice are found, the student will be excluded from the classroom and from school. The parents/guardians will be contacted to transport the student home or to make arrangements for transport by a relative or friend.
- An immediate head check of all siblings should be instituted. After finding a case of head lice, the other students in that classroom may be checked at the discretion of the school nurse. Periodic sampling of classrooms may be helpful.
- A student will be excluded from school until he/she is treated and re-evaluated by the school nurse. Once a student has been treated, parents/guardians must provide transportation to school. The student will be excluded from school until the school nurse determines he/she may return.
- Re-inspection of the hair and scalp must be carried out by the school nurse when the child presents him/herself for readmission to school.
Head lice are a widely misunderstood “nuisance-type” health problem. Head Lice can happen to anyone. Head lice do NOT transmit disease and are not an indication of poor hygiene. Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. Lice are only found on heads of host. Head lice do not jump or fly and are transmitted by head to head contact. On rare occasions have been known to transmit via hats, scarfs and bedding. Lice will lay eggs called nits on the shaft of a single hair. The eggs will hatch in about 10 days. The nymph will reach maturity in about 14 days. Signs and Symptoms of Head Lice are: Itching of Scalp Nits visible (extremely small specks white in color) possible rash on scalp or neck Treatment and Control Measures:
1. Treat with Lice killing shampoo OTC or RX
2. Manually remove nits via lice comb All nits will be killed with the pediculicide and removing nits will prevent misdiagnosis of another infestation.
3. All persons in the home should be checked for lice and treated.
4. Wash all bedding in hot water and dry on high.
5. Vacuum all cloth surfaces.
6. If School Nurse has verified lice, the student will have to be seen by Nurse to be cleared for class. Student must be brought in via parent for re assessment. Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions.
The following reminders will help you and your child when bringing in treats for their classmates.
- Talk to your child's teacher to find out if there are any classmates with food allergies. Please avoid any foods that the student in the class is allergic to. If there are allergies, always be sure to let teacher or nurse know about the ingredients in the treat that is being brought to school.
- Provide a treat that was baked in a commercial kitchen.
- Treats should be brought in single servings, such as cookies or cupcakes.
- When students distribute treats in school, they will be asked to wash their hands for at least 30 seconds and they will wear disposable food service gloves that the teacher will provide.
- Please consider healthy treats for special occasions.
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In accordance with guidance from NYS Education Department and NYS Department of Health “Students or staff members with a fever of 100 degrees F or greater and/or symptoms of possible COVID-19 virus infection should not be present in school.” Anyone with the following symptoms of COVID-19 should not be present in school:
- Fever or chills (100 F or greater)
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore Throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should be seen by a healthcare provider. If a person refuses to be tested or be seen by a healthcare provider they will not be allowed in school for 10 calendar days after the first symptom appeared. If they are diagnosed as not having COVID-19 by their provider they may return to school:
- Once there is no fever, without the use of fever reducing medications, and they have felt well for 24 hours
- If they have been diagnosed with another condition and has a healthcare providers written note stating they are clear to return to school.
- It has been at least ten days since the individual first had symptoms; and
- It has been at least 3 days since the individual has had a fever (without the use of fever reducing medications); and
- It has been at least 3 days since the individual’s symptoms improved, including cough and shortness of breath.
Students that receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, refuse the test or refuse to be seen by a provider should contact the main office to be transferred to remote learning for the duration of their quarantine.