Head Lice is a subject that we deal with every year. The school nurse and FRC/YSC wanted to share some facts regarding Head Lice prevention, our school policy and items available from FRC.
The following are suggestions from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) on steps to help prevent and control the spread of head lice.
- Avoid head-to-head (hair-to-hair) contact during play and other activities at home, school, and elsewhere (sports activities, playground, slumber parties, camp)
- Do not share clothing such as hats, scarves, coats, sports uniforms, hair ribbons or barrettes.
- Do not share combs, brushed, or towels. Disinfest combs and brushes used by an infested person by soaking them in hot water (at least 130 degrees F) for 5-10 minutes.
- Do not lie on beds, couches, pillows, carpets, or stuffed animals that have recently been in contact with an infested person.
- Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that infested person wore or used during the 2 days before treatment with hot water (130 degrees) laundry cycle and the high heat during drying cycle. Clothing and items that are not washable can be dry cleaned OR sealed in a plastic bag and stored for 2 weeks.
- Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where the infested person sat or lay.
- Do not use fumigant sprays or fogs; they are not necessary to control head lice and can be toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
If your child is found to have a large number of nits or crawling lice, the parent will be notified an additional copy of these instructions will be sent home. The parents will be asked to pick the child up from school and treat. Once the child has been treated they can return to school and will be checked again before reentry. If you need shampoo or other items to help with the treatment of head lice, the FRC/YSC can provide those items.
Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade entry.
· Physical - students must have a physical on the correct Kentucky form. The physical can be one year prior to the first day of school.
· Dental exam on the correct form
· Current immunization certificate on a Kentucky certificate form.
· Vision screening by an optometrist/ophthalmologist
6th grade entry:
· Physical exam - students must have a physical exam on the correct form completed at least one (1) year prior to enrollment.
· Immunization certificate which includes the following three shots:
1. Meningococcal vaccine - (one dose of meningococcal vaccine for sixth grade entry, 11 or 12 years or older, is required.)
2. Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis- (T-dap). One dose regardless of interval since last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine is required for students at sixth grade entry, 11 or 12 years or older, with option for Td for individuals who cannot receive pertussis containing vaccines.
3. Varicella- a second dose is required for children entering the 6th grade, 11-12 years of age or older, if these have not already been vaccinated with two doses of varicella.
9th grade entry:
· Physical exam - this can be a sports physical or a 9th grade exam on Kentucky form.
· Up-to-date immunization certificate
(The forms are available at your local health care providers or you can access them on line at the district website under Health.)
SCHOOL NURSE: Annette Taylor LPN/ Tracy Murphy RN
Family Resource & Youth Services Center
Monroe County Family Resource Center
Glenna Geralds, Coordinator
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Glenda Wilson, Coordinator
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270-487-9388 or 270-487-9517
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