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COVID-19 CLASSROOM NOTIFICATIONS
Hamilton Southeastern Schools values the health and safety of all of our staff and students, therefore, a full-time registered nurse serves each school building. The role of the school nurse is to care for students who have been injured or become ill during the school day as well as to facilitate care of students with acute or chronic health conditions. If you have specific questions about your child or his/her health matters, please feel free to contact your building nurse.
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HEAD LICE INFORMATION: From time to time a case of head lice is reported to the school throughout the year. Should a case of head lice be brought to the school’s attention, the school nurse will maintain confidentiality of the student’s identity and assist the staff and parents with educational material. While the odds of your son or daughter developing a case of head lice are relatively small, the following includes useful information on head lice and the signs and symptoms.
Head Lice are small parasitic insects that can be found on the heads of people.
Head lice feed on human blood several times a day and live close to the human scalp.
Head lice and head lice nits are found on the scalp, around and behind the ears and near the neckline at the back of the head.
Head lice cannot fly or jump; they can only crawl.
Head lice are spread by direct head‐to‐head contact.
Head lice are rarely spread by contact with clothing or personal items (such as combs, brushes, hats or coats).
Head lice are not a sign of uncleanliness.
Head lice are not known to spread disease.
Signs and symptoms of head lice infestation:
- Tickling feeling of something moving in the hair,
- Itching, caused by an allergic reaction to the bites of the head louse,
- Irritability and difficulty sleeping; head lice are most active in the dark,
- Sores on the head caused by scratching.
If your child exhibits signs and symptoms of head lice infestation, you should examine your
child’s head (especially behind the ears and at the nape of the neck) for crawling lice and nits. If
crawling lice and/or nits have been found, all household members should be examined for head
lice and/or nits every 3‐4 days. Persons with live (crawling) lice or nits within ¼ inch or less of
the scalp should be treated. We also encourage that you talk with your child’s physician for the best treatment plan.
For more information on head lice and treatment go to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) web site at http://www.cdc.gov