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Euclid and Mentor School Head Lice Policies

Euclid and Mentor School Head Lice Policies
Updated on 
August 21, 2019

Schools in the Euclid and Mentor areas do not hold to “no nit” policies.

MENTOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Schools in Mentor post information provided by the National Association of School Nurses, and the CDC whose policy recommendations advise against strict adherence to “no nit” policies. Therefore your child’s school will not restrict attendance based solely on the presence of nits, although they will likely be examined by the school nurse before returning to the classroom.

What to do if you think your child has head lice:

  • Contact the school.
  • If your child has been treated for head lice, he/she may be examined by school nurse upon returning to school.
  • Call your pediatrician or pharmacist for recommendations/ treatment.
  • Remove all nits. Comb hair with a lice comb daily for 7-10 days.
  • Wash all bedding, towels and recently worn clothing in hot water and dry in a hot dryer for 20 minutes.
  • Non-washable items (like stuffed animals) can be sealed in a plastic bag for 2 weeks (recommended, but is not necessary according to the American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Vacuum furniture, rugs, and car seats (recommended, but is not necessary according to the American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Remember: Do not over-treat the hair. Follow the directions on the package.
  • Only treat the hair of persons who have head lice or nits.
  • Itching may continue for a week or two after treatment because the lice-killing hair products dry the scalp.
  • Also check out the following reputable web sites:
  • https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/AAP-Updates-Treatments-for-Head-Lice.aspx
  • http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/schools.html
  • https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/11/4-head-lice-facts-every-parent-needs-know/

Source: Mentor Schools Head Lice 101  

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