header-logotype
7AM - MIDNIGHT | 7/365
BOOK NOW

Mount Pleasant School Head Lice Policy

Mount Pleasant School Head Lice Policy
Updated on 
November 1, 2019

Schools in Mount Pleasant do not enforce a strict “no nit” policy. Students are not excluded from school if they have head lice.  

MOUNT PLEASANT AREA SCHOOLS

Head Lice

Unfortunately, each school year all schools have head lice, especially elementary schools. Head lice are not a health hazard; however, they can be quite a problem for families to get rid of at home. Therefore, at the beginning of each school year we ask that you discuss the facts and precautions with your child(ren).

Helpful tips:  

  1. Remind your child not to share combs, hair barrettes, hats, scarves, helmets, or coats. Head lice are wingless and do not have hind legs. So, they crawl, they DO NOT jump or fly.
  2. Have your child’s head checked if he/she complains of an itchy scalp
  3. If your child does have head lice:
  4. Contact you physician, ask what products to use, and follow the directions.
  5. Remove all lice and nits from the hair. Check the hair everyday for at least 14 days for any missed lice or nits.
  6. Repeat treatment according to directions.
  7. Wash clothing, pillows, bed sheets, and stuffed animals in hot water (130 degrees)for 20 minutes.
  8. Vacuum all rugs, furniture, car seats, cars, and mattresses.
  • Contact you physician, ask what products to use, and follow the directions.
  • Remove all lice and nits from the hair. Check the hair everyday for at least 14 days for any missed lice or nits.
  • Repeat treatment according to directions.
  • Wash clothing, pillows, bed sheets, and stuffed animals in hot water (130 degrees)for 20 minutes.
  • Vacuum all rugs, furniture, car seats, cars, and mattresses.

Finally, if you suspect or know your child has lice, PLEASE contact the school nurse.

Source: Mount Pleasant ASD Nurse

 

8.  What if my child has head lice?

The most important thing to know about head lice is that ANYONE can get them, and that, if your child does, it is absolutely essential to inform the school nurse.  Children can become infected in many areas such as playgrounds, after school activities, buses, theaters, trying on clothes and hats in stores.  Students should not trade or share combs, brushes or hats.  We suggest that you check your child's head weekly to look for lice or nits (the eggs that the female louse deposits on the scalp).

Scratching the head is a possible sign of infestation.  Nits usually appear close to the scalp, behind the ears or around the nape of the neck although can be anywhere on the head.  Each nit is the size of a pencil point.  They are egg shaped and have a whitish pearl color. They are sometimes confused with dandruff.  However, nits do not brush off the hair easily as dandruff does.  The adult lice are harder to find (unless there is a large infestation) as they avoid light and can move quickly from hair to hair.

Any student with an active infestation of head lice will be sent back to class. The nurse will notify the parent and ask if he/she would like to pick the student up to begin treatment.  Students are not excluded from school if they have head lice. Call your healthcare provider for treatment.”

Source: Mount Pleasant ASD FAQ

Head lice is common for school children, but it doesn’t have to be a crisis. Call 843-501-9900 for a LiceDoctors professional head lice technician to come at your convenience to treat your children and get them back to school quickly.

We provide a friendly in-home lice removal service

Book your appointment today

RECOMMENDED POSTS

Edmond School Lice Policy
Updated on 
November 5, 2020

Edmond School Lice Policy

Schools in Edmond do not hold to a strict “no nit” policy, however they are fairly strict on the requirements for students to attend school after a case of head lice is discovered.

Read more
Quincy and Hingham School Lice Policies
Updated on 
October 27, 2020

Quincy and Hingham School Lice Policies

Quincy Public Schools Quincy schools have adopted a nuanced lice policy to protect the privacy of individual students. They have dropped the “no nit” policy. “Quincy Public Schools Guidelines to Head Lice Management The Guidelines to Head Lice Management in the Quincy Public Schools have been updated to reflect the position statement and standard practice of the National Association of School Nurses, the American School Health Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Read more
How Did these Head Lice Get so Out of Control so Fast? (or How Long Have we Had Head Lice?)
Updated on 
November 11, 2020

How Did these Head Lice Get so Out of Control so Fast? (or How Long Have we Had Head Lice?)

LiceDoctors Clients often want a timeline for their head lice troubles so they can pin down exactly when and where they contracted the loathsome little bugs.

Read more
Cart
0