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Smithtown and Commack School Head Lice Policies

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Updated on June 25, 2020

Schools in the Commack and Smithtown districts allow students into school once they have been checked for live lice by the school nurse.


“Students with lice must stay home until they have been cleared, while the school nurse sends a letter to parents with children in the same class, school and bus, spokeswoman Brenda Lentsch said.”

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“The district sends out information about head lice including: what are lice, symptoms of lice, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and home care. The policy is that students with lice must be treated and then return to school the next day. The school nurse checks the hair for live lice. One week later, the child will be checked again to be sure that there are no live lice in the head.”

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School districts review their lice policies from time to time. LiceDoctors advises that parents verify the district policy with the school nurse to be up-to-date on the most recent school district policy.

Whether your school holds to a strict “no nit” policy or not, LiceDoctors is available to remove the lice and nits and get your child ready to return to class with confidence. Call 631-306-4390 for same day fast, effective, in-home head lice treatment. Treatment is covered by many insurance plans and we accept most HSA/FSA health account cards.