Schools in the Thornton area do not hold to a strict no-nit policy. Instead, if students are found to have lice, notification is sent home with them at the end of the day and they can return to school as soon as treatment has commenced.
School Consideration for Students with Head Lice:
Per District Policy (Communicable Diseases) Students found with live head lice do not need to be sent home early from school; they can go home at the end of the day, be treated, and then return to class after
appropriate treatment has begun. Once a student has completed their first treatment they can return to school even if nits are present. For further information or questions contact your District Registered Nurse.
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For further information.
We do not have a no-nit policy at Thornton Central School as pediatricians and the CDC do not recommend the ‘no nit’ policy. Lice do not spread disease. They are spread by direct head to head contact, anyone can get them, they are not a sign of poor hygiene.
The school nurse advises that you check your child’s head frequently, and especially if you notice he/she is itching a lot. A very good website with lots of information is the CDC site.http://www.cdc.gov/lice/head/factsheet.html.
Please call us if you would like us to check your child’s head, or if there has been exposure to someone with head lice. Lice products should not be overused! You should not treat your child unless lice or nits are found. If you are treating your child with a lice product follow directions exactly.
Be aware that nit removal may take many days and is quite time-consuming. It may take more than a week or longer to pick out all the nits if your child has many in his/her hair. Please continue to check heads for at least two more weeks after the last time you found a nit or live lice.
Source: Thornton Central School Nurse
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