PARENT INSTRUCTION SHEET FOR HEAD LICE
Fairview has a “No Nit Policy”. To be readmitted to school a student may return no sooner than the following day. The student must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or relative, and must be examined by the school nurse. The student at that time will be given a slip to be given to the teacher, which states there is no evidence of head lice or eggs. If nits are still present, the student will be sent home until the eggs are fully removed from the hair. Students are not allowed to ride the bus before being readmitted by the nurse.
Please keep your child at home until adequately treated.
Adequate treatment consists of:
- Remove the child’s clothing and wash in hot water and detergent.
- Shampoo the hair once with regular shampoo to cleanse completely.
- Apply one of the following medicated shampoos: Be certain to follow the direction on the label.
- Non-prescription shampoos such as Nix, Rid and A-200 Pyrinate are available for most drug stores.
- For further information consult with your physician or pharmacist.
- Comb the hair carefully with a fine tooth comb to remove the lice and eggs. Repeat daily combing until a second treatment is applied 7-10 days later, using the same medicated shampoo. This second shampoo is absolutely essential. The center for Disease Control states that the medicated shampoos will kill all the lice on contact, but only 30-50% of the eggs.
- Have the child put on clean clothing after treatment, including clean coat and hat.
The following control measures are also essential:
- Machine wash all washable clothing, coats bed linens, ect. With hot water and detergent
- Dry clean all coats, scarves, and hats and other items that cannot be washed.
- Check all family members regularly and treat any who have lice.
- Disinfect combs, brushes and similar items by washing with medicated shampoo.
- Run vacuum cleaner over floors and furniture thoroughly and dispose of bag when finished.
- Instruct children not to share combs, hats, scarves, coats, ect. wkith other children.
The school nurse is available from 7:30 am -3:45 pm. Please call the School Nurse if you have any questions or concerns at 256-3868.
Spring is the time of year for seasonal allergies.
What is influenza (also called flu)?
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
Signs and symptoms of flu
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:
Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
How flu spreads
Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose.
Missouri State Law, Section 210.000, RSMo. requires all children attending public, and private school to be adequately immunized, or to have a religious or medical exemption card on file. A medical exemption requires a physician’s signature.
Students who are not completely immunized or do not have an exemption form on file will not be allowed to attend school. Please check with your child’s physician or the Howell County Health Department at 417-256-7078 to make sure your child is up-to-date on all vaccinations.
7th grade parents: All students are required to have DTAP Booster.
All 7th grade students are required to have one dose of Meningococcal to enter 8th grade.