HEAD LICE (or pediculosis) are little insects that live on the human scalp and feed on blood. They are a small, tan‐colored insect (less than 1/8 of an inch long). They may live for days or weeks depending on temperature and humidity. They deposit tiny, gray/white eggs, known as “nits,” on the shaft of hair close to the scalp. The eggs need the warmth from the scalp for hatching. They cannot live for more than 48 hours away from the scalp as adult insects, and eggs cannot hatch at temperatures lower than those found close to the scalp. Head lice do not carry disease, and they are not a sign of uncleanliness. Lice are transmitted by direct contact, head to head. They crawl, they do not fly or hop.
10 Steps to Stay Ahead OF HEAD LICE:
Contact your School Nurse if you have any questions or concerns
Student Health and Wellness
Campbell County Public Schools are committed to the success of all students.
Students who are healthy have an overall better academic performance rate in school and better behavior in class. CCPS Health and Wellness policies have been established with a focus on assisting and providing resources for students and parents with maintaining a regular routine, healthy meals, and a balance between rest and extracurricular activities.
Student Illness Guidelines
These guidelines are set up to assist parents in determining when to keep a student at home.
Fever - If your student has a fever 100.3 or greater please keep them at home until they are fever free for 24 hours.
Rash - If your student has a body rash with itching or fever. A student must be free of rash prior to returning or has been evaluated by a doctor.
Pink Eye – If your student has pink eye or bacterial conjunctivitis, please keep them at home for 24 hours after they have received their first dose of antibiotics.
Ringworm – If your student has ringworm please seek medical attention for appropriate treatment. Please cover the area to prevent spread to others.
Lice – If a student is found to have lice, they must present proof of treatment prior to returning to school. Upon returning, the nurse will check the students head for lice and give further instruction if necessary.
Strep Throat – If a student is diagnosed with strep throat, please do not return to school until 24 hours after the antibiotic has been started.
Chicken Pox- Chickenpox lesions must be dry and scabbed over before returning to school.
Vomiting/Diarrhea – If your student has had vomiting or diarrhea, please make sure they stay at home for at least 24 hours after they are symptom-free.
If your student has been sick or hospitalized for an extended period of time, please have your medical provider send a written release to return to school with any accommodations.