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.
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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.
Please contact your child's school nurse if you have any questions about the forms below or have difficulty accessing these forms from our website.
Student Illness Guidelines
These guidelines are set up to assist parents in determining when to keep a student at home.
Chicken Pox- Excluded from school at the appearance of lesions and does come back until lesions are crusted over and dry.
Covid-19- *Regardless of vaccination status, individuals that test positive for Covid-19 will need to isolate at home for 5 days.*
Symptomatic individuals (regardless of vaccination status), should start home isolation, and complete testing as recommended by their healthcare providers. The day symptoms began should be counted as day 0.
Individuals that have resolving symptoms, and have been fever-free for 24 hours, or have been asymptomatic, may return to school after Day 5, with masking through Day 10, OR if unable or unwilling to mask during this time, they should either isolate for 10 full days, or follow the CDC “test based strategy,” which includes two negative antigen tests after 5 days of isolation, in addition to being fever-free for 24 hours, and with other symptoms improving. The first test should be on day 6 or after, and the second test should be 48 hours after the first test.
It is no longer recommended for individuals to self quarantine if they were in close contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, as long as they stay asymptomatic.
Ear Infection- Does NOT need to be excluded from school, unless individuals pose a risk to others due to uncontrollable drainage from the ear canal..
Fever- Excluded from school for temperature 100.3F or greater. May return once fever free for a full 24 hours, WITHOUT the use of fever reducing medications.
Lice- Current recommendations do not suggest students be sent home due to head lice,. however, head lice will be handled on a case by case scenario, and at the discretion of each School Administration and School Nurse.
Pink Eye- Excluded from school while symptomatic if school activities include close contact with others.
Pinworm Infection- Excluded from school until after a full 24 hours of treatment.
Rash- Excluded from school if rash is present with fever and itching. Individuals should be evaluated by a healthcare Provider, to be able to return to school.
Ringworm- Exclusion is not recommended if the infection is located in areas that can be covered, (groin, scalp, nails, feet) and the individual is being treated by a Healthcare Professional. For Ringworm infections of the body, individuals should be excluded for 24 hours after drug therapy. During the course of treatment, individuals are to be excluded from swimming and gym.
Scabies– Excluded from school until a full 24 hours of antibiotic treatment has been completed.
Strep Throat / Impetigo- Excluded from school until a full 24 hours of antibiotic treatment has been completed, and the individual has been fever free for 24 hours.
Shingles- Unless shingles rash can be completely covered, individuals should remain out of school until the rash is crusted over and dry.
Vomiting/Diarrhea- Excluded from school until after the individual is symptom free for 24 hours.
*Vomiting will be handled on a case by case basis, at the discretion of the school nurse and school administration, as vomiting can be induced by other means, other than sickness.
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.