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Student Health

Student Health


Good health is more important than a perfect attendance record, therefore any student may be excluded from school when exhibiting any of the following symptoms:  (1) fever alone, 100 degrees; (2) sore throat or tonsillitis; (3) vomiting or diarrhea; (4) any eruption of the skin, or rash; (5) a severe cough; (6) any nasal discharge accompanied by fever; (7) any inflammation of the eyes or eyelids; and (8) a parasitic infestation. (NO NIT NO TOLERANCE) 

Lice (Pediculosis)

Lice are parasitic insects that can be found on people's heads, and bodies. Human lice survive by feeding on human blood. Lice found on each area of the body are different from each other. The two types of lice that live on humans are:

  • Pediculus humanus capitis (head louse),
  • Pediculus humanus corporis (body louse, clothes louse)

Only the body louse is known to spread disease.

Lice infestations are spread most commonly by close person-to-person contact. Dogs, cats, and other pets do not play a role in the transmission of human lice. Lice move by crawling; they cannot hop or fly. Both over-the-counter and prescription medications are available for treatment of lice infestations