away from the scalp and their eggs cannot hatch at ambient temperatures lower than that near the scalp. In general, lice found to be more than 1 cm from the scalp are not likely tobe viable. The following guidelines will assist with the management of head lice:1)Parents should notify their child’s school if lice or lice eggs are found in their child’s hair.2)If lice or lice eggs are found in a child’s hair at school:A.Inspect all students in the child’s vicinity and other close contacts (e.g. best friends, playmates, siblings, etc.) If several students in a classroom are infested, all children in the classroom are to be inspected.B.Letters should go home to all families of children in the classroom. C.All siblings in other classrooms are to be examined.D.If nits are found, one inch or closer to the scalp, or if live lice are seen, the student shall leave school as soon as possible with a letter explaining treatment procedures. The student will only be admitted back to school following proof of treatment, which may include a box top or a verbal or written statement of the treatment by the parent or guardian.
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