Head Lice Procedures
Don’t Panic!! Head lice rarely (if ever) cause direct harm, and are not known to transmit infectious agents from person-to-person. They are a nuisance but not considered a health risk.
Make checking for head lice a part of regular routine hygiene (once a week should be fine).
If you find live head lice in your child’s hair, alert the school and any families with whom your children have had contact A.S.A.P.
If your child is found to have live head lice, you will be notified by the office. You must stop by the office to pick up the brochure “A Parent’s Guide to Head Lice.”
Your child will not be allowed back into school until he/she is live head lice free.
If live head lice are discovered they should be removed that day and you should check your child again before bringing them to the school office to be screened for re-admittance.
After removal, it is essential to comb the child’s hair daily with a metal nit comb for at least 2 weeks and if a lice treatment was used, it may be necessary to re-treat in 7-10 days if the lice or nits are still present.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO KINDERGARTEN!
TUSD is currently offers a Transitional Kindergarten option for those students who turn five years old between September 2 and December 2, 2016. This Transitional Kindergarten will be available at all Turlock elementary schools in the 2015-16 school year. To be eligible for Kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year, a child must be five years old by September 1, 2016, not December 2 as in previous years.
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