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posted Mar 15, 2017, 10:21 AM by scott elementary   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 10:23 AM ]


April 28




There are 18 full and part time nurses serving the Salem-Keizer School District’s nearly 42,000 students. We will be contributing to this newsletter to update families on the more common health issues for the school aged child.  We are not housed at each school, so if you have questions we could help answer, please notify your school office staff.

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, we see an increase in head lice cases after school holidays.  Please check your child’s head prior to sending them to school.  Office staff will check your child’s head throughout the school year if they have symptoms which include:

1.      Persistent itching of the scalp often behind the ears or back of the neck.

2.      The presence of nits (small, oval, silvery egg cases glued to the sides of hair shafts) usually found at the back of the head and behind the ears, usually within ¼ inch of the scalp.

3.      The presence of light brown adult lice seen crawling on the scalp.

 If any of these symptoms are present, you will receive a call from the school office.

The Salem-Keizer School District head lice guidelines follow the American Academy of Pediatrics.  We do not exclude for nits.

If you need advice regarding treatment, please contact your school office.