Head Lice Policy and Procedure
Elementary students will be screened periodically for the presence of head lice. Notes will be sent home with students one week prior to a classroom screening for head lice to notify parents. Secondary students will be checked for head lice, if symptoms occur, by the school nurse or other designated person.
Any student found to have live head lice will be excluded from school. The parent/guardian will be contacted to pick up their child from school. Instructions on how to treat for head lice will be given to the parents. Minimal attention should be drawn to the infected student.
In accordance with Oklahoma State Law, Section 1210.194, any child prohibited from attending school due to head lice shall present to the appropriate school authorities, before the child may reenter school, certification from a health professional as defined by Section 2601 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes or an authorized representative of the State Department of Health that the child is no longer afflicted with head lice.
Students must be free of all lice and eggs (nits) prior to returning to school.
If an excluded student returns to school without certification from a health professional stating that he/she is free of head lice and nits, the school will contact the parent to pick up the child from school and taken to get a certificate to return to school.
Any student excluded from school for head lice will be screened by the school nurse or other designated person on a weekly basis until they are free of all head lice and nits for 3 consecutive weeks.
If a student is checked for head lice and no live lice are present but eggs (nits) greater than 1/2 inch from the scalp are found, a note will be sent home with the student to notify the parents. The parents will be asked to treat the child for head lice, if they have not already done so, and to remove all nits. The child will be rechecked at school in one week. If nits are still present, the child will be excluded from school until they present a note from a health professional stating that the child is free of head lice and nits. If the student is free of nits, they will be re-screened in one week to make sure there has not been a re-infestation.
Any student excluded from school for head lice more than twice in a two month period, frequently sent to school infested with head lice, or frequently missing school due to head lice is considered to have a chronic infestation of head lice. These students will be referred to other community resources such as the Canadian County Health Department, Canadian County Juvenile Office, the Department of Human Services and/or their primary care physician for additional assistance in getting rid of head lice. Once a student is excluded from school due to head lice, the parent will be given 3 school days to treat their child, remove ALL of the eggs, have them re-checked by a health professional, and returned to school. After the third day, if the student remains absent from school, he/she will be referred to the Truancy Officer from the Canadian County Juvenile Office.
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Medication Administration at School
It is the policy of El Reno Board of Education that if a student is required to take medication during school hours and the parent/guardian cannot be at school to administer the medication or if circumstances exist that indicate it is in the best interest of the student that a non-prescribed medication be dispensed to that student, the principal, or the principal's designee, may administer the medication only as follows:
PROCEDURES FOR SELF ADMINSITRATION OF EMERGENCY MEDICATION
Students with severe asthma, anaphylaxis, or life threatening condition who need to carry and self-administer an emergency medication must adhere to the following guidelines. Anaphylaxis medication includes, but is not limited to, Epinephrine injectors, prescribed by a physician and having an individual label. A student who is permitted to self-administer anaphylaxis medication, inhaled asthma medication or emergency medication shall be permitted to possess and use this type of medication at all times for the school year in which permission for self-administration is granted.
By signing and initialing on the Medication Authorization Form, parents/guardians are stating that they understand the guidelines as stated. Parent/guardian also understands that under state law, the Board of Education, the school district, or the employees of the district shall not be liable to the student or the student's parent/guardian for civil damages for any personal injuries to the student which result from acts or omissions of school employees in administering any medication.
El Reno Public Schools Medication Authorization and Administration Record
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Contact the School Nurse and/or Nurse Assistant at (405) 262-0972