No Nits/Lice Policy
Kemp ISD has adopted a no nits/lice policy. Students who are identified as having nits/lice will not be allowed to attend school or ride the bus until cleared by the campus nurse.
Head Lice (All Grade Levels)
Head lice, although not an illness or a disease, is very common among children and is spread very easily through head-to-head contact during play, sports, or nap time and when children share things like brushes, combs, hats, and headphones. If careful observation indicates that a student has head lice, the school nurse will contact the student’s parent and inform the parent that the child will need to be picked up from school and to discuss a plan for treatment with an FDA-approved medicated shampoo or cream rinse that may be purchased from any drug or grocery store. After the student has undergone one treatment, the parent should check in with the school nurse to discuss the treatment used. The nurse can also offer additional recommendations, including subsequent treatments and how best to get rid of lice and prevent their return.
It is easy for someone to become infected with lice and often very difficult to get rid of them, unless you follow the complete treatment listed below. Home treatment of this condition can be rapid and simple.