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Message from the Nurse's Office
Published on Sep 11, 2018 15:56

Dear Cumberland Valley Parents/Guardians:

As we enter the time of year in which head lice becomes more prevalent, we would like to take a moment to encourage parents to please check your child’s head at least once a week throughout the school year. Signs of infestation are head scratching or a sudden appearance of white specks in the hair.  The white specks may be the nits or eggs that the head louse has laid.  Nits may be found on the hair shaft about 1/4 - 1/2” away from the scalp and are found more often behind the ears, in bangs, and at the base of the neck.  Eggs or nits look like a fleck of dandruff, but they do not come off the hair shaft unless you scrape them with your fingernail. Nits feel like a grain of sand stuck to the hair. If you have any concerns about your child, or if you find head lice in your child’s hair, please contact the school nurse. More information can be found at www.cvschools.org/HeadLice.

Thank you.

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