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Posted on October 10, 2016 3:28 am
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uDuTaV
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Disgusting
More often than not, I have a student that shows up to class with lice. I have sent her to the clinic numerous times. I have sent notes home numerous times. Still, she comes to class with lice. What do I do next?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 10, 2016 2:44 pm

uBuDap
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I think this is the appropriate time to have a conference with her parents. Sending notes home does not always guarantee the parents see them. Keep the conversation light, not demeaning, and explain how it is in the best interest for the child, as more often than not, kids aren't too receptive of classmates with head lice. This will be a good opportunity to assess the situation, and offer help if needed.
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PeQyGa
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This is exactly what I would do if I were in this situation.
  Posted on: October 12, 2016 1:20 pm

Jenna Herberson
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I agree with your solution.
  Posted on: March 6, 2017 4:46 am

yLeQud
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i agree, have a conference with the parents.
  Posted on: October 14, 2017 10:50 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 17, 2016 1:25 am

Sieara Voegtle
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The problem is much higher than your control, you should contact administration and have them contact the parents of the child. It is important that the clinic takes note of the problem, as it could lead to a spread of head lice.
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Solution 3
Posted February 20, 2017 11:10 pm

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I think it would be a great rule in every school to not allow anybody in class with lice. Once the parents find out they should keep the child home until it is resolved.
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Solution 4
Posted October 16, 2016 9:24 pm

ytupyQ
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That sounds like a case of neglect. I would tell admin about this and try to figure out what is going on at home. Also it is time to have a conference with the parents.
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Solution 5
Posted February 25, 2017 11:35 pm

ReRege
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If you've talked to the parents numerous times and nothings changed, I think you should explain to them one last time that if their child comes to school with lice again they are going to be sent home and ordered not to come back until it's gone or they're going to have to be in the nurses office everyday away from the other students and unable to learn. Ask the parents if the problem is they can't afford it, if they can't provide some options or try to raise the money as a class (ask for donations) or you as the teacher can buy it. I think the generic one at Walmart is like $8. If the problem was money I would buy it probably and send it home with the student and if that didn't work I'd get the principal or guidance counselor involved because you can't allow your other students to get infected with lice.
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SeQeLy
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I do not think parents would respond well to having to raise money for a student to have their head lice taken care of. Also, I do not think that teachers are allowed to buy such things for the students.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 3:31 am

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Solution 6
Posted February 27, 2017 2:49 am

Deborah Guyton
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Administration should be contacted. Tell them about your efforts to contact the parents and how it is a safety issue for the other students as well as yourself.
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Solution 7
Posted February 27, 2017 3:30 pm

Breanna Bunnell
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The student simply is not allowed in the classroom when they have lice. Since the parents do not seem to respond, I would look into CPS as this is harming to the student and keeping them from school. I would conference with the parents first to see the cause of the lice and to explain the importance of curing it so that she can return to school. If nothing changes, I would call CPS.
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Solution 8
Posted February 20, 2017 11:59 pm

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Document this and report it to the social worker and administration. That is borderline child abuse.
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Solution 9
Posted February 24, 2017 3:20 am

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Meet with school counselor for help!
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Solution 10
Posted October 3, 2017 11:04 pm

yneLaH
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This makes me wonder if there is an issue at home with a lack of cleanliness of another source.
I would document these occurrences each time, and continue speaking to the principal or other administrator to keep them informed. I believe your administrators can guide you from there.
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Solution 11
Posted October 4, 2017 8:33 pm

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This is a problem where I would immediately get the parents involved and that means a face-to-face conference. I would also alert administration and the clinic and see if there can become a policy on a student immediately being taken out of school if they have lice because they would be running the risk of it spreading within the classroom and within the school.
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Solution 12
Posted October 8, 2017 11:17 pm

eBenyL
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Have a parent teacher conference on the issue and how to solve it together
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Solution 13
Posted October 9, 2017 2:19 am

aXejeG
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Unfortunately, lice is not an issue educators can handle directly. So far, you have done the right thing by sending the student to the clinic as well as with notes home. Perhaps the school administration can send out a blanket letter to combat the issue (per your request).
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Solution 14
Posted February 20, 2018 5:03 pm

WaTeLa
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I would try to contact the parent on the phone. I have had a student this year alone miss 30 days of school because of lice. Her mother has not treated the house so her and her sister constantly come to school with it. What the school has now decided is that when her and her sister arrive at school they must first go to the nurse to be checked before they can head to class.
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Solution 15
Posted February 24, 2017 3:18 am

eZuGeQ
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Worst fear that I have about being a teacher is head lice!
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