Dragon Health Clinic
Carroll ISD Health Services
Head Lice Management Procedures
- School nurses will screen students for lice on an individual student basis. Privacy shall be maintained to avoid embarrassment.
- Referral for screening is based on these common symptoms:
- Frequent scratching of the head and/or back of the neck
- Student stating that their head is itching
- Pink/red marks on the scalp and/or scabs on the scalp/back of the neck
- Yellowish white or brown nits (egg sacks) attached to strands of hair that can’t be washed out or flicked off with the finger
- White to gray crawling forms in the hair about the size of sesame seeds.
- Entire classroom screenings and campus-wide screenings will not be routinely used. A group screening may be performed on occasion at the request of the campus principal when there is concern of an infestation in either a classroom or a specific grade. Parent permission is not needed to examine a student for possible head lice.
- The school nurse shall examine siblings attending the same campus of a student with pediculosis. The nurse will also be responsible for notifying the school nurses of other campuses where siblings are in attendance.
- A parent or guardian of a student with lice shall be notified and the student will be sent home for a treatment.
- Students who have evidence of head lice will be sent home from school so that treatment may begin as quickly as possible. The nurse shall provide the student’s parent/guardian information regarding appropriate treatment and prevention of head lice transmission.
- Students who have lice or nits are not permitted at school.
- If a student in the classroom is found to have head lice, a general information letter will be sent out to parents/guardians of students in the classroom. These letters are sent at the discretion of the campus principal with input from the school nurse.
Readmission Criteria: Students who have been excluded from school for lice shall be readmitted to school upon:
- Examination by the school nurse prior to readmission to the classroom. Parents need to accompany their child to the clinic prior to readmission and be present during the examination. The nurse will allow the student to return to the classroom when no signs of live lice or nits are present.
Provided below is the link for CISD's main Health Services page which is a great source for health and illness related topics and includes all district policies and forms.
CISD Health Services Webpage
Dragons are Allergy Aware
Carroll ISD restricts all peanuts and tree nuts from classrooms; this includes daily snacks, birthday celebrations and class parties.
Personal daily snacks:
may not contain peanuts or tree nuts. They do not have to be prepackaged with a label.
Classroom consumption foods:
must be coordinated by the parent with the classroom teacher, be store bought and have an ingredient label attached to the packaging.
Labels that state the following are NOT permitted as a classroom consumption food:
- “Contains peanuts or tree nut ingredients”
- “May contain peanuts or tree nuts”
- “Processed on shared equipment with nuts”
Thank you for helping keep our Dragons safe; although we cannot guarantee nut free, we can all help to reduce the risk of nut exposure. For safe food options please visit snacksafely.com
Free of Symptoms (Clinic Policy)
It is the goal of Carroll ISD to provide an environment that is conducive to learning for all students and staff. Some communicable diseases or conditions may warrant exclusion from school to avoid exposing other students. If your student exhibits any of the following symptoms, please keep your student home until the child is free of the symptoms and has been satisfactorily treated.
- Temperature of 100 degrees or above
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Persistent cough
- Open, itchy or draining lesions
- Red, itchy, draining eyes
- Presence of live lice or nits in the hair
- Suffering from a reportable disease, as defined by the Texas Board of Health
- Undiagnosed scaly patched on the body or scalp
Your child must be 24 hours free of fever without Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen or other fever reducing medication and not vomiting for 24 hours before they return to school. Antibiotics must be taken for 24 hours before returning to school.
Teachers will not allow the student to call their parents from the classroom. If your child becomes ill, you or someone designated by you will be contacted to pick up your child. It is imperative that all phone numbers be completed on the enrollment card and be updated immediately should they change during the year.
Parents of students with a communicable or contagious disease are asked to telephone the school nurse so that other students who have been exposed to the disease can be alerted. Students with certain diseases are not allowed to attend school while their disease is contagious. These include chicken pox, mumps, measles, ringworm of the scalp, lice, fever, pink eye, fifth disease, and strep throat. More information can be obtained in the district handbook for students.
District Approved Preparations
The following topical preparations may be available for use in the Health Clinic. Unless a parent specifically states on the CISD Health History that such preparations are not to be used on his/her student, one of the following may be administered appropriately, if available. This list is published in the CISD Elementary School Handbook:
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Antibiotic Ointment
- Calamine/Caladryl Lotion
- First Aid Spray
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Saline Solution
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Sting-Kill or equivalent
- Lubricating Eye Drops
- Petroleum Jelly
- Benadryl Topical Cream or Spray
5th Grade and New to CISD 6th Grade
- Hearing and Vision Screening
- Height and Weight Measurements
- Acanthosis Nigricans Screening
- Spinal screening (Girls only)
Lisa Moreland, RN, BSN
The clinic is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parents are welcome to call, email or stop by the clinic with any questions or concerns.
I have been a pediatric nurse for just about 25 years. I graduated from Boston College School of Nursing with my BSN in 1994. I have worked in the Pediatric ICU, Pediatric Cardiac ICU, the Pediatric Cardiac OR, the Pediatric Electrophysiology Department and the Pediatric Recovery Room. This is my first year as an official school nurse although I have worked as a substitute nurse in CISD at almost every campus for the past 6 years. I am ACLS, PALS and Instructor BLS certified. I am excited to be joining the Eubanks Family this year. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or swing by. My door is ALWAYS open (except when music class gets a little too loud across the hall!)………Nurse Moreland