Head LiceAs many as 12 million children a year are affected by head lice. Lice do not transmit infections and do not endanger a person's health, but they are a nuisance. NBCS follows policies recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the New Hampshire Office of School Health in its approach to screening students and recommending treatment for head lice.

In any child found to have head lice, district employees ensure student confidentiality to avoid embarrassment to the child.

Head lice are spread by direct contact with the hair of an infested individual. Head lice move by crawling; they cannot hop, leap, or fly. Pets cannot spread head lice. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.

Please watch your child for the following symptoms:

  • The most common sign of an infestation is constant itching of the scalp.
  • Inspect your child's head for the possibility of head lice. Look for nits(lice eggs): small whitish ovals fixed to the hair shaft, similar in appearance to dandruff, but not easily removed, and usually found within 1⁄4 inch of the scalp, especially behind the ears and around the back of the neck.
  • Where nits have hatched, live lice may be seen. Lice are six-legged and oval in shape, light brown, and no larger than a sesame seed.
  • If, upon inspection, you suspect that your child might have either nits or lice, it is strongly recommended that you discuss treatment with your healthcare provider. If you are not sure if your child has head lice, the diagnosis should be made by your health care provider.

The use of lice shampoos without evidence of lice or nits will not prevent your child from getting lice.

During the school year, it is a good idea to check you child's head weekly, as well as whenever he or she complains of having an itchy scalp. Talk to your child and remind him or her not to share or borrow combs, brushes, hats or scarves.

Please call the school nurse if you have questions. We would also appreciate a call to the school to let us know if you have treated your child for lice so we can monitor the situation.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Sources for more information about head lice:

Centers for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/index.html

NH Dept of Education Head Lice Info Page: http://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/school_health/faq_pediculosis.htm

American Academy of Pediatrics: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/126/2/392.full.pdf

Volunteer Fingerprinting

FingerprintSAU #19 continues to host fingerprinting opportunities throughout the school year on the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Volunteers do not need to make an appointment during these open times, just check in with the receptionist at the SAU office. You will need a photo identification and a personal check or money order for $20.75 made payable to State of NH - Criminal Records (which per-New Boston policy, can be reimbursed once you document six hours of volunteer time). Cash payment will no longer be accepted.

Bus Routes

Bus

The Goffstown Truck Center has provided Bus Route Schedules for the 2017-2018 School Year. Please review these routes carefully, as they may have changed from previous years. If you have questions about these routes, please contact the Goffstown Truck Center at 497-3111.

 

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