Health Information

The goal of Hampstead School District Health Services is to encourage, support and educate all students to become lifelong learners with the ability to make positive choices that effect their health and well-being.

HAMPSTEAD CENTRAL SCHOOL
Deborah Houston, MSN, RN
(603) 329-6326 X1225
email: houstond@hampsteadschools.net

HAMPSTEAD MIDDLE SCHOOL
Julie Nielsen, BSN, RN
(603) 329-6743 X2111
email: nielsenj@hampsteadschools.net

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"Letter to Parents of entry-Level Students"


Health Office Happenings

Head Lice (Pediculosis)

Head lice is occasionally an issue at school. The best way to protect your child from getting head lice is through prevention. Routine and regular head inspections at home are important. Teaching your child to avoid head-to-head contact and sharing of personal equipment such as combs, brushes, hats and helmets, as well as pillows and bedding at sleepovers, is the best means of protection. Maintaining personal distance helps. All cases of head lice are handled on an individual basis. Protection of student confidentiality and student dignity is our highest priority. When a student is found with head lice at school, a parent will be notified so that treatment can begin promptly. Close contacts of the child may also be screened. As the school nurse, I am here to support these efforts and offer assistance as needed. Please call the health office if you need help with identification or further information. Information about identification and treatment of head lice can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/parents.html and at http://www.webmd.com/children/ss/slideshow-common-childhood-skin-problems.