Head lice can be a common problem in children. Lice can be transmitted to others easily so proper treatment is essential. We all want to avoid getting lice. However what do you do if your child’s head starts to feel itchy? Any student suspected of having head lice should go to the nurse’s office for a hair inspection at school or to a doctor’s office immediately.
The goal is to identify and eliminate head lice and nits as quickly as possible to minimize interruption of classroom time. Any student found to have evidence of head lice must be excluded from school until proper treatment for lice has been completed. This is for the safety of the rest of the school.
If your student has head lice the following steps need to be taken:
1. Siblings and parents must be head checked to see if they have lice also.
2. Tell the school so a notice can be sent out to the affected classrooms as soon as possible. This will allow for proper cleaning and the head checks of classmates if the school deems it appropriate.