Head Lice

Head Lice

Although having head lice is not dangerous, it can easily spread.  If a child is found to have lice or nits, precautions must be taken for all other students in the class.  The following procedures will occur:

  • the parents/guardians will be notified and asked to pick-up their child immediately;
  • to minimize the risk of infecting others, all children in the family must be checked for lice and nits;
  • documentation will be sent home with all children in the class informing parents of a case found in the classroom. This contains procedures to follow and recommended treatments.

If you find lice please notify the school immediately. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to remove the lice and nits and to check for head lice on a regular basis. Students can return to school once their hair is thoroughly free of lice and nits.