Head Lice

Head Lice

Head lice is known to be a troublesome, contagious problem. It spreads through direct contact or through the sharing of personal items, such as hats or brushes. Head lice may be contracted any place where children interact closely together.

To benefit all students and their families, our school has adopted a no-nit policy to manage this problem. Under this policy, a child who is found to have head lice will be sent home for treatment with a head lice-killing product and for the removal of all lice eggs called nits. The child will not be permitted to return to school until all nits have been taken out of the child’s hair.

The purpose of this policy is to prevent the spread of head lice. Even one nit can transmit head lice from one child to another. Therefore, it is extremely important that parents are vigilant in treating their child’s head lice, removing the nits, and cleaning the household environment. Our goal is to contain the problem before it becomes widespread.

Even though we require that your child be head lice and nit free, our goal is to have him/her return to school as quickly as possible. We want to minimize any disruption to your child’s education.