From time to time some of our students experience the problem of pediculosis (head lice). These are transmitted by:

1. Personal contact with an infested person or stray hairs that have nits.

2. Sharing personal items such as combs, brushes, bedding, or stuffed animals.

3. Sharing apparel such as hats, scarves, hair ribbons, coats, or sweaters. Early

Signs and Symptoms

1. Itching and irritation of the scalp

2. Matted hair, especially near the scalp If head lice or nits are found, the parent will be contacted at once.


In addition, it will be necessary for the student to be isolated from the other students. Any student with lice or nits must be effectively treated before returning to school. Effective treatment includes using an over-the-counter or prescription shampoo that is made specifically for treatment of lice and nits. All nits need to be completely combed out of the hair after shampooing. Students who have contracted head lice will not be allowed to ride the bus. A parent must take his or her child to the clinic to be checked prior to being admitted back to class. It is important that you notify the school at once if you find that your child has contracted head lice. Upon receiving such information we will then check the entire class. This is the best measure we know to prevent lice from spreading.

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