Head Lice

Pediculosis (Head Lice) is a treatable condition that is generally not associated with any serious medical complications. There are occasions when children are sent home from school because they are found to have head lice. However, students should not miss more than one day of school due to head lice.

Returning to School -- Your child may return to school when the hair has been treated with a medicated shampoo, all live lice have been eliminated and evidence of a significant reduction in nits is observed. The school nurse can also be contacted if you have any questions about a student returning to school following treatment. Students must be re-checked in the school office before returning to class. 

Please refer to the links below that provide further information on what to look for and what steps to take when your child has head lice. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the treatment of lice for your child, please contact the school office and ask to speak to a district school nurse.