It is necessary that efforts be made to effectively control head lice as soon as it becomes evident that a student may be infested. When a student has been found to have head lice, parents will be immediately contacted and the student excluded from school in order to receive proper treatment. Students will be readmitted to school ONLY after they have been checked by appropriate school staff and found to be free of BOTH head lice AND nits.
It is recommended that parents check children weekly for signs of head lice. When shampooing, observe behind the ears and above the neck for nits or eggs (pearly ovals cemented to hair shaft 1/4" from scalp) or live lice (pin-head size). Routine screening is important, since many students will exhibit no symptoms or itching. If evidence of infestation is found, please notify the school so appropriate action can be taken. Contact friends, sitter, etc. and let them know also. A pamphlet in English and Spanish is available at the school office.