Head Lice

Unfortunately, Head Lice can present a problem in any school. If you find your child has Head Lice, please have him/her treated immediately. Also, inform the school so we can send a letter home to request the parents of your child’s class to check their children. Please note that student confidentiality is maintained and the students that have Head Lice are not named. If your child brings home a note indicating that a case of Head Lice has occurred in their classroom, it is imperative that parents thoroughly check their children’s hair. Doing this greatly reduces the spread of Head Lice. Head Lice is very common and any child can catch it. It has become quite resistant to some common treatment methods and many families struggle trying to treat it effectively. Parents are encouraged to contact Public Health about effective methods to treat Head Lice.

If a staff member notices that your child has head lice, a confidential phone call will be made requesting that you pick up your child and treat them before they return to school. We have LiceMiester Combs for sale in the office. PAC was able to get these at a reduced price; they are $18.00.

Thanks in advance to everyone for diligently attending to your children’s hair.

Lice poster

Head lice are small insects that live on the scalp. Anyone can get head lice. They are common in classrooms and day care centers because children play closely together.

Head lice are not dangerous and they do not spread disease, but they are contagious and can be a very pesky problem. Having dirty hair does not cause head lice. Head lice cannot fly or jump and you cannot get them from your pets. While they may be found anywhere on the head, they prefer to live on the scalp along the neckline and behind the ears. When lice bite the scalp they cause itching.

Lice Handling it: Outlines what the school policy on lice is, treatment advice, and other information (2 pages)