Head Lice Info

A Bug For All Seasons!

Head lice is nothing to cry about!Yes, you guessed it....the dreaded head louse.  Head lice are always in season and the vain of many a frantic parent.  Head lice are truly equal opportunity PESTS! 

With the return of school, we must be on the lookout for these pesky bugs.  Head lice can be transmitted by sharing brushes, hats, clothing, pillows and head to head contact.  Please notify your school nurse if your child has head lice.  This way your child's class/friends may be checked and curb the spread to others.

Consult your healthcare provider for appropriate treatment.  Many "over-the-counter" treatments are available at your local drug store.  Follow the instructions contained in the package or written on the label, unless your physician or phamacist directs otherwise. Students will not be allowed to remain in school with live head lice and/or nits (lice eggs).  Following treatment, please bring your child to the Nurse to be cleared for a return to school.  If nits/lice are present, the student must go home for additional attention to their removal. 

Steps for successful treatment:

  • Screen all members of your household for lice/nits; treat & remove.
  • Machine wash and dry all bed linens, pajamas, towels, clothing (including jackets, hats etc.) on the hot cycle.
  • Soak brushes and combs in hot, soapy water for at least 30 minutes.
  • Vacuum furniture, mattresses, carseats and rugs.
  • Non-washable items (stuffed animals, pillows, backpacks etc.) can be sealed in a garbage bag for 2 weeks or if applicable, put into a clothes dryer on a hot setting for 30 minutes.

Below are some links for more head lice info.

Related Links


  • CDC Headlice Information
    Great resource for parents.

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