There seem to be some misconceptions about head lice, the origin, treatments, etc. Please refer to the documents below to get the facts.
Our procedure is typically as follows:
1.) When a student is discovered to have nits or lice, the school nurse makes contact with the parent.
2.) The parent is given the option to come and pick up the student or have them remain in school until the end of the day. In a majority of cases, the parents have come to pick up the student. The parent is educated on how/when to treat the condition with their child and in their home that very same day.
3.) The child returns the next day and is verified by the school nurse to have been treated.
Parents/guardians must take great care and be thorough in order to eradicate lice and nits from their child's head. This may mean complete treatment, combing of hair, and removal of items in the bedroom, etc., for multiple days in a row.
Contact Mr. Ed Canning, Superintendent with any questions.