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Head Lice

Posted: November 21, 2014

It has been brought to our attention over the past week that a few students in school have had head lice. Head lice are a common school-acquired problem. Lice prefer healthy clean heads and the presence of head lice is not a reflection of poor hygiene.

It is important that children are not sent to school if infested or if treatment has not been completed. If it is confirmed that a child has head lice, parents will be notified and requested to collect the student from school. Students may return upon completion of treatment.

The effectiveness of any lice preparation depends greatly upon the following:

• Pay special attention to instructions regarding how long the medication should be left on the hair
• Check the expiry date
• Comb your child’s hair thoroughly with a special comb (nit comb) or remove eggs manually.
• Wash your child’s bedding, hat, towel and any clothing that has had direct contact with your child’s hair.
• Clean used hair brushes and combs with boiling water.
• Repeat head checks and combing every three days until clear of nits