June 5, 2017
Re: Head Lice in School
There are some cases of head lice in the school. Please check your child’s head for lice and nits (eggs) today and every day for three weeks. Continue to check your family weekly, especially behind the ears and at the back of the neck.
Teach and remind your children how head lice are spread and how they can avoid coming into contact with them.
If you are not sure what you are looking for, or you find that your child has head lice, please call the school office or Public Health Nurse for more information. By letting the school know that your child has head lice, you will help to control its spread.
Students with head lice may return to school when treatment is complete (use a lice shampoo and remove as many nits as possible). Ask your pharmacist which product might be best. If you have already treated your child, and head lice are still present, speak to the nurse or pharmacist before re-treating. Overuse of some lice treatment products can be harmful to your child.
Head lice are very easily spread through
· Remind your child not to share or borrow personal items such as combs, scarves, brushes, hair bands, headphones, sleeping bags, stuffed animals, caps and hats.
· Important: Please check your family carefully for head lice.
If you have any questions, please call the school office at 250-658-5221
For more information, contact:
v your pharmacist
Mr. Peter Westhaver, Principal