There is a certain taboo about head lice. Some people think that if a child has head lice, he or she must be dirty –but this is far from the truth! Any child or adult can contract them just by leaning against a cushion someone with lice has been using, or giving/receiving a hug. Unfortunately, unless checked carefully and treated, they spread rapidly and are extremely difficult to get rid of.
In order to contain any outbreak of lice that may occur this year the following protocol will be followed:
• If you find that your child has lice at home, he/she must be kept home and treated.
• If your child is found to have lice while at school, you will be asked to pick him/her up as soon as possible.
• The child must stay home for the first 24 hours after treatment is given.
A second treatment must be given 7 days later.
The Lice Squad will be visiting the school at random times throughout the school year, so we suggest that you check your child’s head on a regular basis.
We strongly recommend that the entire family be checked (and treated if necessary), as any other family member with this condition will perpetuate the cycle and the aggravation and discomfort that it brings.
Hitherfield Head Lice Policy