April 21, 2010
A case of head lice has been detected in your child’s classroom. Anyone can get head lice and it doesn’t reflect poor hygiene or social status. Please help our school prevent the spread of head lice, by checking your child/children daily for the next few weeks, and on a regular basis thereafter. Lice infestation is easier to treat if caught early. (The National Pediculosis Association, 2001) Head lice can be spread the following ways:
• Direct head to head contact
• Sharing person items (i.e. combs, brushes, hats, etc.)
If your child has a case of head lice, please notify the school and your child’s friends. This is the best way to protect your family, Jefferson Middle School students, staff, and families, and people in your community.
If you need assistance or additional information, please contact your child’s guidance dean, school nurse, the public health department (535-3102 or 789-2182) or the National Pediculosis Association at (781) 449-NITS (6487) or visit www.headlice.org.
For helpful information provided by District 186 Health Services on treatment and prevention of head lice, click here.
Thank you for your cooperation!