Head lice are very contagious, but there are ways to help stop the spread of lice.
If your child tells you a classmate has head lice examine your child's head routinely after school, especially behind the ears and at the nape of the neck, for crawling lice and nits.
If crawling lice or nits are found, all household members should be examined for crawling lice and nits every 2-3 days.
Persons with live (crawling) lice or nits within ¼ inch or less of the scalp should be treated. Contact your medical provider for recommendations.
Other illnesses are also easily spread around schools. Every year there are continual cases of respiratory/gastro-intestinal illness circulating in the
schools causing absenteeism. There are a few things that you can do to help fight the spread of illness.