• Head lice, although not an illness or a disease, is very common among children and is spread when children share things like brushes, combs, hats, coats, etc and when children have parties or sleepovers at friends' houses or while playing sports. If careful observation indicates that a student has head lice, the school nurse will contact the student’s parent to determine whether the student will need to be picked up from school and to discuss a plan for treatment with an FDA-approved medicated shampoo or cream rinse that may be purchased from any drug or grocery store. After the student has undergone one treatment, the parent should check in with the school nurse to discuss the treatment used. The nurse can also offer additional recommendations, including subsequent treatments and how best to get rid of lice and prevent their return. It is important to treat lice as directed by treatment shampoo, which includes 2 treatments about 5-7 days apart, removing ALL nits (eggs), combing hair daily with fine tooth metal lice comb and appropriately treating your home and vehicles. See link below or contact your campus nurse for additional information on treatment and prevention.