Communication Notice (recommended to be distributed if two or more cases are present)
We have been advised of a suspected case(s) of head lice in our classroom/school. While head lice are a nuisance, they are not a disease and are a common childhood condition. Exclusion from school is not required.
Parent/guardians are asked to watch their child for signs of head lice, which includes an itchy scalp, small white eggs (nits) attached to the hair shaft close to the scalp, commonly found behind the ears and at the nape of neck. If detected, it is important that all household members be checked for the presence of lice and treated if they have it. Anyone with head lice should be treated right away and then retreated in 7 to 10 days.
If you suspect your child may have head lice, please contact a health care provider for treatment if required or 811 for advice. Review the Public Health Pamphlet at: https://www.novascotia.ca/dhw/publications/public-health-education/07135-head-lice-pamphlet-en.pdf for more information.