Lice in the Classroom
When a parent calls to inform me that they have found lice in their child's hair or I find a confirmed case of lice in the classroom, any siblings of that student will be checked. Mass head checks have not been proven to be effective--parents must be diligent at home by checking their child's head as needed. If a homeroom class has a case of lice, a head lice alert will be emailed or sent home to parents of students in that homeroom class. AISD policy asks that teachers and nurses be very discreet concerning students with lice. The student will be excluded from the classroom until an FDA approved lice killing shampoo has been applied and I have rechecked their hair before entering the classroom again. I will check the student once more 7 days after initial treatment to be sure the problem has resolved. Lice are very common in school populations, are generally very harmless, but annoying.
If you find that your child has lice, please notify me so that I be sure to monitor the situation. Please be assured that I will keep each case very CONFIDENTIAL. But it is important that I am notified of any lice cases that are discovered by a parent at home.
Please click on the links below for some helpful headlice information.