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, every effort will be made to check other student's heads in the classroom, but it cannot always be done. Mass head checks have not been proven to be effective; therefore, parents must be diligent at home by checking their child's head as needed. Lice information will be released in the student newsletter four times per year. If a grade level has three or more cases, a head lice alert will be placed in the student newsletter. Letters will not be sent home to individual classes. AISD policy asks that teachers and nurses be very discreet concerning students with lice. The student will be excluded from the classroom until a FDA APPROVED lice shampoo has been applied and I have rechecked their hair before entering the classroom again. I will check the student once more seven days after initial treatment to be sure the problem was resolved. Lice are very common in school populations, are generally very harmless, but annoying.
If you find that your child has lice, notify me so that I can be sure to monitor them. Please be assured that each case will be kept CONFIDENTIAL. 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.