Head Lice

Head Lice Procedure

If a student is found to have live lice at school, his/her parents will be notified. 

One and/or two weeks following treatment, the student may be asked to stop by the nurse’s office to have his or her hair rechecked for live lice.

Mass classroom checks for lice will not be done.


To prevent treatment failure, parents are strongly encouraged to follow all instruction on the lice killing product carefully.  Most over-the-counter treatments call for a second treatment in 7-10 days.  Because these treatments do not kill the nits (only the live lice), it is important to remove all nits from the child’s hair.

Combing the child's hair every night with a nit comb is very important.


Parents should report all cases of head lice to the health office at 356-3222  or emailing:

Krista- kristadespins@pineisland.k12.mn.us for Prek-4 grade students
Kimberly- kpokrandt@pineisland.k12.mn.us for 5th-12th grade students


Notification of head lice will be made by the Licensed School Nurse at her discretion. 

Parents should check their child often, as lice can always be present at anytime or anywhere.

 If parents have difficulty getting rid of head lice, they should call or the health office for directions or follow up with the child's primary care provider.

 

Click on links below for more information about head lice:
Head Lice 14 Day Treatment Plan
Head Lice Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention