Anyone can get head lice...mainly through direct head-to-head contact, but also from sharing hats, brushes, and other personal items. Head lice are a problem in many communities and do not reflect poor hygiene or social status. Please do your part to prevent the spread of this communicable condition by checking your child(ren) daily for the next few weeks and on a regular basis thereafter. Lice infestation is much easier to treat if caught early.
If you should discover a case of head lice, please notify your child's school. Also notify the parents of your child's playmates. This is the best way to protect your family and community.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the school nurse or the National Pediculosis Association at 781-449-NITS; or visit www.headlice.org.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.