Head Lice

Village Christian follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of School Nurses on head lice. Children who are determined to have lice (live bugs) or nits (eggs) the parents will be called and notified of our findings.

Professional or home treatment is required prior to the student returning to school. When you have completed treatment, and no lice/nits are seen, a parent or designated adult MUST accompany the student to the Health Office the morning of their return. The Health Office with do a head check to determine if the child is cleared to return to school. Once returned to school, the Health Office will do a follow-up check 10 days post treatment.

There are a lot of great resources on the internet about lice. Here is a link to help answer your questions:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Links to overview, diagnosis, treatment and FAQ’s

Professional treatment is often the most effective way to get rid of lice/nits. To find a lice treatment business in your area, we recommend an internet search such as “lice treatment centers in (insert your zip code).”