This is to share that we have had a few cases of pediculosis (head lice) at our school. Head lice are common in school-aged children. They are not considered to be a communicable disease and do not cause illness, however they are a nuisance and can spread easily. Anyone can get them.
The attached information from the Canadian Pediatric Society contains more information about the identification, treatment and prevention of head lice.
We encourage you to check your child’s head. If your child has nits (eggs) and/or live lice, we request that you notify the school and apply treatment as soon as possible. Your child can continue to attend school when they are free of live pediculosis and when treatment has begun.
For further information about head lice, please contact York Region Health Connections at 1-800-361-5653.