We at The Children’s School are extremely vigilant about preventing wide-spread outbreaks. This includes three school-wide lice checks per year, which are run by our PTA and staffed by many fearless parent volunteers (THANKS !). You will need to fill out a permission slip for each child who will be screened. (Starting in 2018, the cost of the screenings is covered by the PTA.)
Permission slips will be going home in backpacks today. Please fill out ASAP and send back via your child's folder. If you lose your form, you can download another copy online at: https://inclusions.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/licePermissionslip2019.pdf
Having lice is in NO WAY a reflection of cleanliness of the home, but getting rid of them does require a concerted effort on the part of our whole community.
DOE Information regarding lice:
In addition to that, we would like to provide a step-by-step pictorial on how to do a lice comb-out. Note that using thick, white conditioner such as Pantene can help capture the critters. Please remain vigilant in checking your children!
The Lice Check dates for 2019-2020 are as follows:
° Friday, Oct. 4, Follow up Oct. 7
° Friday Jan. 10, Follow up Jan. 13
° Friday May 8, Follow up May 11
If your child is found to have lice, a member of the PTA will call the child’s parent for an immediate pickup. If your child is found to have nits, a letter will be sent with your child at the end of the day. Children found with lice and nits will be rechecked on Monday.
Volunteers (will NOT be checking for lice) can sign up on Konstella at:
You can reach out to the lice committee at firstname.lastname@example.org