Head Lice

Periodically throughout the year, we will be having school-wide Head Lice checks at HPS. Trained parent volunteers will be checking all students in the school, class by class. It is the TLDSB Policy that any child found to have head lice will be excluded from school until the first shampoo treatment has been completed and the nits are removed. Your parents will be called to take you home if you have nits or active lice. An information video on head lice is available to borrow from the school along with information brochures on head lice and how to treat them. Parents, we will inform you if anyone in your child’s class gets head lice. Please help us out at school by regularly checking your child’s head for nits. Finding and treating head lice early will stop the spread of head lice in children. Furthermore, a pediculosis consultant with TLDSB is available for guidance.