On Thursday, November 23rd the Wilkinson School Community Council (WSCC) hosted a head lice information session presented by Lice Squad. Topics included basic information about lice, myths and facts, and prevention and treatment tips. Real life examples of eggs and lice were shown and discussed and a handout was distributed and has been circulated via email.
While lice are commonly found in schools and daycares, they should not be ignored. Lice aren’t known to carry disease, but they spread easily, can cause discomfort and can be expensive and time consuming to deal with. Anyone and everyone can get lice so it’s up to all of us to work together to prevent outbreaks and reduce the spread once lice is found in the school.
Please read this information provided by the WSCC so that you can educate yourself and be ready to look for, treat and prevent lice in the event that your child or your child’s friends or classmates get lice. This information can also be found on the Links and Resources page of this website so that you can refer to it whenever you need to. The WSCC will also be funding school-wide lice checks in the new year.