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Head Lice

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Parents should always be on the alert for head lice in their children.  

Northeast Schools follows the guidelines provided from Iowa Dept of Public Health.

  • Headlice Facts: 
    Is your child at risk? Yes. Head lice will spread as long as children play together. They spread almost completely through human hair to hair contact.  Anyone can get head lice. Children in child care, preschools, elementary or middle schools are at risk. Head lice are NOT a sign of being dirty. Head lice are not dangerous and DO NOT
    spread diseases.
    What can you do? Parents are the key to looking for and treating head lice! The Iowa Department of Public Health advises parents to spend 15 minutes each week on each child carefully looking for head lice or nits.  Please inform the school if you find any head lice or nits on your child.

See the brochure from IDPH:

Head Lice Brochure

Head Lice Brochure-Spanish Version