Head Lice

If a child at Muddy Brook is found to have an active case of head lice, the procedure is as follows:

  • They are sent home and may return to school once they have been treated. They are checked by the nurse before returning to their class to make sure the treatment was effective.
  • If only nits are found the child is not sent home but the parents of the student are notified.

The CDC, Harvard School of Public Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics all state that classroom screenings for head lice have not been proven to be effective.

They also state that head lice are spread anywhere that head to head contact of children takes place, which besides school is sleepover, camps, play dates with other children, etc.

The links to three articles are as follows:




Please continue to check your children and treat them with a product recommended by your pediatrician.