• Head Lice/Pediculosis 

    Managing Head Lice in School Settings and at Home

     

    ****Notice to Parents**** 

    Parents and Guardians of Elementary Students please be advised that you could be receiving more notifications of lice in the classrooms due to Senate Bill 1566 passing into law (see below). Community ISD has NOT experienced an Increase in episodes of lice. Increases in notifications are a direct reflection of the law that has passed. Community ISD will also protect the privacy and confidentiality of its students and will not release the names of students with cases of lice.

    During the 2017 Legislative Session, Senate Bill 1566 passed into law and states the following: "The board of trustees of an independent school district shall adopt a policy requiring a school nurse of a public elementary school who determines or otherwise becomes aware that a child enrolled in the school has lice shall provide written or electronic notice of that fact to:

                (1)  the parent of the child with lice as soon as practicable but not later than 48 hours after the administrator or nurse, as applicable, determines or becomes aware of that fact; and

                (2)  the parent of each child assigned to the same classroom as the child with lice not later than the fifth school day after the date on which the administrator or nurse, as applicable, determines or becomes aware of that fact.”

    Additional information about confidentiality is included within the law.

    Head Lice (Pediculosis) Fact Sheets

    Lice Fact Sheets - English

    • What Are Lice? (Publication # E05-12864) (Color | B&W) (PDF)
    • How Do I Know if My Child Has Lice and How Did They Get It?  (Publication # E05-12865) (Color | B&W) (PDF)
    • What Should I Do If My Child Has Lice?  (Publication # E05-12866) (Color | B&W) (PDF)
    • How Do I Keep Lice From Coming Back?  (Publication # E05-12867) (Color | B&W) (PDF)
    • Misconceptions and Truths about Lice Treatment  (Publication # E05-12868) (Color | B&W) (PDF)
    • Lice Resources  (Publication # E05-12869) (Color | BW) (PDF)

    Hoja informativa sobre los piojos de la cabeza - En Español

    • ¿Qué son los piojos?  (Publication # E05-12864) (Color | B&W) (PDF)
    • ¿Cómo sé si mi hijo tiene piojos en la cabeza? Y, de ser así, ¿cómo se le pegaron?  (Publication # E05-12865) (Color | B&W) (PDF)
    • ¿Qué debo hacer si creo que mi hijo tiene piojos en la cabeza?  (Publication # E05-12866) (Color | B&W) (PDF)
    • ¿Cómo evito que vuelvan los piojos?  (Publication # E05-12867) (Color | B&W) (PDF)
    • Mitos, ideas erróneas y verdades sobre el tratamiento de los piojos de la cabeza  (Publication # E05-12868 (Color | B&W) (PDF)
    • Recursos sobre los piojos de la cabeza  (Publication # E05-12869) (Color | B/W) (PDF)