Lice/Piojos

Shawnee Mission School District head lice procedures
Routine screenings for head lice are not conducted. If head lice is identified at school, the nurse will notify the parent/guardian of the need for treatment. The student will be checked by the nurse upon return to school for the presence of live lice. Students will not be allowed to return to school if live lice are present. Students will be checked at regular intervals for up to two weeks until nits are not present or nits are no longer viable/hatching.

Please see more information from SMSD Health Services Department at this link

Lice Resources and Articles

Head Lice 101 for Parents

Piojos 101 para los Padres

Demystifying Lice Article

Evidenced Based Management of Lice Article