Head Lice Screening Day is January 12

A note from Runnymede administration:
Head Lice Screening Day: Grades JK-6
Thursday, January 12, 2012

 Head lice and their eggs (nits) are a nuisance that can infect any of us. If you have experienced them, you know how frustrating and time consuming it is eliminating the lice and nits from your child(ren), and your home.

 The classroom screening for head lice and nits will take place at our school on Thursday, January 12, 2012,for all classes in Grades JK-6.

 If a child is found to have lice or nits, the parent or guardian will be informed through the office. Children will not be informed in the classroom in order to maintain confidentiality.

 In accordance with TDSB procedures, if a child is identified as having head lice or nits, the parent will be required to make arrangements for treatment and to keep the child at home until the problem is cleared. Nits must be removed before the student returns to school. The student will be re-admitted with a form signed by the parent indicating the treatment used and confirming that all nits have been removed. A Treatment Instruction Sheet will be provided to each parent or guardian of an infected child.

 Parents who do not wish their child(ren) to participate in this screening must inform their teacher in writing by Monday, January 9, 2012. Parents whose children do not participate in the school screening are expected to do the lice check themselves. If your home lice check reveals the presence of lice or nits, do not send your child to school. Please inform the school right away and we will send you the appropriate information and instructions.

 Thank you for your co-operation and support.

Amelia Dennis, Principal
Rob Hochberg, Vice-Principal