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Head Lice

The Alhambra District has a "no nit" policy. As per that policy, children diagnosed with head lice or nits (eggs) may not attend school or ride the school bus until they have been cleared through the Health Services Office. Pamphlets, brochures, and video tapes regarding this topic are available through our Health Services office 602-336-2621.

The best strategy for controlling lice is to use shampoos designed for the treatment of lice combined with diligent nit removal. Shampoo is available from the Health Assistant. Be sure to follow the directions on the label. Nit removal is important as some of the eggs will survive the shampoo treatments. It is also important to shampoo all affected family members at the same time. Be sure to shampoo everyone once again 7-10 days after the first treatment. Generally, if the proper treatment is followed, students should miss no more than 3-5 days of school due to lice.