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    Default Primary schools and head lice question

    My DS started primary school this year in a small support class of 8 students.

    Two or three times we've received a note home indicating that there is a suspected case of head lice in his class. We've checked DS each time and he hasn't had them (thank goodness).

    Question - is it the done thing for a teacher to contact/approach the parent of the child who has the head lice to let them know? I would like to think so.

    I have a strong suspicion I know which child has head lice but her mother isn't treating it

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    We have this problem all the time since reception with 1 child. We are now grade 4. A letter is sent home saying head lice has been found in a child blah blah blah. The child's parent are contacted at my school I know this then it is up to them to treat it then retreat a week later or so. Touch wood I haven't had to deal with it yet

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    Yes I believe they will. I was a classroom helper when my DD was in Prep and was leaning over another student to help and their hair was infested beyond belief. The prep teacher freaked out so I took the student outside while the teacher when to the office and they rang her parents and notified them. She was sent home with a slip that had to be signed to say she had been treated.

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    At our school a letter is usually sent home to everyone in the class if another parent has notified the teacher their child has had them.

    Our school has said they aren't allowed to check students hair but also said unofficially that if they saw a child has them they will notify the parents.

    Unfortunately some parents refuse to treat their kids and I don't think there is much the school can do.

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