As children return to school after a summer of play dates, camp, and the local swimming pool, they often bring with them unwanted guests: head lice. Head lice are primarily passed along through head-to-head contact, therefore, children coming into close contact with each other facilitates transmission.
We have some great information and resources on our parent-council website for detection, treatment and prevention of head lice – http://huntleycentennial.org/links/facts-about-head-lice/
Parent voluteers will be performing checks for head lice at the school in October. In the meantime if you have any questions or require more information you can contact Ottawa Public Health at 613 580 6744.