From the Nurse

  • For any medical questions or concerns, please contact our school nurse, (408) 732-3363, EXTENSIONS 81120 OR 81121


     

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LICE:

     

    Like vampires, lice live off humans and "come out" around Halloween. Local school nurses say they usually see lice outbreaks starting in October and November. We've got some information to make your battle with lice a little easier!

    Lice aren't dangerous and they don't spread disease, but they are highly contagious and can spread quickly from person to person, especially in-group settings like school. They can be downright annoying especially to a teacher!

    Lice can't fly or jump, these tiny parasites have specially adapted claws that allow them to crawl and cling firmly to hair. They spread mainly through head-to-head contact, but sharing anything that touches the head, such as hats, headphones, hair accessories, hairbrushes and helmets help pass them along. Children and teens are most prone to catching lice because they tend to have close physical contact with each other and often share personal items.