This is mine (and no, I do not agree with the "all clear" policy)
Dear Parent or Guardian:
This letter is to inform you that head lice have been discovered in your child's year group. We ask that you check your child(ren) for head lice every night for the next two weeks.
Head lice are tiny insects that live only on the human head. Lice hatch from eggs, otherwise known as nits. Nit color ranges between white to brown. Nits are typically found around the ears and along the nape of the neck. Nits will hatch after seven days, and once hatched, the nits are known as nymphs and become adults within ten days. Nymphs and adult lice can be found on the head and feed on human blood to live.
Examine your child's head and everyone else in the household for lice and nits. Start examining the head by beginning around the ears and at the nape of the neck and then the rest of the head. If your child does have lice, begin treatment.
If your child develops head lice please inform the school office and follow the treatment advice outlined by your Pediatrician and/or Lice Removal Treatment Center. The student MUST bring an 'all clear note' from the pediatrician or treatment center before returning to school.
Getting rid of head lice is a three-step process. You must kill all the live lice, check for and remove all the nits by combing, do a reasonable job of cleaning the infested person's belongings (i.e. clothes, coats, hats, bedding and towels) and home environment and treat all members of the family at the same time. Educating your child(ren) about how lice are spread from one child to another may prevent infestation. Weekly home head lice checks should be part of routine personal hygiene and are recommended to identify early, easily treatable infestation. Continue to check your child's head and members in the household daily for two weeks after lice treatment. Comb out any eggs that may have been missed.
Please work with our school personnel to help attain a louse-free, education-oriented environment. If you need any additional information, please visit CDC - Lice - Head Lice
or contact the school office.