Head Lice Management

  • The Snoqualmie Valley School District is committed to safeguarding the health of our school community.  Head lice are not known to transmit disease and are not considered a public health hazard.  At the same time, the District is sensitive to the significant emotional, financial and time burden that an episode of head lice can cause families.  SVSD provides evidence-based, reasonable measures in an effort to safeguard the school community from head lice.  This effort primarily takes the form of support through education and providing resource information to parents.  In addition, some student screening may be included.  Exclusion from school is not an effective method of controlling the spread of lice and causes undue detriment to the affected students.  For these reasons, exclusion is not a standard method used in safeguarding the school community. 

    Click HERE to learn more about the District's role in managing head lice. 

    Click HERE to learn the family's role & resources for managing head lice.