Throughout the school year, health and wellness concerns may come up.  Please check this page periodically to stay informed about school and/or NYCDOE policies regarding various issues.

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Lice:  NYCDOE General Information


NYCDOE Lice Policy

·  Can my child go to school with head lice? 

  • NYC Schools have a “No Head Lice” policy. Students who have live head lice are not allowed to go to school until they are lice-free. Students with nits are still allowed to attend.
  • Students may return to school the day after treatment for head lice as long as there are no live lice upon re-inspection by designated school personnel.
  • Students will be re-inspected by a school worker 14 days after the treatment to make sure there are no live head lice.