Head lice are common in schools particularly during spring and autumn. Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp, laying eggs, called nits, which stick to hair very close to the scalp. Head lice do not spread disease. Having head lice does not mean children are not clean. Students with head lice need to stay home until all eggs and lice have been removed. Please inform the office and class teacher if this is the reason your child stays home from school.

The school will send out an e-mail to all parents that there is a case of head lice. In the E-mail parents are requested to check their child(ren), and advice is given on how do this and how to treat head lice.

Visit this page (https://www.fhi.no/en/el/insects-and-pests/head-lice-and-other-lice/) for more information regarding head lice and treatment. The information is offered in several languages!