Sickness and Lice

Sickness Policies:

Missoula County Public Schools has a wealth of published information on when a child must stay home from school due to sickness, as well as information on related topics such as vaccination requirements, on their MCPS Health and Immunization page

Lice Policies:

Head lice are very common in school aged children. Please refer to the MCPS Head Lice (Pediculosis) and Your Child page for their official information. Of special note is the policy outlined in the MCPS Head Lice Administrative Procedure, which states, “Students will NOT be excluded from school for the presence of live lice … There is no requirement to be nit free for school attendance.” This may vary from what you have heard from fellow parents, or what you may have experienced in the past during your school days.