The words, a shock to parents, "are nothing to be embarrassed about," according to Waynesboro Area School District Superintendent Dr. Sherian Diller.
"I should know.
Both my daughters had head lice when they were in elementary school."
Head lice are common in preschool and elementary school-age children, but adults can get them too, especially those who live with school-aged children, according to information on WebMD
About the size of a sesame seed, head lice, six-legged parasites that live on the human head, are hard to see.
And nits - eggs that females glue onto hairs near the scalp - are even more difficult to spot.
Diller, a longtime elementary school principal, said her experience helped put parents more at ease that head lice "is just one of those things ... and you have to deal with it appropriately.
It knows no boundaries.
I was able to sympathize and understand what they were going through."
doesn't see head lice as "a problem" in the school district.
"It's there, yes.
"Head lice is one of those things we will always deal with," Diller
said "Some of the stumbling blocks include parents who don't finish the process and the child becomes reinfected.