Though I am a life-long learner, I am not currently in school. Still, September always makes me sentimental - it is a transition between the carefree days of summer and the buzz of "back to school". If you are getting your children ready for the "new year", don't forget to check them and prep them. In other words, do a thorough check for head lice before sending them back into the classroom and teach them how lice spread - head to head contact. Make sure you incorporate regular lice checks (through wet combing) into your weekly routine because by the time a family realizes they have head lice they may already have had it for 3 months. Regular checks find lice before the itching even begins. Your kids should be itching to get back to school but not itching once they get there.