Pearland ISD staff does not routinely screen for head lice. If there is a suspected case, the nurse or healthcare assistant will perform a head check on the student and follow up with a phone call to the parent if live lice are found. Senate Bill 1566 requires all parents of children in a classroom where head lice are discovered to be notified. No personal information will be released.
We encourage you to check your child often, especially during cold weather. Remind your child not to share hats or grooming items with other students.
Pearland ISD follows Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines when managing head lice. For more informationon how to prevent or treat headlice, refer to the linked resources in Quick Links on the right side of this page.
Please contact your school clinic with any questions or concerns.
Puberty Education (5th Grade)
Your child is growing and changing in many ways. All fifth-graders are given the opportunity to view a puberty video with signed permission from their parent/guardian. Boys and girls will view the video separately.
Pearland ISD uses the Proctor & Gamble "Always Changing" videos, which were approved by our school board. Permission forms are sent home in advance, allowing you as the parent to preview the video, accessible through the link at the right. In addition, the site provides downloadable information and tips to help your child adjust to changes that occur with puberty.
By law, anyone knowing or suspecting physical, emotional or sexual child abuse must report the incident to Child Protective Services. Pearland ISD is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our students.
We follow Texas Department of Family and Protective Services guidelines when dealing with child abuse.