Occasionally there are bed bugs found on or around a student in one of our classrooms. When this occurs, the student(s) are discreetly checked and we begin an investigation to see if we can figure out where they are coming from. Part of this investigation includes education on what to do if you have bed bugs in your home to keep them from being brought to school.
If you have bed bugs at home:
Put objects that can be dried in a dryer in there on high for 30 minutes.
Vacuum everywhere and place your vacuum bag in a sealed plastic bag for disposal.
Limit the items your child brings to school.
Store freshly laundered clothing in sealed plastic bags or containers until you wear them.
Keep items that do go to school, (backpacks, equipment bags, coats) in an area separate from the sleeping area of sealed in plastic bags or containers.
Shake clothing before you put it on.