Communication Notice (recommended to be distributed if two or more cases are present)
We have been advised of suspected case(s) of bacterial pink eye in our classroom/school. While pink eye is a nuisance, it is a common childhood condition. Exclusion from school is required if the pink eye is deemed to be bacterial until 24 hours of antibiotics has been completed.
Parent/guardians are encouraged to watch their child for signs of a bacterial pink eye infection which include watery, itchy or scratchy eye(s), the white part of the eye(s) being pink or red, and green/yellow drainage, often worse upon waking.
If you suspect your child may have a bacterial pink eye infection, please contact a health care provider for treatment and/or 811 for advice. To find out more, check out this fact sheet on bacterial pink eye at: https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/health-conditions-and-treatments/pinkeye