Communication Notice (recommended to be distributed if two or more cases are present)
We have been advised of a suspected case(s) of pinworms in our classroom/school. While pinworms are a nuisance, they are not a disease and are a common childhood condition. Exclusion from school is not required.
Parent/guardians are encouraged to watch their child for signs of a pinworm infection. The most common sign is itchiness around the anus, especially at night. Because it is very easily spread, if it is determined your child has pinworms, all household members should be treated at the same time.
If you suspect your child may have a pinworm infection, please contact a health care provider for treatment or 811 for advice. To find out more, check out this fact sheet on pinworms at: https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/health-conditions-and-treatments/pinworms