Pinkeye is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids.
If your child shows symptoms of pinkeye, it's important to see a doctor for proper treatment. Pinkeye IS highly contagious and can spread quickly through a family. Proper hand washing is your best defense while treated another within your household.
Please do NOT presume these symptoms are simply allergy-related. Seek medical evaluation to confirm for the sake of all other students.
Remember, pinkeye is highly contagious so it will spread through the family if proper handwashing and wiping down of counters, door knobs, etc. is overlooked.