Hello Shields’ Families!
My name is Rosalyn Daisey and I am your school nurse at Shields Elementary. I previously worked at John M. Clayton Elementary (18+ years) and I am very grateful to be here in the Cape District. My goal is to keep your child healthy and ready to learn in a safe and welcoming place.
School Guidelines for illness:
- Temperature of 100 or above must be sent home. A child needs to be 24 hours fever-free without taking Tylenol or Motrin before returning to school.
- Children who appear acutely ill must go home. Examples are: vomiting, diarrhea, constant coughing, sneezing, runny nose, severe headache or stomachache. (Vomiting and diarrhea must be 24 hours free of symptom before returning).
- Conditions such as ringworm, impetigo and pink eye, may attend school as long as they are being treated. Feel free to contact me to be sure.
- Any time your child receives a head injury-large bump or facial scratch- you will receive a message from me informing you of the injury.
- If your child has a suspected injury that could be a fracture and needs a doctor’s attention, you will be called immediately.
- Any medicine sent to school (prescription or non-prescription), must be in its original container. Please send in a note with dose and time for the administration of the medicine.
- If for some reason your child needs a change of clothes or needs to borrow a jacket, I have a clothes closet. It is a limited supply, so please make every effort is made to return items you borrow.
- Unfortunately during the course of the school year, there will be cases of strep throat, stomach viruses, head lice, Fifth’s Disease, etc…Please review with your child:
*Handwashing with soap and water
*Sneezing/coughing into his/her sleeve or a tissue
*Not to share hats, hair accessories, combs/brushes, food or drinks.
*Encourage proper dress for cold weather (i.e. jackets, hats, gloves and closed toe shoes)
*Drink plenty of water
One of the dreaded bugs that visit each school year—LICE!
With sleep overs, helmet/hat wearing/sharing and play dates, lice can happen. In school, children are frequently checked for head lice. If your child is found to have head lice, he/she must go home and be treated before returning to school.
It is important for me to keep a good communication line with you so that I can provide the best care for your child. Always feel free to call me via phone (302) 645-5997 or e-mail (Rosalyn.firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or concerns.