School Nurse

School Nurse

 

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. 

 

Helpful Information:

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

 

Head Lice

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.daisey@cape.k12.de.us) if you have any questions or concerns.