ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE AN EMERGENCY CARD IN THE NURSES OFFICE YEARLY
New Student Requirements:
Students who are new enterers as a first time student to a Delaware Public School must have a physical (within 2 years), up-to-date immunizations, and TB screening (within 12 months). All requirements according to Delaware law must be met in order for your student to begin school. Noncompliance will lead to exclusion until requirements are met.
Medications at School:
All medication must be kept in the nurse’s office.
Medication sent to school must be in the original container for both over the counter and prescription. Prescription medications must have a pharmacy label with the child’s name, medication and directions for administration.
Please complete the medication permission form to allow the medication to be administered at school. Because this is mandated by the state failure to comply will result in your child not receiving the medication at school.
Any students with asthma and /or allergies are recommended to have asthma medications (inhalers/nebulizers) and allergy (epi-pens/ auvique) medications kept at school. Please complete the appropriate Action Plan and turn it in the nurse as soon as possible.
Student with seizures are encouraged to provide nurses with any medications needed for seizures and complete a seizure action plan..
Orthopedic (Postural and Gait) also referred to as scoliosis screening are done in the fall to all 5th-9th grades.
Hearing and Vision screenings are administered to Pre K, Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 7th and 9th or 10th grades.
If your child fails the vision or hearing screen, a letter will be sent home recommending an evaluation by a physician. If your child fails the orthopedic screening he/she will be referred to the Orthopedic Referral program and be reevaluated by a physical therapist from AI Dupont later that school year. A letter will be sent home with the therapist recommendations.
At any time throughout the school year if you would like your child to be screened please contact the nurse office.
Dismissal due to illness:
Students may not call/text their parents during the course of the day to go home due to illness. They are required to come to the Nurses’ Office to be assessed. The nurse will contact the parent/guardian if an early dismissal is indicated due to illness. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to arrange transportation for their child.
Student’s immunization record (must be presented at time of registration by Delaware law)
Required immunizations are:
Physical current within the two years prior to entry into school
Incoming 9th grade students Requirements:
Starting with the 2013-14 school year, Delaware schools require that all students entering the 9th grade have a current health examination on file that has been completed within last 2 years of entering 9th grade. The appropriate health form can be located in the list of forms on this page. Completed DIAA forms will also be accepted. Physicals may be completed at your student’s primary care medical provider or may be obtained at the Wellness Center or one of the walk in clinics.
Tuberculosis (TB) Results from either a TB Risk Assessment or a Tuberculosis Test (Mantoux or Quantiferon TB Gold Test) administered within the past 12 months
Lead blood test. Documentation for children entering kindergarten or pre-school program
Delaware's immunization regulations include, but are not limited to: foreign exchange students, immigrants, students from other states/territories and children entering from non-public schools.
Woodbridge Wellness Center
The Woodbridge Wellness Center is available to all 6th thru 12th graders enrolled in this school based Wellness Center in the Woodbridge District. Woodbridge Wellness Center is a partnership between Woodbridge School District, Bayhealth and Delaware Public Health. They are located at Woodbridge High School and go to the Woodbridge Middle School weekly.
A few of the Services offered:
- Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of minor illness and injury
-Physical examinations, including sports/employment and colleg physcials
-Immunizations in accordance with the Division of Public Health
-Nutrition services and referrals
- Individual and group programs focusing on health life choices
They do NOT provide:
- Complex lab tests
- Ongoing primary treatment of chronic medical conditions
- Treatment or testing of comlex medical or psychiatric conditions
For more information download the Wellness Center Application on the forms page.
Ann Bollinger RN, BSN
Phone 302-337-8289 x 603
When to Keep Your Child Home
Children who have the following symptoms should not come to school until these symptoms have been gone for 24 hours without the help of medication, or until the doctor sends a note stating the condition is not contagious and it is OK for your child to return to school.
If your child's temperature is 100 degrees or higher, keep your child at home. While at home, encourage your child to drink plenty of liquids. Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours (without medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin) before returning to school.
Mild Cough/Runny Nose
If there's no fever, and the child feels fairly good, school is fine.
Bad Cough/Cold Symptoms
Children with bad coughs need to stay home, and possibly see a doctor. It could be a severe cold or possibly bronchitis, flu, or pneumonia. But when the cough improves, and the child is feeling better, then it's back to school. Don't wait for the cough to disappear entirely -- that could take a week or longer!
Diarrhea or Vomiting
Keep your child home until the illness is over, and for 24 hours after the last episode without medicine.
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
Keep the child home until a doctor has given the OK to return to school. Pink eye is highly contagious and most cases are caused by a virus, which will not respond to an antibiotic. Bacterial conjunctivitis will require an antibiotic; your doctor will be able to determine if this is the case. If antibiotics are prescribed, they must have at least 24 hours of the medicine or drops before returning to school.
Children with a skin rash should see a doctor, as this could be one of several infectious diseases. One possibility is impetigo, a bacterial skin infection that is very contagious and requires antibiotic treatment. If the rash has any drainage coming from it, the child must be seen by a doctor and may return with a doctor’s note clearing them for school.
It is great that students want to come to school, but it is very important to stop the spread of germs throughout the school.
STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE TOO SICK TO COME TO SCHOOL. DO NOT COME IN TO BE EVALUATED BY THE NURSE. THIS CAUSES GERMS TO SPREAD TO CLASSMATES AND BUS PARTNERS. TAKE THEM TO THE DOCTOR