Welcome to the Nurse's Office

School Year 2020-2021

Dear Parents/Guardians of Selbyville Middle School Students,

Hello from your school nurse!  It is my goal to partner with you and the SMS staff to keep your students healthy and ready to learn. Listed below is general information regarding school health services.

Office hours daily are from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.  Direct phone 302-436-1029, email http://loretta.newsom@irsd.k12.de.us, fax 302-436-1035, sm.irsd.net. The nurse's office is located next to the main office.

Students who are entering SMS 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) documents by the time he/she starts school.  This is a DE law; if noncompliant your child will be excluded from school.

All medication is kept in the nurse’s officeAll medication should be brought to school and picked up from school by a parent/guardian.  All medication must have the pharmacy label or the original container (for over- the- counter medication).  This is a state law; therefore noncompliance will result in your child not receiving the medication at school.  All students with asthma, allergies, and/or epilepsy are recommended to have asthma (inhalers/nebulizers), allergy (epi-pens), and seizure medications kept at school.  Asthma, allergy, and seizure action plans are required to be updated annually.  Documents can be downloaded from the SMS website, resources/parents/school health services/health documents. 

The following health screenings will be administered to SMS students.  Orthopedic (Postural and Gait) also known as scoliosis screening will be administered to all SMS students.  Vision & hearing screenings will be administered to all 7th graders.  At any time throughout the school year if you want your child to be screened please contact the school nurse.  If your child fails his/her vision, hearing, and/or orthopedic screening, a letter will be sent home recommending an evaluation by a doctor.   

All students going home due to health issues must be sent home after an evaluation by the school nurse and discharged from the nurse’s office directly to their parent/guardian.  All phone conversations related to student health issues are conducted on the phone in the nurse’s office. 

 It would be most helpful if you phone or email if your child has been sick and medicated before the start of the school day.  Please make sure your contact information is up to date with the school.

A list of state and local health resources can be accessed from the SMS website, resources/parents/school health servces/resources.

Please contact the me/Mrs. Newsom, RN if you have any questions or concerns.