Student, staff, family, and community health and wellness are improtant to us!
We have built time into our school’s schedule to support social/emotional learning. Please look out for our upcoming Home Student Wellness Questionnaire, which will assist our team in identifying students who may be in need of additional social/emotional support.
Our school has a support team consisting of a school counselor(s), school psychologist(s) and tiered support leaders to support your child remotely and in person. If you have a concern related to your child’s social/emotional health, please contact our support team members below or the main school phone: 302-992-5520.
If your child is in need of immediate assistance, please contact Child Priority Response (Mobile Crisis) available 24/7 at 800-969-4357 or the 24/7 Crisis Text Line (text “HOME” to 741-741).
Pauline Carroll - ext. 152
Shana (Mattes) Davis
Teri Neild - ext 153
SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER
Through Christiana Care
Olila McElroy-Program/Admin. Assistant
Lori Hoffman - McKean Primary
Cyndi Brooks - Meadowood Program Primary
Your school nurse is here for you and your child. During remote learning our school nurse will be providing support such as health care management, care coordination, health education and family consultation including connection to community resources and services. It is important to stay up to date with routine health exams and immunizations including the flu shot.
It is imperative that we have updated student health information on record for your child. Please complete the Student Data Card and return it to school by scanning it to firstname.lastname@example.org, mailing it to Lori Hoffman at 301 McKennans Church Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808, or dropping it off at school.
Es imprescindible que tengamos la información sanitaria actualizada del estudiante en los registros de su hijo/hija. Por favor completar la Ficha de Información del Alumno y enviarla a la escuela escaneándola a email@example.com , enviándola por correo a 301 McKennans Church Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808, o trayéndola a nuestra escuela.
Creating A Safe Space (geared toward teachers, but this could help at home as well)
From the CDC For parents
Children and teens react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents and caregivers deal with the COVID-19 calmly and confidently, they can provide the best support for their children. Parents can be more reassuring to others around them, especially children, if they are better prepared.
Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for include:
- Excessive crying or irritation in younger children
- Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (ex. toileting accidents or bedwetting)
- Excessive worry or sadness
- Unhealthy eating or sleeping habits
- Irritability and "acting out" behaviors in teens
- Poor school performance or avoiding school
- Difficulty with attention and concentration
- Avoidance of activities enjoyed in the past
- Unexplained headaches or body pain
- Use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
There are many things you can do to support your child:
- Take the time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about it in a way that you child can understand.
- Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
- Limit your family's exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
- Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
- Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.
Learn more about helping children cope.
Fred Roger's Center: Resources for talking to your children about the Coronavirus. Topics on this page include:
- Talking with children about coronavirus
- Caring for children and yourself
- Learning with children through play
- Learning with children through digital media
- Bringing Mister Rogers to your neighborhood
- Fred Rogers’ six basic necessities of learning