Mrs. Donna O’Connor MSN, RN, NCSN School Nurse
Nurse's Office Telephone: 302-992-5537
Nurse's Office Fax Number:302- 996-1226
Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year
Office Hours: 8:45 AM to 3:50 PM Daily
As cold weather arrives bringing flu season, please consider getting you and your loved ones flu shots. Also, please stay up to date with Covid boosters. All students who are absent for 3 or more days need documentation from a doctor or medical facility to have the absences excused.
Screenings for the 2022-2023 School Year
Vision and Hearing
Vision and Hearing Screening will be completed for all Kindergarten, Second, Fourth and all Special Education Students.Scoliosis screenings of all 5th grade students will take place the week of December 5.These evaluations will occur individually in the nurse’s office with complete privacy. If any abnormalities are observed, a note will be sent home with the student. A physical therapist from Nemours Children’s Hospital will come to Richey sometime in 2023 and do a more extensive examination of those identified by the school nurse. They will continue to communicate with the parent/guardian as to what next steps look like. Please contact Donna O’Connor with any questions or concerns at 302-992-5537.
An orthopedic screening will be completed on all Fifth Grade students.
If you have a concern regarding these screenings, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Feminine hygiene products are available in the following bathrooms:
BATHROOM NAME 1- 2nd floor bathroom by the music room and gymnasium
BATHROOM NAME 2- Nurse’s office
Medications At School
Any student requiring medication during the school day needs the following:
1. A signed medication permission form or parent note with the child's name, name of the medication, proper dosage and time and a proper medication or pharmacy label.
2. The medication must be in the original container with a label that is current and the medication must have a current expiration date.
WEBSITES FOR HEALTH INFORMATION:
A I duPont Hospital www.kidshealth.org/
CHIPS (Delaware Childrens' Health Insurance Program)