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Welcome Letter from the School Nurse

Dear SFCA Families,

Welcome to the new school year! As the school nurse for SFCA, my role is to help each student feel safe, be healthy, and ready to learn.

I will be reviewing students’ immunization records to ensure students have the required school entry vaccinations. For information on vaccinations, please visit www.floridahealth.gov.

This fall, I will be assisting the DOH with conducting vision and hearing screenings in grades Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 6th. These screenings identify students who may have trouble seeing, making it difficult for them to learn. If your child is not in one of the grades being screened, but you would like your child’s vision or hearing screened, please contact me at (239)936-8865 ext. 1414 or email me at erin.wooley@sfcakings.org.

Throughout the year, I will be in the classrooms promoting a healthy school environment. As a school, we will continue our efforts to promote hand washing. We will be participating in an oral health and heart healthy program this winter. I will be working with local dentists and community organizations as well as the school’s nutrition staff for some fun events.

Attending school is important. If your child misses two or more days of school in a week, I will contact you to find out what we can do to support your child’s return to school. We have many resources within the school that may help support your student’s health and well-being, if needed.

If your child has a chronic health condition, please let me know about your child’s health needs. I want parents/guardians to feel confident that while your child is in school, I am prepared to address any health concerns. If your child requires medication to be taken during the school day, there are forms that will need to be filled out by yourself and your physician. The forms can be found in the Medical Forms links list on this page.

My goal is to make every student and family know that they are welcome and are an important part of the school community. I also want to ensure that each student is healthy and safe. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone. Looking forward to what our amazing God has in store for us this school year. Be blessed.

Joyfully,

Erin Wooley, RN | School Nurse

Symptomatic Decision Tree

COVID-19 vs. Allergies

 

If your child is sick or was sent home sick, they should not return to school until their symptoms have ENDED per the “Decision Making Tree” (please see above).

These symptoms include but are not limited to:

*Fever 100.4 or higher (must be fever free for 24 hours prior to returning)

*Cough not related to seasonal allergies

*Runny nose/congestion not related to seasonal allergies

*Fatigue

*Body aches/Muscle pain

*Headache

*Sore throat

*Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

*Loss of taste or smell

*Shortness of breath

Please remember that children should not be medicated and sent to school with masked symptoms. They are still contagious and will continue to spread germs.

Not all symptoms require a COVID test. If your child’s symptoms do not begin improving in 2-3 days, then please seek the advice of their pediatrician if testing of any kind is needed.

Please keep the school nurse informed of any symptoms, testing, exposures, etc.

Nurse Wooley keeps a close watch on attendance and does everything possible to keep the students and staff healthy and in the classroom.

Meet the School Nurse

Hi, my name is Erin Wooley.  I was a registered nurse with LeeHealth in the emergency room for about 13 years prior to joining the SFCA family.  While I am newer on staff at SFCA, my family and I are not new to SFCA. My husband, Michael, who is a firefighter at Tice Fire Department, and I have 3 crazy boys'. Jack (9) and Lucas (7) started at The Learning Cove when they were 2 years old and are now preparing to enter 4th and 2nd grade. We also have Henry (almost 2) who attends MELA. Nursing is not only my calling but my passion, and I'm honored to have the opportunity to look after the health and well being of the new and returning King's!

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