Welcome Letter from the School Nurse
Dear SFCA Families,
Welcome to a 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 do this in several different ways. First, I review 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 in conducting vision and hearing screenings in grades 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the year I will in the classrooms promoting a healthy school environment. As a school, we will continue our effort to promote hand washing and healthy choices. We will be participating in an oral health and heart healthy program this winter. I will be working with local dentists and community organizations.
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. See attachments.
Please be sure all contact information is updated and correct in FACTs. Each time your child visits the clinic an email will be sent home unless a phone call is warranted (major injury/illness). If your child needs to be sent home from the clinic, then they need to be picked up within 1 hour of being contacted by myself or any other school personnel.
As a healthcare professional I strongly encourage all student athletes to get an EKG. Please follow this link to see why EKG clearance is so important. I hope to have this amazing organization back on campus this winter to do EKG’s again for our spring and summer athletes.
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 us by email or phone. Looking forward to what our amazing God has in store for us this school year. Be blessed.
Erin Wooley, RN | School Nurse
Welcome Back to school!
Here are a few important Back-to-School reminders:
*All students are required to have updated immunization records on file to be compliant with school and state policy. We are audited each year by the state, so the records are important. Updates include MMR, DTap, IPV, and varicella. In addition to these boosters, school age children should have had the Hepatitis B series completed. A religious exemption for vaccines is more than ok as well, please just provide the front office or clinic with a copy of it on the correct form (DH-681).
*Annual vision and hearing screenings by the Florida Department of Health will be held sometime before Christmas break for all Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 6th graders. Exact dates will be sent out when I have them. As I have mentioned before if your child is not in one of those grades and you would like them to be screened, please let me know.
*Allergy and asthma season is around the corner, and always hits us Floridians hard. Please monitor all symptoms closely. Rescue inhalers and Epi-pens are a necessity for some, so please provide the clinic with them if your child needs them. It may save their life! If you are questioning if your child should be at school or not, please keep them home and notify me. I am always happy to help.
*If your student has a health condition or needs special care during the school day such as medication, treatments, or monitoring, please inform me as well as updating medical information in FACTS. This includes deleting medical needs and allergies that are no longer pertinent to your child. These updates help keep your child safe and healthy while at school.
*Students cannot come to the clinic for medication unless the appropriate paperwork is filled out and on file in the clinic; and the medication is provided from home. Zero exception. Attached is the paperwork for your convenience.
*PLEASE update FACTS with current and working phone numbers and email addresses. It is crucial that we have these in the event your child needs your attention during the school day.
Feel free to call (239)936-8865 ext. 1414 or email me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance with any of the above.
Looking forward to an amazing year with all of our new and returning King’s!!
Guidelines for Sick Children
If your child is sick or was sent home sick, they should not return to school until their symptoms have improved.
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
*Body aches/Muscle pain
*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.
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 and Lucas started at The Learning Cove when they were 2 years old and are now preparing to enter 6th and 4th grade. We also have Henry 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!
Meet the Clinic Assistant
Hello, My name is Kelli Caro and I am the Clinic Assistant. Before this position I worked as a preschool teacher at The Learning Cove as well as a substitute teacher for the school. My husband Michael is the Student Pastor at Crossroads Baptist Church. We have four children that attend SFCA, Peyton, Michael, Brady, and Reagan. This is our third year at the school and we love it. We are so thankful to be apart of the King’s family!