Core Values: Compassion, Integrity, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility.

Communicating with parents is an important part of taking care of SSE's students. If your child says that he/she visited the nurse during the school day, ask him/her for the "Nurse Pass". This is the form that the teacher initiates when a student is sent to the nurse. I assess and treat the student and document the care provided while the student was in the nurse's office. For students who come from classrooms that use point cards, documentation is entered on the back.


If a child requires medicine to be given in school, a parent must request in writing that the medicine be given, and it must be in the original container with the dosage directions on the label.   Twice a day medicines should be given at home, with doses spaced as close to 12 hours apart as possible.  Three times a day medicines should be given at home in the morning, after school, and at bedtime.  If it is not possible for the medicine to be given after school, it will be administered at 2:00 in school.  Medicine that is not in the original container (such as a plastic bag) cannot be administered in school.


Please make sure the school has accurate phone numbers so we can reach you or someone else to pick up your child if they are ill.  Please remember to send in new work numbers if you change jobs.  Also, remember to inform the nurse of any surgery or serious illness that your child might have that causes them to miss school for a lengthy time.  Thank you.


1. Temperature over 100 degrees in the last 12-24 hours. If you suspect that they may be sick please check their temperature with a thermometer before sending them to school. If they have a fever it is not appropriate to send them to school, even if you give them Tylenol and their fever breaks. They will still be contagious to other children and will also not be feeling well enough to learn.

2. Vomiting or diarrhea in the last 12-24 hours.

3. An unexplained rash.

4. Earache.

5. Red or crusty eyelids or drainage from eyes.

6. Headache, cough, sore throat, or congestion severe enough to interfere with attention to school work.

7. Flare-ups of asthma, that would make it difficult to work in school.



Phone:  (302)653-2760

Fax:  (302)653-2753

The Smyrna School District does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, marital status, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected category or status in accordance with state and federal laws.

Inquiries should be directed to the District Superintendent. 82 Monrovia Ave, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, or telephone (302) 653-8585