School Nurse

My name is Stacy MacLean. This is my first year as the School Nurse at DES, which I am LOVING! Prior to this, I worked in Maternity and the Nursery at Concord Hospital for 16 years, and was a nurse in the US Air Force for the previous four years. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at UNH. This is where I met my husband of 21 years, Dan MacLean, who is the Assistant Director at the TTCC. My boys are Tyler and Brady who are both at NRHS and have grown up here in the Newfound Area. I love my family, my dogs, crafts, bargain shopping, and Christmas!

From your DES School Nurse, 10/2/2020

Reminder….. next week: Oct. 8, Thursday, is an Early Release Day, at Noon. There is NO school on Friday, Oct 9 or Monday, Oct 12. Enjoy that long weekend!!!

Danbury Elementary School is going “Blackberry and Pineapple Free”!! There is a student in one of our classrooms who has an extreme allergy to these fruits, therefore we are asking parents to please not pack these and/or any fruit cups, salad dressings, etc with these fruits as ingredients, with your child to school. If your child eats either of these fruits in the morning, please be sure your child washes their hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling their backpack and coming to school. Student health and safety is our TOP priority! We thank you in advance for your understanding.

The Dental Clinic was a SUCCESS yesterday, however, there were a few students they did not get to, due to time constraints. Therefore a 2nd dental day will be scheduled, (hopefully this month). I will let you know.

It is NOT too late to sign your child up for the Flu Clinic, October 22nd. Please let me know if you need another form.

There are still a few students that need their MANDATORY Medical/ Emergency Information (pink) forms returned ASAP, You will find this in your child’s backpacks today if that is the case.

COVID UPDATE:

Please continue to screen your child in the morning for any COVID appearing symptoms:

-Fever over 100.0 or chills -Cough -Shortness of breath -Sore throat -Nasal congestion/ Runny nose

-Pink eye (conjunctivitis)/ Bloodshot eyes -Body aches/ Sore neck/ Headache -Fatigue -Loss of taste or smell

-Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain -Rash, unusual swelling of toes/feet

Yes, this is quite a list, and includes some very common cold symptoms as well. However due to the extremely contagious nature of this virus, the NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) continues to recommend COVID testing for anyone exhibiting any one or more of these symptoms. For everyone’s health and safety, please do not send your child to school if he/she is exhibiting any of these symptoms. Call me, your school nurse, Mrs MacLean at 768-3434 for further guidance and/or clarification. I’d be happy to speak to you. Again, Mid-State in Plymouth has a rapid COVID test machine, which produces results within 15 minutes and patients are able to leave with a hard copy of results at that time. They test on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and are scheduling appointments for anyone with symptom(s) that have started within the last 1-5 days. You do not need to be a patient there, and most insurances cover this entire cost of $60. Call 536-4000 to schedule an appointment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this manner, we certainly appreciate it! Have a great weekend everyone!

Stacy MacLean, RN

smaclean@sau4.org

603-768-3434