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WFS COVID-19 Information

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Ways To Help Our Community

    • Suggestions for supporting Long Term Care Centers

Anne McWalter, the parent of Ryan McWalter '20, wants your help supporting the residents and staff at Long Term Care Centers.  Among other ideas, she suggests writing notes, making signs, creating chalk designs outside where residents and staff can see, and/or posting a message to social media and tagging #CarenotCOVID.  

To find a Long Term Care Center near you, go to Dhcfa.org or call (302) 235-6895.

 

Food Bank of Delaware 
As you know, many students around the State rely on school meals even while schools are closed. If you would like to help make sure there is enough to feed them and others in a time of economic uncertainty, please consider supporting the Food Bank of Delaware
 
Donate Delaware 
The Donate Delaware initiative is helping those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic by collecting and distributing protective equipment and other supplies needed by hospitals, nursing homes, other health care centers, and small businesses.  
 
 
  
 
Sewing and Donating Masks
Assistant Head of Admissions Julia Morse Forester ’00 and Administrative Assistant to the Alumni/Development Office Lynne Nathan are working with the Facebook group “Help for Healthcare Workers Delaware” to sew and donate masks for use in nursing homes and other places in need. If you have an interest and have a sewing machine, please contact Julia at jforester@wilmingtonfriends.org for a link to a pattern and for help getting started. Julia also has fabric to donate to you if you need it!



Are you a Health Care or Essential Worker or do you know one?  WFS would like to hear from you so we can recognize the good work of our community.  Use this form to tell us about your experience.  Photos may be emailed to Susan Finizio at sfinizio@wilmingtonfriends.org.



Story Time!

    • The Selfish Crocodile

      Preschool Teacher Christine reads "The Selfish Crocodile"

    • Moody Cow Meditates

      PK Teacher Rebecca read "Moody Cow Meditates"

    • Unplugged

      PK Teacher Mariah reads Unplugged.

    • The Thing About Spring

      PS Teacher Kizzy reads The Thing About Spring

    • Coronavirus (a very big word)

      PS Teacher Adrienne reads about Coronavirus (a very big word)




WFS School Nurses Respond to Community Needs

In addition to being a resource for our families, WFS school nurses are helping the larger community. 
  
Lower school nurse Stephanie Gramiak has been responding to the needs of the local medical community by coordinating an effort to donate extra personal protective equipment (e.g. gloves, masks). Stephanie used the regional network of parochial and independent school nurses to communicate the need and coordinate donations.

Middle and upper school nurse Emily Green has been providing support to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. She reports that the telemed system for the hospital is operating at a high level of efficiency, with many families calling in to receive medical advice rather than seeking in-person assistance. In addition, the transport team is busy bringing in children with respiratory symptoms in order to rule out COVID-19. 

Thank you Stephanie and Emily!