Health and Wellness

Would you like to Join the Wellness Committee??


Your participation in the Wellness Committee is also an excellent opportunity to get involved in the school community and to meet other parents who share your interest in promoting health and wellness. Our Wellness Policy can be found here: Wellness Policy

If you would like to join, please contact our school nurse, Lori Short @

Sussex Montessori Public Charter School

Sussex Montessori has partnered with Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Public Health, Oral Health and Dental Services. The Delaware Smile Check Program is a statewide, portable preventive dental program. Through this program children are able to improve health outcomes through disease prevention, oral health, oral health education, and resolving barriers to care by coming to our school.

On-Site Services for Montessori Children

Dental screenings- these screenings are performed by a licensed dental hygienist to assess for infection, cavities, gum disease, trauma, deformities in teeth, and the overall health of the mouth.

Fluoride Varnish- this is a fluoride application to strengthen teeth against decay (cavities).

Dental Health Education- educational sessions will be held here at school on May 4th for our fourth graders.

Oral health- screening reports form will be sent home with the student.

Dental Necessities- toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss will be sent home with students.

Who can participate?

Anyone who is uninsured, insured by Delaware Medicaid, Delaware Healthy Children Program (CHIP), or who has not seen a dentist in over seven months.

There are no out of pocket expenses for any service.


If you have any questions about the dental screening programs, please email me at

Download the form here: DE Smile Check Form English/Spanish 22-23 SY


Lori Short, MSN, MNM, HCA
School Nurse Sussex Montessori Charter School

Emergency Form

Formulario de contacto de emergencia

Parental Request/Permission to Have Medication Administered in School

Food Allergy Prevention and Emergency Response for Students with Allergies

Delaware Immunization Regulations

Crisis Assessment Policies and Procedures

More information on Covid-19 and its influence on Sussex Montessori School can be found on our Covid-19 Resources and Updates page.

Our School Nurse

Our school nurse is here to help you and your child stay healthy. Check out STAYING HEALTHY webpage to learn more about how we can work together. Her email and phone number are on her page as well.

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