Jessica Decker BSN, RN
Elementary School Nurse
Amanda Archibald BSN, RN
Middle/High School Nurse
Delaware Academy Nurse's Office
Delhi Central School has two staffed Nurse's offices located in both the High School/Middle School building, and the Elementary building.
Delaware Academy prioritizes the health and safety of our students and staff. In the wake of the pandemic, we continue to follow CDC recommendation for ongoing prevention, mitigation, and response protocols. For information on the most recent CDC recommendations regarding illness prevention and Covid-19 (including isolation, testing, and masking), click HERE.
In a preventative effort to limit exposure to illness, please do not send your child to school if they are experiencing symptoms of illness. To report an absence due to illness, please contact the main office of your child's school by calling (607) 746-1300 and following the prompts.
School Year: Monday thru Friday from 8-4
Summer: Wednesdays from 8-4pm
DASH Program (Bassett Healthcare)
Delaware Academy Student Health (DASH)
Delaware Academy Central School District and Bassett Healthcare work together to provide health care to the students at DA through the Delaware Academy Student Health (DASH) program. DASH has enjoyed a partnership with Delaware Academy for over 30 years. It is an innovative healthcare delivery program that provides primary and preventive health care services to students enrolled in the program. Some of the services provided include complete physical examinations, immunizations, and diagnosis and treatment of short term and long term illness, mental health services and health education, a tobacco prevention and cessation program, and a dental case management and oral health education program, “Healthy Smiles and Happy Friends.”
DASH will bill students’ health insurance for all services provided including physical examinations. No family would ever have to pay out of pocket for any service provided at the DASH. It is recommended that families become familiar with their child’s health coverage, especially regarding annual exams, in order to avoid billing difficulties. For students without health insurance, or if a child’s health insurance does not cover SBHC visits, there will be no charge. Families without health insurance for their child(ren) interested in finding out about free to low cost insurance, should call Tracia Muller at (607) 746-7454 or Delaware Opportunities at (607) 746-1660.
If a family should inadvertently receive a bill or statement they do not understand from Bassett Healthcare or your child’s health insurance regarding SBHC services, please contact the DASH office immediately at (607) 746-7454.
In order for SBHC to provide optimal care it is important that we have current information on each child. New enrollment forms will be sent out and must be completed for every child, every year in January. Please notify the DASH office immediately with any changes in address, contacts, health history or insurance information.
Mental Health Contacts:
School Counselor Secretary:
Mrs. Grogan-Brown (PreK-12)
Elementary School: Matt Albright (PreK-5)
Middle School: Miss Lamoreaux (6-8)
High School: Mr. Chase (9 & 11), Mrs. Kane (10 & 12)
Mental Health Services
In need of help? Just need to talk? Help is here!
School counselors coordinate activities to meet the needs of students through:
• Consultation: school counselors work with parents, teachers, students and other involved parties to develop strategies to assist students.
• Personal Counseling: provides a student maximum privacy in which to freely explore ideas, feelings, and behaviors.
• Crisis Counseling: provides prevention and interventions such counseling, is short term in nature addressing a particular student’s concern.
• Referral: counselors refer students and their families to appropriate community agencies when needed.
How to get in touch with the guidance department:
• Stop into the guidance office and make an appointment
• Phone Number for Guidance: 607-746-1310
Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT)
MCAT’s mental health staff provides help during crisis to children and adults in Oneida,
Herkimer, Schoharie, Otsego, Delaware, and Chenango counties. MCAT has the ability to respond to crisis where they occur, and work with the individual, family and community based agencies to assist with appropriate needs. MCAT services are provided at no cost to the recipient.
Examples of crises can include but are not limited to:
• Threats to harm self or others
• Behavioral issues
• Severe depression, anxiety or symptoms from other mental illnesses
• Erratic behavior
•Any form of abuse
MCAT’s Services include:
•24-hour, 7-day/week intervention
• Mental health assessment
• Crisis de-escalation
• Linkage to services
• Follow up services
• Alerts to identify and assist those who are at increased risk
• Crisis debriefing
• Coordination with schools, medical and mental health providers, and other agencies to provide crisis interventions and to help monitor clients who are at risk.
How to get in touch with MCAT:
Staff is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. 315-732-6228 or 1-844-732-6228
More Mental Health resources in Delaware County:
Delaware County Department of Mental Health Facebook Page: