School Nurse


Too Sick for School? Parent Guidelines...

It's often hard for parents to know whether to keep their child home from school or send them. For your child, it's difficult to learn and participate in activities when they don't feel well. Some things to consider are listed below. These are just basic guidelines.  Any time you are concerned about your child, you should call their healthcare provider. Parents know their child best.


  • If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or above, they should be kept home until fever-free for 24 hrs.


  • No school until child has no vomiting for 24 hrs.


  • No school until 24 hours after last episode.


Recommended vaccines for children ages 11-12 are the Tdap vaccine, the Meningococcal vaccine, and the HPV vaccine.  Please forward an up-to-date record to the school nurse.  You may access the Vt. Department of Health website at 


Reminder: CVS is a peanut/tree nut aware school. Our building has several students with severe, LIFE THREATENING, allergies. Please read labels and do not send in any foods containing peanuts or other tree nuts. 

The below informational sheets are offered as part of an initiative by VCHIP  (Vermont Child Health Improvement Program University of Vermont College of Medicine), and follow the updated “Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care” put forth by Bright Futures/American Academy of Pediatrics.” 
Click the links below to read the informational sheet

Jennifer Crossmon, RN,BSN
Castleton Village School school nurse email
802-468-2203 phone
802-468-5131 fax