Welcome to the Health Office
Maggie Kaiser, RN, BS
Jen Burke, RN
Monday 8am-3:30pm & Tuesday 8am-11:30am
Phone: 802-869-2637 fax: 802-869-2631
Vermont’s immunization law requires vaccination of all children enrolled in child care or school.
Immunizations protect both individuals and the community.
An official immunization record must be presented to the school upon admission. If a student does not
meet the vaccine requirements they may be admitted provisionally only after the school nurse approves
a compliance plan for the child. Failure to meet requirements may result in exclusion.
Students entering kindergarten must provide documentation of the following:
• 5 doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) vaccine
• 4 doses of polio vaccine
• 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine
• 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine
• 2 doses of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine. If the student has previously had chickenpox
disease no vaccine is needed. Parents may submit documentation or sign a Health
Hearing and Vision Screening
The Vermont Department of Education and the Vermont Department of Health require all students in Kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and fifth grade to have their vision and hearing checked at school. Students in second and fourth grades will be screened at the request of their parent or teacher. It is felt that by doing these screenings, student health issues will be identified and addressed.
If your child has difficulties with either screening, I will contact you to discuss the results and needed follow up.
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns about the school health screenings.
My child is sick. Should he/she stay home?
Please keep your child home if he/she has had:
- a fever in the last 24 hours. The child must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of ibuprofen or acetaminophen before he/she can return to school.
- an illness with vomiting or diarrhea. The child must be free from symptoms for 24 hours before he/she can return to school.