Kate Dunn, BSN, RN
Tel 802-757-2711 ext 1123
Health Services Office Hours - 7:30 to 3:30 Monday through Friday
The mission of BMU’s Health Services Office is to provide thoughtful, medically appropriate and holistic healthcare to the students and staff of Blue Mountain Union School to help to ensure a healthy, positive and productive school environment.
The School Nurse’s role is to:
- Support the individual and collective health needs of students, staff and community
- Acknowledge the diversity of cultures within the district
- Respect the unique values of students, staff and families
- Educate the student, staff, and community by promoting health and wellness
- Maintain a high level of professional competency as demonstrated by compliance with the Standards of Practice and Performance of School Nursing Practice
- Collaborate with local health agencies for the benefit of students, staff and families
I look forward to working with you to provide the best possible care for your children. In order to do so, I am seeking your help in maintaining a healthy environment for your children as well as the other children in our school.
Children should be kept home from school for the following reasons:
- has had a temperature of 100.0 degrees or more in the last 24 hours
- has any vomiting the night before, or the morning of school
- has diarrhea the night before, or the day of school
- a persistent cough
- eyes that appear red and weeping
- a rash of unknown cause anywhere on the body
If you have any questions about whether or not to send your child to school, please call the student health office at 802-757-2711 ext 1123.
If your child will be absent for any reason, please call our main office number, 802-757-2711 and follow the prompts.
Please make sure that your child’s Emergency Phone Numbers and Health Inventory are current. Please notify the school of any changes during the school year in writing or in person in the front office.
The Annual Health Form enables the school staff to understand and meet the special health needs of your child. See the ‘FORMS’ section of this website for a copy of this.
ALL MEDICATIONS MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLINIC BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN.
NO CHILD IS ALLOWED TO BRING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION TO SCHOOL.
OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION IS ALLOWED TO BE CARRIED IN THE ORIGINAL BOTTLE WITH WRITTEN PARENT PERMISSION.
All medication (prescription or non-prescription) must be supplied in their original containers. Prescription medication must have the label from the pharmacy with the child’s name, and will require a BMU Medication Form (second page of annual health form) to be completed by the doctor. These forms are available in the health office and online.
- School nurses provide more than first aid and illness care for students and staff. The Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice is a helpful visual to elaborate on the role of the school nurse and provides structure for the key components of current evidence-based nursing practice. It encourages a collaborative approach to learning and health which is student-centered. A student is the center of nursing care within the context of their family, and school community.
Listed below are a few of the tasks the BMU school nurse is responsible for each school year:
- Immunization Review
- Reviewing health inventories on all students and developing Individual Health Plans and Emergency Action plans as needed
- Medication Administration
- Medical Procedures
- Yearly Vision & Hearing Screening
If you have any questions concerning these services please call (802-757-2711 ext 1123)