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If your child is sick please keep them home.

When to stay home:

Fever 100.4 or greater - must be home until fever free without use of medication for greater than 24 hours.

Vomiting or Diarrhea - must be 24 hours symptom free and able to tolerate food and drink before returning to school.

Any infection requiring antibiotics - keep your student home until they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours.

Persistent cough that disrupts normal activity.

Excessive nasal drainage - check with your child’s doctor before sending your child back to school.

Unexplained rash - check with your child’s doctor before sending your child to school.

Red or draining eyes - check with your child’s doctor before sending your child to school.

COVID-19  - If you refer to the Vermont dept of health website it will walk you through the guidelines.

Influenza - stay home until fever free without medication for 24 hours.

Any other symptoms or illness that impedes a student’s ability to learn or staff’s ability to work.

Questions? Contact Nurse Sarah Kartluke at or 802-521-5619.

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Sarah Kartluke
School Nurse

Insuring that all Students have Access to Healthcare

Cambridge Elementary School supports the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for an annual comprehensive well care visit to the medical home (primary care provider) for all school age children

Cambridge Elementary School recommends that all students have a dental home. Primary care physician or health providers recommend, based on oral health risk assessments, referrals to the dentist as early as six months of age and no later than 12 months of age (AAPD,2018)

Cambridge Elementary School recommends establishing the use of Asthma Action Plans in collaboration with parents/caregiver and medical home for students with asthma.