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Beeman Health Office

Welcome to the Beeman Health Office!
My name is Dani Morris and I am the school nurse at Beeman Elementary & Monkton Central! I am usually at BEE on Tuesdays & Thursdays then at MSC on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays but always available to both schools as needed. 
My favorite activities are sailing, hiking, video games, and cooking! I am excited to get to be the school nurse for this community as I was born and raised in Addison County myself. Please reach out to me anytime if you have any questions or concerns. 
Contact Information:

[email protected]

MSC Fax # 802-453-6123

MSC Phone 453-3903 EXT 3103

BEE Fax # 802-453-4637

BEE Phone 802-453-2331 Ext 4104

Please remember that sick students should stay home if they are sick.

The following list of symptoms will help determine whether your child needs to be kept at home:

  • Fever, 100.4 F or above, currently or within the previous 24 hours
  • Diarrhea or vomiting, currently or within the previous 24 hours
  • Persistent sore throat with fever or enlarged tonsils/glands
  • Undetermined rash
  • Red, itchy eyes with drainage

Do not send your child back to school until they have been symptom-free without fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours (a full school day). All students taking an antibiotic for a contagious condition must have been on medication for a full 24 hours before returning to school (e.g. strep throat, pink eye, etc.).  

If your student is prescribed a medication and it needs to be taken at school BEE needs a provider-signed permission form which is linked below!
A student's return to school following a concussion is an extremely individualized process.  Concussion management is best accomplished by good communication and collaboration among parents, the school, and the health care provider.

Signs and symptoms of concussion include:  

  • Memory problems of difficulty thinking and concentrating

  • Appears confused or dazed

  • Headache or pressure in head

  • Dizziness or trouble with balance

  • Feeling sleepy or changes in sleep pattern

  • Sensitive to light or noise

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Vision changes

  • Mood or behavior changes, including feeling foggy or slowed down

  • Numbness or tingling

  • Trouble walking or talking

  • Nausea or vomiting

Call 911 immediately if your child exhibits any of the following:

  • Vomits more than 3 times

  • Severe headache or a headache that gets worse

  • Seizure activity

  • Weakness or numbness in a part of their body

  • Vision changes

  • Trouble walking or talking

  • Loss of control of their bladder or bowels

  • You are unable to wake your child

  • Loss of consciousness

Please contact the school if your student is diagnosed with a concussion. Your student’s pediatrician should provide you with Return to Learn and Return to Play guidelines for your student to give to the school nurse. Please ask your child’s pediatrician if they may take over-the-counter medications. Your child’s pediatrician will need to give clearance for your student to resume full physical activity. 


School nurses understand the important link between mental and emotional well-being and physical health. School nurses work to ensure that students are safe, are academically successful, and provide skills to enhance good mental health. 
School Nurse Role: 
We are ready to support students and families as they navigate their way through any challenges to mental health. Your school nurse will collaborate with other school staff families, and outside providers to help determine appropriate referrals and support. Please contact the school nurse for any questions and/or assistance in accessing resources.
Helpful Information:
  • First Call (1-802-488-7777) - Phone support, crisis intervention and assessment, referrals to appropriate services, and connection to follow-up care.
  • Vermont 211 - the Vermont 2-1-1 database contains detailed descriptions of programs and services available to Vermonters that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others.
Other Resources to Consider
  • Student's pediatrician
  • School Counselors 
  • Your Employee Assistance Program
Food or other life-threatening allergies, such as an insect sting, are serious medical conditions.  Although most allergies cause relatively mild and minor symptoms, some allergies can cause severe reactions called anaphylaxis.  Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can have a rapid onset and may be life-threatening.
The best treatment starts with complete information.  We ask that parents/guardians notify the Health Office of all existing life-threatening allergies
What Parents/Guardians need to do:
 1.  Every year, an Emergency Care Plan (ECP) should be provided to the school Health Office. 
  • The ECP should:
    • be written and signed by the student's doctor and signed by a parent/guardian
    • provide information about the allergen (food, drug, or insect sting), including a written diagnosis from the student's doctor or allergist
    • provide signs and symptoms of the student's possible reactions to known allergens
    • provide information about the possible severity of reactions, including any history of prior anaphylaxis
    • a treatment plan for responding to an allergy reaction or emergency, including whether an epinephrine auto-injector should be used
2.  File the ECP with the school Health Office.  Parents/guardians must notify the Health Office of all existing life-threatening allergic reactions and for any changes in allergy status or treatment.  Please provide any other physician orders or care plans regarding treatment and care in the event of an exposure.
Immunizations are the single most important way to protect against serious and sometimes deadly diseases.  Many of the diseases vaccines prevent cannot be easily treated or cured.  These diseases can be particularly dangerous for infants, young children, and the elderly.  Even one infected person can cause an outbreak of diseases like measles and chickenpox. Vermont's School Entry Immunization Rule sets minimum immunization requirements for attendance at public or independent kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools, and colleges to protect students, staff, and the community against vaccine-preventable diseases.
New Student Immunization Entry Requirements
Students entering pre-Kindergarten must provide documentation of the following vaccines:
  • 4 doses of Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b) vaccine
  • 4 doses of PCV (pneumococcal) vaccine
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine
  • 4 doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) vaccine
  • 3 doses of polio vaccine
  • 1 dose of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine
  • 1 dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
    • If the student has previously had chickenpox disease, no vaccine or exemption is needed.  Parents must submit documentation of disease or sign the Health Department Documentation of Varicella Form.
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 varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
    • If the student has previously had chickenpox disease, no vaccine or exemption is needed.  Parents must submit documentation of disease or sign the Health Department form.
These requirements also apply to students in any grade entering a new school from outside of their previous supervisory union or district.
Students not meeting the vaccine requirements must be vaccinated as outlined in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s catch-up schedule. 
Medical or Religious Exemption to one or more vaccines is allowed.  Exemption Forms must be completed, signed, and returned to the school upon enrollment.  Religious Exemption Forms must be completed annually.  Students with an exemption may be excluded from school during a disease outbreak.
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