The Health Office is open from 7:20 AM until 2:50 PM, Monday through Friday when school is in session.

General Contact: (ph) 802-752-2260 (email)

If your student has specific health concerns, please contact their nurse case manager:

Student Last Name beginning with A-K = Valarie Lipka, BSN, RN

Student Last Name beginning with L-Z = Janessa Deal, MSN, RN

  • An updated Student Health Information Form must be completed at the beginning of each school year for all BFA/NCTC students. 

  • A medical note from a primary health care provider is required for students enrolled in Physical Education and or dance classes that need to be excused from active participation in a class or classes. BFA/NCTC school nurses cannot excuse a student from active participation in a PE or a Dance class for more than one class period. 

  • BFA follows the state “Return to Learn” protocols for head injuries and concussions. 

  • When a health-related disability is such that a student cannot meet the objectives of a course, the parent should notify the school nurse and guidance counselor to work out an alternative. 

  • At the request of a BFA/NCTC administrator, the school nurse will conduct a DITEP Assessment which evaluates possible impairment from substances. The administrator requesting the assessment is responsible for contacting the parent/guardian.

  • If students become ill during the school day, they must go to the Health Office in order to be released from school. 

  • If a student has a temperature of 100.4 or greater, they will be released from school.   They may not return until they are fever free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.

  • The health office does not lend assistive devices such as crutches, wheelchairs, or canes. 

Guidelines for Prescription Drugs and Over-the-counter Medications

  • Students who possess any medication other than authorized emergency medications may face disciplinary action. 

  • No teacher or staff member can provide any form of medication to a student unless trained by the nurse. 

  • Students should never accept any medications from another student. 

  • Medication may be given by the school nurse, or a person designated and trained by the school nurse, with written orders from a physician, and upon written request of a student's parent or guardian. The physician's orders must detail the name of the drug, dosage, time interval the medication is to be taken, diagnosis, and reason for giving. 

  • Medication must be brought to school by an adult in its original container or a container labeled by the pharmacy or physician and stored by the school nurse or his or her designee in a secure storage place. 

  • All medications, with the exception of emergency medications, shall have been administered previously at home with no ill effects from the medication. 

  • Students with life-threatening allergies or asthma, who have an emergency action plan signed by the physician and parent, shall be permitted to possess and self-administer emergency medication at school, on school grounds, at school-sponsored activities, on school-provided transportation and during school-related programs. 

  • Non-prescription medication must be accompanied by a written request from the parent or guardian. Medication must be left in the custody of the school nurse. 

For more information, please refer to MRUSD Procedure C30p