Reyna Maher

Reyna Maher

School Nurse

Phone: 802.857.7000 x.3327


We have a licensed RN or Health Aid full time in the Health Office Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, while school is in session.

The role of the School Nurse is to promote each child’s health and development, to serve as a resource for children and their families, and to help facilitate a healthy and safe school environment.

During the school day, the School Nurse provides first aid and emergency care, makes physician referrals, conducts health screenings, collaborates with school and community services, and provides direct support to children and their families. Responsibilities include: screening for vision and hearing, maintaining confidential school health records, managing student health conditions, and providing classroom instruction with teachers in the areas of health and wellness.


As the Hiawatha community, we are all responsible for the health and safety of our students. Please reference the following list of symptoms that will help determine whether your child needs to be kept out of school:

-Fever, over 100 degrees, currently or within previous 24 hours
-Diarrhea or vomiting, currently or within previous 24 hours
-Persistent sore throat with fever or enlarged tonsils/glands
-Undetermined rash
-Red, itchy eyes with drainage

Please do not send your child back to school until they have been symptom-free of the list above for at least 24 hours. Adhering to these guidelines will help to keep all of our students and staff members healthy throughout the school year.

Children learn their best when they are well rested, feel well and have eaten a healthy meal. Children who have a fever, symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea, acute viral symptoms or severe persistent cough will be sent home to rest and receive care by their families.


The Health Office staff can be reached at 802-872-3327 or via email at  Our fax number is 802-879-8190.


Last updated: Oct 21, 2015 at 2:20 pm