Student Life

Health

Nurse's Office Mission

The School Nurse's mission is to provide direct medical care to students and staff, leadership for the provision of health services, screening and referral for health conditions, promotion of a healthy school environment, and promotion of health education. The nurse also serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, heath care professionals, and the community.

One school nurse staffs the Trinity School clinic during school hours. She treats minor injuries, administers first aid, determines when a student needs to go home or needs more extensive medical care. She can dispense prescription and over-the-counter medications with appropriate parental and physician permission. She has current certifications in CPR and AED administration.  

All medical information and permissions are administered through the secure, HIPPA-compliant school website Nurse's Office software or Rank One Sport, used by our athletic league, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

Sick Children

It is very important during the flu season, and with regards to any other infectious disease, to follow school policy and protocol. If children have had fever, they may not return to school until they have gone 24 hours without fever (without the use of any fever-reducing medication). Students who have had episodes of vomiting or diarrhea must also remain at home for 24 hours since the last episode.
 
Helpful tips:
  • Wash your hands frequently – using proper technique.
    •   Wash hands for two minutes:
    •   Wet hands
    •   Add soap
    •   Lather well – rubbing hands together provides friction and removes more germs
    •  Rinse and dry
  • Keep your cough / sneeze covered with the crook of your elbow.
  • Please keep objects (pens, pencils, fingers, etc.) out of mouth and away from face.

List of 3 items.

  • Immunizations

    Current immunization records are required for all students. Every student enrolled in a school in the state of Texas must be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases caused by infectious agents in accordance with the immunization schedule adopted by the Texas Department of State Health Services. A student who fails to present the required evidence will not be accepted for enrollment. The only exemption to this requirement is a medical exemption stating the medical reason for exemption and signed by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O) authorized to practice in the state of Texas. It must include the physician's license number.

    Flu season is typically October through March.  Get your flu vaccine as soon as possible, as it takes about two weeks to be completely protected from the vaccine.  Click here for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) weekly US flu surveillance information.
  • OTC Medications

    Only over-the-counter medications you have approved through a medical form sent to parents can be dispensed to your child. These medications must be provided by the parents as the clinic does not stock medications. All medication sent to the clinic must come in its unopened original container. For daily prescription medication to be given during the school day, you must complete a daily prescription form, and the medication must come with the current prescription intact.
  • Physicals

    Physicals are required each year for athletes in grades 6–12. 

    To participate in Trinity athletics, an annual physical must be on file with the Athletic Department at all times. Upper School athletes must also have all TAPPS forms on file to in Rank One, a sports team application used by TAPPS, to make them eligible to participate in athletics.