A clinic staffed full-time by Kierstan Greif, RN and volunteers is provided for students who have chronic medical conditions, and those who become sick or are injured during school hours. Nurse Greif can be contacted via email. Please contact her directly if your child will need routine medication during school, has food allergies, or to discuss other health issues. Florida mandates that all new students and rising Kindergarten and 7th Grade students, have proof of required vaccinations and a school physical form from your child's pediatrician. Parents will be notified immediately in case of any head injury or an illness or injury that appears serious. Parents must ensure that the school has current and correct information for emergency contact. The school is not permitted to send a student to a doctor for emergency treatment without express permission from a parent or guardian unless the emergency is deemed life threatening. Students who come to the clinic complaining of minor ailments may be allowed to lie down. If a student vomits OR if the thermometer registers over 100 degrees, the parent(s) will be called to take their student home. Students will not be allowed to remain in the clinic for more than 30 minutes. If after 30 minutes the student still does not feel well, the parent will be contacted. It is the parent’s responsibility to arrange for the prompt pick up of their student who is ill or injured. Parents should not ask the clinic personnel to care for these students until dismissal time. This is not fair to the student who needs care or to the clinic personnel and other students who may be exposed to a contagious illness. The school may require a doctor’s signature for a student to return to school if there is any doubt by either party that the student could have been exposed to a contagious disease (this could be a sibling or anyone who had contact with an infected host.) Please be sure to obtain an “o.k.” to re-admit a student while at the doctor’s office as new privacy laws prohibit transfer of such information by fax. In case of fever, the student must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. It is not the school’s intention to offend or inconvenience a parent, but our goal is to insure the physical welfare of all of our students.
Severe Food Allergies
Parents of students with diagnosed, severe food allergies who are on restricted diets must provide food for their children while at school. This includes snack, lunch, Beyond the Bell snack and a supply of treats to be used for special occasions such as holiday celebrations. The school will not provide any food to children with diagnosed severe food allergies which require a specific diet, including but not limited to: peanut, tree nut, dairy, wheat and gluten allergies.
Trinity Catholic School has a “no nit” policy. Any student found with head lice or nits will be sent home and may return to school only after being re-checked by the school and found to be free of lice and nits.
The school administers medications to a student only as authorized by the parent/guardian in the Authorization of Medication Form and subject to school agreement after review of the authorization. If the medication is a prescription medication, the school also requires the prescribing physician’s signature on the Authorization of Medication Form. Administration of prescription medication shall be as specified on the label. Administration of all other medications shall be consistent with the dosage recommendations for the medication. Such medications must be brought by the parent/guardian to the school clinic in the original container. The school clinic will not accept medications from a student. Student self-administration of medications is only permitted in the case of asthma rescue inhalers and allergy epi-pens as documented in the Authorization of Medication Form. Medications of any kind including ointments, lip balm, pills, vitamins or liquids may NOT be carried by the student at school, except for rescue inhalers for students with asthma and epi-pens for students with severe allergies. If a student is found to have any of these items, they will be taken away from the student and put in the front office to be picked up by a parent.