Health Room Information

(Please refer to the Student Handbook for the complete Health guidelines.)

The primary goal is the promotion of health and well-being of the Trinity School community.

Trinity School adheres to the policies and procedures of the Maryland Department of Health. Before each child enters school, an immunization and health inventory form MUST be on file in the nurse's office. This will ensure that the school is apprised of special medical circumstances such as allergies, diabetes, seizures, or other health factors of which the nurse should be aware. Any time a student's health changes an update should be provided to the school nurse.

If your child has any or some of the following conditions, DO NOT SEND him or her to school:

  • Fever (temp 100 or higher)
  • Reddened eyes with discharge
  • Sore throat with swollen glands or pus in back of throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Runny nose with green discharge
  • Undiagnosed rash

If a child is too sick to remain in school, the parent will be notified immediately. Parents are asked to pick up the sick child within one hour.

In cases of emergency when a child needs to be taken to the hospital, he or she will be taken to Howard County Hospital unless parents indicate otherwise on the emergency card.

If an injury to the head or other serious injury occurs, the nurse will call the parent or send home a report.

Parents should not send a child to school that is ill in the morning. A child must be fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication) before returning to school, no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours and must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.

If your child is absent for any health reason or diagnosed with a communicable disease a written note must be sent to the nurse on the child's return to school.

A doctor's written note is needed for students to be excused from physical education class. If your child returns to school with a cast, splint, crutches etc., please notify the nurse so any follow-up care may be provided.

If your child needs medication in school, please refer to the Medication section of the Student Handbook.

A public Health Nurse is assigned to Trinity School by the Department of Health. The public Health Nurse keeps Trinity informed of services and requirements and visits the school periodically to check health records.


Nurse's Direct Line


Absentee Phone Line


A nurse is available from 8:20 am to 3:15 pm daily. The Health Room is located in the St. Lidwine's Building.

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