Office of the School Nurse
Keeping our campus healthy is always a collective effort. If your child becomes sick, it is important that you follow these protocols:
1. Keep your child at home.
2. Submit an Absence Notification for your child (and also have SR students email their teachers directly).
3. Follow these protocols before returning to campus:
- + COVID Positive: If a student or teacher has a positive (+) test, before returning to school they should:
- Follow the recommended protocol and allow five (5) days to pass from either the positive test (or the onset of symptoms) and have no current/improved symptoms.
- Monitor other family members for signs and symptoms of illness, and keep them home if unwell.
- FEVER: If a student or staff member has a fever, please ensure they have been fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication before returning to school.
- VOMIT: If a student or staff member has vomited, please allow 24 hours since the last incident before returning to school.
- CONTAGIOUS ILLNESS: If a student or staff member has any other contagious illness, please notify the nurse through the absence notification form.
These protocols apply to school attendance, athletic, and extracurricular activities. Our community is counting upon each other to honor these required protocols. Furthermore, in the interest of caring well for each other, we encourage (but do not require) that those who fall ill consider sharing information with those whom they came in contact with at school so that parents, teachers, and students can take appropriate precautions.
Medical Record Requirements
All requirements listed below must be satisfied with our office prior to August 1, 2023, or the student’s first day on campus. When these items are not resolved before the start of school, students will be asked to remain off campus until medical record issues are resolved. In addition, Family Portal access will be suspended until compliance is complete.
Medical Action Plans
Each student with a potentially life-threatening medical condition (allergies, asthma, diabetes, etc.) must have a completed and signed Action Plan on file prior to their first day on campus or by August 1, 2023. Action Plan forms need to be completed with--and signed by-- your child's physician.
- Please print off the appropriate Action Plan and Authorization to Administer Medication and take to your child's physician to complete.
- You may scan and return the form to Medical Records or to the 2nd floor of the SLR Academic Building.
- All medication must be in the appropriate office prior to your child's first day on campus.
Please email Medical Records or call 512-891-1673 with any questions.
If your child is a new student at Veritas Academy or has recently received a new vaccine (usually around the 7th grade), their Immunization Records must be submitted by August 1, 2023. Records are only acceptable if they include the child’s name, date of birth, date of each shot given or date the disease occurred, and a signature or stamp of the doctor. If your child is missing shots for any reason (conscientious exemption, medical exemption, a delayed shot series, child had the disease, child adopted and immunity records are difficult to validate by doctor, etc.), you must apply for an Affidavit of Exemption through the State of Texas. This form is ordered online and mailed to your home for you to complete and have notarized before you turn it in to Veritas.
Vision, Hearing, and Scoliosis Screenings
All new students and students going into grades PreSchool, PreK, K, 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th must have Vision & Hearing Screenings completed within the first semester of the school year. Our staff is trained to perform these screenings and all required students will be screened at school during a regular school day in the fall. This will be a free service to our families, and there is no need to sign up. Vision, Hearing, & Scoliosis Screenings must be completed within the first semester of the school year. Our staff is trained to perform these screenings and all required students will be screened at school during a regular school day in the fall. This will be a free service to our families, and there is no need to sign up.
If you prefer to have your family physician perform the screenings, the screenings must be completed between April 19 and August 1, 2023, using the Vision, Hearing & Scoliosis Screening Form. Please turn this form in to Medical Records on the 2nd floor of the SLR Academic Building by August 1, 2023.
All new students and students going into grades PreSchool, PreK, K, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th must have Vision & Hearing Screenings completed by a family physician between April 21 and August 9, 2021. Otherwise, the screening will be completed by our trained staff during the first semester of the school year.
New and returning girls going into the 5th and 7th grade and boys going into the 8th grade must have a Scoliosis Screening completed by a family physician by between April 21 and August 9, 2021. Otherwise, the screening will be completed by our trained staff during the first semester of the school year.