St. Gabriel's Catholic School employs a full-time registered nurse to oversee health policies and programs, as well as to maintain a healthy environment for our students. Our nurse is available during school hours to assess student health concerns and worK with the faculty and staff to ensure that all students are promoting good health practices at all times.
The policy of St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and the Diocese of Austin requires all students to be immunized, as outlined in Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 25 Health Services and the Diocese of Austin handbook. We do not accept official exemption affidavits at St. Gabriel’s. Our staff monitors all student immunization records throughout the school year and will notify families if state-required immunizations are missing. Families failing to present the required immunization records will not be accepted for enrollment.
The policy of the Diocese of Austin only authorizes St. Gabriel’s personnel to administer medication prescribed by a licensed physician or dentist which is labeled by a registered pharmacist. Parents must sign and submit a Diocese of Austin Medication Permit Form to the school nurse prior to administering any medication to a student.
Students should remain at home when they exhibit the first symptoms of any illness. Please refer to the Guidelines for Return to School from the Diocese of Austin health handbook policy to determine whether you should send your child to school after an illness.