Illness & Response

What To Do For COVID & Non-COVID Related Illness

If your child has a Non-COVID related illness (i.e. strep, common cold, etc.), please keep your child at home and do the following:

  1. Complete wellness check AND designate your child absent  in SchoolPass.
  2. Email your Homeroom Teacher/Advisor AND your Division Office (Mary Elizabeth Borden or Michelle Mota) with notification of illness and absence.
  3. Contact Julie Brunson, Director of Health Services before returning to campus.

If your child has a COVID-Related issue (i.e. has COVID symptoms, been in close contact with  positive COVID case, or tested positive for COVID)  please keep your child at home and do the following:

  1. Complete wellness check AND designate your child absent in SchoolPass.
  2. Email Director of Health Services, Julie Brunson at the onset AND before returning to campus.
  3. Follow Return-to-Campus Protocol.

What are the Online Learning options while my child is at home recovering from illness, monitoring symptoms or in a 14-day quarantine?

  • No school work is required if a child is sick. Children should rest and recover as needed, and missed assignments may be completed upon the child’s recovery and return to school.
  • If a child is required to stay at-home but able to continue learning, he/she should participate in Online Learning. The School will provide instructions for utilizing Online Learning on the second day of a school absence. The child should continue with Online Learning until he/she is eligible to return on-campus.

Return-to-Campus Protocols

I have COVID-19 symptoms

I test positive for COVID-19

I was in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case


Free COVID Testing

Free COVID-19 testing is being provided by the State of Texas and Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) in partnership with Curative Inc. at Minute Maid Park. The site provides 8 drive through testing lanes and COVID-19 tests are mouth swab tests. The testing site is open at Minute Maid Park from 8 am-4 pm and is able to process 2,000 tests per day. Access to testing is very easy and straightforward and there are numerous slots available for testing individuals regardless of symptoms.

Schedule a Test

Helpful Contacts

Julie Brunson
Director of Health Services
Lois Geiger
Head of Early Childhood

Christy Heno
Head of Lower School

Charles Gramatges
Head of Middle School

Mary Elizabeth Borden
EC/LS Office Manager

Michelle Mota
MS Office Manager

Molly Menezes

Relevant School Policies

Please familiarize yourself with our school policies as they relate to the health and wellbeing of our community.