At Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School, we recognize that parents are an integral part of our school community. That’s why we make every effort to keep you informed and actively engaged in your child’s life at STE.
For your convenience, we’ve compiled information and forms you will need at the start and throughout the school year.
- Drop-Off, Pick-Up, and Parking
- Students Walking/Biking Home
- Significant Dates
- FACTS TUITION MANAGEMENT
- Premeditated Absence Forms
- LUNCH SERVICE
- AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
- PEARLAND BUS ROUTE
- STUDENT HEALTH
With demolition underway on campus, we have had to adjust our drop-off, pick-up, and parking procedures for the 2019-2020 school year. For everything you need to know, please consult the following:
Please note that due to print deadlines, these procedures differ from what is included in the 2019-2020 Student-Parent Handbook.
Students may walk or bike to and from school only if a signed document is on file from the parent. Parents wishing to grant permission for their child to bike or walk home from school should complete the Permission Form for Walking/Biking Home from School and return it to the school office (SY7A) or the appropriate head of school.
Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School uses FACTS for management of tuition and incidental billing. Log in to FACTS to register or access your account.
Tuition for Saint Thomas' Episcopal School may be paid annually, semi-annually, or in 10 or 12 monthly installments. All payment options, with the exception of annual, will be collected via ACH or credit card through FACTS Management Company. All tuition payments begin in June. International students must pay tuition and fees in full by June 1.
Printed copies of STE’s 2019-2020 Student-Parent Handbook and Directory will be distributed at the beginning of the school year.
The youngest child in the family will receive one copy of this year's handbook to bring home. If you would like extra copies, please contact the Advancement Office. We ask that each family read the book thoroughly.
Any premeditated absence for other than a school-sponsored activity requires advance approval by the Head of School via a premeditated absence form. The form must be submitted at least three school days before the absence.
Upper School premeditated absence forms are available from Director of Guidance and College Counseling Andrew Hughes or Head of Upper School Dale King.
STE contracts with the Healthy Lunch Box to provide students with a hot lunch. If you would like to order your lunches, view the instructions for setting up an account. The Healthy Lunch Box offers vegetarian selections.
Parents may enroll students in Kindergarten through 8th grade in the After School Care program. After School Care is available from 3:30-6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For additional information and to sign up, see the After School Care Registration form.
Students in Kindergarten and up may enroll in after school Scottish Highland Dance instruction. Class schedules and fees, as well as registration instructions, can be found on our After School Dance form.
STE has partnered with Mini-Stars Sports to offer soccer, archery, and yoga to students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. For schedules and registration information, see our Youth Sports Program flyer.
According to the National Association of School Nurses, healthy children are successful learners. Our Office of the School Nurse is dedicated to collaborating with families and faculty to support students’ health and facilitate their success at school. The school nurse has a multi-faceted role, one that focuses on the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of students, as well as their progress in the learning process.
The Office of the School Nurse is responsible for:
- Collecting and assessing student health forms
- Ensuring student compliance with state vaccine requirements
- Helping manage chronic health conditions like allergies, diabetes, asthma, seizures, and more
- Creating student-specific health plans when requested
- Conducting screenings, as required by the state Providing first aid and emergency care services
- Administering medications to students, as directed by parents and/or physician
- Keeping emergency equipment, like medical kits, AEDs, and more, in good working condition
- Student Health Letter
- Certificate of Participation Medical Form
- Consent for Administration of Medicine (OTC)
- Consent for Administration of Medicine (Prescription)
- Allergy Action Plan
- Asthma Action Plan
- Illness Policy
- Injury Policy
- Medication Policy
- STE Concussion Policy
- STE Concussion Return to Play Form (K-8)
- TAPPS Concussion Return to Play Form (9-12)
GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR NURSES
Anne W. Sexton, RN
School Nurse BSN, University of Texas School of Nursing, San Antonio
Kay M. Bowers, RN
BSN, Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing, Houston
For the safety of our students, faculty, staff and guests, we have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the following locations:
- Murray Center (Gym), West Wall
- Inside the Ingram Room, East Wall
- Nurse's Office, Room 2A of Scotland Yard
- School Office, Room 7A of Scotland Yard
- Inside the field house at the Willowbend Field