Our building is closed… but our community of learning continues.
Trinity implemented a digital learning plan on March 16, 2020 following the Virginia state mandate to close all schools. Since then, instruction for all students from Preschool 3 through Grade 8 has been continuous, and keeps evolving to best meet the needs of our students and their families. In a fluid situation such as this, we will continue to update and improve upon our practices. We will make decisions in real time based on the best and most recent guidelines from verified experts. We will communicate transparently and with regularity. Any COVID news which impacts the Trinity community will be shared with our families via email and on this page.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How will the remainder of the school year look?
We are quickly moving to a new digital model. We appreciate your patience and grace as we make this sudden
transition. Our intention is to continually monitor the learning across the school- from preschool to middle school and make adjustments as necessary to meet our student’s needs. Our teachers strongly desire more “face to face”
contact and we are trialing several apps to make this possible.
- Will you still follow the school calendar? Is Spring Break still being observed?
Yes! As we’ve already seen in this new normal, we need to ensure our students are given time to relax and be the children they are. Thus, Spring Break, Memorial Day, etc. will still be holidays.
- What will grades look like?
Our 3rd Marking Period ended just as the mandatory closure was initiated and report cards were issued as usual. Grades for our 4th Marking Period will be given for core curriculum areas, but not resource classes.
- Are our students going to take their standardized testing (ERB) in May?
- Are our middle school students taking exams?
Yes. We will make certain that students taking high school credited classes will meet the necessary requirement to receive high school credit.
- What are the plans for End of the Year activities like Field Day, the Athletics Banquet, 8th Grade Graduation, etc?
The Governor’s order mandated closing the building for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. However, we are evaluating creative options to replicate some of these important events. We’ll share details as they become available.
- Can I gain access to the school to pick up my student’s belongings?
Per the Governor’s order, we are not allowing public access to the school. If your student needs something in the near term, email Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julie (email@example.com) Otherwise, we will set up a time for students to gather their belongings beginning in late May.
- Are there going to be any changes to the 2020-21 TLS calendar?
We don’t anticipate making any changes at this time.
- Will my student move forward to the next grade for the 2020-21 school year?
Since we are providing instruction for the remainder of the year, we expect our students to be ready for the following grade.
- Will summer camps still take place?
We are still planning for summer camps. In addition, we are now offering camps in August. If camps are cancelled due to the public health situation, all fees will be refunded.
- Do I still have to pay tuition?
Yes. Our teachers are working tirelessly to provide meaningful instruction to our students and to ensure they are ready for the next school year.
- What are the plans for August?
We are planning to come back together as a school community for our first day of school on August 26th while complying with CDC and state guidelines.
However, we are also ready to continue our digital format including our online learning portal (Canvas), Google Classroom (and supporting Google apps), videoconferencing (Zoom & FaceTime), and our regular academic resources like textbooks and workbooks. Professional development for Trinity faculty and staff this summer will focus upon analyzing best practices for digital learning and maximizing those strategies and approaches that work best for our students.
Summer Camp registration is ongoing! If we must cancel a camp due to public health guidelines, you will receive a full refund.
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control
Virginia Department of Health