Trinity Regional Sounds the School Bell

Sep 9, 2020 | Community, Education, Faith Formation

September is here, and Trinity Regional School is ready!

The 2019-2020 school year was challenging for students, families and faculty alike. As the new school year begins, Trinity Regional School has been busy preparing the building to ensure a safe and sanitary environment. Classes begin September 8, with students returning to the classroom five days a week, so long as schools are permitted to reopen in New York State. Perrotta Consulting, specialists in Emergency Operation Planning, worked with Trinity Regional and other schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre to develop a systematic approach to reopening, along the guidelines set forth to ensure the highest standard of safety for children, families and faculty.

Measures taken include temperature screening for everyone entering the school, and full decontamination of classrooms, using products designed with safety in mind. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building, and face coverings are mandated. Social distancing procedures, including changes in traffic flow patterns have been put in place. Faculty and staff have been trained in cleaning procedures, protocols, and how to monitor for signs of infection. Regular status meetings will be held to determine if changes are needed, and if so, there will be frequent communication with parents and students. Everyone is expected to do their part in following the guidelines for a safe and successful school year.

Trinity has a strong remote learning plan that can be put in place overnight if necessary. Every member of the school community – teachers, students, parents, and administrators – will have access to this remote learning. Instruction is given through a combination of live and recorded presentations, and faculty have worked very diligently through the spring and summer to ensure that the level of instruction for all grades is the highest standard of online learning achievable. Assistance will be provided for families of students who have difficulty accessing or affording internet services. All details and further information can be found on Trinity Regional School’s website at https://trinityregional.org/

The school website also carries the following message of encouragement: “As our communities and our schools face the many issues surrounding the Coronavirus, let us always call to mind the power of prayer. Please continue to pray for our families, for our children, for all those affected by this illness and for the health care workforce. We will continue to pray for each other and support one another as our Trinity family does so well.” Welcome back, everyone!

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