Trinity Online / Return to Learn
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the metric that Trinity will use to determine whether or not it is safe to go back to school?
- How can I best prepare my child for a successful start to school?
- What will happen if a student at Trinity tests positive for COVID?
- What if a family member of a Trinity student tests positive?
- Will you be asking students to screen frequently?
- If someone has a light fever, but no other symptoms, can they still come to campus?
- Will there be community behavior guidelines that Trinity families are expected to follow?
- At what point would the school shut down?
- What counseling resources will be available this fall?
- How is Trinity protecting students in this new world of remote learning?
- Why not bring all grades back if Austin is in Stage 3?
- Do face masks have to adhere to uniform standards?
- Is it possible for a child to wear a face shield without a mask underneath it? Are they as effective as masks?
- What is the research around wearing a mask all day? Can kids really do it and are there any negative or harmful effects?
- Should students bring more than one mask to school? Are there restrictions as to what kind of mask they may wear?
- If I need technical support, where do I go?
- When will we know which group (Blue or Silver) our children will be in? How are the groups decided?
- Will students at home be watching a livestream of the classes happening in person at the school?
- Do students have to wear uniforms when taking virtual classes?
- Will the amount of homework be reduced on the days students are doing online school?
- Will the regular grading system resume or will it continue to be a pass/fail scale like the spring?
- How will attendance work?
- How will morning arrival work?
- How will afternoon dismissal work?
- Can teachers prepare lessons and materials 2 to 3 weeks in advance?
- Will students have two sets of teachers in the hybrid model?
- What is meant by synchronous and asynchronous learning?
- Why is so much of our Middle School student’s time asynchronous?
- How will grade levels maintain their sense of identity and community?
- Will students have access to the library?
In Case You Missed It
Return to Learn, Fall 2020
Recorded August 5
We want you to feel prepared to return to school. In case you missed it or just want to rewatch, here's a recording of the webinar we hosted on August 5. Head of School Jennifer Morgan — along with Head of Lower School Shanna Hines and Head of Middle School Shanna Weiss — lead us through the plan for returning to school. The webinar also features two members of Trinity's Medical Task Force: Dr. Vicky Gregg and Dr. Dahlia El Bejjani.
We have identified three scenarios for the 2020-2021 school year. These scenarios depend on the severity of the pandemic and its associated risks.
Leadership Team members and faculty volunteers have formed three task forces to determine a plan forward.