Campus Safety Procedures
As with everything COVID-related, these procedures will continue to evolve as more information and updated public health guidelines are issued. Strategies may include, but not are not limited to, the following areas:
Face coverings required for all students, faculty, staff and visitors while on campus. Bandanas and valved masks are not allowed, as they do not provide adequate protection, according to the CDC. Neck gaiters are only allowed during certain athletic activities. Parents should provide two masks for your student(s) daily. Trinity will have extra masks available in case masks become wet, dirty, or lost. Masks do not need to adhere to uniform colors. Visitors will be extremely limited. We'll also install plexiglass barriers in strategic locations (e.g, reception areas, between bathroom sinks) to promote health and safety.
We'll take a variety of steps to ensure physical distancing. Policies include limited on-campus capacity, limited visitors, limited classroom capacity, repurposed locations, new classroom layouts, monitored foot traffic patterns, modified schedules, individually packaged lunches, no large indoor gatherings.
We expect all members of our community to complete daily health screenings — including temperature checks — before arriving on campus. To ensure accurate screenings and prevent transmission, students should not take fever-reducing medications before a screening. We will provide an app to help families monitor their health and communicate their status to the school daily. We'll also provide a dedicated space for non-COVID care and medication, moving anyone with COVID symptoms to a separate, private location and following recommended procedures for isolation and contact tracing.
We will place hand washing and sanitizing stations at building entrances and/or in classrooms. We expect all community members to wash or sanitize their hands regularly throughout each day. We will implement new and intensified cleaning protocols for shared spaces (e.g. classrooms, bathrooms), and we'll clean frequently touched surfaces throughout the day with EPA-approved disinfectant.
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.