Parents
Parent Info

Welcome New Families

Welcome to the Trinity family! We are so excited to call you a Titan. Thank you for entrusting these important years to Trinity. Please continue to refer to the page throughout the spring and summer to find information and forms relating to enrollment, summer activities and the start of school.

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  • Dress Code and Approved Trinity Clothing

    The boundaries of Trinity’s dress standard are designed to promote a learning environment and remind students that they are all part of a unified community. The standard allows students the opportunity to express themselves through their dress, but it does not permit any clothing deemed inappropriate. All clothing must be clean, neat, in good condition and worn for the purpose and in the manner for which it was designed.

    Please review with your students the full, detailed Standard of Dress for 2018-19 (PDF).

    The Titan Closet is the ONLY approved merchant for Trinity apparel

    Parents, please be aware that Trinity does NOT have an online school store. The only merchant that produces and sells official, approved Trinity gear is the Titan Closet, located here on campus in the Estes Athletic Center. Any merchandise or apparel purchased online is not coming from a licensed or approved source, and Trinity will not receive any proceeds from purchases made online. Please note also that official Trinity apparel (including team and club apparel) produced in coordination with the Titan Closet is the only kind of “Trinity tee-shirt” considered an acceptable part of the school’s dress code.

    As always, the Titan Closet is stocked full of attractive and school-approved apparel, with new merchandise and designs added seasonally. Please stop in, visit the store’s web page or contact store manager Wendy Williams to learn more.
  • Freshman Class Retreat (Aug. 23-25)

    Each year, Trinity’s ninth graders participate in an off-campus program designed to foster effective group interaction. This year’s class will travel together to the Horizons Outdoor Learning and Retreat Center in Harrisonburg, VA, where they will participate in an outdoor program geared toward strengthening group skills and class unity in a fun and unique setting. A team of faculty chaperones will accompany the group on this three-day, two-night retreat, as professional facilitators from Horizons lead the daily activities.

    This year’s trip is set for Thursday, August 23 through Saturday, August 25. The cost of the trip is $280, which will be split across the remainder of the billing cycle for parents on the monthly payment plan (and in a single invoice for all others). We encourage your child’s participation as we have found it to be an invaluable part of the Trinity freshman experience.
     
    Please take a moment to review each of the links ON THE GREEN BOX ON THIS PAGE in preparation for the trip. Several forms must be completed and returned to Trinity by Friday, August 17. Please take special note of the packing list, which lists items to bring—and not to bring—that will ensure a safe and successful trip for your child and his/her classmates. More information will be shared at the 9th Grade Parent Meeting on Thursday, August 16 at 7 p.m.
     
  • School Profile Update

    A School Profile Update must be completed for each student by June 1. This is an annual online form to complete your child(ren)’s registration and enrollment for 2018-2019 and includes requests for:
    • Student and family contact information
    • Emergency/cancellation contact information
    • Volunteer opportunities through the Trinity Parents Association (TPA)
    • Fall athletics information
    • Permission/acknowledgements:
      • Charges to Titan Closet bookstore
      • Acceptable use of technology
    The School Profile Update should take approximately 10 minutes to complete for each child enrolled. In mid-May, parents of incoming students will receive an email with the subject: "*MANDATORY FORM - Trinity School Profile Update - Deadline 6/1" with a link to login to Infosnap and complete the form. (Families with returning students have already received a similar notice). The email for new students with the same subject line and link to login and complete the form will be coming soon. All questions about this form can be directed to Jackie Berens (jackieberens@trinityes.org).
  • Start of School Events


    Tuesday, July 31 (8 a.m. to noon)
    Used Textbook Sale
    Sponsored by the Trinity Parents Association (TPA), this event allows families to save on gently used textbooks for the upcoming school year.

    Monday, August 6
    Most* Varsity Athletic Practices Begin
    Review the Fall 2018 Athletics Preparation Chart for specific times and coaches’ requirements.
    *Football begins practice Monday, July 30.

    Monday, August 13 (10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
    New Student Orientation
    This day is for new students only, as they will be welcomed by student leaders and assigned to groups for a series of introductory activities. Lunch will be provided.

    Tuesday, August 14
    First Full Day of School
    Morning Meeting begins at 7:50 a.m. The Trinity Parents Association (TPA) will host a Back-to-School Cookout during an extended lunch period. Dismissal is at 3 p.m.

    Thursday, August 16 (7 p.m.)
    9th Grade Parent Meeting
    Administrators and volunteers will welcome all 9th grade families in the Perkinson Arts Center Theatre and provide final details about the Freshman Class Retreat.

    Thursday, August 16 (7:30 p.m.)
    New Parent Reception
    Trinity will host a gathering of all new parents in the Perkinson Arts Center. Join administrators and TPA leaders and meet other new parents. Casual dress. Light refreshments.

    Thursday, August 23 – Saturday, August 25
    Freshman Class Retreat
    For decades, Trinity’s 9th Grade students have bonded on this three-day, two-night class retreat in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Please save the date and anticipate more details, permission forms and a supplemental fee for travel, meals and lodging.

    Thursday, August 30 (7 p.m.)
    Back-to-School Night
    Back-to-School Night gives parents a chance to hear from school administrators and meet their student’s advisor and teachers, as they move from classroom to classroom in a simulated daily schedule.

    For more details on daily events, check the Monthly Calendar on Trinity’s website. For a quick, one-page view of the major dates and school closings for the 2018–19 school year, please visit the Academic Year Calendar page.
  • Course Selection

    Many of you have already scheduled a time for you and your student to meet with a counselor to discuss course scheduling. If you have not, you can call the front office at (804) 272-5864 to arrange a time for you and your student to come in between June 4 and June 28.

    Please have your student review the Course Description Guide. It is helpful to know that all students take five year-long academic courses (English, social studies, mathematics, science and world language) each year. Students will also need to select at least two electives. Prior to graduation students need to take two fine arts courses and one religion course. Students should keep this in mind when making their choices.

    After your student determines the classes he/she is interested in, please have your student complete the online New Student Course Request Form and submit it by June 1. This information will be used during the scheduling meeting to help guide the discussion.

    The primary goal of the course selection process is to create a curriculum that will allow students to grow academically while maintaining balance in their school, home and extracurricular lives. Admission testing, grades and previous course work will be considered when planning the schedule.

    Summer assignments have been posted here: https://www.trinityes.org/page/summer-assignments
  • Final Transcripts

    To create your student’s official transcript here at Trinity we will need a final, official, year-end transcript from your current school. Please print the Release of Student Records Form and return a signed copy to your current school. This will release the necessary year-end documents to Trinity. Once again, this form will be sent directly to your inbox at the conclusion of the school year.
     
  • Student Medical Records

    All Trinity students are required to complete a Magnus Health Profile, which will include permissions to participate in activities and a space to upload your most recent physical exam and medical history (see below). Incoming families will receive an email over the summer with detailed instructions about how to access and update their Magnus Health account. The deadline for completion is Monday, July 30.

    Students may not participate in any school activity until the Magnus Health Profile is complete.
  • Student Physical Exams

    All Trinity students are required to have a physical exam completed by a physician and uploaded to the Magnus Health Profile no later than July 30. To help our Trinity families with this process, we have invited Dr. John Siedlecki to campus to provide physical exams on Thursday, May 24, 2018, beginning at 2 p.m. We strongly encourage you to join us if this works in your schedule. Please complete the Student Medical History (PDF) form and bring it with you to your exam. The cost is $20.00 and checks should be made payable to Dr. Siedlecki.

    (If you elect to receive a physical exam from another physician, please bring BOTH the Trinity Student Physical Exam (PDF) form and the Student Medical History (PDF) with you.)

    If you have any questions about completing the physical exam process, please contact Athletic Director Becky Currier at beckycurrier@trinityes.org.
  • Summer Assignments

    Trinity teachers post summer assignments so that incoming students can best prepare for the year.  

    Click here for Summer Assignments resource page >>

    Students, please complete all summer assignments by 
    Tuesday, August 14.
  • Purchasing Textbooks

    At this time, books are not sold from the Titan Closet. 

    The Trinity Parents Association sponsors a Used Textook Sale in midsummer (July 31 – August 1, 2018). A portion of the proceeds goes directly to supporting school needs. If you have questions about the Used Book Sale, visit trinityes.org/usedbooksale.



    You may purchase new books online through the MBS Direct online bookstore: 
    1. Select Order Your Materials from the menu in the upper right

    2. Check your course(s)

    3. Scroll down to the bottom and click View Your Materials
    If you have questions about the online bookstore, please contact francisdecker@trinityes.org.
  • Athletics

    Completed physical exams and Magnus Health Profile (see above) are required for participation in the summer workouts and for all sports and activities during the school year.

    Summer strength and conditioning is available for all Trinity athletes. Strength and conditioning coaches will begin training incoming students the week of June 4. Each Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., incoming students (girls and boys in all sports) are encouraged to come to the Estes Athletic Center to make new friends and meet new teammates. Please review the Summer 2018 Workout Schedule for details.

    Athletic practices for most varsity teams begin the week of Monday, August 6 (football practices begin a week earlier, on Monday, July 30). If your student plans to play a fall sport please review the Fall Athletics Preparation Chart for specific start dates and contact information.
     
  • Technology

    MacBooks
    Trinity Episcopal School is pleased and proud to offer all students and faculty members access to a 13-inch Apple MacBook Air laptop computer. We hope that you share our excitement of being able to offer the MacBook computers as an instructional resource to our students and teachers at Trinity. Devices are leased by Trinity through Apple and are loaned to the student for educational purposes for the duration of their Trinity career or until further notice, in accordance with Trinity’s acceptable use policies and rules. All students will be required to purchase a hard case for their device and show evidence of purchase the first week of school. In addition, students will need to bring to school their own headphones for use with the device.

    For MacBook specs and expectations of care of the device, please review, download and sign the Computer Loan Agreement. ALL students must submit a signed Computer Loan Agreement no later than the first day of school in order to be issued a laptop for 2018-19.


    PowerSchool
    Trinity uses a web- and app-based system called PowerSchool to manage student academic records, schedules and grades. This is also where parents will eventually access, complete and update their Magnus Health Profiles. New students and parents will be able to view class assignments on PowerSchool no later than July 31.

    In early May, as accounts were being created, you may have received an email from the address “powerschool@trinityes.org” with the subject “Your PowerSchool account information has changed.” Please disregard this message. More specific details and instructions about using the account will follow in June.
  • Receiving email from Trinity

    Parents should expect to receive detailed eNews blasts by email on a monthly basis. To ensure that you continue to receive important notifications, please take a moment to add the email address trinitynews@trinityes.org to your address book or contact list.

    If you need to make an update or change to your email address, or if you or your spouse is not receiving messages, please contact the school registrar, Isa Dunaway, at isadunaway@trinityes.org.
  • Optional Lunch Delivery Program

    Trinity offers an optional lunch delivery program for students on a quarterly basis. The lunch order form for the first quarter (August 14 – October 19) must be completed and returned to Trinity's main office with payment by check NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JULY 27.

    • Monday – Italian Delight
    • Tuesday – Firehouse Subs
    • Wednesday – Cathay Gourmet
    • Thursday – Chick-fil-A
    • Friday – Food Truck Friday (The Boardwalk Food Truck)   

    Contact Shannon Puckett with questions.
  • Parking and Drop-off Guidelines

    Drop-off, pick-up and parking guidelines
    In order to provide for efficient and safe traffic flow to and from campus, parents and students are asked to arrive on campus from either Cherokee Road or Wainfleet Drive depending upon the student’s grade level. This pattern is intended to minimize wait time and the need to stop traffic entering campus for those vehicles exiting campus. It is crucial — both to the timeliness of the process and for the safety of all — that all drivers follow the instructions of the traffic attendants. As always, the safety of all of our community members — parents and students, faculty and staff, drivers and pedestrians — is our highest priority, and we need your help to ensure it.
  • Daily Schedule & Late-Start Monday

    The daily academic schedule at Trinity follows an eight-day rotation: eight traditional class periods are spread out over eight instructional days, then the rotation begins again. Over those eight days, each course meets six times—with one longer period per day that a teacher may use for activities, science labs, projects or group work. A rotational schedule is not a block schedule, which has a much lower frequency of student/teacher contact. An eight-day rotational schedule gives students broader course selection while maintaining a high degree of frequency of teacher/student contact.

    View a printable PDF copy of the Eight-Day Rotational Schedule here

    The first day of school (Tuesday) will follow a modified "DAY 1" schedule. The full-day Standard Rotation of classes will begin on Wednesday, August 15 with "DAY 2;" Thursday, August 16 will be "DAY 3;" etc.

    Every Monday, however, Trinity follows the "Late-Start Monday" schedule, which means students should arrive to Trinity for Morning Meeting at 8:45 a.m., and will be dismissed at 3:15 p.m.

     
  • Carpooling

    Carpooling to and from school with fellow Trinity families is encouraged. Trinity will publish an online school directory in August that includes the ability to sort parent contact information by ZIP code and locate other Trinity families near you.
     

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