Parents

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.

Please know that as we near our August opening we will communicate to you our plans for events, which will include above all else measures to keep our students and families safe as we launch a new year.

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  • 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 2020-2021 and includes requests for:

    • Student, Contact and Emergency Information
    • Alumni and Grandparent Information
    • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Sports and Outdoor Program
    • Titan Closet
    • Student Computer Loan Agreement
    • Technology Acceptable Use Policy
    • Course Registration/Sign up with a Scheduler

    The School Profile Update should take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete for each child enrolled. To access the update, please login to your PowerSchool account, click “Forms” and select the first form under the Profile Update header. 

    All questions about this form can be directed to Isa Dunaway (isadunaway@trinityes.org).
  • Course Selection

    Within the School Profile Update (see above), you will have the opportunity to reserve a time to meet with a scheduler — as well as an opportunity to request courses that will help guide the discussion with your scheduler.  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. 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 coursework will be considered when planning the schedule. A link to summer reading assignments will be provided in early June.
  • 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. 
     
  • Summer Strength and Conditioning

    With the Trinity campus still closed, summer on-campus strength and conditioning workouts have been canceled through the end of June. Student athletes are encouraged to continue following the at-home workouts developed by Strength & Conditioning Coach Adam Banwarth. 
    There are three separate workout progressions, each based upon the type/amount of equipment individuals have available to them.
    Please contact Adam Banwarth (adambanwarth@trinityes.org) with questions. 
  • Student Medical Records (Magnus Health Profile)

    The Magnus Health Portal will open for all families on June 1 for the 2020-21 school year. 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). Parents will receive an email on June 1 with detailed instructions about how to access and update their Magnus Health account.

    All Trinity students are required to have a physical exam completed and dated AFTER May 1, 2020 by a physician and uploaded to the Magnus Health profile before participating in any on-campus Trinity activity. Please bring BOTH the Trinity Student Physical Exam (PDF) form and the Student Medical History (PDF) with you to your exam. 

    As we continue to receive guidance from public health officials and the Virginia Department of Health around COVID-19, we may be adjusting timelines and requirements relating to completion of portions of the Magnus Health Profile. We advise parents to first reach out to their primary care physician for guidance on the appropriate time to complete their student's physical exam and other required forms.

    If you have any questions about completing the physical exam process, please contact Athletic Trainer Mark Hall (markhall@trinityes.org) or School Nurse Suzanne Winefordner (suzannewinefordner@trinityes.org).
  • Student Physical Exams

    All Trinity students are required to have a physical exam completed and dated AFTER May 1, 2020 by a physician and uploaded to the Magnus Health profile before participating in any on-campus Trinity activity. Please bring BOTH the Trinity Student Physical Exam (PDF) form and the Student Medical History (PDF) with you to your exam. 

    As we continue to receive guidance from public health officials and the Virginia Department of Health around COVID-19, we may be adjusting timelines and requirements relating to completion of portions of the Magnus Health Profile. We advise parents to first reach out to their primary care physician for guidance on the appropriate time to complete their student's physical exam and other required forms.
  • Summer Assignments

    Trinity teachers post summer assignments so that incoming students can best prepare for the year.  All assignments will be posted at www.trinityes.org/summerassignments no later than Wednesday, June 3.

    Students, please complete all summer assignments by Tuesday, August 18.
  • 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. 
     
    When restrictions are lifted and it is safe for student athletes to come onto campus, summer strength and conditioning will be available for Trinity athletes. 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 2020 Workout Schedule for details. 
     
    If conditions related to public health do not permit on-campus conditioning over the summer, Trinity has also created an off-campus strength and conditioning training program. Please view the schedule here
     
    Athletic practices for most varsity teams begin the week of Monday, August 10. (Football and volleyball practices begin Monday, August 3.) If your student plans to play a fall sport please review the Fall Athletics Preparation Grid for specific start dates and contact information. 
  • Concussion Baseline Testing

    All Trinity student athletes are required to complete an online Concussion Baseline Test prior to their first practice in August. Please review the XLNTBrain Overview as well as the Steps for Concussion Baseline Testing with XLNT Brain. Contact Athletic Trainer Mark Hall (markhall@trinityes.org) with questions or visit the Athletic Performance and Training page of the website for more details. 
     
  • Technology

    MacBooks
    Trinity Episcopal School is pleased and proud to offer all students and faculty members access to a 13.3-inch 2020 model 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. Students will also be responsible for providing their own adapters, as these MacBooks come with two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and do not come with an SD card slot or USB port. Students may wish to purchase their own USB-C to USB Adapter or USB-C to SD Card Reader, especially if they are taking Cinematography or Digital Photography classes at Trinity. For MacBook specs and expectations of care of the device, please review the Computer Loan Agreement Overview
     
    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 access, complete and update their School Profile Update and Magnus Health Profiles. This is the same portal that all parents used to complete the enrollment contract when offered admission. New students and parents will be able to view class assignments on PowerSchool in early August.
  • 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.
  • Purchasing Textbooks

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

    The Trinity Parents Association sponsors a Used Textook Sale in late summer (date TBD). A portion of the proceeds goes directly to supporting school needs. The Trinity Parents Association is hard at work looking at ways to restructure the Book Sale so that it is safe and continues to be a valuable benefit to parents, students and Trinity. Each year, this consignment sale raises significant funds for Trinity while also helping families save money on used textbooks.



    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.
  • Trinity's Website Login

    On August 1, new parents will be able to log into Trinity's website. The login button is located on the top right corner of the website. Instructions will be emailed to parents at that time.
  • 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.
     
  • 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  wil be available here midsummer.
  • 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.
  • New Student Orientation (For Students Only)

    Monday, August 17 
    (10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

    New students should gather in the theatre in the Perkinson Arts Center at 10 a.m. Students should be picked up by 1:45 p.m. This orientation is for students only. Students do not need to bring books or supplies. They will be introduced to several key faculty and staff members, get an opportunity to walk through their schedule, meet their advisor and teachers and enjoy a question and answer session with current Trinity students. Lunch is provided.
  • 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 21 with "DAY 2;" Thursday, August 22 will be "DAY 3;" etc.

    Late-Start Monday
    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.

     
  • 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 2019-20 (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 (wendywilliams@trinityes.org) to learn more.
  • Freshman Class Retreat (Sep. 2-4)

    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 planned for Wednesday, September 2 through Friday, September 4. The cost of the trip will be approximately $300, 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.
     
    Permission forms and more details will be posted to this page when finalized. 

Trinity Episcopal School

3850 Pittaway Drive | Richmond, Virginia 23235 Phone: 804.272.5864 Fax: 804.272.4652 Email: mail@trinityes.org