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.

This page will be continually updated throughout the spring and summer. 

Please bookmark and continue to refer to this page for the most current information and forms relating to enrollment, summer activities and the start of school.

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  • 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.
  • 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 2021-2022 and includes requests for:
     
    • Student, Contact and Emergency Information
    • Alumni and Grandparent Information
    • Parent Volunteer Opportunities
    • Athletic and Outdoor Program Opportunities
    • Titan Closet School Store Purchase 
    • Technology: Computer Loan Agreement & 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. (If you have already submitted the Student, Contact and Emergency Information form, please verify that the information is still correct before continuing to the next form.)
     
    All questions about this form can be directed to Isa Dunaway (isadunaway@trinityes.org).
  • Course Selection

    All new families will need to reserve a time to meet face to face (or via videoconference) with an assigned scheduler. These meetings will take place in June, and the deadline to reserve a time is Tuesday, June 1. When you login to PowerSchool to complete the School Profile Update (see above), you will also see a link for “New Student Course Registration.” In this form, you will also have an opportunity to request courses; this information will help guide the discussion with your scheduler.  
     
    Please have your student review the Course Description Guide ahead of time. 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. 
     
  • Student Medical Records (Magnus Health Profile)

    The Magnus Health Portal will open for all families on June 1 for the 2021-22 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, 2021 by a physician and uploaded to the Magnus Health profile before participating in any on-campus Trinity activity. Please bring the official Trinity Student Physical Exam (PDF) form with you to your exam. 
     
    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).
  • Athletics

    Athletic practices for most varsity teams begin the week of Monday, August 9. (Football practices begin Monday, August 2.) If your student plans to play a fall sport please review the Fall Athletics Preparation Grid for specific start dates and contact information. Contact Athletic Director Anna Prillaman (annaprillaman@trinityes.org) with questions. 
     
    Completed physical exams and Magnus Health Profile are required for participation in the summer workouts and for all sports and activities during the school year. 
     
    All Trinity student athletes will complete a Concussion Baseline Test as part of the on-campus preseason training in early August. Updated testing protocols and instructions for students for 2021-22 will be published on the website by the end of June. Contact Athletic Trainer Mark Hall (markhall@trinityes.org) with questions.
  • Technology

     
    MacBooks
    Trinity Episcopal School is pleased and proud to offer all students and faculty members access to a 13.3-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. Students in 8th, 9th, and 10th grade 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:


    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.
     


  • Summer Strength and Conditioning

    Beginning in June, on-campus summer strength and conditioning will be available for Trinity athletes. Two evenings per week, incoming students (girls and boys in all sports) will be encouraged to come to the Estes Athletic Center to make new friends and meet new teammates. The official Summer Strength and Conditioning Schedule is available for download here. Please note:
    • Masks are required for all indoor activities
    • For outdoor activities, masks will not be required during times of physical exertion.
    • No written health screenings will be required to participate, but please use caution if experiencing any symptoms similar to those of COVID-19.
    • Capacity is limited to 32 athletes for each lifting group.
    Contact Strength and Conditioning Coach Adam Banwarth (adambanwarth@trinityes.org) with questions.
  • Summer Assignments

    Trinity teachers post summer assignments so that incoming students can best prepare for the year. All assignments will be posted to www.trinityes.org/summerassignments no later than Friday, June 11 for the summer of 2021. Summer assignments and course descriptions can now be accessed from within PowerSchool by selecting Other Links (last item in the left navigation). Students: please complete all summer assignments by Wednesday, August 18.

    Summer Math Readiness
     
    In order to help students maintain the necessary skills and building blocks over a long and well-deserved summer break, the Trinity Mathematics Department has designed a series of required “Readiness Packets” as well as optional “Review Work” for students.
     
    The following courses have a required packet: Algebra 1, Geometry (standard and honors), Algebra 2 Honors, Precalculus Honors, Calculus, and IB Math Analysis and Approaches. These will be posted to the Summer Assignments page (see above) by Friday, June 11.
     
    For details about the optional review work and on-campus instructional resources available this summer, please read this letter from the Math Department and explore the links provided.
  • 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 23 – October 22) must be completed and returned to Trinity's main office with payment by check no later than Friday, July 30. The printable form is available here.
     
    Selections include:
    • Monday - Firehouse Subs
    • Tuesday - Arby's
    • Wednesday - Mission BBQ
    • Thursday - Chick-fil-A
    • Friday - Pizza Hut
  • Purchasing Textbooks

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

    The Trinity Parents Association sponsors a Used Textbook Sale in late summer. A portion of the proceeds goes directly to supporting school needs.

    You may purchase new books online through the MBS Direct online bookstore (beginning Monday, July 12): 
    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 view this flyer or contact francisdecker@trinityes.org.
  • Orientation Days (for Students Only)

    Orientation days will include team-building activities, presentations on community values by student leaders and technology training sessions with Trinity staff. Activities are being planned for both new and returning students during these days. This orientation period will help to build community while allowing students and faculty to get to know one another before we resume our 8-day rotational daily schedule.

    Monday, August 16
    All NEW students (including transfer students)

    Tuesday, August 17
    All NEW students (including transfer students)

    Wednesday, August 18
    All RETURNING students AND new TRANSFER students
  • Modified Freshman Class Retreat (Aug. 26-27)

    For decades, Trinity’s 9th grade students have bonded on a multi-day class retreat in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. This fall, however, the retreat will take place on or near the Trinity campus and will not involve any overnight trips or sleeping arrangements. Trained facilitators from the Horizons Outdoor Learning Center will travel to Richmond to lead the retreat. A team of faculty chaperones will also  accompany the students.

    This year’s retreat is planned for Thursday, August 26 – Friday, August 27. Please save the date and anticipate more details, permission forms and a supplemental fee. 

    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. 
  • 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 (Thursday, August 19) will follow a modified "DAY 1" schedule. The full-day Standard Rotation of classes will begin on Friday, August 19 with "DAY 2;" Monday, August 20 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 2010-21 (PDF). All dress code requirements apply to virtual classrooms as well

    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.

2021-22 Major Dates (Tentative)

Dates subject to change

August 2021
August 9 (Mon)
Most athletic practices begin (football begins Aug. 2)
August 9 (Mon)
Faculty Work Week begins
August 16-17 (Mon –Tue)
Orientation (for all NEW students, including transfer students)
August 18 (Wed)
Orientation (for all RETURNING and transfer students)
August 19 (Thu)
First Full Day of School
September 2021
September 2 (Thu)
Back to School Night (7 p.m.)
September 6 (Mon)
Labor Day (School Closed)
October 2021
October 11 (Mon)
Indigenous Peoples Day (School Closed)
October 13 (Wed)
PSATs (No Classes)
October 29-30 (Fri–Sat)
Homecoming Weekend: Oyster Roast and Alumni Reunions
November 2021
November 2 (Tue)
Conference Day (No Classes)
November 24–26 (Wed–Fri)
Thanksgiving Break (School Closed)
November 29 (Mon)
Classes Resume
December 2021
December 16–17 (Thu–Fri)
Semester Exams
December 20-31 (Mon–Fri)
Christmas Break (School Closed)
January 2022
January 3 (Mon)
Classes Resume
January 17 (Mon)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (School Closed)
March 2022
March 7–11 (Mon–Fri)
Spring Break (School Closed)
March 14 (Mon)
Classes Resume
April 2022
April 15–18 (Fri–Mon)
Easter Break (School Closed)
April 19 (Tue)
Classes Resume
May 2022
May 25–26 (Wed–Thu)
Final Exams
May 27 (Fri)
Baccalaureate (7 p.m.)
May 28 (Sat)
Graduation (10 a.m.)

Trinity Episcopal School

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