Re-open update – Aug 19

Dear Trinity Family,

It is hard to believe that school will open in less than two weeks.  Our campus has been a hub of activity as we prepare to begin the 62nd year of school ministry here at Trinity.  I have a few updates to share with you, with some additional information about what the first week of school will look like.

We thank God for you and your child(ren).  Our faculty and staff are looking forward to a great year, trusting in our God for His guidance, direction, and safety as we navigate this pandemic season.

be God’s,

Gregg Pinick
Executive Director/Head of Schools
SDG!

Operational Blueprint for Reentry Submitted:

The required Operational Blueprint for Reentry was filed with the Oregon Department of Education (Links to Blueprints), the Deschutes County Health Department (DCHD), and posted on Trinity’s School website (2020-2021 Reopen Plan) on Monday, August 17.  As the plan gets more refined, we will be updating it on a regular basis.  We did receive some additional language from the DCHD that we will add tomorrow.

The 2020/2021 Enrollment

We currently are projecting an enrollment of 277 students in Early Childhood – grade 12.  This week, we have also solidified the number of cohorts that are needed in our various grades, when we return to in-person learning.

Early Childhood program (formerly Preschool and JK] Full-day (8:30a-4:00p) program – 1 cohort of 10 studentsHalf-day program (8:30a-11:15a) – 1 cohort of 10 students for the morning KDG- 12 years– Teachers in this program will assist students with connecting to their online lessons in the morning, and leading activities in the afternoon Two full-day cohorts of 15 students for children ages (8:00a-5:30p). 
There are still a few spots available for this program. If you would like more information, please contact our TLCA director Liza Conover (liza.conover@saints.org) 
  • See Grades KDG-grade 5 Distance Learning Schedules Here: 
  • Grade 6 to 12 will be utilizing a 4×4 block schedule which means that each day from 8:45a-12p students will have four 45 min blocks of live instruction of four of their 8 classes.  The afternoon from 12:30p-3p will be the teacher’s office hours and times for one-on-one or small group video instruction (or by phone).  
     
  •  Family Login information to the new TADS: Educate parent portal to access student progress will be emailed to parents by August 26.  This program replaces the Gradelink program from previous years.
     

Opening Week of School Schedule

ECE and Emergency Child Care grades
KDG-age 12: September 1-3
 

  • 8:00a  Doors Open 
  • 8:30a – 4:00p ECE Full Day
  • 8:30a -11:15a ECE Half-Day

KDG-Grade 2:

September 1-3

  • Parent-student-teacher meetings (30 minutes in length)
  • Teacher(s), student(s), and parent(s) can meet one another, talk about the opening of school, and pick up supplies and books.  Only parent(s) and the student(s) will be allowed in the meeting. 
  • signups will be distributed by your child’s teacher
  • Apple has informed us that iPads for grades K-2 will be shipped September 8, and should arrive that week

September 8-11

  • 9:00a-9:30a each day – WebEx Morning Devotion (Each teacher will check in with families to see if a device to connect is available)
  • Teachers will divide the students in their classes into two cohorts of 10 students maximum, and teach one cohort on campus (in-person limited instruction) from 1:00p-3:00p each day
  • Cohort 1 – On-campus on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
  • Cohort 2 – On-campus on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. 
  • We will continue this schedule until the iPads arrive so that the teachers can introduce the students to how to access their lessons and instruction on the iPads.

Grades 3-4:

September 1-3

  • Students will be placed in cohorts of 10 students (maximum) and come to campus at designated times.  
  • Grade 3 (Mrs. Clift) –   2 cohorts
    • Cohort 1 – 9:00a-11:00a on Tuesday (9/1) and Thursday (9/3). 
    • Cohort 2 – 12:30a-2:30p on Tuesday (9/1) and Thursday (9/3). 
       
  • Grade 4 (Mrs. Stichler) – 2 cohorts
    • Cohort 1 – 9:00a-11:00a on Tuesday (9/1) and Thursday (9/3). 
    • Cohort 2 – 12:30a-2:30p on Tuesday (9/1) and Thursday (9/3). 
       
  • For Grade 3 & Grade 4 
    • Tuesday (9/1) – Chromebooks, textbooks, and supplies will be distributed, during your cohort time.
    • Wednesday (9/2) – Students will start their distance learning from home start at 8:45a-12:00p. 
    • Thursday (9/3) –  cohorts time will allow students to be meeting live with their teacher and discuss what worked and what didn’t work the previous day so they will be ready for distance learning again after the Labor Day weekend.

Grade 5:

September 1-3

  • Students will be placed in cohorts of 10 students (maximum) and come to campus at designated times. 
  • Grade 5 (Mrs. Borgmann) – 3 cohorts.
    • Cohort 1 – instructed from 8:30a-10:30a on Tuesday (9/1). 
    • Cohort 2 – instructed from 11:00a-1:00p on Tuesday (9/1). 
    • Cohort 3 – instructed from 1:30-3:30p on Tuesday (9/1). 
  • Tuesday (9/1) – Chromebooks, textbooks, and supplies will be distributed during your cohort time.
  • Wednesday (9/2) – Thursday (9/3) – Students will start their distance learning from home starting at 8:45a-12:00p.

Grade 6-7:

  • Students will be placed in cohorts of 10 students (maximum) and come to campus at designated times. 
  • Grade 6 (Mrs. Gilbert) – 3 cohorts
    • Cohort 1 – instructed from 8:30a-10:30a on Tuesday (9/1). 
    • Cohort 2 – instructed from 11:00a-1:00p on Tuesday (9/1). 
    • Cohort 3 – instructed from 1:30-3:30p on Tuesday (9/1). 
  • Grade 7 (Mrs. Linn) – 2 cohorts. 
    • Cohort 1 – instructed from 8:30a-10:30a on Tuesday (9/1). 
    • Cohort 2 – instructed from 11:00a-1:00p on Tuesday (9/1). 
  •  MacBook Airs, textbooks, and supplies will be distributed on Tuesday (9/1), during your cohort time. 
September 2-3
  • This year, grades 6 and 7 are on the same block schedule as the high school students and will have three more teachers in addition to Mrs. Gilbert and Mrs. Linn. 
  • Students will begin their distance learning from home starting at 8:45a-12:00p.Mrs. Vicknair will teach science, Mrs. Vanderkamp will teach Spanish, and Miss Cowan will teach music. 

Grades 8-12:

August 31:

  • 3:00p-6:00p: First options for Grades 8-12 parents/students to come on campus to pick up classroom books, etc, and computers (Gr 8 and those high school students who get one from Trinity).  This will take place at the gym.

September 1

  • 8:30a-12:00p: Second option for Grades 8-12 parents/students to come on campus to pick up classroom books, etc, and computers (Gr 8 and those high school students who get one from Trinity). This will take place at the gym.

September 2

  • Students will begin their distance learning from home starting at 8:45a-12:00p.