Hello Trinity Family,
 
What a wild ride these past ten months have been. Since our opening communique on March 13 and the first day of online classes on March 16, so much has happened. In these ten months we have also seen the hand of God draw a community closer together and

provide an abundance of resources from so many sources to ensure that Trinity’s ministry would continue to share the love of Christ in Bend, Central Oregon, and beyond.  And starting today our hope of having all of our students in ECE to grade 12 on-campus, in-person, all day/every day became a reality once again.  We give God all the praise and honor as we will once again gather together as the Trinity family.

In addition, we have had over 100 applications for students to join our Trinity family in a variety of grade levels.  While we cannot meet all of the requests for the 2nd semester, we are doing our best to meet as many needs as possible and not compromise the Trinity experience for existing or new Trinity students.  To determine how many students we can serve is dependent on maximizing the learning spaces we have on campus and securing great teachers to join our team.   

So far we have been able to hire seven additional staff and add another section in KDG, grade 1, and grade 2. We will also be adding some additional students to the current sections.  

To facilitate this change, we have a slight change in the schedule as we will not have school on Friday, January 15.  Our entire staff will help to get all of our learning spaces finalized for the start of the second semester on Tuesday, January 19.

As a reminder, the only way that we keep all of our students in school is when we work together to create a safe learning environment for our students and our workers. This includes: Wearing a maskWashing your handsSocial distancingStaying home when you are sick 
I have also received a few questions that I have recently answered in this COVID Campus Safety Q&A.

We pray we will not have an outbreak of COVID-19 in any of our learning cohorts, but we will mitigate any isolated case as needed, as we have all year, with the Deschutes County Health Services (DCHS). We are not taking any shortcuts in regards to any of the regulations as mandated by the Governor, ODE, OHA, and DCHS, as our goal during this entire pandemic has been to provide our students and staff a safe place to learn, and when we could, provide our education on-campus, in-person, all day/every day. These are still our priorities.

One other scheduling change to note.  We will have school all day on February 10, but we still have no school on February 11, 12, and 15 for President’s Day.

be God’s,

Gregg Pinick
SDG!

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