October 29, 2021
Upper School is "Mask Optional" Beginning Monday

This is just a reminder that Holy Trinity’s Upper School will move to a “mask optional” status as of Monday (November 1st). All other mitigation practices stated in our Forward Together plan will remain in place until further notice.
At this time, we are only making a modification to our mask protocol for the Upper School. Lower School students and staff will continue to follow the current indoor mask requirement.
We will proceed with cautious optimism in the hopes we can return to more of the routines we enjoyed pre-pandemic. However, we are committed to reinstating the mask requirement if indicators show an increase in test positivity rate.
HT Honors Our Heads of Schools for National Principals Month
October is National Principals Month and there's no better time to recognize our amazing heads of schools and thank them for their leadership and their extraordinary gifts. We thank Dr. Kelce, Mrs. Euziere and Mrs. Buist for all they do to make Holy Trinity the special place it is.
Dr. Jessica Kelce
Head of Lower School
Melissa Euziere
Head of Junior High
Cyndi Buist
Head of Senior High
HT's Ladies Night Out Bingo Bash
Selling Out Fast!
Don't Miss Out on the Fun & Fab Bags

Our annual Ladies Night Out Bingo Bash is just two weeks away!

We are excited to let you know that our VIP tables have SOLD OUT, but we still have a handful of tables left.

You won’t want to miss this super fun evening. Tickets are $60 each or $480 for a table of eight. Don’t worry if you don’t have a full table, we can help to match you up. Proceeds raised will help fund Lower School teacher wish lists and campus projects. Many thanks in advance for your support!

We are so grateful to our families for their donations and can’t wait for this one-of-a-kind night.
Coach Duffle
Donated by Krissy Lindbaek, PA 
Kate Spade Shoulder Bundle
Donated by the Allison Family
Burberry Crossbody Bag
Donated by the Broadway Family
Tory Burch Tote
Donated by the Fraser Family
Poolside Top Handle Bag
Donated by the Hammond Family
Kate Spade Tote
Donated by the Stevens Family
Carmen Sol Tote
Donated by the Morton Family
Even if you can’t make the event, the Lower School Parent Association is still giving you the opportunity to win the pre-event Louis Vuitton bag and now they’ve made it even easier to participate. Raffle tickets are now only $25. All those who had already purchased pre-event Louis Vuitton raffle tickets for $50, we have doubled your tickets and chances to win the pre-event Louis Vuitton bag!
Join us on Tuesday, November 30th, as we participate in Giving Tuesday! Celebrated each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
At Holy Trinity, we make it fun! Be on the lookout for social media videos from our teachers and students and join the excitement as we try to reach $75,000 in one day! Check our Facebook and Instagram on Giving Tuesday!

Facebook @HTEAMelbourneFL * Instagram @HTEAtigers * #HTGivingTuesday
Please save the date for Holy Trinity’s annual fundraising gala!
Evening of Elegance
Saturday, February 26, 2022
6-10 pm
More details to follow soon
The Holy Trinity Pep Band under the direction of Mr. Jason Stephens entertaining families during our Homecoming Street Party last Friday night.
Lower School Carline Q&A

Below are some frequent questions from families about our Lower School carline and afternoon pick up procedures. We understand the carline can be a point of frustration and appreciate your patience and cooperation in helping it move as efficiently as possible each day.  Hopefully, the below information provides you with a better sense for why we maintain the processes that we do:

Main Questions

The LS used to operate several Later Gator carlines at a variety of locations – Strawbridge, Church Parking lot, Gym Parking lot. Why do we not still use those carlines?

The main reason to use only one carline for Later Gator is the safety of our students.
  • Multiple carlines means dividing up faculty and staff to multiple locations. We only have one SRO.
  • The track carline allows us to monitor who enters the carline and gives us time to enact emergency procedures if needed.

Additionally, previous locations are now difficult to access and have students waiting in areas outside of our secure perimeter.
  • Strawbridge – apartments across the street are a concern
  • Church Parking lot – navigating the gates and walking students through an unsecured area (Gallery)
  • Gym Parking Lot – This is now a park and walk lot and there is a lot of traffic going through that area at this time. The bus also uses this area to unload and load students.

Why does carline take so long?

We are still operating the Later Gator carlines within the same time frame as in years past. Poor weather and traffic conditions in the neighborhood very rarely make carline take longer than the posted times. We are however accommodating more families than in past years.

Can we have multiple dismissal times?

Unfortunately, no. PE has the field until dismissal time for sixth grade PE, so the track is not available before 3:20 PM. Sixth grade PE is at the end of the day to accommodate those students who may need to leave early to participate in US sports. Additionally, shortening the day means we will need to make reductions – either shorten the time allotted or reduce number of days for enrichments, chapel and PE. This also becomes difficult for families with multiple children and creates a need for supervision of younger siblings.
Why are there no directions for how to approach the school for Later Gator carline?

We have been advised by the Melbourne Police Department to not direct traffic outside our gates.

How Parents Can Help
  1. Do not queue up for carline before the gates are open. If you arrive before the Later Gator carline gates are open, please find a place to park – Church parking lot, TWC parking lot, etc., or circle the area. If you arrive in the area after 3:25 PM, the traffic is usually moving at a steady pace.
  2. Make sure your child knows their dismissal plans for the day – Are they to report to carline, Extended Day, or are they to ride the bus?
  3. Display your car tag in a visible location.
  4. Consider carpooling
  5. Refrain from using your phone in carline.
  6. Adhere to posted no parking and speed limit signs.
  7. Refrain from entering carline by traveling west on Fee Avenue and making a left hand turn into the carline. Instead, approach from the north via Mitchell Street or travelling east on Fee Avenue.
  8. If you live closer to the Upper School, consider using Tiger Transit.

Thank you again for your input. We value your feedback.

The Lower School Parent Association wants to thank you for your incredible support of our 2nd Annual Read-a-Thon fundraiser! This event was a huge success because of you and your amazing readers. We raised a total of $55,541 which will be used to purchase classroom Smart Boards.  
The students crushed our schoolwide reading goal of 65,000 minutes by reading a total of 110,697 minutes!
As a reward for such an outstanding job with fundraising and reading, all students will receive a gift card from Chilly Spoons for a free Guppy Bowl size of yogurt and toppings! Thank you Chilly Spoons and thank you Tiger families!
Attention 6th Grade Families...
Lunch Bunch Book Club Update
REMINDER: Students in grades 2-6 are invited to join the Lunch Bunch Book Club! The November book selections are:
2nd grade—Sarah, Plain and Tall—November 18
3rd and 4th grade—Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo—November 18 (3rd grade) and November 16 (4th grade)
5th and 6th grade—Restart by Gordon Korman—November 17
There's no need for students to sign up for Lunch Bunch Book Club. They read the book and then bring their lunch to the library on the assigned day. They will eat outside and then play a Kahoot based on the book. First, second and third place winners choose a prize from the library treasure chest. Lunch Bunch Book Club information is available on Mrs. Houser's Library onCampus page under "Groups.
Please be advised that after 4:00 PM, the Upper School is considered an open campus, accessible by all. If your child is on campus past 4PM, there is no direct supervision unless they are involved in a scheduled activity.
Simmons Leaving HT

We are sad to announce that Ms. Debby Simmons will be leaving Holy Trinity to move closer to her family in St. Petersburg, FL. Debby has worked for Holy Trinity for nearly 14 years, but has been a part of the Holy Trinity family for much longer, as a volunteer and parent of three daughters who graduated from our school in 2006, 2009 and 2011. During her tenure at HT, Debby has worked in various capacities including the Advancement Department and as the Substitute Coordinator. Debby will be greatly missed, her generous heart and willingness to always assist others is unmatched and we wish her the very best in all her future endeavors.
Important Information for Upper School Students ...

Upper School students needing to check out during the day must do so using School Pass any and every time they leave campus. We have had several sports and open elective related issues with students leaving campus and being marked absent by the teacher because they forgot to sign out with School Pass.
LAST DAY for College Essay Review with Senior English Teachers!

This is the last change for seniors to have their college essay reviewed with the Senior English teachers, THIS SATURDAY (10/30) from 9:00 AM- 12:00 Noon. Spots are still available. CLICK HERE to sign up for a 20-minute slot.
Important Reminders for Seniors

READ YOUR EMAILS! Colleges and Universities will be sending seniors emails with details about “next steps” after applications are submitted. Also, the HT College Office is sending you important information as well. It is crucial that the students check their inboxes and onCampus messages daily. 

UPDATE YOUR SCOIR COLLEGE LISTS! Seniors need to update the status of their “Applying” and “Applied” lists in SCOIR to keep the College office informed of their progress.

COLLEGES THAT REQUIRE SELF-REPORTED GRADES*: UF, FSU, UNF, and FAU all require the SSAR (Self-reported Student Academic Record) Create your account here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d48acaa2aa64-college

UCF requires the SPARK form. Once the application is submitted, UCF sends an email with directions on its completion.
*There are other colleges, but these are more common schools among our students.
Upcoming College Visits

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will be visiting Holy Trinity on Tuesday, November 16th during 2nd lunch. Juniors and Seniors interested in attending should register on SCOIR and must have teacher permission to miss class.
HT's Own Madame Sacra Named French Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Holy Trinity's own Madame Beren Sacra, who was named the 2021 French Teacher of the Year by the Florida Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (FFLA).
321SportsCast Features HT Senior Gutta

Priya is an assistant coach for Holy Trinity’s varsity football team and can be seen on the sidelines at practice and every game with I-pad in hand reviewing play footage and assisting in play- and coverage-calling.

Priya is the only female high school assistant football coach in Brevard County and quite possibly the state. What is also notable is her academic standing. Priya was recently named a National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalist, joining an elite group of (now) high school seniors who represent the top 1% of the nearly 1.6 million students who took the PSAT (as juniors) last October. Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for Finalist status and some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million offered next spring.

Priya's dream is to attend the University of Michigan next fall and to one day follow in the footsteps of women trailblazers such as Jen Welter, the NFL's first female coach, and Katie Sowers, the first female to coach in the Super Bowl!
JV Athletes Honored
Congratulations to 8th grader Aanya Kancharla and 7th grader Joe Wallace, who were recognized during chapel this week for their positive attitudes and sportsmanship during the Fall JV season.
Lower School Volleyball Wins Division Title

Congratulations to our 5th Grade (Blue) Volleyball team who won the SCCAA B Division Championship last weekend. The team finished the season UNDEFEATED winning all 10 of their games!
Bailey Oas, HT Class of 2011

Bailey Oas graduated from Holy Trinity in 2011 and attended the University of Alabama where she received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2015. After graduating from college, she attended nursing school and earned her degree from Eastern Florida State College (in 2019). She accepted a position in the Cardiovascular ICU at Holmes Regional Medical Center where she has worked throughout the pandemic, and just recently completed a four week long training program to become an open-heart recovery nurse. 
IMPORTANT: Athletic Clearances for Winter Sports
If your Upper School student plans to play sports in the 2021-2022 school year, please read the following important information.
Holy Trinity has partnered with the Florida High School Sports Association (FHSAA) to provide our families with a convenient way to complete the necessary paperwork to ensure your child is eligible to play a sport this school year. All documents will now be uploaded though an online athletic clearance.
Please CLICK HERE and follow the step-by-step directions for creating your account and uploading the necessary documents.
Parents and students should complete this clearance together.
PLEASE NOTE: Students will not be able to try out for and/or participate in any Holy Trinity sports unless this information has been completed and submitted ONLINE.
Individual football and volleyball game tickets, and season and annual passes for HT home games are now available for purchase online. CLICK HERE.
Holy Trinity now has branded merchandise available for purchase onsite at the Tiger Athletic Complex or online at our Tiger Athletic Gear Shop.
Viewing Assignments in onCampus
Math Lab is Open
The Upper School Math Lab is open weekly to help students with their math homework as well as to prepare for upcoming math tests. Mrs. Kerry Grant, our Junior High Math Coach runs every session with the help of several Mu Alpha Theta students. Every student is welcome, no matter the level of math. Math Lab is held in the Library Computer Lab every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:05 to 3:45 PM and every Friday morning from 7:15-7:50 AM.  
Please review Holy Trinity's “Forward Together” Plan for information on our back to school health and safety protocols
Both our Upper and Lower Schools now have NEW and IMPROVED face masks available for $5 ea. at the front desk or CLICK HERE for online ordering.
Check out our official online spirit store at HTspiritstore.com for your HT swag. Shop over 5,000 HT branded and logo items, including apparel, home decor, gifts, accessories, pet supplies, drinkware, luggage and more! 
Please be sure to review and acknowledge
receipt of the 2021-2022
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