1.17.2021
Dear Trinity Parents and Guardians,

We are grateful to you for choosing to send your student to Trinity High School and entrusting her to our care for four very significant years of her life. Trinity has been committed to excellence in the education of young women for over one hundred years, and this past year has been one of the most challenging. Regardless of the challenges our teachers face, your student, like the generations of talented alumnae before her, will leave Trinity prepared for success in college and beyond. Next school year will be our 104th year in operation, and we are thrilled that you will be part of our family again.

Shortly, your daughter will be meeting with her counselor and choosing classes for next year. With a traditional class schedule, most high school students earn twenty to twenty-four credits over four years. With our block schedule, your child earns a minimum of twenty-eight credit hours with an option of earning up to thirty-two credits with no additional course fees/tuition. Please make certain to discuss her choices with her. We know that a home support system is an integral part of a successful Trinity woman, so we appreciate you continuing to be hands-on with her education.

Education expenses, like everything else, continue to rise. Tuition for the 2021--2022 school year will be $14,500. Tuition covers approximately 80% of the actual cost per student; the remaining is filled through student fundraisers, the Pledge for Blazer Excellence Program, and the generosity of our alumnae, parents, and friends of Trinity High School. The Trinity Financial Aid application is now open, and the priority deadline is tomorrow, January 18, 2021. (www.trinityhs.org/admissions/tuition--financial-aid)

Finally, click here to find the tentative schedule for the 2021-2022 academic year. Specifics of exam dates, teacher institute days, and other dates of significance will be finalized in the coming months. You can expect the full calendar shortly after spring break.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding our academic, athletic, spiritual, and co-curricular programs as well as questions about tuition or financial aid.
Warmly,
Laura M. Curley
President
M. Jill Watts
Chief Financial Officer
Block 2 Virtual Exams 
On Wednesday, January 20 and Thursday, January 21 students will be completing and turning in their block 2 final projects. As was the case in block 1, the final projects are the equivalent of the final exam for the block. The students have been working on their final projects during class time, and all teachers have provided feedback and guidance on their work thus far. 

On Wednesday and Thursday, students should be putting the final touches on their projects and submitting them online. All teachers will be available online to answer questions during the scheduled exam periods. (See the schedule below) 
 Block 3 Pandemic Plans
Thank you for your partnership in making it through the first half of the 2020-2021 school year!  Before the start of Block 3 on January 25, 2021, please review the updated Block 3 Pandemic Plans. Many of our policies and procedures are remaining the same, but it is important to note the updates.
2021-22 Course Selections
We will kick off the course selection process for the 2021-2022 school year on Wednesday, January 27th. The Student Services Department will host mandatory meetings for all students via Zoom as follows: 
 
Juniors 9-10 am
Sophomores 10-11 am
Freshmen 12:30-1:30 pm
 
During these meetings, our counselors will overview the course selection process and provide the necessary documents and information that students will need to make their decisions about their coursework for the upcoming academic year. They will also learn of their one-on-one scheduled advisement appointment with your counselor which will take place in the month of February.
Blazers Seeking Justice
Blazers Seeking Justice is selling t-shirts to promote Peace and Justice Week taking place January 25-29. Peace and Justice Week is an annual celebration in which we remember Fr. Samuel's call to go where the work is difficult and preach the Gospel. A portion of the proceeds from the t-shirts will go to the Peace Corner Youth Center, a safe haven for youth in Chicago's Austin neighborhood. Order your t-shirt by Thursday, January 21.  
ICYMI (In case you missed it ... info from previous newsletters)
Financial Aid Information
Trinity's Financial Aid Application is now open. If you received Financial Assistance this year, you must submit an application again for next year. The priority deadline is January 18th.
Tax Credit Scholarship

The Big Shoulders Fund Tax Credit Scholarship Application, made possible by the Illinois Invest in Kids Act, Tuesday, January 12 at 8 a.m. Below is the Application Tool Kit which includes how-to videos, a copy of the application, school list, an application day cheat sheet, and more.
Plus Portal and Grades
Check your daughter's grades. Please remember that Plus Portals is the one platform to check on your daughter's assignments and grades. While teachers are using Google classroom as a platform for their remote teaching, it is not the "official" platform they use to keep records. Our teachers update students' grades each week on Plus Portals, so the grades should always be current. If you ever have a question about a grade or missing assignment, please contact the teacher directly. As a reminder, as of the first block of the current school year, we are no longer sending a paper copy of students' report cards. Block 2 report cards can be consulted on Plus Portals as of Tuesday, February. 2. (Please note that Plus Portals will be shut down from January 20 - February 2.)
Time to Order Books For Block 3
It’s hard to believe that Block 2 is almost over and your daughter will be starting her Block 3 classes in January! Follett recommended placing orders no later than December 21st to ensure that students receive their books before the first day of Block 3, January 25th, 2021. We expect students to have their textbooks by the first day of the new block. Click to read more
College Planning for the Class of '22
Attention Class of 2022! 
College Planning Kick-Off Meeting 

Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 pm via Zoom 
Link to be sent on Monday, January 25

All juniors are required to participate. Parent attendance is also encouraged! 
For more information, click here
What's Cooking at Trinity?
Join Alumnae and Friends, virtually, on January 20th at 6 pm to learn how to make a deliciously hearty and healthy meal. Chef Cheryl Munoz will teach us how to make homemade focaccia bread and Pasta e Fagioli Soup! 
Virtual Chapel Prayer Book