As Catholic Schools Week comes to an end, we take time to thank those who help make a Trinity education possible! Thank you to Trinity’s faculty, staff, administration, and Board of Directors who work tirelessly to ensure that every Blazer receives a safe and quality education; to our alumnae and friends who support Trinity in so many ways; to our Trinity students and families for believing in the Trinity mission; and to our Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters for your daily support and prayers and for believing in the importance of educating young women (103 years strong)!
Out of Uniform February
Since the forecast is predicting plunging temperatures for the next few weeks, we have decided to implement a pause from the requirement to wear a uniform skirt and top effective immediately through the month of February.  

What does this mean?
Students are permitted to come to school out of uniform for the remainder of the month of February. They MUST abide by the out of uniform rules as outlined in the student handbook.  

This is a privilege being extended to students because of the challenge of being dressed warmly for classrooms in which the windows must remain open for airflow and COVID-19 safety protocol. As such, students who violate the out of uniform policy by wearing clothing that is not Catholic School appropriate will lose their privilege to be out of uniform and will only be permitted on campus in their full Trinity uniform.  

***For the month of February 2021, students are permitted to wear non-Trinity sweatshirts or T-shirts (typically, out of Uniform days require Trinity wear). Clothing containing any profane, illegal or inappropriate images, words or references is NEVER permitted on campus.   

What you CANNOT wear:
No crop tops, low cut tops, strapless shirts or and tank tops.
No open-toed or backless shoes/slippers
No short shorts/skirts
No clothing containing inappropriate/illegal/profane images, words or references
Parent Teacher Conferences
Save the Date: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences: Feb. 24-25 
On February 24 and 25 you will have the opportunity to schedule a 10-minute Zoom conference with any or all of your daughter's block 3 teachers. The conferences will be run virtually via Zoom, in the same way that they were in block 1. The times of the conferences are the following: 
Wednesday, February 24 
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Parent-Teacher Conferences via Zoom 
Thursday, February 25 
This will be an early dismissal (school ends at 11:30 AM) for students this day. And the conferences will run from 1:00 to 7:30 PM with a half-hour break between 4:00 PM and 4:30 PM.

You will schedule your conference through the Pick-a-Time platform, as you did in block 1. We will open the platform on Wednesday, February 17. You will receive an email and a text message reminder informing you when the registration window opens.
Class of 2022 - ACT at Trinity
To the parents of Juniors: ACT at Trinity on Tuesday, March 2
Trinity will be hosting the ACT on our campus for all juniors on Tuesday, March 2. Please click here for important information. Click here for more information.
Calendar Updates for Block 3:
Mon. Feb. 15 - No School / Presidents Day
Wed. Feb. 24 - Asynchronous eLearning Day / Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thurs. Feb. 25 - 11:30 AM dismissal for students / Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences
Fri. Feb. 26 - No school / Faculty and Staff Retreat
Tues. March 2 - ACT for Juniors / Asynchronous eLearning day for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors
Wed. March 3 - Synchronous Learning Day for all students
Fri. March 5 - Junior Ring Ceremony and Retreat 
Fri. March 12 - - Virtual College Fair for Juniors 
Wed. March 24 & Thurs. March 25: Block 3 Virtual Exams 
KAIROS for the Class of 2021
Save the date! Seniors are invited to participate in this very special retreat called KAIROS. The KAIROS retreat will take place from 3:30 pm-8:00 pm on Friday, April 9, and 8:00 am-8:00 pm on Saturday, April 10. While we cannot gather for an overnight retreat, students can still experience the longstanding tradition that is KAIROS. This two-day retreat experience reserved for seniors will take place at Trinity High School and will include the essential elements of a KAIROS retreat. The cost to attend is $35 and scholarships are available. Applications with more details will be released later this week. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hoch, Director of Campus Ministry.

Father/Daughter Virtual Trivia is THIS FRIDAY!
Don't forget to register for Father/Daughter Trivia!  Since we can't host the Father Daughter Dinner Dance, Fathers Club wants to be certain to get Trinity dads and their daughters together. So Fathers Club will be hosting a Father-Daughter Trivia Night on Friday, February 12th at 7pm.
Sign up for an evening of fun - prizes will be available for first, second, and third place.
Some notes for the Class of 2021:
  • Seniors are reminded to share college acceptance and scholarship letters with Ms. Granholm. This information is recorded and used to help celebrate the Class of 2021 at Honors Convocation and Graduation. Seniors are asked to take a photo or screenshot of their acceptance and scholarship information and email it to Ms. Granholm.
  • This is an ideal time to apply for college scholarships! Trinity maintains a robust listing of scholarships on Naviance, and several scholarships are highlighted in Ms. Granholm's Weekly College Update email that Seniors receive each Monday. Please check in with your student to make sure she is taking advantage of these great opportunities for college funding.
College Planning
Upcoming Workshop Sponsored by The River Forest Public Library: 
"How to Reduce College Costs" presented by My College Planning Team
Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 pm

College Exploration Opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors:
The National Association of College Admissions Counseling is hosting a series of virtual college fairs throughout February and March. This is a terrific way to learn more about college options with universities from across the country. Learn more here.
Trinity Athletics return to action!
Return of Winter Sports!!! Blazer fans, it is a good week to be a Blazer with the return of our winter sports this week. While the events will not allow spectators, follow Trinity athletics on social media (@Blazerssports/Twitter, @trinityblazerssports/Instagram and Trinity High School Booster Club/Facebook) for links to live-streaming. Good luck to all of our Blazers!

Basketball | Monday | @ Marian Catholic | JV 5:30pm | Varsity 7:15pm
Bowling | vs. St. Ignatius and Resurrection (virtual competition)
Basketball | Thursday | vs. St. Ignatius | JV/Freshman 5:00pm | Varsity 7:00pm
Basketball | Saturday | @ St. Ignatius | JV/Freshman 12:00pm | Varsity 1:30pm

Contact days also return this week for volleyball and soccer. Volleyball Monday (7-9pm) and Wednesday (6:30-9pm) and Soccer Tuesday (4-6pm) and Friday (6:30pm-8:30pm). For all contact days, be sure to register on the athletics website at https://il.8to18.com/trinity/.

For any questions, contact Ken Trendel at ktrendel@trinityhs.org or (708) 453-8394.
ICYMI (In case you missed it ... info from previous newsletters)
Education Management Platform
We are excited to share that Trinity will be moving to the Blackbaud Education Management system beginning with the 2021-2022 academic school year. Blackbaud brings our entire community of students, faculty, and staff together in a streamlined working and learning experience.
Current student(s) will be receiving their login credentials at the end of this month to register for their 2021-2022 academic year classes after meeting with their counselors. Parents will also be receiving login credentials. With this streamlined login process, parents will be able to sign up for Trinity notifications via email and text, and access academic, athletic, and activity information on their daughter and more.  
2021-2022 Tuition Letter
Last week's newsletter included information about Trinity's 2021-2022 tuition. Click here for the letter.
Virtual Chapel Prayer Book