Dear Parents and Guardians,

Week three in the books and still no known COVID transmissions at Trinity. We continue to thank you for your diligence and care. When we say “we are in this together,” we mean it. Each teacher and staff member is being cognizant during their free time of all the important precautions necessary to keep Trinity safe for your child, so we very much appreciate that you are doing the same!

By now you know all of the on-campus changes made: the Appian App, the temperature scanners, air conditioners, and cameras. You may not have heard that we’ve hired a couple of extra people (alumnae and parents mostly) to be in the hallways during the day. When needed, they remind students to wear masks properly, stay on the correct side of the hallway and staircases, and ensure the students aren’t congregating in the washrooms.

Shortly, we’ll be rolling out additional instructional technology, including mobile smart boards and premium subscription apps for our teachers to access more and more content virtually.

Today I want to let you in on the secret of how all of this happened. Early in the summer, our Vice President of Institutional Advancement received a surprising phone call. She was informed that Dr. Alice Fox had left Trinity in her estate plan. Why was this so surprising? Dr. Fox did not graduate from Trinity. Dr. Fox attended another single-gender Catholic school that had closed. But she was so passionate about access to single-gender education that she looked around for a school to adopt, and she chose Trinity. 

Dr. Fox spent her life in the sciences, as a chemist and a teacher, and was frequently a trailblazer for women in STEM, so it is completely appropriate that she came to support the Blazers. Her unrestricted gift to Trinity enabled every one of those upgrades to be completed over the course of just a couple months. We brought in electricians to upgrade the wiring for air conditioning, and hired extra labor to move desks and chairs all over the building. 

Aside from the immediate upgrades, Trinity High School will endow a scholarship award in Dr. Fox’s name. Beginning in the spring of 2021, rising Seniors will be nominated for the Dr. Alice Fox award by members of the Science Department. The recipient will be a young woman who, like Dr. Fox, intends to blaze a trail in a STEM field after high school. More details will be forthcoming.

For more than a century, Trinity High School weathered some of the toughest times. The school actually opened its doors during the Spanish Flu pandemic. I do believe in God’s providence. I do believe that Trinity is here, when so many others are not, because we are supposed to be. Every time a single-gender school, or any Catholic school, closes, it breaks my heart a little, But in God’s hands Trinity continues to thrive. We are grateful to God, to all of you, and to our many supporters. We ask that you join us in praying for Dr. Fox, and thanking God for his continued blessings on our school.

Laura Curley

PS - You should have received an email on Thursday with a link to sign up for parent-teacher conferences. Please do so, the spaces are filling up quickly! (Link below).
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Trinity's Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place this Thursday, September
Trinity kicked off it's annual Walk-A-Thon
Walk-A-Thon packets went home with students this past Friday. ELearners were mailed packets on Friday as well.  Though the Walk-A-Thon will look a little different this year, we are excited to show our Trinity spirit.  The week of September 28-October 2, we will ask all Trinity students to walk a 5K (3.1 miles) independently in their own neighborhoods. Even apart, Trinity Blazers will be together in this philanthropic effort. If you have any questions, please contact: Mary Beth Lavezzorio - mblavezzorio@trinityhs.org
Nicole Neyenesch - nneyenesch@trinityhs.org
Parents, are your daughters struggling in a class? Do they need some help understanding an assignment or studying for a quiz? The Tutoring Center is here for you! Go to the link below to complete the Tutor Request Form. Mrs. Fox will then contact your child to determine the next steps! General Tutoring Office Hours will began on August 31st and will run on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4pm-5pm via the Zoom link here. We will also match students with peer and university tutors as needs arise.

The Tutoring Center is looking for students who could serve as tutors remotely on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school (via Zoom) or whenever they're available! If students are interested, please complete the Academic Prep Tutoring Application  and email to Mrs. Fox at jfox@trinityhs.org.This opportunity is a great way to give back to the community and obtain service hours!
Junior Ring Ceremony
One of the special traditions at Trinity High School is the Junior Ring Mass during which our entire community typically gathers to honor the Juniors as upperclasswomen. The Junior Ring Mass is scheduled for Friday, February 19th, 2021. Click to read more about Trinity's Junior Ring Ceremony, including important information about ordering class rings.
Virtual Chapel Prayer Book