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2020–2021 Re-Open Letter

Dear Catholic School Families,

As a fellow Catholic school parent, I know the last seven weeks have been difficult. This is hardly the way any us envisioned the school year when it began last summer. Thank you for your faith in our Catholic school communities, and thank you for enduring the hard work and frustration I’m sure you’ve experienced adding “teacher” to your list of jobs. I hope you and your family are in good health as we finally begin seeing the end of the coronavirus tunnel.

This week is “Teacher Appreciation Week” whereby we traditionally recognize the hundreds of committed Catholic school teachers and staff who serve the diocese with hard work, care, and dedication to our children. This year it is only fitting to include all of our Catholic School Parents in that recognition, as well. Thank you!

Please read the entire letter from Director Galvan detailing information on the plans to re-open for the 2020–2021 school year.

Distance Learning

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support as we transition our school into temporary distance learning. For our weekly distance learning plans, please visit our Distance Learning page.

School Closure Parent Letter April 27, 2020

Blessings to you and to your families during this most unique Easter season. Every one of us is impacted by the measures intended to protect us from COVID-19. Our hearts go out to those families and individuals dealing with the loss of loved ones or facing devastating financial repercussions. It is during times like these that we are called to rely on our faith more than ever. The Resurrection comes at a good time.

None of us could have scripted the events that have unfolded over the past months. Instead of field trips, open houses, and spring sports, we have been navigating distance learning with our children. Under the current conditions, our Catholic school communities have stepped up in incredible ways. Our principals and teachers continue to make our children’s learning and faith formation a priority. We are grateful to the thousands of parents who are with us in companioning their children on this journey because of their commitment to Catholic education. Our students have risen to the challenge, and they continue to be engaged and on task. Throughout this crisis, our Catholic schools have been a bright light shining as a testament of faith, excellence, and community. I, for one, have never been more proud to be a Catholic than I am today.

While we would all love to return to on-site instruction in May, we are preparing campuses to remain closed through the remainder of the school year. We take this approach with the health and safety of our students and teachers as a primary consideration of paramount importance. If, however, our public health officials deem it safe to return sooner, we will certainly adjust our course. Our continuing efforts to implement distance learning are based on a profound commitment to ensure that your children are enabled to achieve academically and to grow in their faith. Additionally, our offices will assist our schools as necessary in meaningful (albeit, creative) ways to honor our students in their ceremonial end-of-year events. I promise to keep you updated as these conditions are subject to change.

Please take a moment to read Director of the Office for Schools Diocese of San Diego John Galvan's complete school closure letter for the latest updates.

April 3, 2020 - Update

Now that our students have transitioned into distance learning and have become more familiar with web tools and online platforms, our teachers have been working tirelessly on ways to sustain that learning. Please read our recent parent letter for updated distance learning information.

Holy Trinity School Featured on KUSI's Good Morning, San Diego

Recently, KUSI's Good Morning, San Diego, featured a story about Holy Trinity School and staff congratulating 8th-grade students with a special graduation celebration. We invite you to view this special viewing from May 18, 2020.

Golf Ball Drop

It is our intention to have the ball drop at the Welcome Back Splash this summer just before the start of school. Keep selling ball drop tickets! More tickets are available in the school office.

Book and Uniform Return

Parents, please return all library books your children might have at home. There will be a bin designated on Tuesday drop-off days for their return. We appreciate your cooperation. There will also be a bin for the return of athletic jerseys. Please return jerseys in a gallon-size Ziplock bag. Thank you for your cooperation.

Final Report Cards

When students receive their final report card, it will reflect their third quarter cumulative grade for each subject and in-class direct instruction. We will attach to the final report card, detailed teacher narratives based on the assessment of learning of specific and critical concepts.

Gradelink

Assessment is essential to the learning process; however, grading is not. We will only use Gradelink during the fourth quarter for documentation and evidence of learning and will not be open to students and parents. Students are still required to complete and submit work to their teachers and will receive feedback to support their progress. In addition, teachers will continue to be available for communication to discuss student progress or parent concerns.

Virtual Spirit Week

Check out this video of our first virtual spirit week. Thank you to all for participating. Keep soaring high, Holy Trinity Hawks! 

Sign-Up to Lead a Monday Morning Assembly

If you are interested in helping Mrs. Marentez lead our Monday morning assemblies remotely, please sign up for one of the dates and slots to lead.

We will need a student to lead us in each of the following:

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Prayer
  • SLEs
  • Mission Statement

Mrs. Marentez will then recognize the birthdays for the week, and we will sing Happy Birthday together. Once you have signed up for a date and part to lead, Mrs. Marentez will email you with the next steps.

We included all the Mondays for the rest of the school year because we have not received an update on the end date of this temporary school closure from Bishop McElroy and the Office for Schools yet. As soon as we get a more definite date of when school will resume, the students that have signed up for those dates and parts will still be the ones that will lead our school community in those Monday-morning assemblies.

Thank you for taking an active part in our Holy Trinity School community during this temporary distance learning. We are all in this together!

Gratefully,
Mrs. Marentez

How You Can Help

Gratefully, many of you have reached out inquiring how you can help our school during this difficult time. Here are some ways:

  1. Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches us. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart. - Pope Francis Pray and join us in our Holy Trinity community faith opportunities.
  2. Continue to fulfill your tuition commitment to help our Catholic school.
  3. Participating in the ShopWithScrip program while school is closed is as easy as one, two, three! Check out how, by viewing the online tutorial prepared by Theresa Sweetman.
  4. Stay connected and updated by visiting our school website regularly.
  5. If you follow us on our social media school accounts, please share our posts with your family and friends to help promote our school
  6. Participate in virtual opportunities provided by our school
  7. Connect with your fellow Holy Trinity School families and check-in with each other.
  8. Communicate with us. We value your feedback. Whether you want to share positive remarks or have questions and concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. You are not alone. We are all in this together!
Virtual Send-Off Prayer

Virtual Send-Off Prayer flyerPlease join us every Friday at 3:30 p.m. for a virtual send-off prayer with our Holy Trinity School community. All are welcome!

Here is how you can join:

  • Visit Zoom
  • Sign-up for free
  • Join a meeting
  • Enter meeting ID: 899-451-276

Email Mrs. Marentez if you need further assistance or have any questions. Hope to see you there!

Virtual Gratitude Wall

Virtual Gratitude WallWe started a virtual gratitude wall for our Holy Trinity School community as an opportunity for us to share our blessings. We encourage everyone to focus on gratitude to help us get through these difficult times.

Here's how you can help our virtual gratitude wall grow:

  1. Write what they are grateful for on a Post-it Note.
  2. Take a picture of your Post-it Note.
  3. Share your blessings. Send it to our principal or post it on social media and tag us!