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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.

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!
Tuesday Turn-in Workday
Tuesday turn in work days

If your child has completed work that we need to grade, there will be an opportunity to turn-in work from 8:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. at the front of the school. Please follow the procedures on the Tuesday Turn-in Workday flyer to help ensure the health and safety of our school community. 

  1. Park your vehicle in a designated parking spot.
  2. Send one family member from your vehicle to turn-in work to the appropriate grade level bins with your child’s grade and teacher name. Please use hand sanitizer before and after.
  3. Please make sure you close the bin. Please practice appropriate social distancing. If there is someone there before you, please wait at least 6 feet apart until the person before you finishes turning in their work.

    Wednesday Work Distribution Days

    We have suspended Work Distribution Days until further notice. Thank you for your continued understanding and support.

    Google Classroom - Online Netiquette

    Now that all classes are actively on Google Classroom and becoming more familiar with this educational tool and its features, teachers and students will be getting used to a new normal of connecting and receiving information. We ask for your support in helping us remind the students of appropriate “netiquette,” and how to practice good online manners when commenting or posting online. When communicating on Google Classroom or through email correspondence, students are strongly encouraged to use the same appropriate school language they would use as if in-person with teachers on the school campus.

    Easter Break

    Our Easter break will begin on April 9, which is Holy Thursday. We will resume distance learning on Monday, April 20. We encourage families to “log off” during this time and enjoy this special season for us as Catholics.

    Virtual Spirit Week

    Virtual Spirit Week flyerGet ready to show your Hawk PRIDE and school spirit. Join us as we celebrate Holy Trinity School Virtual Spirit Week.

    • March 30 - "Marvelous" Monday - Dress up as your favorite superhero
    • March 31 - "Twin" Tuesday - Coordinate a matching outfit with your best friend!
    • April 1 - "Wacky" Hair Wednesday - Style your hair in a "wacky" way!
    • April 2 - "Spirit Wear" Thursday - Show your Hawk PRIDE with your favorite spirit wear!
    • April 3 - "Fanatic" Friday - Sport your favorite team jersey!

    Show your school spirit from home. Share/post pictures daily and spread joy. For more information, please view our flyer. #HolyTrinityHawks #HawkPride

    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!

    2019–2020 Academic Decathlon
    view more photos of the Academic Decathlon

    Congratulations to our 2020 Academic Decathlon for all the hard work, dedication, and perseverance at the Diocesan-wide competition on Saturday, March 7 at St. Augustine High School. Congratulations to 7th grade decathlete Janis Ganih for earning a second place medal in her individual subject of literature out of 20 other competitors from different schools in the Diocese of San Diego. Keep soaring high, Hawks!

    Virtual Gratitude Wall

    We 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!
    Virtual Gratitude Wall
    Tuition Commitments

    You know firsthand that our Catholic schools are a gift to our Church and to our world, but where we stand today, the question of tuition is a real challenge for some families. With work hours either reduced, jobs eliminated or people furloughed, families are making difficult financial decisions. As you hit the reset on your household budget priorities, please remember that our Catholic schools are dependent upon tuition. In addition to maintaining general operations, tuition supports teacher/staff salaries and quality academic programming, including integrated faith formation. I ask that you continue to support your Catholic school with your tuition commitment. Your Catholic schools are here to support you and your children. Please work with your pastor and principal if the challenges of today become too much. It is our hope that the impending federal economic stimulus package will assist each of us in this commitment. As Church and as a global family, we are in this together.

    Please read Director of the Office for Schools Diocese of San Diego John Galvan's complete letter to parents regarding tuition commitments.

    Workload

    If you feel overwhelmed, please know that you are not alone. We have all been doing our best to navigate through these uncharted waters and are on this journey together. With actions and updates on the COVID-19 outbreak changing daily, we are constantly collaborating and reflecting on best practices for our Holy Trinity School community.

    As we all continue to learn and grow during this transition into distance learning, as educators, parents, students, and administrators, let us support one another in doing what is best for our students and families. We have taken feedback into consideration and have modified our distance learning plans as needed.

    Important Feedback

    As we continue to adjust to our new distance learning model, feedback from our teachers, students, and parents is more important than ever before. We will be sending out parent and student online surveys to solicit your feedback throughout this process. We value your input and will continue to make decisions informed by the input of our parents, students, and teachers.

    Free Meals to Students Across San Diego County

    School districts across San Diego County are continuing to provide free meals to students in need despite the closure of schools amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Cajon Valley Union School District is providing any child, age 0–18, breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Verification is not needed for this service. All children ages 0–18 are eligible. Please read the entire article for a list of county school districts’ free meals plan during the closures, including locations where meals will be available.

    Seeking Donations

    Attention, parents! We are gladly accepting donations of hand sanitizer and refill bottles. Kindly send them to the office if you have any extra on hand. Besides classrooms, we are setting up sanitizing stations throughout campus. Thank you for your consideration.

    Service Hours

    Parents, please remember that you must have 30 hours of service by the last day of school in order to continue to qualify for the lower tuition rate. We have stated several times in the in the newsletter of service hour opportunities. Please do not wait until the last minute and then scramble to complete them.

    Birthday Treats

    While we allow treats at the end of the day for birthdays, we do not allow you to pull siblings from class to join in on the fun. We encourage you to celebrate at home as a family. It is too disruptive to classes in session. We appreciate your cooperation.

    See's Candies

    It's time for See's Candies! This year we are selling Easter candy to raise funds for the school. Please let your family and friends know to order all of their Easter treats from you. All order forms are due by Wednesday, April 1. Orders will be available for pick up at the school on Friday, April 10 at dismissal time. The top seller will receive appropriate non-uniform free dress for five days.

    Parent Agreement

    We will distribute the parent agreement for school enrollment for the 2020–2021 school year on February 21, 2020. The signed parent agreement is due April 3, 2020. We will withdraw the registration fee of $350 for the oldest/only student from the family’s FACTS account on April 20, 2020. Please plan accordingly.

    Holy Trinity Community Clean-Up Days

    Holy Trinity Community Clean Up Days flyerTogether, we are one! We have updated our community clean-up day schedule for this current school year. Please join us from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the following days:

    • September 14, 2019
    • October 12, 2019
    • November 9, 2019
    • December 14, 2019
    • January 11, 2020
    • February 8, 2020
    • March 28, 2020
    • April 4, 2020
    • May 9, 2020

    This is a great opportunity to earn volunteer and Christian service hours. Let's work together to keep our Holy Trinity School and Parish clean! For more information, please contact our school principal by email.