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Trinity Blossoms as it Responds to COVID

Trinity Blossoms as it Responds to COVID
Posted on 06/15/2020
Kyndall distance learns

St. Francis de Sales said “Bloom where you are planted.” In response to this extraordinary time of pandemic, Trinity quickly shifted from in person to remote learning but remained “a place where children learn to love learning.” Starting before school was canceled on March 13, administrators and teachers worked tirelessly to develop a plan for the continuation of learning while physically away from school. A parent of two sons said, “We are incredibly thankful for the way our teachers pivoted their jobs and expertise in three days’ time.”

The Preschool adopted a new platform for learning called Seesaw. Preschool administration and teachers worked together to develop lesson plans that kept students engaged and learning. Students’ days began with a daily routine, which included morning meeting, story time, and lessons. Students interactively responded to prompts to demonstrate their understanding of concepts. Virtual recesses were scheduled intermittently so that the little ones could see one another, which they loved very much. One Preschool parent said, “While certainly challenging to adapt to new schedules and arrangements at home, one thing that has been fantastically consistent for Cooper is his opportunity to learn.”

Teachers in the Primary School delivered instruction via both Zoom and prerecorded lessons.  Teachers adapted lesson plans to accommodate distance learning, and completed work was returned each week. Teachers were available for one-to-one calls and held weekly office hours to offer additional support, answer questions and provide socialization time for students.  

In Middle School, students were assigned work each week through MyTrinity. Each class held a virtual homeroom on Tuesdays via Zoom, and students had live lessons weekly with their teachers in Religion, English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages. In addition, teachers were available for one-to-one and small group help during weekly virtual office hours. Ms. Baldwin, Guidance Counselor, also organized several sessions for students to meet informally and process their feelings about the pandemic and distance learning.

Specials classes, Music, Art, P.E., and Foreign Language, continued throughout distance learning for all grade levels via independent assignments and prerecorded and live sessions.

In late April, Ms. Conley, Principal, assembled a Task Force to develop a comprehensive plan aligned with state and local laws to safely and reasonably open school in the fall.  Details will be shared with the school community as they unfold.

Even though we need to be flexible in planning for the fall, our administrators, teachers, and entire school community remain steadfast in their commitment to Trinity’s mission of “making God’s goodness known” and being “a place where children learn to love learning”.



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