COVID-19

Jan. 4, 2021

The guidelines below reflect Trinity School’s current practice based on the guidance of the Midland County Health Department and CDC. As with all policies related to COVID, these guidelines are subject to change and to individual cases. In the event of a confirmed case or exposure to a confirmed case, families must notify the School to determine next steps.

Parent FAQ's

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Whom should I contact with questions regarding COVID-19 protocols? 

    Contact Nurse Shannon Kennedy with questions about COVID-19 protocols, including questions regarding possible exposures.
  • Q. If my children travel by air over holidays or weekends, do they need to quarantine before returning to school? 

    Though the CDC still advises against non-essential travel, it also recognizes that air travel does not appear to be a major source of transmission. With that in mind, Trinity School updated its Policy on Increased Risk of Exposure on April 2, 2021, to read as follows:

    If your children engage in activities that put them at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19, we urge you to contact your division head as soon as possible to shift your child(ren) to remote learning for the designated quarantine period.
  • Q. What if my child needs to stay at home temporarily because of COVID-19 (positive diagnosis, possible exposure, etc.)?

    We will support students who are impacted by COVID-19 and need to shift temporarily to remote learning.
  • Q. How will the School respond if someone tests positive for COVID-19?

    There are three aspects to the School’s response to a positive COVID test: notification, cleaning, and isolation. Upon being informed of a positive COVID test, the School will contact public health authorities for guidance on contact tracing and will notify all members of the school community in writing, though the School will not share the name of the person with the positive test. The School will clean the areas of the campus used by the student within the previous 7 days. The person with the positive test and all of that person’s close contacts must stay at home until they meet the criteria for returning to campus.

    For example, if a student tests positive for COVID, public health authorities would help the School determine who that student’s close contacts are and who would need to stay home. Anyone needing to stay home would then engage in remote learning. Teachers who need to stay home can teach remotely while on-campus personnel provide supervision for their students.
  • Q. Will the School test students and/or employees for COVID-19?

    At this time, Trinity will not conduct universal testing of students and employees.
  • Q. How frequently can students toggle between remote and on-campus learning?

    Students may rejoin their classmates in learning on campus at the beginning of any week, provided that they give notice to the appropriate division head the Wednesday prior to their return. Families of on-campus students should contact their children’s division head if they want to transition to remote learning.
  • Q. Will the School take the temperature of students when they arrive on campus?

    Yes, Trinity will take students’ temperatures when they arrive. For students who arrive in carpool, the student will exit the car, and a staff member will take their temperature and ask about any new symptoms or exposures to COVID-19. Parents must wait until the staff confirms that the child may attend school before leaving. Students whose temperature reading is above 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit may get back in the car and wait until another reading is taken 15 minutes later. If the temperature is still above the cutoff, the student may not attend school that day.
  • Q. What if students forget or lose their face coverings? 

    We will have disposable masks on hand for them to use for the day. However, we encourage students to bring an extra mask to School each day and to ensure that all masks are clean and not worn more than one day between washing. 
  • Q. Can our children attend school remotely even in classes are being held on campus?

    Yes, we are providing an optional remote learning program for students whose parents request it and for those who are in quarantine. Please see the Remote Learning section below for more information.
  • Q. Will students be able to participate in Band?

    Yes, Whenever the weather allows, band classes will take place outdoors at the tennis courts to allow for proper spacing of students and to take advantage of the benefits of outdoor air circulation. When the weather does not allow outdoor band practice, the group will practice in the Band Hall in smaller groups. The School enhanced air purification and circulation in that space to help mitigate some of the risk.
  • Q. How will Trinity keep up with face coverings?

    Trinity ordered breakaway lanyards for all students to which they can clip their face covering during Band, PE, lunch, etc.
  • Q. Will students be able to participate in PE?

    Yes. To the extent possible, PE classes will be held outdoors. Regardless of whether they are outdoors or indoors, students will be kept at least 6 feet apart. When they are actively participating in an activity, waiting their turn, sitting on the sideline, students are required to wear their masks. Equipment is sanitized in-between classes and at the end of the day. 
  • Q. If school is in session on campus and my student opts for remote learning, will a portion of the meal plan expense be refunded? 

    Rather than providing refunds, we are working with FLIK, Trinity’s food service provider, to accommodate students who opt for remote learning. Once we have a firmer number of students involved, we will communicate the plan for accommodation.

COVID SYMPTOM SCREEN

  • Fever/Temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • ChillsMuscle aches
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
  • Diarrhea
  • Recent interactions with diagnosed persons

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