Christian Classical Education Continues!
In March of 2020 we responded to the closing of Michigan’s K-12 campuses with speed and agility. In just one day, Trinitas shifted from in-person instruction with no computers in the classroom to remote instruction with a secure and robust online learning platform. Teachers were able to minimize disruptions to learning and go beyond mere essentials to maximize the richness of a classical experience. As a result, students were able to stay on track with their coursework and are ready for the next grade level.
Our teachers are conducting online classes with active student participation, a hallmark of classical education, and dedicating time to check in with students and parents one-on-one. We have worked for a balance of online and offline work so students are not in front of screens all day. We continue to pray together, share Scripture, and gather for virtual chapel. In addition to all this, we are using technology to host community events like Story Time, Reader’s Theater, Family Trivia Night, Fine Arts Night, Field Day Week, and Rome’s Birthday (complete with togas, laurel wreaths, and cakes made from a 2000-year-old recipe).
Immediately following the closing of K-12 schools in Michigan through the end of the year, our headmaster addressed the community:
Frequently Asked Questions
With news updates hitting every day (sometimes every hour), and with so many adjustments to make with online schooling, it can be hard to focus beyond the present day. But in case you are wondering about the impact on learning this year, here are some common Q&A’s.
For more details on remote learning, see What is Trinitas planning for 2020-2021?
COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
Along with other public and nonpublic schools in Michigan, Trinitas has planned its multifaceted response to the challenges COVID-19 presents to K-8 education. Although this COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan outlines our protocols in considerable detail, we believe that our approach is almost certain to change as guidance evolves at federal, state, and local levels and as we determine what best serves our students and staff. One thing that will not change is our commitment to a safe and healthy, rigorous and joyful learning environment.
Reporting of Confirmed and Probable COVID-19 Cases at School
Kent County Health Department will report confirmed and probable cases at Trinitas on its COVID-19 District Dashboard, which will be updated daily. Simply use the menu to select “Nonpublic School” under District Type, and look for Trinitas in the District dropdown. If you don’t see Trinitas listed there, it means that KCHD is not reporting any confirmed of probable cases at the school.