The First Day of School – What You Need To Know

September 1st, 2022

Backpacks, lunch bags, uniforms, folders. It’s time to get everything ready for Tuesday morning! Please note the office will be closed tomorrow and Monday for Labor Day. If you have questions about the first day, call or email by 3:00 p.m. today.

When: Tuesday, September 6

School begins at 8:00 a.m. Students should arrive by 7:50. (See note about arrival and start times below.) Afternoon dismissal is at 3:00 p.m. at the church narthex doors (upper parking lot). Students are to be picked up by 3:15. Read more about arrival and dismissal below.

Who: All students—including kindergarteners, even though Tuesday is not normally a kindergarten day

Parents may accompany their children as they enter the school on Tuesday morning and are welcome to stay for Morning Prayer which will begin at 8:15. Parents are welcome to gather in the gym as they wait for the classes to join them.

What to wear: All students should wear their PE uniforms.

We apologize for an unexpected delay that kept us from distributing apparel store orders at the open house. The orders have arrived and may be picked up today or Tuesday morning. If you wait until Tuesday, your child will be given the opportunity to change into the new PE shirt at the beginning of the day.

What to bring: School supplies (if you didn’t bring them to the open house), food for snack and lunch, and a water bottle—always bring a water bottle to school!

Please label your child’s belongings, including school supplies and clothing items.

What the day will look like: Students should go to their classrooms when they first arrive. At 8:15, their teachers will lead them to Morning Prayer. The rest of the morning will include some class time as well as an introduction to the routines of the school day (procedures, expectations, etc.). In the afternoon, students will participate in games and team-building activities, both in their classrooms and outside with the entire school.

What the staff would like you to know: We have been planning and preparing and praying for this year! Thank you for entrusting your children to us. It is our desire to see them flourish at Trinitas and to help them develop a deeper love of God and neighbor in all they do, from the classroom to the lunchroom to the playground.