COVID-19 Plan for In-School Instruction - HOLY TRINITY
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Holy Trinity plans to resume in-school instruction at the Burroughs Campus beginning 19 August 2020. Preschool classes will begin 9 September 2020. School Administrators, Staff, and Faculty have established this preliminary guidance to help lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure and spread during school sessions and activities. It is anticipated that these plans will continue to be fine-tuned throughout the course of the summer, and are just a starting point to ensure safe re-entry to on campus instruction this fall.

 

Fortunately, Holy Trinity is well situated to implement protocols which minimize COVID-19 transmission risk to students and staff in several aspects:

  • Our low student-teacher ratio is helpful in maintaining appropriate physical distancing whenever possible.
  • Holy Trinity students do not use buses for transport to school.
  • Lower School students are in self-contained classrooms which facilitate low transmission risk.
  • Holy Trinity utilizes single-seat, front-facing desks for students.
  • As an independent school, Holy Trinity has much more flexibility in adopting protocols which best suit the unique needs of our families, while still following guidelines from SCISA and official health entities.
  • We feel confident that barring any extreme circumstances, the Governor will not issue another Executive Order to close all schools. It is our position that the strategy will shift to protect those who are at high risk of complications from COVID-19.

 

Holy Trinity’s “Re-Opening Team” will be meeting over the summer to finalize these preliminary plans. This team will consist of Holy Trinity Administrators, Faculty, Parents, and members of our governing Boards. Communication is a vital part of our response to this pandemic, and two-way communication is our goal. We have learned that COVID-19 related factors may change quickly and we need to be able to adapt, respond, and communicate more efficiently than ever before. Constant surveillance of the COVID-19 situation by administration is a necessity. 

 

Current as of 12 June 2020