COVID-19: Information for the Trinity Hall Community

Updated May 20, 2020
 
The Governor's Executive Order has closed school campuses for the remainder of the academic year. Remote learning will continue -- be strong, be safe and stay home!  
 
PLEASE REFER TO THE WEEKLY COMMUNITY NOTES FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL CALENDAR AND ACTIVITIES.
 
We continue to use Schoology, PowerSchool, Albert, Google Chat, Voice Thread, and Zoom for all academic work. Check your email for more details about the remote learning schedule.
 
Know this: We've got this. Working together we will be even stronger as we meet this new challenge.
 
Attendance expectations during remote learning period:
Relationships are an essential part of this community. All students are expected to attend classes online and to participate fully in the educational experience. The daily schedule is sent each week and can be found in the Community Notes.
 
If a student is unable to attend online classes by 8 a.m. or for her first class, a parent must email the school using the attendance@trintyhallnj.org address. During this campus closure and move to online learning, communication is just as important and student presence online even more so. We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring the learning continues for our entire student body. 
 
Students are expected to attend all classes and meetings. Students must use video and audio when accessing Zoom classes or meetings, using their full names when logging on so proper attendance is noted.
 
Students will continue to be graded and assessed during this remote learning period. Failure to attend classes and/or submit assigned work will result in a loss of credit. Much effort has been taken to provide a rich educational experience for our students. Being present is essential to learning.
 
 
 
 
Updated April 20, 2020
 
AP Exams:
The 2020 AP Exams will be administered May 11-22, 2020. Each 45-minute exam will consist of one or two free response questions. The full exam schedule and details about each exam are available here
 
College Board has a YouTube channel called “AP Online Classes and Review Sessions” with live and recorded videos for each course. Students are encouraged to subscribe to the channel and use this resource for additional AP review: https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedplacement
 
For more details from the College Board, go here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update
 
Any updates from the College Board in terms of testing can be found here:
https://pages.collegeboard.org/collegeboard-covid-19-updates
 
One Schoolhouse:
One Schoolhouse classes will continue as usual through May 1 with no spring break. Students must plan accordingly and communicate with their teacher (and Alyssa Morreale) if they will not have internet access during our spring break so they can complete work ahead of time or request an extension if needed. The third quarter ended on Friday, March 13. Report cards were mailed to students and parents between Wednesday, March 18 and Friday, March 20 (the school receives report cards by March 23).
Updated June 15, 2020
 
  • All in-person practices and competitions are canceled for the spring athletics season.
  • Coaches may not provide workouts to student-athletes.
  • Optional Student-Athlete workshops: Workshop Schedule 
  • Schoology Code for Trinity Hall Athletics Folder: SDMM-3GWK-WZRN6
  • Coaching Seminars: Workshop Schedule 
  • Team Virtual Meeting on Fridays at 3:30 pm.
 
 
NJSIAA
"NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) said it is aiming to open the summer recesses period on or around Monday, July 13. NJSIAA anticipates providing member schools with specific guidelines, in compliance with New Jersey Department of Education (DOE), New Jersey Department of Health (DOH), and CDC guidelines, on or before June 19."
 
NJSIAA FAQ’s

Can a school, school district, or coach continue with practices, scrimmages, or games during the statewide shutdown of all schools?
No. During the governor’s statewide shutdown of all schools, no NJSIAA member school, school district, or coach may conduct practices, scrimmages, or games (which includes all official interscholastic contests). This is a mandatory, no-contact period for all coaches and student-athletes.

Can practices, scrimmages, or games for spring sports be organized or directed by parents or student-athletes?
No. During the governor’s statewide shutdown of all schools, practices, scrimmages, or games may not be held. This includes any event organized by a parent, captain, or other student-athlete.

Can school facilities be used for practices, scrimmages, or games?
No. During the governor’s statewide shutdown of all schools, school facilities may not be utilized in any manner for practices, scrimmages, or games.
 
NCAA
Updated June 15, 2020
 
We understand this is a challenging time for many students and families navigating the college process, especially for those students who were hoping to finalize their college decisions after visiting colleges and universities. While visiting online virtual tours and social media sites of admitted student groups may not fully replace an on-campus visit, these are great ways to learn more about a college you are interested in attending. 
 
College Counseling Team:
Christina Bergamo: cbergamo@trinityhallnj.org
Alyssa Morreale: amorreale@trinityhallnj.org 
 
Virtual Visits:
  • Naviance has added a feature called “College Events” which provides students with dates and times colleges are offering virtual campus visits, virtual open houses and virtual admissions panel discussions. Instructions were sent to students from the College Counseling Office on how to access College Events.
  • Admissions officers from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University invite you to learn about their institutions, hear advice about the college search and application process, and get your questions answered. If registration is full, please consider registering for another region/date. http://coasttocoasttour.org
 
SAT/ACT Update:
  • Students who have taken, or plan on taking, the ACT, now have the option of retesting in up to three subject areas and having their scores supercored. In addition, students can choose to take the ACT by computer at test centers that offer that option and receive their scores back within two days. To learn more and view webinar recordings, please visit https://www.act.org/content/act/en/students-and-parents/act-webinars-for-students-and-parents.html
  • The June 6 SAT is canceled. The College Board plans to add dates in September. In addition, the test dates on August 29, October 3, November 7 and December have not been cancelled and will be administered. More information and updates can be found at https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates.
  • Registration for SAT test dates beginning in August will open in May. Students who already registered for a March, April, May or June SAT will receive priority registration (an access code will be sent directly to the student, via email, from the College Board). Please note: the registration for the in-school SAT does not apply for priority registration.
  • ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13. All students registered for the April 4 test should have received an email from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. If a student did not receive this email, please contact ACT.
  • The June 13 ACT is still scheduled as of now. In addition, ACT is launching a test-at-home option in late fall/early winter 2020 as part of a national testing program. For updates, please visit https://www.act.org.
  • Please visit www.collegeboard.org and/or www.act.org for updates about the SAT and ACT test sites that are closed or have relocated to other areas.
  • College Test Prep Resources for Students and Parents
 
Schools Moving Test-Optional
 
College Fairs and Visits:
  • All National College Fairs (NACAC) for the spring have been canceled. Please visit www.nacac.org for more information.
  • NACAC is providing an online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admissions due to COVID-19. Please check this website daily as more schools will be added. Please note that some colleges have extended their enrollment deposit to June 1 (from May 1).
    https://www.nacacnet.org/college-admission-status-coronavirus
  • Many colleges across the US have closed their campuses and have therefore canceled their campus visits, admitted student days, and shadowing events. While you are not able to physically visit the campus, we suggest doing the following:
    • Take a virtual tour of the campus via a link on the college's website to remember (or see for the first time) what the campus looks like, and/or visit www.campusreel.org to view over 300+ college videos.
    • Join an admitted students group on Facebook or other social media, if applicable, to get to know your potential future classmates and the culture of the student body.
    • Review the list of your most important criteria for choosing a college and assess (via a spreadsheet, if necessary) which of your choices best matches your list.
    • Go back to college websites, or reach out to college personnel (admissions, faculty, athletics, accessibility office, etc.) to answer any remaining questions you have about the college.
    • Know that one of the most important determinants of your college experience is you, and what you make of your time there. Trust that you can have an amazing four years at any of the schools you're considering.
  • Here’s a List of Colleges’ Plans for Reopening in the Fall
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for “community mitigation strategies” to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, which include recommendations for “social distancing”—a term that epidemiologists are using to refer to a conscious effort to reduce close contact between people and hopefully limit community transmission of the virus.

"Social distancing means remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible." - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
As a community, we have a responsibility to practice good health. To do what we can to contribute to the protection of oneself and for others especially for those compromised by their own health.
 
“This is really about depriving the virus the opportunity to move from one person to another.” - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
Resources:
 
Updated May 12, 2020
 
During these unprecedented times, it is imperative for everyone to take care of themselves not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. Feelings of stress and anxiety may be elevated and coping with new and existing issues may become difficult. Taking time for self care is important during these times. This can be done by taking breaks, going for walks outside, meditating, practicing mindfulness, breathing exercises, etc.
 
Mrs. Zink and Mrs. Levitt are available to meet through Zoom for one-on-one meetings and will be holding group sessions to address these concerns on a larger scale. The counselors are also available during office hours for drop-in meetings. Check the Community Connections section for this week's office hours.
 
Please see the below resources for additional information and support.
 
Alicia Zink, school counselor: azink@trinityhallnj.org
Kristen Levitt, school counselor: klevitt@trinityhallnj.org 
Suzy Almeida, school nurse: salmeida@trinityhallnj.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We did it! Have a great summer!

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