- Remote Learning Option
- Required Quarantine Remote Learning
- Handbook Addendum: Plans 2 and 3
Remote Learning Option
A parent request must be submitted in writing to the Head of School. Said request must include reason for request, student name and grade, and indicate period for request. The school must be notified by August 28, 2020 for period 1 and October 1 if requesting remote learning for period 2. Students opt-out of in-person instruction for a period of time and cannot randomly return to campus.
- Period 1: September 14 – October 14
- Period 2: October 14 – November 14
If a student is ill or unable to participate in classes for any reason, a parent must report the absence and reason to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7:50 a.m. on the day of the absence (or as soon as the situation arises).
Required Quarantine Remote Learning
- Travel to state on NJ Travel Advisory List (two week quarantine)
- Exposure or positive test (two week quarantine for exposure; two week plus for a positive test)
Handbook Addendum: Plans 2 and 3
- Plan 1: In-person instruction with health risk mitigation procedures.
- Plan 2: Fully remote program with both synchronous and asynchronous classes online. See addendum to the Trinity Hall handbook below.
- Plan 3: Hybrid program with 2 cohorts. Cohorts will attend classes – one week remote and one on campus. All campus classes will be live streamed. Details to come.
Trinity Hall Handbook Addendum for Plan 2: Fully Remote
Trinity Hall will use Zoom, Schoology, Albert, AP Classroom, Khan Academy, Flipgrid, ePuzzle and other online platforms/tools to continue delivering the academic program. While each platform has been verified by school administration and deemed appropriate for educational use, students and parents are encouraged to review each platform’s specific user agreements.
Faculty will teach classes through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous classes following the daily schedule on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. We have designated Wednesdays as campus connection day when students and faculty can independently catch up, attend club and organization meetings, request student support, meet in advanced placement classes, arrange meeting with college counselors or school counselors. A club/organization and event calendar will be posted for these campus connection days.
All synchronous classes will meet on Zoom; students should expect to have a “live” class at least once a week in each course. Attendance will be taken and reported for each synchronous class. Teachers will notify students by Sunday night of that week’s class schedule, posting Zoom meeting invitations as a Schoology event (and possibly sending via email as well in the event of Schoology interruptions).
For asynchronous classes, teachers will post assignments on Schoology with clear deadlines, typically by the end of the class day. Students are expected to check Schoology to find out their assignments and meet all deadlines. Teachers will be available via email throughout the school day (8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.) to answer questions, and students can request one-on-one meetings on Zoom for additional support. Students and faculty will not communicate via personal accounts, only school-provided accounts.
The schedule for meetings held during the lunch meeting period (community, class, advisory, council and student health) as well as athletic workshops, club activities, and parent meetings will be communicated in the Community Notes sent every weekend by the Head of School.
If a student is ill or unable to participate in classes for any reason, a parent must report the absence and reason to email@example.com by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the absence (or as soon as the situation arises).
- Follow all guidelines and responsibilities found in the Trinity Hall Handbook.
- Behave with integrity and honesty throughout the remote learning program, abiding by the Academic Honor Code each student pledged and signed at the beginning of the year (see p. 20 of Handbook). Any infraction of the Academic Honor Code will be reviewed by the Conduct Review Committee following the usual procedure.
- Dress appropriately for class each day. Students do not have to wear the school uniform during Plan 2 (when the academic program is fully remote) but should wear dress-down day school-appropriate attire (no pajamas, bathrobes, etc.).
- Attend all synchronous classes and meetings by joining on time and ready to participate, sitting upright at a desk or table, with appropriate backgrounds, suitable lighting and limited distractions. During Zoom classes and meetings, students’ video cameras and microphones should be turned on (though they may be asked to mute themselves for optimal sound). Students are expected to behave as they would during an in-person class.
- Check Schoology throughout the day for asynchronous assignments.
- Complete and submit all coursework on time.
- Communicate with teachers immediately if unable to join a synchronous class (or communicate with an adviser or administrator if unable to join a meeting) for technological or other reasons. While technological issues will arise, missing a class or meeting without proper communication will be considered an unexcused absence.
- Seek help from teachers and/or advisor if you don’t understand an assignment, are struggling to submit work on time, or need additional support. Teachers and advisors are available via email throughout the school day and will meet individually with students via Zoom as needed. Not understanding how to submit work or participate in class activities is not a valid excuse for incomplete work.
- Reach out to Dean for Student Life Dr. Whelan firstname.lastname@example.org who serves as our technology support coordinator, if experiencing problems with the school-issued Chromebook or online platforms.
- Utilize remote learning platforms for school and educational purposes only. Students may not record, screenshot, share, re-post, capture or distribute any content created on these platforms. All provisions of the school’s Acceptable Use Policy apply (p. 22-24 of Handbook).