Trinity’s Pandemic Response Plan (PRP) for the 2021–22 school year is based on the following goals:
- Safeguarding the health and safety of every community member;
- Providing at-school, in-person learning every day for all our students; and
- Continuing Trinity’s gradual return to a regular school day/year.
While the vast majority of our employees have been vaccinated and the transmission in the Trinity community continues to remain low, our decisions on Trinity’s health and safety protocols for the beginning of the school year are also based on the following:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines;
- Our students, including most of our Sixth Graders, currently being ineligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine;
- Students continuing to have close contact with members of their cohort groups even with mitigation practices in place; and
- The uncertainty of the virus’s variants and their impact on our school community.
Our PRP includes some protocols from last year as well as some significant modifications. I recognize that some will find our health and safety protocols too strict, others will find them too lax, and others will find them just right. Regardless of your position, it is important that we all follow the protocols to better enable us to meet the three goals above.
I am grateful that the 2020–21 school year and the recent summer camp programs were highly successful, especially for our students. I look forward to an even better school year this year as we continue to work together to overcome the pandemic.
Joseph P. Marshall
Head of School