Dear Trinity Families, 

The New York State Department of Health recently provided updated guidance for families of students regarding  COVID-19. Please click here to review the flowcharts which outline the steps you must take if you answer  yes to any of the questions below. These documents are also posted on the COVID-19 Resources section on our website. 

Also, please note that anytime your child is experiencing COVID-like symptoms, the New York State Department  of Health is requiring that you must seek an evaluation by a healthcare provider within 48 hours in order for your  child to return to school. If you do not seek an evaluation by a healthcare provider, your child must remain in  isolation at home and is not able to go back to school until your local health department has released them from  isolation, which is typically: 

  • At least 10 days have passed since date of first symptoms; AND
  • Child’s symptoms are improving; AND
  • Child is fever-free for at least 72 hours without use of fever reducing medicines.

If you are not able to see a healthcare provider within 48 hours, or if your child is tested for COVID-19 but does not  receive the test result within 48 hours, your child will be treated as a positive case and must follow the procedure  outlined above until test results come back negative. 

Please communicate with the school immediately if your child is experiencing symptoms, or answers yes to any of  the questions below. Contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns. 

Screening Questions: 

In the past 10 days, has your child been tested for the virus that causes COVID-19, also known as SARS CoV-2? 

In the last 14 days, has your child: 

  • Traveled internationally to a CDC level 2 or 3 COVID-19 related travel health notice country; or 
  • Traveled to a state or territory on the NYS Travel Advisory List; or 
  • Been designated a contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 by a local health  department? 

Does your child currently have (or has had in the last 10 days) one or more of these new or worsening  symptoms? 

  • A temperature greater than or equal to 100.0° F (37.8° C) 
  • Feel feverish or have chills 
  • Cough 
  • Loss of taste or smell 
  • Fatigue/feeling of tiredness 
  • Sore throat 
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing 
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea 
  • Muscle pain or body aches 
  • Headaches 
  • Nasal congestion/runny nose 

I understand that these new regulations will impose substantial hardship for families. Please know that these are the  regulations which the State of New York is requiring that all schools follow. 


Joyce Giroux


Good evening,  This is Mrs. Giroux from Trinity Catholic School with a weekly update.  

Tomorrow, which will be a day 2, we will have our Monday morning prayer rally led by Mrs. Burns’ 3rd grade class.  We will celebrate our birthdays for the week and recognize Disciples in Action. You can watch us live on our Youtube channel starting at 9:00 a.m.

As we approach the end of the first marking period, it is time to ask our virtual learners if they would like to come back to the on-site classroom.  We had stated at the beginning of the school year, that at the 10 week mark into the school year, a distance learner may ask to come back if there is physical room in the classroom.  The only grade that doesn’t have enough space to allow for more students with adequate social distancing is 5th grade.  Please call the school if you are interested in coming back to the classroom.

We are all getting excited for Share the Wisdom Day next Wednesday, October 28.  Our committee has been working very hard to come up with meaningful and fun activities for our children to share with their grandparents or senior mentors.  Be on the lookout for information coming home this week about this special day.  A reminder that our Share the Wisdom day will be a ½ day of instruction with dismissal anytime between 11:30-12:00.  After care will be available that day until 5:30 as usual.

In the past, we have been able to have our book fair during Share the Wisdom day, but this year is not like any year we have known before.  Therefore, please look for information coming home about our virtual book fair beginning Monday, October 26.  There will still be lots and lots of educational and fun books to choose from.  Thank you in advance for supporting our library program.

Please be on the lookout for information about the many fun activities our PTC has planned for Halloween.  I will tell you that there will be costume contests for students and families, pumpkin carving contests and more. We will post details during the week on our social media sites.  Thank you to all those parents who attended the first PTC zoom meeting of the year.  Mrs. Tsibulsky and Mrs. Woodard were thrilled with the attendance and enthusiasm of those who attended.  We hope you will be able to attend the next zoom meeting in November.

On a personal note, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Trinity family for all the well wishes, gifts of meals and beautiful cards during my recovery from surgery.  I am moving around quite well and plan to be back at school next Monday.  Thank you also to Ms. Bombard for taking over the helm during my absence as well.  We truly are a team.

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