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Click here for an important letter from Massena Central’s Head Nurse,

Effective 2/1/21, all health examinations performed for school must be documented on the NYS Required Health Examination Form or an electronic health record equivalent form – pursuant to Education Law.

ONLY the approved form or electronic health record equivalent form will be accepted by schools for health examinations conducted on or after 1/31/2021.


“Bridging the Gap”

Paint Night with Wilson Bickford

May 13, 2021 to benefit Trinity Catholic School.

Cost is $45.00. This event will be held at St. Mary’s social hall from 5:30- 9:00 pm.

All COVID guidelines will be followed. A screening form will need to be filled out and have your temperatures check upon arrival.

 


 


 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

Good evening.  This is Mrs. Giroux from Trinity Catholic School with a weekly update. Tomorrow, which will be a day 3, we will have a special prayer service to honor our special volunteers.  We will pay tribute to our substitute teachers and to two special women who have supplied us with masks all year.  We will still celebrate our birthdays, Disciples in Action, and IReady winners.

This Wednesday and Thursday we will have our Kindergarten screening for next year’s classes. Parents of PreK4 students who are being tested will receive a letter by May 7 to indicate our recommendation for either JK or Kindergarten.  For those of you who already have your child in PreK, we will simply excuse them from class and bring them up to the cafeteria for their screening.

Just a reminder that all Little Caesar’s orders are due tomorrow.  This is an important  fundraiser for the cafeteria.  Thank you in advance for your support of our food service.

Some of you may have received a letter in the mail asking you to apply for the “Sustaining Hope for the Future” scholarship.  Please return the application to school no later than May 15.  This scholarship was secured through a grant from the Diocese and is important revenue for us.  It allows us to lower your individual tuition rates to make it more affordable for your child to attend Trinity.  Please help us to help you!  If you did not receive an application and would still like to apply, you can find it on our website.  Everyone is encouraged to apply.

This Friday will be a jeans day.  Speaking of our dress code…I haven’t been pestering anyone about it too much this year, given all of the other restrictions we have in place due to Covid.  I will address the issue of shorts however.  According to the student/parent handbook, shorts may be worn in the fall and spring when the temperature is predicted to be 70 degrees or higher.  You can refer to our calendar on the month of April for the official dress code.

I believe that’s all the news for now.  So, have a wonderful week!


 

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. 

Sincerely, 

Joyce Giroux