Class of 2021 – Everything You Need To Know

Important Reminders/Information

Please be on the lookout for an important mailing from Trinity High School regarding 2021 Graduation

Information was mailed home this week regarding graduation. Please be on the lookout for this important mailing. A date and time for graduation will be determined next Wednesday, May 19.

Links to both documents may be found below:

Parent Letter

Graduation Instructions

White Masks Available

Our thanks to Michelle Faust for securing a large donation of white masks from the Ford Motor Company.

We will give each senior a white mask at Awards Day.

The planning committee encourages all seniors to wear a white mask. Seniors may wear the one we distribute, or one of his choosing, at graduation.

Senior Book Buy Back:

Seniors should bring books to the Rotunda between May 13 and May 21 during regular school hours. Only books purchased from Trinity can earn a book credit. Students should drop off their books only after they have finished all coursework, and books must be returned as a complete set. Students who must complete senior credit recovery should not return their books until they have earned their credits.

End of Year Messages

Dr. Rob Mullen

These weeks are rushing by. I hope this message provides some needed information.

We will continue following the health department’s guidelines for quarantining, which includes those associated with travel. This is especially pertinent to those who play on travel sports teams.

We will notify all on Wednesday, May 19 the date, time and location for graduation. It will be very special this year for many reasons. I am especially looking forward to including elements from the Baccalaureate Mass into the event. That will certainly add to the celebration.

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

If you have not received a 2021 yard sign, please contact Mr. Randy Perkins at perkins@trinityrocks.com so he can assist.

Class of 2021 – you have been Great!

It is important that all seniors make their way to Sam Meyers as soon as possible to be measured for their graduation tux!

Seniors will wear the traditional white summer tux for graduation.  These are available from Sam Meyers at the Mall St. Matthews.  Seniors MUST be measured at least two weeks in advance and should identify themselves as Trinity students.  Seniors who also rent a prom tux from Sam Meyers will get a significant discount on their graduation tux rental. Seniors who rent their prom tux from Sam Meyers will get their graduation tux for $35 without shoes and $50 with shoes.

If they do not rent a prom tux from Sam Meyers, the cost to rent the graduation tux will be $85 without shoes and $110 with shoes.  There is an additional $10 damage fee and Kentucky tax on all graduation tux rentals.

Graduation News

Attention all seniors: Please wear a WHITE mask to graduation! This is a request from Class Officers and Shamrock Moms.

The white masks will match your white tuxes and add even more class to the event.

Graduation and Quarantining

We want every senior who wishes to participate in our in-person ceremony to be able to do so.

A senior’s participation in graduation will not happen if he is in quarantine. Since the pandemic began we have followed what our local health department has said is safest for schools. The guidelines we follow are strict. There is no leeway. If he is in quarantine the weekend of graduation, he will not “walk.”

We continue to do all we can to keep students from having to be in quarantine, such as adhering to the 6-foot spacing standard. And unless the state and local health departments make an abrupt change, prom will not have dancing to avoid the possibility of quarantining hundreds of students.

We suggest you take a hard look at your son’s out-of-school activities starting May 1. Certainly do not let him travel out-of-state after May 6. It would be good if he avoided large gatherings, wore a mask, etc. If he turns up positive, aside from becoming ill, he might take himself and many others out of prom or graduation.

Can we have graduation with zero seniors in quarantine? We are doing all we can to achieve this. Please help us with this goal.

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Here’s a checklist of items for planning as we head into spring:

Week of May 10: Graduation tickets mailed. We will mail 6 tickets per family.

Awards Day: On Wednesday, May 19 at 9 a.m.  Trinity will host an Awards Day for seniors in Steinhauser Gymnasium. Seniors should report by 9 a.m. and will be socially distanced in the gym. No guests are allowed, but we will stream the event. Come see who wins recognition for their work in the classroom and where your Trinity brothers are going to college. Dr. Zoeller will also give brief instructions for graduation. These will also be emailed to all after Awards Day.

Weekend of May 21-23: Graduation at Marshall Stadium (weather dependent):  date and time announced Wednesday, May 19.

 

Sam Meyers Tuxedo Measurement and Rental:

Seniors will wear the traditional white summer tux for graduation.  These are available from Sam Meyers at the Mall St. Matthews.  Seniors MUST be measured at least two weeks in advance and should identify themselves as Trinity students.  Seniors who also rent a prom tux from Sam Meyers will get a significant discount on their graduation tux rental. Seniors who rent their prom tux from Sam Meyers will get their graduation tux for $35 without shoes and $50 with shoes.

 

If they do not rent a prom tux from Sam Meyers, the cost to rent the graduation tux will be $85 without shoes and $110 with shoes.  There is an additional $10 damage fee and Kentucky tax on all graduation tux rentals.

 

It is important that all seniors make their way to Sam Meyers as soon as possible to be measured for their graduation tux!

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Senior In-Person Return Details

  • Seniors who did not travel out of state over spring break may return on April 12. Those who traveled return on April 19.

  • Seniors can attend class four days per week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

  • Social distancing is still necessary. Seniors might spend a class or two in an overflow room. We will rotate to assure every senior is in class at least half the day.

  • Seniors may continue in their hybrid format or online if they choose.

  • In-person classes end on May 14 unless the senior is failing classes and/or has permission from the Student Affairs Office or his counselor.

  • Those seniors who have a 90 or above for both the 3rd and 4th quarter in a class, need not attend online classes the week of May 17.

  • Those seniors with grades below 90 for either quarter should attend online classes for the week and are responsible for assignments that week.

Parents must notify the Student Affairs Office by April 1 if they want their senior to attend four days per week. Due to check-in procedures, lunches, and social distancing, this is only possible for seniors.

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 GRADUATION 2021!

On March 8, the Kentucky Department of Education gave schools guidance for graduation ceremonies that includes six foot spacing among non-family members, masks, screening, sanitizing and contact tracing. We subsequently sought and received guidance from the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness regarding a plan we created.

We believe most seniors and their parents want a whole-class graduation and a prom, as do we. Barring any shut-downs mandated by the state, we are proceeding as if these events will take place. So, in order to adhere to the required six foot spacing, we will hold graduation outdoors with an indoor back-up plan if the weather is not suitable.

OUR BEST PLAN

AN OUTDOOR GRADUATION will be held in Marshall Stadium so that the entire class can be together. The stadium holds many fond memories for our seniors and can provide the space we need.

To comply with health department spacing guidelines, each graduate will receive six tickets for their guests. There may be a few additional tickets available depending on how many seniors and families chose to attend. If you have a blended family or special situation, please contact Academic Services. You will be placed on a waiting list to see what is available. We will livestream the ceremony for those unable to attend. To allow spacing for more parents, not all faculty will be in attendance.

We will schedule our outdoor graduation for four different times, and on Wednesday of graduation week, we will announce the chosen day and time for the ceremony based upon the weather forecast. The event will be either Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 22 at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 22 at 7 p.m., or Sunday, May 23 at 10 a.m. Since most families plan graduation parties for Sunday afternoon after our traditional morning ceremony, this approach should work well.

WEATHER-RELATED EMERGENCY PLAN

If the weather forecast makes an outdoor ceremony impossible to conduct, we will hold three different ceremonies in Steinhauser Gymnasium on Saturday, May 22. Each ceremony will involve 100 seniors and their parents. Seniors will be allowed to identify their first and second choice of these times: 11 a.m., 2 p.m., or 5 p.m.

Any senior, with his family’s permission, may opt out of the above plans and receive his diploma either (a) in a private ceremony with Dr. Mullen and the senior’s family members or (b) via the mail. Please contact Academic Services if you choose one of these options.

We will add elements of our annual Baccalaureate Mass to graduation while keeping in mind our overall time outdoors. Other events that can be done while adhering to six foot spacing, like a campus drive-through parade, are being planned.

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Check out Trinity’s prom featured on WAVE3’s Assignment Education!

SENIOR RETREATS

We are so excited that our Class of 2021 seniors get to experience their Senior Retreat! This continues a series of videos that our seniors filmed as they were going through their “life-changing” journey known as senior retreat.

BALFOUR presents the official TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL
Graduation ANNOUNCEMENT

Senior Photos

Attention Senior Parents – Senior Photos

If you need help with an existing order or have questions about placing an order, please reach out to our photographer at kimberly@linedrivephotography.com.

CelebraTing the Class of 2021

Class of 2021, time to take a trip down memory lane!

We are so proud of all the GreaT things you have achieved, for yourself, for your families and for our world!  And, there are plenty more to come!

Enjoy this look back at some of YOUR favorite memories from the last four years!

Continue to check out the Class of 2021 Instagram page for these and even more of YOUR favorite moments from the last four years.

We Want to Know Your Future Plans!

We want to know what’s NEXT!

We know that GreaT things are on the horizon for the Class of 2021 so let’s see YOUR future plans.

Submit a photo of yourself and tell us what your future plans are!

Let us know where your journey is going to take you next year (college, trade school, military, etc.) and submit a photo.

Undecided about what’s next? Fear not. This is simply the first deadline to submit future plans. We will continue to CelebraTe the Class of 2021 with plenty more opportunities in the future.

PLEASE NOTE: This submission does not take the place of notifying your college counselors of your admissions decisions. Please make sure to update your admissions decisions in Scoir as well!

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