Class of 2021 – Everything You Need To Know

Important Reminders/Information

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.

Class of 2021 Senior Legacy Information

With each passing year more sons and grandsons of Trinity alumni are becoming Trinity Legacies. We would like to recognize these legacies in The Record newspaper and the summer issue of Trinity’s magazine The Leader.

If the father, step-father or grandfather of your member of the Class of 2021 is a Trinity alumnus, please let us know by submitting a legacy form to Carrie Joy.

You can email the info or form to joy@trinityrocks.com or you may complete the form on our website by clicking here.

The deadline for all submissions is April 30, 2021.

Class of 2021 Yard Signs!

Be on the lookout for yard signs arriving at homes this week.  We look forward to celebrating your GreaT accomplishments!

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.

SENIOR PROM TICKET INFORMATION

Senior Prom Tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, April 19 and continuing until Wednesday, April 28.

Tickets will be available for purchase in the College and Career Counseling Center before school, during advising, and after school on school days and from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday Workdays.

Tickets are $50 per couple and $30 for an individual ticket.

Prom will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center on Saturday, May 8 at 7 p.m. and will include a catered dinner, Class of 2021 slideshow, and Shammy Awards!

SENIOR PROM RESCHEDULED

Due to COVID-19 protocols, the Class of 2021 Senior Prom, originally planned for March 12, 2021, has been rescheduled for May 8, 2021.

We are in contact with the Department of Health and hope that COVID restrictions will be lifted in time for the May 8 date.

Watch here for updates as the date approaches.

Prom Details

Kentucky Expo Center

North Wing Lobby

May 8, 2021

7-9 PM

$50 for couples

$30 for a single ticket

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

April 23: Deadline for tux measurement at Sam Meyers (for prom and graduation / see below).

Saturday, May 8: Senior Prom. Following health department guidelines, Senior Prom this year will be a socially distanced dinner with no dancing. Shammy Award winners will be announced. This is subject to change if guidelines evolve or change. More details to follow.

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 four 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.

Look for more information from us soon about Graduation 2021 and other events like prom, which is currently scheduled for May 8!

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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.

A Message from Campus Ministry

To parents of seniors:

  • Senior Retreats have started! If you are unsure of your son’s retreat date or have a conflict with the dates, email Mary Emrich, emrich@trinityrocks.com.

 

  • If you need assistance completing the release form in PowerSchool or submitting retreat letters, please contact Joy Durbin, durbin@trinityrocks.com.

 

  • Thank you for your continued support of these seniors as they experience their 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.

DEADLINE to submit is Saturday, April 30. 

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!

Student Name:*
Future Plans (i.e. college/university, trade school, military, etc.)*
Briefly describe ONE way in which Trinity has prepared you for your next step:
Upload your one photo here:*

Weekly Inspiration

Each week, Mr. Chris Luken, assistant campus minister and theology teacher, offers words of inspiration for the Trinity Family.

Spring is, HOPEFULLY, on our doorstep.  And it offers us a chance at new life, new growth and hope.  I have to hope that brighter days are in the very near future.  But regardless of what is going on in the world around me, I can choose to keep moving forward.  I may not be going anywhere quickly, but I am still going somewhere- forward.

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”  -2 Corinthians 5:17

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