At Trinity School of Frederick we believe that we are all God's children therefore we are a community where respect is a cornerstone.
All members strive to live with integrity, honor, and trust that is shared. Following the rules of the school facilitates collaborative efforts among students, faculty and staff, and parents. In doing so, the members of the school community learn together, nurture strong character, reach out to the community at large, and grow spiritually.
Trinity School policies provide the framework for Trinity academic and social culture. Below are excerpts from the Trinity School Parent Handbook that are meant to give visitors a general idea of Trinity's daily culture. For detailed school policies, please contact The Trinity School of Frederick for a parent handbook.
Homework: At Trinity School, homework is a valuable tool to help reinforce newly acquired skills and knowledge. Through homework, students prepare lessons and activities that require extension, integration, and application of those skills and knowledge. In addition, homework provides excellent opportunities to develop good study habits while nurturing initiative on the part of the student.
Report Cards and Grading: There are three grading periods within the school year. Parents receive written reports after the close of each grading period in December, March and June. Conferences are held in October, at the end of the fall grading period in December, and at the end of the winter grading period in March. We encourage parents and teachers to stay in close communication, scheduling conferences as often as necessary to exchange ideas and observations. This parent / teacher interaction also is helpful when implementing plans to help the child thrive socially, emotionally, academically, physically, and spiritually.
Attendance: Trinity School of Frederick encourages parents to establish a priority of regular, daily attendance for their children. Student arrival and departure is managed via the carpool process where students are escorted to and from the school building. Students may arrive at school as early as 7:45am and all students must be in their classrooms by 8:15am. Students are dismissed at 3:30pm on Monday-Thursday and at 2:30pm on Friday.
Uniform: At Trinity School we believe that students' dress should reflect pride in their appearance and their school. To that end, students must follow a dress code:
Navy, light blue, or royal blue, long or short sleeve collared shirts* or sweaters
Shirts and sweaters are solid color with no designs, stripes or printing (except for the Trinity embroidered logo). All shirts are worn tucked in. Sweaters are worn with a collared shirt underneath
Khaki (tan colored) slacks, shorts, shorts, skirts or jumpers
White, khaki, light blue, or navy blue ankle socks, knee socks, or tights
Athletic shoes with white soles or soles labeled non-marking.
*One collared blue shirt with the embroidered Trinity logo or a Trinity T-shirt is required for field trips. These items can be purchased from Land's End and Trinity School respectively.
Other dress code notes:
Stud earrings only.
Necklaces and bracelets are discouraged as they can be a distraction to learning and a hazard during PE and recess.
Clear nail polish only
Transportation: The safety and well-being of our students is paramount to us. Students arrive and depart using the carpool procedure. At the beginning of each school year, each family will be issued a colored tag board containing a carpool number. Drivers must display the number when picking up child(ren). Unfamiliar drivers will be asked for identification by teachers on carpool duty. Teachers will open doors and assist students getting into or out of vehicles. Students must be accompanied to vehicles by teachers or staff members.
Harassment: Trinity School of Frederick is committed to fostering an understanding and acceptance of all human beings, without regard to race, gender, color, national origin, personal appearance, physical handicap, age, or religion. Parents, Teachers, staff and students of the Trinity School of Frederick community must demonstrate conduct consistent with this policy.
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Tobacco: In the interest of providing our students with the safest and healthiest environment possible, Trinity School of Frederick and its grounds are smoke-free. No alcoholic beverages may be used on school property or at school-sponsored, off-campus events where children are invited. The use of illegal drugs is prohibited at all times.
Visiting the School: We encourage and welcome parental participation at Trinity School. Volunteers are valuable members of the Trinity School team. When coming into the school, volunteers and visitors alike are asked to sign the appropriate register and wear a name tag.
School Communication: Trinity School of Frederick encourages parents and teachers to stay in close communication, scheduling conferences as often as necessary to exchange ideas and observations and to construct and implement plans to help the child thrive socially, emotionally, academically, physically, and spiritually.
To facilitate an informed school community, a weekly electronic newsletter (Thursday News) and monthly electronic PTO Newsletter are sent out by email. Paper flyers and school letters are also send home each week in the student's Thursday Folder. The information sent out often addresses special events for the entire school community, i.e.Trinity Night at the Keys Stadium, fundraisers, The Christmas Pageant, and Earth Day.
Individual classroom teachers may inform parents about class events, field trips, and projects with a periodic classroom newsletter. The frequency of these communications is at the discretion of the individual teacher.
Health and Safety
Lunch and Snacks: Each family is responsible for providing a nutritionally balanced lunch for their children. Candy of any sort is not allowed. Lunch should be ready to eat. Families are also asked to provide one (1) non-perishable lunch to be stored at school in case a lunch is forgotten.
Dining as a School Community: Some students within the Trinity community have severe allergic reactions to certain foods such as tree nuts. Therefore, Trinity School strives to maintain a nut-free environment. If a child brings foods that contains tree nuts or traces of them, it will be sent back home and Trinity will do its best to make a substitution. Other allergies such as dairy are addressed individually within the school community. Families are expected to cooperate to ensure safety of all Trinity students.
On most 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, the PTO offers for-purchase Hot Lunch. Parents are given the opportunity to review the menu for the coming month and pay for the lunches that your child would enjoy. Students who do not wish to purchase hot lunch should pack a lunch on that day and will still eat with their classmates.
Emergency Closings: Trinity School of Frederick follows the Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) closure policy for inclement weather. We encourage parents to listen to local radio (WFMD 930 or WAFY 103) and television stations to determine FCPS plans. In addition, Parents must maintain current home, office, and emergency numbers in the Trinity School office.
Tuition: Tuition includes all books, classroom materials, activity fees, and field trips that are not overnight. Upon enrollment, both parents, or the person responsible for the tuition payment, select one of three payment plans. Having made the initial deposit with the contract, the tuition balance is due as follows:
Plan 1: Balance is due June 15th.
Plan 2: Two tuition payments due June 15 and December 15th.
Plan 3: Twelve monthly payments through direct debit payable
on the 15th or the 20th of the month. Payments begin in
June prior to the beginning of the school year for which
the student is enrolled and end in May of the school year.
School of Frederick does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
or ethnic origin, age, gender, religion, disability, or any other class
protected by law in the administration of its educational policies, employment
practices, admissions policies, scholarship loan or financial aid programs, and
athletic and other school administered programs.