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August 21, 2020, 
Greek School Update

Dear Holy Trinity Greek School Families, 


We pray that you all are doing well and enjoying the summer. The Holy Trinity School Board has been working tirelessly to ensure a smooth and safe opening of our educational programs. At this time, we are planning to resume Greek School classes September 28. Parents have the option to enroll their child in virtual or in-person learning. Students who are enrolled in virtual learning will remain so through December. Prior to classes resuming in January, parents will have the option to have their child enrolled in in-person learning.

The entire community center will receive a professional deep cleaning prior to the opening of classes. This includes all classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, and the church hall. Our cleaning company has ordered high-grade products that are on the New York state list of approved disinfectants for Covid-19. These disinfectants will be used daily to maintain a high standard of cleanliness for the safety of our students and staff.

The procedures below outline the plan for the reopening of our Greek School.


  • Drop off will begin at 4:15 (with an instructional start time of 4:30). 

  • Children will be directed to enter through one of two entrances depending on where their classroom is located. (You will receive further notification as registration and scheduling are finalized.)

  • Children will exit the vehicle, one at a time, for a health and safety screening, which includes  a temperature check and answering a series of questions. Only those who pass the temperature check (99.9 degrees or below) and are wearing a mask will be permitted inside the building.

  • Only students will be allowed inside the building.


  • Teachers will dismiss students through the same doors where children were dropped off.

  • Parents must be by the door to pick up their child.

  • Parents are required to wear a mask and wait for their children at designated floor markings to allow for social distancing.

  • If a child begins to show signs of illness during class, parents will be contacted and will be required to pick the child up immediately. While waiting, the child will be seated in a separate area, away from the other students in the program. 


  • Please review with your children that masks must cover their nose, mouth, and chin in order to be effective.

  • Masks are not to be taken off, except during a brief snack time in the classroom.

  • Masks with vents are not permitted.

Quarantine Criteria for Covid-19

Students or staff members may be informed they were in close contact with an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have to complete a quarantine period. This means they will be required to stay home so they do not risk exposing others to COVID-19 if they become sick.

Close contact: The standard quarantine period is 14 days after last close contact with a person while they were contagious with COVID-19 (48 hours prior to onset of symptoms).

Household Contact: If the student or staff member lives in the same household as the confirmed case and has daily close contact, they will have to quarantine for an additional 14 days after the day their household member has been cleared from their isolation period.

Other household members in quarantine: If the student or staff member lives in the same household as someone in quarantine, they will not necessarily need to quarantine themselves unless the household member in quarantine is then determined to have Covid-19.

All students under quarantine may engage in Virtual Learning while they are not attending school in person.


Prior to the first day of Greek School

  • As per our usual practice, family Church membership must be paid and students must be registered for Greek School no later than Friday, September 18. To register, call the Church Office at 516-433-4522.

  • Proof of up-to-date immunizations from your doctor must be provided to the Church office.

  • Families must complete a waiver.

Some additional considerations

  • Children will sanitize their hands at sanitizing stations in the hallway prior to entering the classroom.

  • There will be no sharing of materials. Your child will use materials sent in from home, based on the supply list provided by the teacher.

  • Bathrooms will be sanitized after each use. 

  • Families must be prompt at pick up to provide time for teachers to sanitize the classrooms after class.

For those who choose Virtual Greek School

  • Families will be invited to pick up their child’s workbooks prior to the first day of class.

  • Virtual Greek School will be a combination of live online instruction and independent assignments.

  • Live instruction will be approximately 2 hours and may be spread over two sessions during the week.

  • Once registrations are complete, you will receive your child’s schedule.

Zoom Informational Meetings

  • An informational meeting will take place via Zoom 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 25. To submit a question prior to the meeting, please submit this Google Form.

  • For those who cannot attend the Zoom meeting, information discussed will be available on the Holy Trinity Church website.

We understand that these are trying times for all and we know that situations will arise that will need to be addressed. We are looking forward to working with our Holy Trinity Greek School families to continue developing this plan. Thank you for your cooperation and your support of our Church.


The Holy Trinity School Board
Joanne Kefalas, President

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