The Trinity school district is set to officially start the return of the 2020-21 school year with its Back-2-School Expo which takes on place on Tuesday, August 4 at 5 p.m. at Fisher Commons at Trinity Jr. High and High School.

The Director of Mission Advancement DeAnn Scheeler said the entire Trinity staff are looking forward to seeing their students again at the expo. However, Scheeler said precautions are still going to be taken at the expo to follow CDC precautions.

“It feels great to be able to welcome our kids back into the building,” Scheeler said. “It’s just an amazing feeling. Having said that, we still will be taking precautions with regard to COVID by encouraging those who may have symptoms or, based on the Southwestern District Health unit and CDC recommendation are not supposed to attend an event like [the expo] we’re asking them to stay home.”

Scheeler said those that feel comfortable staying distant will have virtual options in regards to the expo itself.

“We will be streaming our athletic meeting that we have that night, as well as our orientation that we have for incoming seventh-graders,” she said. “And if people don’t want to attend, they’re still able to get all of this information during the regular office hours, it’s not required for them to be there, but if they are we do have a large space where there will be plenty of room to socially distance as people see fit.”

Scheeler added the meetings will be distanced and put into separate areas with the intention of keeping people safe and comfortable. Although not specified, the meetings will be taking place within the cafeteria, auditorium, and some in larger classroom areas such as the library.

The expo is an annual event that allows for students and parents to get the essentials needed for the upcoming school year including school supplies and school uniforms, it allows for the required forms and paperwork to be completed prior to the start of the year. Volunteer sign-ups will be available for different organizations and athletes will be meeting to discuss the upcoming seasons.

Regardless of the mandatory changes made for the expo, Scheeler and the entire Trinity staff are primarily looking forward to one thing -- the return of their students.

“We’ve really missed [the students] we’ve seen some of them in our summer weights program that we had and we have a fine arts camp … but it’s been limited numbers so we haven’t been able to see everybody,” she said. “It’’s going to be nice to really have that opportunity to welcome back all of these families. It’s such a big part of who we are as Trinity Catholic Schools.”

For more information on the Back-2-School expo, contact DeeAnn Scheeler at 701-483-6085.