Trinity High School

2023-24 Family Newsletter


Christmas Message from the President

Dear Parents & Guardians,

As we joyfully celebrate the spirit of Christmas at Trinity High School, our hearts are filled with gratitude as we reflect upon the timeless message of hope, love, and joy that Christmas brings. Your commitment to an all-girls, Catholic education for your daughters is truly the best gift.

As we gather in the light of the Nativity, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for entrusting us with the education and spiritual growth of your Blazer. May the blessings of the Christ Child be abundantly present in your homes, filling them with the love that binds the Trinity family together.

Wishing you a Christmas filled with the timeless joy that only the birth of our Lord can bring, and all His blessings on your new year.


Laura Curley


Block 2 Final Exams: coming up soon after Christmas Break 

Please note that block 2 final exams will take place for all students the week that we return from the Christmas Break. Please note that the last day for students to turn in work for the block and to complete any reassessments is Tuesday, January 9. Final exams will take place on Thursday, January 11 and Friday, January 12. 

For students with ISP’s

As we implemented in block 1 of this school year, all students with ISPs requiring extra time will take all 4 of their final exams in an alternative location, and have their exams on a slightly different schedule. The counselors of students with ISPs have already reached out to them to remind them of the exam protocols. Due to the altered schedule, extended-time testers will not be able to use Trinity transportation on exam days. They will need to arrange for their own transportation home.  

Exam schedule 

Thursday, January 11 

Standard Time Testers (in classrooms): 

  • Exam Period 4 8:00-9:25
  • Break 9:25-9:42  
  • Exam Period 5 9:42-11:07

Extended Time Testers (in alternative location only): 

  • Exam Period 4 8:00-10:08
  • Break 10:08-10:25 
  • Exam Period 5 10:25-12:33

Friday, January 12

Standard Time Testers (in classrooms): 

  • Exam Period 1 8:00-9:25
  • Break 9:25-9:42  
  • Exam Period 2 9:42-11:07

Extended Time Testers (in alternative location only): 

  • Exam Period 1 8:00-10:08
  • Break 10:08-10:25 
  • Exam Period 2 10:25-12:33

Reminder about senior exemptions 

Seniors may exempt their block 2 exam in College Preparatory classes if their teacher allows exemptions if they meet the following conditions:

  • They have a 93 % or higher (as determined on December 20, 2023)
  • They are not on Attendance Probation 
  • They are not on Behavior Probation 
  • They are not on Academic Probation 
  • All fees have been paid (by December 20, 2023)

If students do not meet all of these conditions, they may not exempt any exams. No exceptions will be made.

Trinity buses will run on the final exam days. The buses will depart school at 11:17 am each day.

Cell phone and Smartwatch Policy: New

We have added an additional policy to ensure academic integrity during block exams. Students may not have a cell phone or smartwatch in any examination room. They must leave their devices in their lockers. If a student has a phone or watch with her during an exam she is in danger of receiving a zero on her block exam. This policy has, and will be communicated to students until the beginning of the exam session. 

College Counseling

As we head into winter break I wanted to share our Summer Enrichment Guide for 2024. This document lists several opportunities for students to get involved over the summer–internships, pre-college programs, jobs, volunteer work, etc. Many of the opportunities are for juniors and seniors; however, there are some available to all high school students. Myself and the rest of the Student Services Department would encourage you to take some time over break to see if any of these programs are of interest to you. It is a great way to get hands-on experience, explore a career you might be interested in, and start building your resume for college! If you have any questions please feel free to drop by my office or email me ( 

SENIORS: The transcript request form is currently closed until we return from winter break. The deadline for requests for any of your applications due through January 10th was last Friday, December 15th. This deadline was set in order to give me enough time to make sure all correct materials are sent to the appropriate schools. If you have any concerns prior to break please email me ASAP or drop by my office. No transcripts will be sent between December 21st and January 8th.

I hope everyone enjoys a restful, healthy, and happy holiday season! 

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Applications are now available for the 2024-2025 school year. The applications are available here. The deadline for completing the application is March 3, 2024.



LAST CALL! Thank you to the many families who have already made a generous donation. We are thankful we will be able to send our THS hard-working administration, faculty (teachers), and staff home with a gift. EVERYONE, from the bus drivers to maintenance to admissions to the science teachers, will receive a monetary gift. All family names of those who donated will be included with the gift.

It’s not too late to contribute to this Christmas Appreciation Fund. Show your gratitude for their hard work, commitment, and dedication to our daughters. Click HERE to make an online contribution OR send a check (Trinity High School) or cash to the front office. 100% of your contribution will be allocated to this Christmas Appreciation Fund.

Please contribute by December 18th - thank you!

Thank you!

Beth Tobin - Mothers Club President

Matt Guardiola - Fathers Club President

Pledge for Blazer Excellence

If you have not already returned your Pledge for Blazer Excellence Participation Form, this holiday season we would like to provide an opportunity for families to make a tax-deductible gift to Trinity to help bridge that gap between the cost of tuition and the actual cost of educating your daughter.  For those of you who are in a position to support our Blazers, please consider making a gift to Trinity as your resources allow.

Click here to make a gift.

Parent Events

Join us for a night of fun and compete against the returning champs - the faculty, The Know It Alls!

Registration is open - sign up today online or send in your registration form. Sign up for a full table or as individuals and we will put you at a table. We expect over 200 guests on this night. Invite friends, prospective Trinity parents and family!

Contact Director of Special Events, Kelly Richard, with any questions.

Click here to register.

Registration is open - sign up today!

Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, godfathers, brothers - any significant male figure is welcome to escort your daughter to this lovely evening! Professional photographer, decorations, a candy bar, and more! Have them get their best sneakers ready - there will be a contest! This is an evening everyone looks forward to!

Contact Kelly Richard, Director of Special Events, with any questions.

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

Time to purchase books for Block 3

Can you believe we’re nearing the end of block 2 already? Block 3 will require new textbooks for new courses; please check with your Blazers to see what is needed for the second semester.  It is imperative that students have textbooks in hand on the first day of classes, January 18, 2024.

Click here to read more about how to order your books for Block 3.

Seeking Trinity Bus Driver for 2024-25 School Year

Trinity is seeking a driver for Trinity's multi-purpose vehicles for morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off for the 2024-25 school year. Interested candidates should contact Director of Marketing Patti Williams at 708.453.8342 or email

Drop-off Instructions

Students may not be dropped off or picked up on Lathrop OR Division. This causes safety hazards for our students as well as traffic issues. The River Forest Police Department patrols the main entrance and will issue tickets. 

For the safety of our students and our mission to be good and respectful neighbors, please observe the following drop-off and pick-up pattern:

Block 2 Attendance Update

The work of empowering and educating women to be leaders of knowledge, strength and faith is predicated upon regular and consistent student attendance and we are grateful for your partnership with regards to this priority. Please read the following carefully as there are important updates to the Attendance Policies for Block 2 of the 2023-2024 School Year. Click here to read the letter.

Accommodation Requests

Please click this link for procedures regarding temporary mobility or attendance accommodations for medical reasons.


Click here to join Trinity's Mothers Club and Fathers Club.
Click here for Trinity's Website Calendar.

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