An old adage says it’s always darkest before the dawn. It remains to be seen if a new day has dawned yet in this age of Covid-19. While we all desperately want things to return to normal, normal may elude us for a long time. There are, though, a few things we can be sure of right now.
There are things to be thankful for even in the face of this life-changing pandemic. I am thankful for teachers, especially our teachers here at Trinity School of Texas. Our TST teachers have worked hard to provide instruction for our students. They have worked hard to find out what works in a situation none of us had encountered in our careers. They have been willing to try new things and adapt on the fly. They have put in long hours learning to use new technology and the in’s and out’s of distance learning. If we are forced to go through school shutdowns in the future, our teachers will be better prepared. I am thankful for our parents, many of whom have put in long hours helping their children adapt to learning from home. I am thankful for our students who have had to adjust to learning without their friends and classmates by their sides.
Relationships matter. This has never been more evident than now. Relationships have always been at the heart of TST’s success, and sustaining relationships in the midst of a quarantine is a challenge. It is, however, a challenge that we at TST are working hard to meet as we plan for the coming school year.
Another thing we can be sure of is that we will find a way to successfully move forward. We will move forward together – students, parents, teachers and staff. We will support one another, be patient with one another, and we will learn and grow together. It’s the Trinity School of Texas way. It always has been, and it always will be.
Gary Whitwell Head of School