Trinity Catholic School will hold a strategic planning meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 5, in the school cafeteria.

Trinity Catholic School will hold a strategic planning meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 5, in the school cafeteria.

The meeting will give parents and community members an opportunity to give their input as the school develops a five-year strategic plan, principal Jeffrey Grimmett said.

A steering committee will incorporate the input into a final plan, which will include a set of goals and strategies for the school, he said.

"We want to determine where we want to be as a school and how we can get there," Grimmett said.

One of the overall goals is to increase the awareness and marketability of Trinity in the community to help drive enrollment, he said.

"There are probably a lot of people in the community who don't know about us," Grimmett said.

Trinity held an open house for new families on Jan. 23, he said.

Participants in the Feb. 5 meeting will be asked to review data and give their input on topics relating to three areas of concentration, Grimmett said. Those areas are community and parish, Catholic identification and academics and financial sustainability, he said.

A registration form for the strategic planning meeting was sent to Trinity parents earlier this month, Grimmett said. The form is also available on the school website, www.trinity.cdeducation.org.

Forms should be filled out and returned to the school by Friday.

All Trinity parents, alumni and parishioners are encouraged to attend the meeting, Grimmett said.

Anyone unable to attend the Feb. 5 meeting is encouraged to contact the school to offer their input, he said.

"We really want to get people's input, because we're talking about the future of our school and how we can best serve our students and the community," Grimmett said. "It's an important process."

Trinity is one of a number of schools participating in the diocese-wide school strategic planning process, he said.

Trinity's strategic plan is expected to be completed by the end of March and could be the start of an ongoing process, Grimmett said.

"We'll have a plan that we can put into action for the next five years then look at it again and see where we should go from there," he said.