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Newsletter | January 7, 2021

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Look for our ad in the Tampa Scout Guide

Copies available at the front desk. πŸ“• Browse the Scout Guide online


QUICK LINKS πŸ”— for the Week Ahead

πŸ—“οΈ Second Semester CDZ Calendar (Note: there is class on March 8 and no class March 11)

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Webinar: College Admissions & Testing Uncertainty Jan. 12, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Webinar: PSAT, Now What? Feb 2, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

πŸ§‘β€πŸ« Academic Support Links:

  πŸ—žοΈ Links to recent newsletters are in the Parent Portal under the Newsletter tab.

For upcoming event info (including Zoom links!), click here to view the School  calendar! 

Missed a virtual event? Watch recorded webinars here.



PSAT is on Jan. 26

Tuesday, January 26, 2021: PSAT Day for 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Students - Required for Classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024

Grade 11 will be taking the official PSAT through the College Board at school.
Time: 8:50 a.m. until approximately 1:00 p.m.
Students should bring two #2 pencils and a calculator to school with them. A standard scientific calendar is all that is required, although graphing calculators are permitted.

Grades 9 & 10 will be taking a proctored PSAT virtually at home through Revolutionary Prep
TIme: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Students will be registered for the test and will receive additional details via email.

More Information Including Test Prep


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There is still time to purchase a tribute for your student in this year's Talisman yearbook. The deadline to purchase has been extended to January 15. Please see the yearbook tab on the Parent Portal for the link to purchase your tribute. 
Also, the deadline to design and submit your tribute is January 25. This is a firm deadline to assure that all pages are submitted and printed on time. Once you have finished designing your tribute and you submit it online, it will automatically be placed in the system for printing. 
If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Wieloszynski at

Purchase a Tribute Now! 


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TPPA Upcoming Events

TPPA Monthly Board Meeting, Jan. 13 at 10:00 a.m.
International Parents Group Coffee, Jan. 15 at 10:00 a.m.

Upcoming TPPA Events



Drop Off / Pick Up Changes Coming

Due to Super Bowl LV events being held at Julian B Lane Park, the following will be inaccessible from Saturday, Jan. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 14:

  • the parking lot adjacent to the park
  • the Cypress St. entrance to the School
  • the School's north gate 
ALL drop-off and pick-up will happen through the Cass Street entrance from Jan. 19 – Feb. 12. ALL students will park in the Senior lot. Please reference the map below for directional details. 
NOTE: Middle School students will exit their cars and walk to the external stairway door for Middle School Hub 1 to have their temperatures checked. 



Visit our NEW Athletics website to find:

  • Team Schedules, Rosters and News
  • Coach & Staff Directories
  • Facilities
  • Sports Medicine and Conditioning
  • Terp Athletic Apparel (additional items found in the School Store)
  • Collegiate Athletes
  • Athletics Twitter and Instagram feeds
  • NFHS Broadcasts

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Peer Tutoring Program is LIVE!

The new Peer Tutoring Program is going live this week! Student tutors are working with Academic Counselors Sarah Johnson and Jen Greseth to better understand the psychology of positive coaching and learn some active protocols for helping students learn via Zoom. Peer tutors are ready to offer academic support for students in all grades and most subjects, and they are available for both single meetings to help a student prepare for a test or major assignment, and for on-going, long term help for Quarter 3 classes. Requests for a tutor should be made by a student's advisor, who will ensure that the student has sought help from their classroom teacher before finding a tutor. Please reach out to Mia Franz ( if you have any questions.


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Maker Days are Back!

Maker Days in the library from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. on the first C and D days of most weeks
Maker Days are a chance for middle and upper school students to hang out, work on projects and learn new skills. We've revamped it a bit to work with social distancing and safety, while still being able to create awesome projects together. Each week has a different theme, but we'll also have some open days where you can work on whatever projects you want. Themes include 3D printing, robot obstacle courses, paper circuits and more.  Everyone is welcome.



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6-Word Memoirs 

Class of 2021 wrote their six-word memoirs on the Student Center wall in December.



Spanish Students Video Chat with Students in Spain

Mrs. Mary Beth Hill's class practiced their conversational language skills with students from Spain via videoconference. They spent an hour chatting in both Spanish and English. 
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Thanks for the Cakes! πŸ°

Thank you to the 6th grade class for providing Nothing Bundt Cakes for the entire faculty & staff just before break. Pictured: Benjamin M. '27



Being Earnest: Our School Blog

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The Library in the Time of COVID 
By Diana Rendina, Media Specialist

During the 2020-2021 school year, our library (and the way our students check out books) looks a little bit different.  To help manage social distancing throughout the school, one area of our library is serving as an Upper School U.S. history classroom, while in the back area we’re storing excess furniture that can’t fit in our spaces.  Because of this, students are only allowed to come to the library to check out books, study and use the printer before school, during passing periods and after school.  Since access to the physical space of the library is more limited this year, I’ve been working on finding ways to bring the library to our students.

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Reminder: Students can shop at the school store and items purchased can be charged to their student account!