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Newsletter | October 29, 2020

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Tampa Prep During COVID 

Since visitors are not allowed back on campus yet, we invite you to watch the video above to get a peek into the day-to-day operations at school this year.



QUICK LINKS πŸ”— for the Week Ahead

⏰  Your COVID-19 form MUST be completed before 7:45 am for your student's on-campus days

πŸ“Έ Reminder: Picture Day for B-Day students is TOMORROW, Friday, Oct. 30 

πŸ—“οΈ TPPA Terrapin Dad's Radio Hour, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

πŸ—“οΈ Save the Date: Friday, Nov. 13 Family /Advisor Conference Day. An email will be sent early next week with scheduling information. 

🎁 Holiday Donation Drive for Meals on Wheels Tampa: Items will be collected until Dec. 7 

QUICK LINKS πŸ”— for Juniors & Seniors

β˜• Senior Parent Coffee with College Counseling: Friday, Oct. 30, 9:00 –10:00 a.m.


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.


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Live Stream District Swim & Dive Meet This Weekend

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The District Swim & Dive Meet is happening Friday (10/30) and Saturday (10/31) at Berkeley Prep. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no spectators during the swimming portion of the meet, but you may stream it live.
Scheduled to broadcast 10/30/20 12:00 p.m. - 13:00 p.m.
Scheduled to broadcast 10/31/20 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 Follow Tampa Prep Athletics on social media: @tprep_athletics on Twitter and @tprepathletics on Instagram.


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Virtual College Dean's Panel

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m. for a webinar with deans from the University of Florida, University of South Carolina and Tufts University. They will discuss and answer questions about the college application process, their professional insights, and the impact of COVID. Students and parents of every grade level are welcome!

Click Here to Join the Webinar



Upper School Add/Drop Period for Spring Semester (Quarters 3 and 4)

From now until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2020, upper school students can request schedule changes for quarters 3 and 4. If your student would like to make an adjustment to his/her spring semester schedule, please have him/her email Mrs. Jisha with the specific request. She will set up a time to meet with your student to finalize the change request. After November 17, student schedules will be finalized for the spring semester and changes cannot be made.


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The School Store is located in the Mitchell Lobby. It is open Monday – Friday from 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. by appointment only. To shop the school store, please contact Melissa Thomason to schedule an appointment by calling 813-251-8481 or emailing Items pictured on this page are just for browsing, they cannot be purchased online. You can purchase select Tampa Prep athletic apparel online, however, the items on this page may only be purchased in the School Store.

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From Monday, November 2 to Thursday, November 5 lost and found items will be placed on tables in the gym lobby. Please have your students check this area either before or after school for any lost items. Note that all quality remaining items will be donated to charity.


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November TPPA highlights include Terrapin Dads Radio Hour, an 11th Grade Virtual Parent Social and Book Club. Be sure to check the TPPA Upcoming events page for the dates and the links to join these events! Also, those who missed it can watch the PEC (Parent Education Committee) event: Supporting Your Child Through the 2020 Hybrid Schedule

Upcoming TPPA Events



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The Class of 2021 gathered on the field to watch the sunriseβ€”their first time together as a full class... and it felt so good.

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Being Earnest: Our School Blog

Only subscribers to the School Blog received Kevin Plummer's COVID Experience blog in real time. Subscribe to our bi-weekly (every other Monday) Being Earnest blog to receive blogs written by faculty, administrators, staff, and sometimes even students or alumni directly into your inbox.

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