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A Regular Plato Academy Schools Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, July 2 at 2:30 pm. More details on this page.

June 9, 2020

We are here for you

Plato Academy’s mission statement describes the environment of our schools as “fostered by a commitment and cooperative effort among the school, students, parents, and community.”

These last few months have been a challenge for us on many fronts. We wish to offer our families, caregivers, staff, and stakeholders the support and promise to be there for your needs. Our counselors, administrators, and staff strive to provide an inclusive learning environment, one in which we lift all equally to achieve their highest potential. If you or your family needs support, we are here; just reach out. Plato Academy is more than academics, and we are proud to support our families. Our commitment will always be to you.

As we proceed toward the 2020-21 school year, Plato Academy is preparing for a safe and healthy school opening by readying our schools and our staff for both a physical and mental health safety plan. As details develop, we will keep you informed. For now, let us come together as school and community to support each other and our students.

Have a wonderful summer!

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April 20, 2020

Message from Student Council

We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe during this global crisis. We know how difficult these times can be and we thank you for being cooperative, no matter the circumstances. We realize that everyone is making great sacrifices and at the same time demonstrating amazing citizenship. Our Student Body is here to remind everyone that we are still running and operating. We are always looking for new ideas of ways to come together as a community, even if it has to be through a screen at the moment. If anyone has any ideas of fun things to do while in quarantine, or things that our student council could be doing during these times, we would love to hear an email back from you – as we are planning to put together a fun video update.

Email us at: patsnewssc20@gmail.com

As far as our ideas go, we are still planning on holding the talent show, but virtually this year. We still have to plan out the exact details as the virtual aspect of life is now causing a few questions to pop up. We will be sending out an email updating the status of both the talent show and chess tournament once we know all of the specifics.

For now, we would like to once again, thank you for your patience and persistence. The PATS Student Council is working hard to inform you of everything we know and we welcome any comments on what you would like to do for the rest of this school year. For now, stay safe and well.

Sincerely,
Plato Academy Tarpon Springs Student Council

 

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our website for more updates: https://patstudentcouncil.weebly.com/

April 17, 2020

Spring Photos Shipped to Home

 

Dear Plato Academy Tarpon Springs Families,

In light of our school being closed for the next month, Vernon Photography is unable to deliver the Spring orders you may have placed until we reopen. In response, they have created a form for you to request that they mail your order directly to you if you’d like for that to happen.

With shipping not included in the Spring package prices, this isn’t a free service but Vernon Photography has kept the price as low as possible at $4 per shipment and is allowing for a shipment to include multiple students from a single family at the same $4 price.

If you’d like for your order to be mailed home, visit www.VernonPhoto.com/SpringShipping to submit your request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Vernon Photography directly at Support@VernonPhoto.com

 

In partnership,

Mrs. Turro
April 9, 2020

Communication

Dear Families,

We appreciate all your hard work and partnership the past two weeks while we launched and continue to improve our distance learning program. We are committed to ensuring students have access to grade level standards based learning activities. We take the responsibility of ensuring our students have learning opportunities and prevent any loss of learning by this unprecedented situation.

Attendance and learning count during this time of distance learning. Your children will receive grades for quarter 4. They have to log in and complete their assignments. We are working very hard and collectively as an organization to ensure equal access to instruction and learning. We are working very hard to remove barriers, and our teachers are working hard to customize the instructional approach for each family. While we value learning, we value your wellbeing even more and want very much to partner with each of you to find the right balance for your child and family.

This week K-5 students were provided a daily or weekly agenda so all live sessions can be easily located and required vs. optional work is easily identified.
Next week we will streamline and simplify the google meets process. Look for an update this weekend with details.

We appreciate all the feedback we have been getting. Your kind words to our teachers are very much appreciated and are keeping the teachers going as we all miss your kids! Please include Mrs. Heilman and myself in your emails to the teachers, as we are working hard to problem solve barriers teachers and students are facing. It’s helpful for us to see patterns across subjects or grades. By seeing the communication we can act faster to support our teachers and students in learning. You will see teachers including us in their emails to all of you.

Keep up the amazing job you all are doing with your children. We are here for all of you and are honored to serve you and your children during this time of distance learning.

 

In partnership,

Mrs. Turro
April 9, 2020

Quarter 3 Report Cards

 

Quarter 3 report cards were published to parent and student portal accounts. They will show in the Messages section which is on the top right box.

Don’t have a parent portal account?

Complete the link below AND send a color image of your drivers license to principaltarponsprings@platoacademy.net.

Forgot your password or don’t have a child connected to the account?

Email principaltarponsprings@platoacademy.net.

We are working to update our parent contact info in portal to be able to email report cards for 4th quarter. Some of our families may have received the report cards emailed. Some families are missing emails. We will have this task completed before 4th quarter report cards are published and sent digitally.

Congratulations Students!!!

Hard work, passion, and creativity were rewarded with a very successful outcome for our students who participated in the annual Pinellas National History Day competition!

Read more…

Plato Academy Tarpon Springs students excelled in Pinellas History Day 2020 Competition!

Click the “+Google Calendar” button (under the calendar) and add the school events to your own Google Calendar account.

Danielle Turro
Principal of Plato Academy Tarpon Springs

Address:
2795 Keystone Rd

Tarpon Springs,
FL 34688

PHONE: (727) 939-6413
FAX: (727) 939-6414
EMAIL: PrincipalTarponSprings@PlatoAcademy.net

Dear Plato Academy Family,
Tarpon Springs has always meant community to me. Tarpon Springs and its culture welcomed me as a young person in the simplest of ways: a Greek dance troupe named Levendia. The rich and deep history and culture this group offered me, and generation of others, was largely in part due to one director. He took a personal passion and offered it to the youth in the community. A large part of my identity formed through those experiences and the time I spend in Tarpon Springs.

I entered the field of education to give to students what I had been given growing up: a superior education, culture, and enrichment. In 2007, I was given the opportunity to join the faculty of Plato Academy Clearwater. I remember thinking that teaching at Plato Academy was the opportunity that connected all the important threads of my life, teaching, Greek culture, and a wonderful school for my children. I was even more thrilled when I was presented with the opportunity to open a Plato Academy in Tarpon Springs, a city that had offered me so much. It was a chance to take my passion and give back to the youth of Tarpon Springs.

As the leader of Plato Academy Tarpon Springs, I hope to give back in very specific ways. Each day, the entire faculty and staff at Plato Academy Tarpon Springs works diligently to enact our mission: to assist students in achieving their full potential by requiring and nurturing high academic and behavioral standards in a safe, supporting, challenging and enthusiastic environment fostered by a commitment and cooperative effort between the school, students, parents, and community.

It is my intention that Plato Academy Tarpon Springs is on a path of establishing itself as a pillar of the Tarpon Springs community. As Plato Academy Tarpon Springs completes its 6th year, offering a superior academic program that nurtures and develops the whole child, I hope that our work has only just begun. We look forward to educating, guiding, developing and enriching the future generations of Tarpon Springs and surrounding communities.

In Partnership,

Danielle Turro, Principal

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The mission of Plato Academy Charter Schools is to assist students in achieving their full potential by requiring and nurturing high academic and behavioral standards in a safe, supporting, challenging, and enthusiastic environment, providing a well-rounded K-8 education fortified by a study of the Greek language and culture, and fostered by a commitment and cooperative effort among the school, students, parents, and community: our family.

 

The vision of the Plato Academy Charter Schools is to progress as a family in which all are teachers and learners and are empowered and encouraged to exceed expectations, resulting in successful graduates ready to advance into their next stage of life, equipped with a well-rounded K-8 education fortified by the study of the Greek language and culture, and excited about continuing to achieve their full potential.

Plato Academy Schools are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and schools as managed by AdvancED. SACS provides nationally recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement.