• 2018 Berkeley Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
Welcome to the Berkeley Preparatory School family! It’s important to us to keep you engaged in your student’s experience at Berkeley. Here, you can access several important links and resources that will help you navigate your way throughout the school year. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact your child’s division office for more information.

Parents' Club Information

Every parent in the Berkeley community is a member of the Berkeley Parents’ Club. Learn more about the opportunities that await you as a member.

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  • Annual Volunteer Parents' Club Opportunities

    Baccalaureate   
    Spring Mothers’ Luncheon   
    Share the Love of Reading   
    Ambassadors    
    Homeroom Parents   
    Field Day   
    Senior Day   
    Tears & Cheers   
    Farmers’ Day   
    8th Grade Luncheon   
    Cookie Extravaganza   
    Parent Night  
    Aqua Parents  
    Book Fair   
    STREAM Challenge Event  
    Senior-Kindergarten Picnic   
    Used Uniforms  
    BUC BASH  
    Buc Bonanza  
    Library   
    Fall Fair   
    Turkey Trot   
    Faculty and Facilities Appreciation Luncheon   
    Lunchroom   
    Spirit Day   
    Grandparents’ Day
  • Parents' Club Board Officers for the 2018-19 school year

    President:
    President-Elect:
    Immediate Past President:
    Parliamentarian:
    VP - All School Events:
    Incoming VP - All School Events:
    VP - Upper Division:
    Incoming VP - Upper Division:
    VP - Middle Division:
    Incoming VP - Middle Division:
    VP - Lower Division:
    Incoming VP - Lower Division:
    Treasurer:
    Treasurer-Elect:
    Communications Liaison:
    Recording Secretary:
    Historian:
    Suzanne Oaks Brownstein
    Susie Kuhn
    Kim Hoffman
    Kelly Cone
    Kathy Fink
    Mary Ebert
    Amanda Saft
    Kristen Saylor
    Terry Allen
    Tiffany Price
    Jaime Brewer
    Cristina McIlwain
    Lauren Brantley Deady '91
    Heather Serafin
    Betsy Graham
    Kim Kirtley
    Tracy Gunn


myBERKELEY

For our families, myBerkeley is your one-stop resource to access the school calendar, directory, news, school resources and specific information about your student (grades, assignments, progress reports and other important information). Everything you need as a parent found in one convenient location.

Important Information

 
  • School officially starts at 8:00 a.m.; students are encouraged to arrive by 7:45 a.m.
  • The school day officially ends at 3:00 p.m. for grades Pre-K – 5, and  3:20 p.m. for grades 6-12.

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  • Upper Division Exam Schedule

    Wednesday, December 5
    English Exams
    Science Review

    Thursday, December 6
    Science Exams
    History and Religious Studies Review

    Friday, December 7
    History and Religious Studies Exams
    Mathematics Review, AP® Latin Review, AP® Studio Art Review, AP® Computer Science Principles and AP® Computer Science A Review

    Monday, December 10
    Second exams for English, Science, and History and Religious Studies
    AP® Latin, AP® Studio Art, AP® Computer Science Principles and AP® Computer Science A Exams

    Tuesday, December 11
    Mathematics Exams

    Wednesday, December 12
    Second exams for Mathematics, History, Religious Studies, and other make-up exams

    Thursday, December 13
    Make-up exams
  • Middle Division Exam Schedule

    Sixth and Seventh Grade
    The change we will be making this December will have sixth and seventh grade students continuing full days of school through December 11th, finishing their semester with a two-hour math exam on December 12 from 8:00 – 10:00 AM. Prior to the sixth and seventh grade math exam, there will be a period of “Show What You Know” in their other classes. Students should expect homework and exam prep to continue in classes where they will have traditional exams (listed below). However, in classes where there will be an alternative assessment, no homework will be assigned with the exception of seventh grade science. Seventh grade science will have one final test in class that students will need to study for, prior to their lab practical. Mr. Beckwith, Sixth Grade Academic Dean, and Mrs. Campagna, Seventh Grade Academic Dean, will be sending a detailed letter with specific information and a schedule for the end of the semester.
     
    Eighth Grade
    The eighth-grade class will be taking four two-hour exams (2.5 hours for Honors Algebra and Honors Geometry classes) beginning December 7 through December 12. Eighth grade students should be picked up after their exams. If they are waiting for a sibling from any division, they can wait quietly on the Walter Deck area. We ask that students let us know if they plan to remain on campus waiting for a sibling. Coach Rivas, Eighth Grade Academic Dean, will be sending a detailed letter with specific information and a schedule for the end of the semester.
     
    Please note that lunch will be available for all Middle Division students through December 11.

    Traditional Exams:
    Grade 8
    English, 12/7
    History, 12/10
    Science, 12/11
    Math, 12/12
    Grade 7
    English, 12/11*
    Math, 12/12


    Grade 6
    Global Studies, 12/11
    Math, 12/12



    Non-Traditional Assessments:
    Grade 8
    World Language


    Grade 7
    World Language
    Global Studies
    Science**
    Grade 6
    World Language
    English
    Science

    *Seventh grade students will have their English exam first thing in the morning and continue with a special schedule for the remainder of the day.
     
    **The seventh-grade science assessment will take place over a two to three-day period that will be comprised of a one-hour test and a lab practical. Their assessments will take place during the normal school day schedule.
  • School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

    With the addition of the Seivold Center for Early Childhood Education, we have adjusted our daily pick-up protocol for the Lower Division so that all school traffic will flow as smoothly as possible. There will be two waves of pick up at the Casper Landis Buc Stop this year; Early Buc Stop begins at 3:00 p.m. for Lower Division students only; Late Buc Stop begins at 3:20 p.m. for all students. Our hope is to have Early Buc Stop pick up complete prior to allowing queued traffic for Late Buc Stop to proceed to the Casper Landis Buc Stop.
     
    Please review the Pick-Up Matrix to determine your unique pick-up procedure.
     
    Please review the Campus Entrances map to familiarize yourself with our points of entries and destinations.

    Drop Off

    Seivold Center Drop Off (Pre-K, Kindergarten and first grade)
    Early Childhood students, along with any Lower Division student(s) in a carpool with grades 2-5, are required to be dropped off at the Casper Landis Buc Stop and can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m.
     
    Lower Division Drop Off (Grades 2–5 only)
    Lower Division students must be dropped off in front of the Lower Division by accessing the New Orleans Avenue Gate via Kelly Road and can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. Please note: grades 2-5 students carpooling with Middle and Upper Division students are allowed to be dropped off at the Casper Landis Buc Stop.
     
    Middle Division and Upper Division Drop Off
    Students may be dropped off at either the Casper Landis Buc Stop, or the Gills Hall Buc Stop. Please plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before 8:00 a.m. for easiest drop off. When dropping off students, parents should remain in the car so traffic can move smoothly. Do not use numbered parking spaces to drop off your student(s).

    Pick Up

    Lower Division Pick Up Grades 2-5 only
    Continue accessing the New Orleans Avenue Gate via Kelly Road beginning at 3:00 p.m.
     
    Early Buc Stop Pick Up (Must use the Harrod Entrance on Bray Road)
    Pick up for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade, along with any Lower Division student(s) in a carpool with grades 2-5, are required to proceed to the Casper Landis Buc Stop, where you will be directed to pick up your student(s). Once you have picked up your student(s), all Early Buc Stop traffic (3:00-3:20 p.m.) WILL BE REQUIRED TO TURN RIGHT AND EXIT CAMPUS VIA THE LUCAS ENTRANCE ON EXTER WAY to avoid queued traffic coming from Bray Road for Middle and Upper Divisions dismissing at 3:20 p.m.
     
    Late Buc Stop Pick Up
    ANY carpool can use the Late Buc Stop. Late Buc Stop pick up begins at 3:20 p.m. Vehicles arriving prior to 3:20 p.m. via the Harrod Entrance on Bray Road will be queued by parking staff while Early Buc Stop traffic exits campus. Late Buc Stop traffic can exit the Casper Landis Buc Stop via the Lucas Entrance to access Exter Way, Forsyth Road to access the Kosloske Family Entrance on Kelly Road, or the Harrod Entrance to access Bray Road.
     
    Middle Division and Upper Division Pick Up
    All non-Lower Division pick up begins during Late Buc Stop and can take place at the appropriate pick-up locations (Gills Hall Buc Stop or the Casper Landis Buc Stop).

    Please Note

    If at any point you have questions, a member of our Allied Security team will be happy to point you in the right direction.
  • School uniform requirements

    Each division at Berkeley has their own policy on uniforms. The Lower and Middle Divisions require a daily uniform Monday through Thursday and a formal uniform on Friday. Upper Division follows a standard of dress code Monday through Thursday and requires a formal uniform on Friday. Contact your specific division office at (813) 885-1673 to inquire about specific dress code policies.
  • Berkeley’s dining options

    Berkeley partners with SAGE Dining Services to provide daily meals to our school community.  Students who take advantage of the Berkeley dining program are able to enjoy a wide selection of food in the beautiful Berkeley Café (Middle and Upper Divisions) and Lower Division Activity Center and the new dining hall in the Seivold Center for Early Childhood Education (Lower Division). Working with SAGE brings a wealth of experience providing the best dining options in an academic setting. Their team of registered dietitians continuously works with Berkeley’s food service manager and chefs to develop recipes that adhere to the highest nutritional standards. All students are automatically enrolled in the dining program at the beginning of the year and have the opportunity to opt out.

  • Transportation options

    Berkeley evaluates these relationships every year and selects carrier(s) which, in its judgment, best meet the needs of the school community. Berkeley is currently recommending Network Transportation Solutions. Please call the company directly if you wish to use them for transportation.* Main Contact: Heather Allen Office # 727-784-5466 Email: Reservations@networktransportationww.com

    *Please note that families can privately contract with any service they wish to hire for their transportation needs.

BERKELEY PREPARATORY SCHOOL

4811 Kelly Road
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 885-1673