Community Update Videos

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To contact the School Counselor, Lisa Condrey, email l.condrey@tmi-sa.org or call (210) 564-6143.
Campus Status:
All TMI students, in all grades, who choose in-person instruction will be back on campus together for in-person instruction starting Monday, October 5, 2020. Students who choose to continue with remote instruction must use the Remote Instruction Request Form and communicate with the Office of Admissions. Wednesdays will continue to be Community Days with no classes on campus on Wednesdays for the remainder of the first semester. Please use the links on this page (including the Return to Campus Protocols) for more details and information.

The TMI administration is continually evaluating the COVID-19 situation and how we can help keep our community safe.

Notification & Contact Tracing

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  • What happens if there's a positive case on campus?

    Once we receive notification of a positive COVID-19 case on campus, we will notify Metro Health and the TMI community immediately. Metro Health will provide guidance and our Health Center has the training and capability to contact trace, so there will be no additional delay in notifying possible contacts with the positive case. With our thoroughly thought out policies and protocols, it is our goal to keep exposures to a minimum. Contact tracing will be a top priority until all appropriate families, faculty, and staff have been notified.

Remote Instruction / Community Updates

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  • 10/30/20 – Community Update: Holiday Travel, End of Semester

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    Community Update: October 30, 2020

    In today's Community Update, Head of School Fr. Scott Brown talks about the end of the semester, a change to semester exams, a reminder about selecting in-person or remote instruction for another three weeks (Nov. 2-20), and the importance of continuing to social distance and wear masks as we go into the holiday season.
    If you/your student fails the daily screening, notice any of the symptoms listed on the daily screening form, or have a household member who tests positive for COVID-19, please keep us informed by reaching out to Nurse Stacy Smith, TMI Healthcare Coordinator, at s.smith@tmi-sa.org or (210) 564-6144.
    Remote Instruction Request Form
    Video Transcript (10-30-20)
  • 10/16/20 – Community Update: Health Center, Safety & Security

    Community Update
     

    Community Update

    October 16, 2020

    In today's Community Update, TMI's School Nurse and Healthcare Coordinator, Stacy Smith, shares important reminders and information from the Health Center, including the importance of continuing what we're doing and what happens if someone on our campus tests positive. Following Nurse Stacy is TMI's Director of Safety & Security, Michael Call, who shares important changes to the drop-off and pick-up procedures that will begin on Monday. Our students' health and safety is a priority at TMI; we are grateful to have the students back on campus and are committed to doing everything we can to keep them on campus.
    Student Triage Form / Parent Notification
    Revised Pick-Up & Drop-Off Procedures
    Video Transcript (10-16-20)
  • 10/9/20 – Community Update: Reminders

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    Community Update: October 9, 2020

    In today's Community Update, Head of School Fr. Scott Brown shares a few reminders for the upcoming week ahead, including winter sports and classes that will be starting to move into the Walker Innovation Center. He also talks about some of the ongoing improvements to daily life at TMI, like student pick up and drop off, as the faculty and staff continue to work to make TMI the best it can be. Enjoy your long weekend, Go Panthers! 
    4-Week Calendar (Oct. 5-30)
    Video Transcript (10-9-20)
  • 10/2/20 – Community Update: All grades back on campus

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    Community Update: October 2, 2020

    In today's Community Update, Head of School Fr. Scott Brown talks in detail about what to expect next week when all students are back on campus together starting Monday, October 5. He also shares an update on our athletic programs and what our fall and winter teams can expect. As a reminder, it is time for our families that would like to continue with remote instruction to make another selection for the time period of Oct.9-30 using the Remote Instruction Request Form below. 
    4-Week Calendar (Oct. 5-30)
    Remote Instruction Request Form
    Video Transcript (10-2-20)
  • 9/25/20 – Community Update: Staying on Campus and Survey

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    Community Update: September 25, 2020

    In today's Community Update, Head of School Fr. Scott Brown takes a look back at the first full week of hybrid instruction and emphasizes the importance of every member in our community following the protocols and procedures we have for being on campus. Abiding by the rules and being disciplined while we are both on and off campus will allow us to stay on campus.
    We also value your feedback during this transition to hybrid instruction. Please take a few minutes and complete the short, open-ended survey here to let us know how your (or your child's) first week of hybrid instruction went – all students, parents, faculty and staff members are invited to complete the survey (the deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30).
    Hybrid Instruction Survey (Due Wed.)
    4-Week Calendar (Sept. 14-Oct. 9)
    Video Transcript (9-25-20)
  • 9/18/20 – Community Update / Welcome Back!

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    Community Update/Welcome Back:

    September 18, 2020

    In today's Community Update, Head of School Fr. Scott Brown welcomes students, faculty, and staff back to campus with a quick look at this first day of in-person instruction at TMI for our senior students. Please use the links below for the at-a-glance calendar (September 14-October 9) and visit our COVID-19 web page for all COVID-related back-to-school guides, protocols, forms, and more. Go Panthers!
    4-Week Calendar (Sept. 14-Oct. 9)
    TMI COVID-19 Updates
  • 9/11/20 – Community Update: Safety & Protocols Tour

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    Community Update: September 11, 2020

    In today's Community Update, Head of School Fr. Scott Brown takes you on a tour of campus, highlighting the safety procedures and protocols for coming back to campus. He shares details for coming onto campus, drop-off and pick-up locations, how the classrooms will look (including for students in remote instruction), plans for lunch, and more. We look forward to seeing you all soon. Go Panthers!
     
    4-Week Calendar (Sept. 14-Oct. 9)
    Pick-Up & Drop-Off Procedures
    Video Transcript (9-11-20)
  • 9/4/20 – Community Update: Path to September 21

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    Community Update: September 4, 2020

    In today's Community Update, Head of School Fr. Scott Brown gives a detailed overview of the path leading up to September 21. He also answers some of the common questions around finances, expectations for coming back to campus, and reminds parents about making the decision for remote vs in-person instruction for the first quarter. 
    We look forward to seeing you all back on campus very soon. Go Panthers!
     
    4-Week Calendar (Sept. 14-Oct. 9)
    Opt out of in-person instruction form
    Video Transcript (9-4-20)
  • 8/28/20 – Community Update: Reopening Plan, Fall Athletics

    Community Update

    Community Update: August 28, 2020

    In today's Community Update, Head of School Fr. Scott Brown gives an overview of the plans for returning to campus on September 21. He shares how we'll be phasing faculty and students back onto campus over the next few weeks and references the documents linked below in this email. In addition, Athletic Director Brandon Palomo gives an update in this video on fall athletics and outlines the plans and scenarios for football, cheerleading, cross country and volleyball. 
    We look forward to the next few weeks as we prepare and count down to September 21. We will see you back on campus very soon. Go Panthers!
    Hybrid Instruction Schedules
    TMI Episcopal Return to Campus Document
    Opt out of in-person instruction form
    Video Transcript (8-28-20)
  • 8/14/20 – Community Update: Back to School Information

  • 7/23/20 – Community Update: Remote Instruction Announcement

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    Community Update: July 23, 2020

    In today's Community Update, Head of School Fr. Scott Brown shares important information regarding the start of the 2020-2021 school year and the rise in COVID-19 cases (please note that we will be starting the school year in remote instruction), along with an update on planned community activities and coming onto campus. He is joined by Brandon Palomo, Athletic Director and MAJ (Ret) Joe Claburn, Commandant of Cadets. Coach Palomo shares an athletic update with the latest guidance from TAPPS and MAJ Claburn outlines what lies ahead for our Corps.   
    Below you find links to the updated preliminary schedules mentioned in the video along with a video transcript.
    Stay safe and healthy, TMI, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
  • 7/15/20 – Community update video coming next week

    Dear TMI Community,
    There is much happening behind the scenes during these summer months as we prepare for the start of school in August. While we know that many of you look forward to the bi-weekly community update videos with Head of School Fr. Scott Brown, we are adjusting our scheduled video release by one week.
    There are a number of different meetings from our governing bodies and health officials that will take place over the next week and in the interest of giving you the most timely and accurate information in our bi-weekly updates, we are delaying this week’s video update until next week; bi-weekly updates will resume after that.
    We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding in allowing us to bring you the most current and comprehensive information that we can as we prepare for the upcoming school year. 
    Stay safe, stay healthy, and love your neighbor.
  • 7/3/20 – Community Update: Academic Scenarios

  • 6/19/20 – Community Update: Survey and Preparing for Fall

    Head of School Community Update

    Dear TMI Community,
    In this week's community update, Fr. Scott Brown addresses some of the initial findings from the survey last week, the economic impact of COVID-19, and how school will start to look next year.  
    The key take away is that although school will look different next year, and as long as we are not mandated to stay home, we are coming back to campus on August 20th and we will be prepared for whatever curveball comes our way!
    Community Update
    Video Transcript
    "See The Light In Each Other"
    2019-2020
  • 6/5/20 – Summer Community Update

  • 6/1/20 – Summer At TMI on-campus programs cancelled

    Dear TMI Community,
    We are disappointed to announce that we will not host on campus 2020 Summer At TMI programs this year (all June academic camps scheduled to be held online will continue as planned).

    This was a difficult decision to make. However, under the current circumstances and after much consideration and consultation, we believe this is the best decision for our students, parents, instructors, coaches and staff. Although the on campus Summer At TMI programs are cancelled for this year, our administration is continually evaluating how we can safely reopen campus as soon as possible for our students and community to ensure a safe start to the school year in August.

    Our Summer At TMI staff and TMI Business Office will begin processing refunds this week for any families who already registered for programs. Paid registrations for any cancelled camps will be fully refunded to the credit card on file. Thank you for your understanding and for supporting our summer program. We are sorry to see our summer programs not happen this year, but are already planning summer 2021 to be back and better than ever!

    Thank you and please contact summer@tmi-sa.org for any questions you might have.

    David L. Griffin, M.Ed.
    Director of Auxiliary Programs
    (210) 564-6300 (office)
  • 5/18/20 – Athletic Achievements and End-of-Year Awards

    "See The Light In Each Other"
    2019-2020
  • 5/14/20 – 8th Grade Promotion

  • 5/7/20 – Some Good News - TMI Edition, Episode 2

    Some Good News – TMI Edition!
    Episode 2

    Dear TMI community,
    Episode 2 of "Some Good News - TMI Edition" is here! Inspired by John Krasinski’s "Some Good News" (SGN), we’re shining a light on SGN...TMI style!  
    Click the link below to watch the second episode of Some Good News – TMI Edition with your host, Fr. Scott Brown:
     
    Some Good News – TMI Edition
     

    Share your good news!

    We're already working on the next episode of "Some Good News – TMI Edition" and we want to know what's happening in your lives! Do you have something to celebrate, a milestone you've hit, or something else that highlights the good in your life right now? If so, we want to know–big or small–share your news with us by replying to this message or sending an email to sgn@tmi-sa.org
     
    Share your good news
  • 5/4/20 – Safety and Security Policy during COVID

  • 4/23/20 – Some Good News - TMI Edition, Episode 1

    Some Good News – TMI Edition!

    Dear TMI community,
    Inspired by John Krasinski’s "Some Good News" (SGN) – a show he produced from his home office simply to bring good news to the world – we’ve decided to shine a light on SGN...TMI style!  
    Click the link below to watch the first episode of Some Good News – TMI Edition with your host, Fr. Scott Brown:
     
    Some Good News – TMI Edition
  • 4/7/20 – Remote instruction to continue through rest of school year

    Dear TMI Families,

    As you know, current city and county orders require schools to remain closed until May 4. Because we will not know whether that date will be extended until it is much closer (and current predictions indicate that date will be extended), the TMI administration is making proactive decisions now that will best serve the needs of our entire community. That is why, after deep consideration and weighing the options of how to move forward with the unknown that the Coronavirus pandemic presents, the administration has made the decision to continue remote instruction for the remainder of this school year.

    Experts are showing that the apex of the pandemic is still 2-3 weeks away for our area. While we wait for the peak to hit, we still have Residential Life students and staff on campus and our facilities, security, maintenance and Sage Dining employees continue to come to campus each day. It is in their best interest, and the best interest of our entire community, to act now and plan for what lies ahead. 

    Although this means we will not be together in person for the remainder of this school year, we are committed to making the next couple of months engaging and community focused. We will be launching Campus+Live tomorrow–our virtual platform designed to mimic the heart of TMI where we can interact as a community–and believe it is more important now than ever to have a tool to keep us connected. More information on Campus+Live is located below. 

    Please find below some important information for our families as we prepare to continue remote instruction for the remainder of this school year:

    GRADES AND SEMESTER EXAMS
    • We will continue to issue grades for the remainder of this quarter.  We know that our students value their grades and do not want to discount the hard work that goes into maintaining strong grades and GPAs.  We also believe that grades are a factor that can contribute to a sense of normalcy, something that everyone is craving at the moment.  Rest assured that our teachers are aware that students are facing a multitude of disruptors at home and are exercising care and grace in assigning grades

    • We will be forgoing semester exams this year.  This means that the Q3 and Q4 grades will each represent 50% of the spring semester grade.  It is important to note that while TMI will not conduct traditional finals, classes will continue with a variety of assignments and projects that students must complete this quarter.  It is also important to note that because of the adjusted AP Exam schedule, the last day for all assignments to be due for both the Middle and Upper schools will be May 14.  Those students requiring an extension, will be able to arrange one with their teacher directly, but the intent is to not have school work extend past May 21. For questions concerning AP Exams, please refer to the email sent on April 6 here.
    WHAT IF SCHOOLS ARE ALLOWED TO REOPEN BEFORE MAY 21?
    • If city ordinances and state laws allow people to congregate, we will find ways to come together on campus for awards ceremonies, community events, senior celebrations, graduation and more.  However, regardless of any decision made across the city for this academic year, our instruction will remain remote for the semester.
    WHAT ABOUT GRADUATION?
    • We have no plans for a virtual ceremony.  We are working with Oak Hills Church to secure alternative dates for graduation so that we can honor our amazing Class of 2020.  While we are still hoping for a May 21 event, an invitation for possible alternative dates (one in late June and one in late July) will be sent soon.  We will choose the earliest possible date that we are allowed to have it.  We are also exploring the idea, once we’re allowed to congregate, of hosting graduation on campus.  We will be including the seniors in this decision.  
    HOW DO I TURN IN UNIFORMS AND GET THINGS I HAVE IN MY LOCKER?
    • Students and families will be allowed to return to campus to clean out their lockers and turn in any athletic and Corps items that are still outstanding.  We will begin this collection next week.  A schedule will be sent from Mrs. Griffin soon with information that clarifies times and processes that will allow you to return and gather your belongings, while maintaining social-distancing practices. Watch your inbox for this message.
    ATHLETICS & EXTRACURRICULAR EVENTS
    • At this point, all athletic competition and practices are cancelled.  When and if it becomes safe to resume outdoor group activities, as per federal, state, and local guidelines, we will explore options to open our facilities to short, team-practice sessions.  Contests may possibly be scheduled, but will not have any playoff or championship implications.  If available, competitions will be solely for enjoyment and morale.  No attendance for potential practices or games will be mandatory, nor will absences negatively affect a student-athletes’ academic or athletic standing.

    • Summer activities for football, cheer, cross country, and volleyball will continue to be assessed and scheduled as permitted.  More information on those possibilities will be communicated through the head coaches of each sport in the coming weeks.  We will be virtually honoring all of our spring seniors as well as our Elite 8 award winners, so look for an email featuring that news in the near future.
    CAMPUS+LIVE LAUNCH
    • As you know, we’ll be launching our Campus+Live platform tomorrow, April 8, at 3:00 p.m. All members of our community are invited to attend. To get the Zoom meeting link and add the event to your calendar, click here. This will be our kickoff event to introduce this platform and new way of being together, so bring your TMI spirit and wear your orange and black! After the launch, we’ll be sharing more details on upcoming events from social activities and live chats with administration to Instagram challenges and inspiring messages. We’ve already taken Daily Chapel online, which you can watch live by visiting our TMI YouTube Channel every M-F at 9:50am to hear Fr. Nate’s live sermon and our Senior Chapel Talks.

    • If you will be joining us tomorrow for the Campus+Live launch, we will be offering a short Q&A session with Father Scott. We invite you to submit any questions you have about this email regarding the continuation of remote instruction using the online form here.

    As we continue to navigate this new normal, we not only ask for your understanding, but for you to know that each of you is a valuable member of our community. All of us here at TMI miss the time we would typically have together and look forward to the day we can return to celebrate together.
  • 4/1/20 – Community Update: Video Message from Fr. Scott

    Dear TMI Community,

    As we reach the halfway point in our second week of remote instruction, Fr. Scott shares a message of hope, connection, and leaning into the mystery that this current situation presents us. While there are still many unknowns, Fr. Scott shares the current plans and preparations for upcoming events–addressing spring athletic teams, Cadet student leadership, and a message for our seniors.

    While we don’t know how long social distancing will continue, Fr. Scott gives a preview of what’s to come with Campus+Live, which will provide a new way for the community to connect and engage, and gives us an update on the Walker Innovation Center (the foundation was poured today!). 

    Fr. Scott reminds us that this time together can be a gift, of the importance of patience in our daily lives, how to embrace the mystery we face, and that even in the midst of imperfection, there is joy, peace, and beauty. 

    https://youtu.be/t4tgEeNlOf4
  • 4/2/20 – Community Update: Summer At TMI

    Dear Summer at TMI Families,

    As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and social distancing measures are extended, we want to address how we will be adapting our Summer At TMI program to be able to offer as many camps, activities, and academic courses as possible, while also protecting you and your family’s health.

    While we are hopeful that many of our Summer At TMI programs will continue uninterrupted, we know that there will inevitably be changes. Currently, we are planning for a variety of our sessions that are scheduled for the early part of summer to be transformed into online, virtual experiences for our participants. We ask for your patience and support over the next few weeks as the outbreak evolves and we have a better understanding of what the summer will look like and what social distancing measures will be lifted. We will continue to keep you updated as programs are adapted or if the schedule changes.

    In the event you need to cancel your registration due to illness or circumstances related to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund (including deposit). Please rest assured that if Summer At TMI is modified in any way that would reduce programming or be cancelled, applicable refunds will be incorporated. Otherwise, at this time our general registration policies and procedures will remain in effect.

    Right now, we are all adapting to a new normal. The current COVID-19 situation is fluid and requires us to be flexible in our planning. The Summer At TMI staff and school administration is committed to keeping you updated of any changes in our plans, policies, or procedures. If you have any questions or concerns about summer programs, you are welcome to contact me at (210) 564-6300 or d.griffin@tmi-sa.org

    Stay healthy!

    David L. Griffin, M.Ed.
    Director of Auxiliary Programs
    (210) 564-6300 (office)
    (210) 760-9467 (mobile)
  • 3/31/20 – Community Update: Upcoming Events and TMI CampusLive

    Dear Students and Parents,

    As the end of the school year approaches, we know you have many questions about the next couple of months. For our seniors, we know that graduation and the various celebratory events that have been a tradition in our community for many years are on your minds. While we can not say for sure what events will be transformed into virtual celebrations and what events we might be able to hold together, we are working hard to make plans so that the remainder of the school year will be memorable and meaningful for our students, graduates, and families.

    Our students and faculty on this year’s prom committee are working on plans for the upcoming event, which is currently scheduled for April 18, and looking at alternative ways to celebrate. The committee is meeting again this week and we will share information as soon as it is available. As you know, the COVID-19 situation continues to change and escalate daily. As a result, much of the next few weeks will be fluid and we must be prepared to adapt.

    We know there are various reports and projections for what life might look like a month from now, but we will only know as time progresses. Right now we are planning for the possibility that all future events could be held in person, while also preparing contingency plans for either postponing activities or developing ways we can host and celebrate virtual gatherings for our community. 

    As you know, May is a busy month with final exams, AP Exams, end-of-year awards and celebrations, and graduation. Right now, we continue to ask for your grace and patience as we navigate the unknown together. Fr. Scott will be releasing another video this week with some updates for our community and a message for our seniors.

    We are also planning to launch TMI CampusLive, an interactive virtual experience to keep you informed and connected. TMI CampusLive is a virtual campus that will give our families and students an experience that mimics the heart of TMI.  It will include live chats with TMI Administrators, inspirational messages, social distancing events, town-hall discussions and more. Details will be announced soon!
  • 3/31/20 – TMI Alumni Community Update and Planning

    Dear TMI Alumni,

    Last week we regretfully canceled several spring events, including our Stars Over TMI gala and our spring alumni events.  We did this in accordance with official recommendations and our own concern for your health and safety.

    With all the staff here, I’d like you to know that we will miss seeing you and intend to  reschedule our reunion luncheons and alumni career panels, as well as planning more alumni events when conditions permit.

    As alumni, you are a very important part of our TMI community. We are grateful for your loyalty and support and are proud of your achievements and interest in TMI’s ongoing progress.

    Even if we can only get together virtually for now, we hope you will keep in touch. Please consider liking our school Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TMIEpiscopalSchool and our alumni page at www.facebook.com/TMIAlumni. If you’d like to share some of your own news with us, you may use the online form at www.tmi-sa.org/Share-NewsContact-Us. If you have suggestions for future alumni activities and services, please send them to advancement@tmi-sa.org or call the Alumni Relations Office at (210) 564-6155.

    We also invite you to join us for daily "virtual" morning chapel at 9:50 a.m., Monday through Friday, led by our chaplain, the Rev. Nate Bostian, on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/TMIEpiscopalSchool.  

    Please know you are in my prayers, and I look forward to seeing you again and welcoming you “home” to campus.

    Sincerely, 

    Father Scott Brown, Head of School
  • 3/30/20 – Academic service hour requirements waived for 2019-2020

    Dear Students and Parents,

    As the situation with COVID-19 progresses, TMI's administration continues to evaluate all of our school processes that have been, or will be, affected by the outbreak.  One of those processes that is directly affected, is the ability of our students to accrue service hours.  

    As part of the educational experience at TMI, we believe that service to others is a fundamental part of raising servant leaders. However, the current social distancing measures and priority of safety leaves little to no opportunities for students to earn their required hours. As such, the TMI administration is waiving all required service hours for this school year, 2019-2020.  This means that all students will be given credit for their school service hour requirement for this year, including hours required for graduation, regardless of whether or not they completed them. 

    All service hours that were accrued up to March 15, 2020, will count toward the Presidential Volunteer Service Award requirements. If a student is able to perform service activities after March 15, those hours will not be counted, as we do not want to incentivize students to break social distancing measures and the Stay Home Work Safe order that is in place to protect the health and safety of everyone. If you have accrued service hours before March 15, 2020, but have not uploaded those hours into our system at X2vol.com, please do so as early as possible. The last date TMI will accept hours for service completed before March 15 is May 1, 2020.
     

    Students who are members of the National Honor Society or National Junior Honor Society, who have fulfilled all other requirements of those organizations, will remain in good standing–even if they have not been able to complete their service hours. 

    Thank you for your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times as we continue to evaluate what is best for our students and our community. Please don’t hesitate to contact Tracy Carter, t.carter@tmi-sa.org, or Anne Schaefer-Salinas, a.salinas@tmi-sa.org, with any questions or concerns. 
  • 3/25/20 – Stars Over TMI follow up

    Dear Stars Supporters,

    Like many of you, I am disappointed that Stars Over TMI will not take place on April 4.  My heart goes out to the volunteers and staff who have worked tirelessly on it over the last several months.  As past chairs of Stars, my husband, Chuck, and I know how much time and effort has gone into planning such an important and large event for our school, and how essential the funds raised from it benefit our children, teachers and campus.  TMI relies on the event proceeds to balance its operating budget, and while the format of Stars Over TMI has now changed to a virtual fundraiser and online auction, there are still many expenses, incurred from the planning and cancellation of the gala, that need to be covered.  TMI needs our support.  It is for those reasons that Chuck and I have asked the school to convert our table sponsorship to a donation.  Would you consider doing the same?

    I know these are very challenging times for all of us.  If you are not ready to decide right now, need more time to fulfill your commitment, or want a refund on your tickets, table or underwriting sponsorship, please reach out to the Advancement office.  I know they would gladly visit with you to further discuss these options.  You can email Belinda Benavidez at advancement@tmi-sa.org or call Valerie Tamez at (210) 564-6242.

    The 25th anniversary of Stars Over TMI was on track to have a stellar year of giving.  Together, we can still make that happen.  The theme for this year’s gala is Forever United By The Threads That Bind Us, which seems even more fitting now than ever.  We are fortunate to belong to this fabulous TMI family.  I have faith that we will rebound even stronger.

    I am praying and hoping the best for you and your family.

    Fondly,

    Lisa Harthan
    Parent to Claire - Class of 2024, Chloe - Class of 2021 and Chad - Class of 2017
    Board of Governor
    Advancement Committee Chair
  • 3/24/20 – Update: preparing for extended remote instruction

    Dear Families,

    The Coronavirus situation continues to evolve daily. We know that there are many unanswered questions about what will happen in the near future, but we at TMI are ready to adapt and continue navigating this new normal. While we don’t know how long remote instruction will need to continue, we are preparing to go through the remainder of the semester using this learning model–though we certainly hope it doesn’t take that long to get the virus under control and have our community back together again.

    As you have seen or heard by now, the city is under a “Stay Home Work Safe” order through April 9. We will observe the Easter Weekend and will have no schoolwork on April 10-13.  While we are preparing to continue remote instruction throughout the remainder of the school year, the absolute soonest we would return to campus is April 14. Please keep in mind this date is a moving target that can–and most likely will–change. We will keep you updated as we continue throughout this process. 
     
    Please continue to keep your families safe and healthy.
  • 3/23/20 – Coronavirus update; first day of remote instruction

    Dear Students and Parents,

    Today was our first day of remote instruction during what is truly an unprecedented time. As we look ahead at the next couple of weeks with this new learning model, we want to reemphasize a few points to help you feel comfortable with this shift and share what’s new. Below is some important information about academic schedules and assignments, tips for parents and students, guidelines for audio/visual interactions, virtual Daily Chapel, Senior Chapel Talks, and athletics. 

    Academic Schedule & Assignments
    • Teachers will be posting their assignments, including any video lessons, and due dates following the posting schedule below. For this week (March 23-27), Wednesday is the only day that students must “attend class” during the Virtual Class Meeting schedule. Going forward, we will be evaluating class needs as we ease into this model and set up a regular virtual meeting time for classes.

      Monday: Assignments post for Periods 1-3
      Tuesday: Assignments post for Periods 4-7
      Wednesday: Virtual Class Meetings (no new assignments post)*
      Thursday: Assignments post for Periods 1-3
      Friday: Assignments post for Periods 4-7

    • *Wednesday: Virtual Class Meeting Schedule (Class meetings are all done remotely using video calls and conferences; these are not in person. Wednesday class meetings will be recorded.)
      1st: 8:30-8:50
      2nd: 9:00-9:20
      3rd: 9:30-9:50
      4th: 10:15-10:35
      5th: 10:45-11:05
      6th: 11:15-11:35
      7th: 11:45-12:05
      Added tutoring/small group time: 1:30-2:30
    Expectations and guidelines for students during all audio/visual interactions or recordings:
    • Students should treat online video conferences as if they were in class. Treat each of your fellow students as a person. Be kind. Use appropriate academic language, no cursing. Engage in civil discourse. Be aware of your air time.
    • These are short periods of time, and students should be free from distractions (for example other electronic media). Pay attention to the background. Be sure that there is nothing distracting and/or inappropriate. If you set a background for yourself, set it before the call starts and do not change it during the call. Use headphones/earbuds if they are available to help cut down on background noise.
    • Although we are not in school and do not need to be in uniform, part of being respectful of others is maintaining a reasonable appearance and grooming standards (wear appropriate attire that would meet the requirements of a free dress day–i.e., no bare shoulders, no inappropriate logos, no pajamas, no torn clothing, etc.). Remember, you’re inviting guests into your home, including your teacher.
    • Each Wednesday Virtual Class Meeting will be recorded and posted in case students need to refer to it. Although students may be used to using social media in a casual environment, these should be considered professional. This means you should not capture images or re-use material in any way that is not for school purposes. This includes re-posting with commentary, making memes, or other use. Remember that we respect the dignity of every person, and we see the light in each other.
    • Follow the instructions of your instructor and be respectful. 
    • Any inappropriate behavior, cyberbullying, or misuse of teacher or peer images will not be tolerated.
    Tips for students to get set up for success: 
    • Make sure you have a device (computer, Chromebook, tablet) connected to the Internet.
    • Dedicate and make a space where you plan to work; you may have to share a space.
    • Create a schedule:
      Make one that works for you and your family because you may have to share devices and space with siblings or parents. It will also be helpful to establish a daily routine (regulate wake-up time, work time, activity time). 
    • Pace yourself so you don’t have too much to do at the last minute.
    • Be flexible, we are all starting a new routine!

    Student expectations during remote instruction:  
    • Check class schedules so you know when to log into Zoom for online class and when assignments are posted and due. 
    • Log in on the assigned days to check onCampus for new assignments. 
    • Keep a calendar to stay on top of due dates and regular Zoom meetings.
    • Be an active learner and participate.
    • Learning and teaching this way is new for some of us, let's give it a try and remember to be flexible. 
    • Participate like you should in class: show up on time, ask questions, provide appropriate comments, do the work assigned.

    Parents, you can help support your student by: 
    • Supporting your student in establishing a daily schedule.
    • Ensuring time is dedicated each day for students to engage in the learning experiences and to work through practice/homework; provide support and feedback to child as appropriate.
    • Emailing the child’s content teacher with questions or clarifications when needed.
    Daily Chapel & Senior Chapel Talks
    • With classes back in session through remote instruction, our Head Chaplain, Fr. Nate, invites the TMI community to join him for virtual Daily Chapel at 9:50 a.m., Monday-Friday, by visiting our TMI YouTube channel here. He will be live-streaming chapel from his office with morning prayer and Scripture readings. A live chat feature will also allow you to interact during chapel.
    • Senior Chapel Talks will resume as well, with a modified schedule during the remote instruction phase. Senior Chapel Talk videos will post at 10:00 a.m., after virtual Daily Chapel, on the dates listed below. Senior students received an email with detailed instructions on how to submit their Senior Chapel Talk video, which is due the day before the talk is scheduled to air. 
    Revised Senior Chapel Talk Schedule during remote instruction:
    03/26 Thu – Tongge "Susan" Sun
    03/27 Fri – Kurt Bliss
    03/30 Mon – Ileana Molina
    03/31 Tue – Olivia Iskander
    04/01 Wed – Brandon Collins
    04/02 Thu – Nicholas Proffitt
    04/03 Fri – Bryce Bolton

    Athletics 
    • At this time, athletics continues to remain in a holding pattern. TAPPS has suspended all athletic activity through April 12th and will reassess the situation as that date gets closer. UIL has suspended all contests until May 4th. TMI Athletics and the administration is continuing to monitor the athletic situation as well as providing regular communications and updates with our coaches, players, and parents.
    We ask that you continue to be cautious and follow all CDC guidelines to stay safe and help keep your family healthy and well as the world continues to fight the Coronavirus. While we are definitely navigating new territory, it is encouraging to watch our community come together in new ways to support one another and continue our mission of providing an exceptional education and raising servant leaders.
  • 3/20/20 – TMI Coronavirus community update

    Dear TMI Community, 

    Yesterday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took statewide action and issued an Executive Order, which mandates schools–among other businesses–close until April 3, 2020. The order is in addition to the declaration of a statewide public health disaster. Our plan to start remote instruction on Monday, March 23, remains in place and our faculty have worked hard this past week to adapt to these challenging times to be able to continue providing our students with the best educational experience possible.

    We know that you still have questions about what lies ahead and how other activities will continue to be impacted, and we will continue to provide updates and information as we have it while the situation continues to unfold. 

    Below is an video message from Fr. Scott as well as important information, including a new opportunity for virtual counseling for our students, and reminders for our community (all previous updates and communications about the COVID-19 situation and how it affects TMI can be found at www.tmi-sa.org/coronavirus):

    Video Message From Fr. Scott

    Remote Instruction:
    • Please login to your OnCampus portal before Monday, March 23.  All of the teachers will have welcome messages posted in the bulletin board section for their classes where you can find general information about what to expect in the coming two weeks.
    • During this time, assignments will continue to be graded as we recognize the importance of not losing academic ground. Currently, report cards with 3rd quarter grades are ready and available to be viewed in onCampus.
    • While the learning might look and feel different from the traditional classroom experience, our standards have not changed, just our delivery method.  Our teachers are also aware that most students do not have their books, so they are designing learning that does not require textbooks.  
    Virtual Counseling: 
    • Beginning on Monday, March 23, and continuing until April 3, students may use the online form here to request virtual counseling for academic, personal, or social issues and concerns. Virtual Counseling sessions will be held between 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. 
    Campus Access and Security: 
    • At this time, any individual who does not reside on campus will not be allowed to enter campus until circumstances change. This includes staff, faculty, students, visitors, contractors, and vendors. In addition, the Welcome Center will be asking screening questions regarding possible exposure or infection of COVID-19 for individuals who arrive on campus and are authorized to be on campus.  
    • All usage of recreational facilities on campus is suspended until further notice. Our facilities crew has been busy sanitizing our entire campus and keeping people out of all spaces is the best way to support our maintenance crew and keep our spaces as clean as possible.  

    Let’s Stay Positive! 
    Although we won’t be together on campus, we want to continue to highlight our student activities and accomplishments. While your students are engaging in classes through remote instruction these upcoming weeks, please continue to share your photos and shoutouts with us. We’d also love to see your students in action, learning at home! 

    To submit your student accomplishments, photos, or news, you are always welcome to email the Director of Community Relations, Stephanie Gish, directly at s.gish@tmi-sa.org or submit your student news using the form here. Despite the physical distance, let’s use technology, compassion, and support to bring our community closer together than ever before–we belong to each other!

    With the extended spring break coming to a close, our weekly News & Notes emails will resume next Friday. We will also continue to update you regarding the COVID-19 situation and how it affects our community as it continues to develop. Remember, we are all in this together. Let’s focus on things that add value and show gratitude for what we can adapt to and overcome.
  • 3/19/20 – Remote instruction information for next week

    Dear Panther Families,

    I hope that this note finds you and your families safe and healthy.  

    As we quickly approach our first week of remote instruction, I wanted to connect with you to check in with you and give you a preview of what to expect.  The teachers are hard at work preparing learning that is appropriate for asynchronous, distance learning.  Please be patient with us as we make this move.  I promise you that we will be patient with you.  This is new for everyone and there will no doubt be some bumps in the road.  The mantra we have adopted is “patience and grace.”  

    During this time, assignments will continue to be graded as we recognize the importance of not losing academic ground.  While the learning might look and feel different from the traditional classroom experience, the learning is not meant to be surface level.  Our standards are not changing, just our delivery method.  Our teachers are also aware that most students do not have their books, so they are designing learning that does not require textbooks.  

    As a first step, please log in to your OnCampus portal sometime after 12:00 p.m. on Friday.  All of the teachers will have welcome messages posted in the bulletin board section for their classes.  There you can find general information about what to expect in the coming two weeks.  Some will have specific apps/websites for you to explore or download in preparation for learning.  Because this is so new for many of our teachers, you will be interacting on a number of different platforms.  The rule of thumb for the first two weeks is that teachers should not be introducing any platform that has not previously been used in class unless it is really intuitive.  We recognize that everyone needs to get up to speed and develop some level of comfort with this new environment before we start to expand our digital toolbox.  Additionally, because Wednesdays will include opportunities for video calls, we will be sharing expectations for students with regards to best practices for these video conferences.  You can watch for that information next week in advance of Wednesday. 

    Again, we realize that this will take some time to get used to for everyone and we truly hope that this is a short-lived practice.  We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 progress and maintaining communication with the San Antonio Health Department in order to make the best decisions possible for our community health and well-being.  TMI will be in regular communication with you so that you know what our plans are.  We are here to support you and your families as we make this adjustment to keep the learning going.  We understand the questions and uncertainty that you are feeling, especially our seniors, and are committed to providing the best experience possible under the circumstances.  

    Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.  

    Wishing you all a safe and healthy weekend,

    Anne Schaefer-Salinas
    Associate Head of School
  • 3/17/20 – Coronavirus Update: Stars Over TMI

    Stars Over TMI, our school's largest fundraising event, has been changed from a public gathering to an online auction, and has removed its raffle.  Following the recommendations of the CDC, we hope to contribute our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. 

    Making this decision to change the format of Stars Over TMI was not easy.  In addition to the economic impact this event has on our operating budget, Stars helps build relationships and bonds among parents, alumni, business partners and friends of TMI.  Not only does this amazing event raise close to $200,000 each year, Stars garners the support of over 400 donors and 70+ volunteers and staff. 

    To help meet the 2019-2020 fundraising goal, an online auction will be set up and a launch date will be announced soon.  We will also be sharing options for those who have already supported this year's event through donations, sponsorships, and more.

    Thank you for your support.
  • 3/17/20 – TMI responds to Coronavirus; alumni events postponed

    Dear TMI Alumni,
    As you know, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting nearly every aspect of our daily lives, including day-to-day operations here at TMI. Our students are currently taking this week as an extended spring break, which we hope our families are using to spend quality time together while our faculty and staff prepare for remote instruction to begin next week on Monday, March 23.

    Yesterday, Head of School Fr. Scott Brown shared an important message with the community as we continue to navigate the hurdles presented by COVID-19. We are including his message below so that you know how your alma mater is taking care of its community and responding to these challenges. If you would like to keep up with all of our community updates on the COVID-19 situation, visit www.tmi-sa.org/coronavirus.

    During this time, we are temporarily postponing our upcoming alumni events scheduled during the next few weeks while the situation continues to develop. We will be in touch with new dates for alumni reuinion lunches and other activities when we know that classes will be back on campus and normal operations can resume. 

    Please watch your email and social media to learn more about the status of upcoming alumni events. We are grateful for your continued support of TMI.

    TMI Alumni Relations
    advancement@tmi-sa.org
     

    Event Notifications:

    The following alumni events are postponed. We will email you as new dates are set for these events. If you have any questions or would like to get involved in future events, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! Email advancement@tmi-sa.org and our Alumni Relations team will be in touch.

    March 25, 2020 (New date TBA):  Alumni Career Panel
    April 1, 2020 (New date TBA):  1960s Alumni Reunion Luncheon
    April 3, 2020 (New date TBA):  Alumni Career Panel
    April 22, 2020 (New date TBA):  Battalion Commanders Luncheon



    Dear TMI Community,


    As you know, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the globe. In San Antonio, Mayor Ron Nirenberg declared a State of Public Health Emergency last week and, here at TMI, we are continuing to do our part to help mitigate the spread of illness from this virus. We hope that our students and families have had a chance to rest and spend quality time together during the extended break this week and want you to know that our faculty and staff remain committed to providing your students with the excellent educational experience TMI offers. 

    Please click below to watch a special announcement from Fr. Scott as we continue to move forward, adapting and overcoming the challenges that COVID-19 is presenting–not only to us, but all around the world:

    Watch video here

    On Monday, March 23, we will begin remote instruction for all our TMI students. Our faculty members are working diligently this week to transition their lessons and projects into online formats. As we prepare for this, many parents have asked about picking up their student’s books this week. Please know that while we are not allowing any students on campus this week, all of our faculty members are making alternative arrangements for instruction so that students do not need their books. We will have detailed information later this week on the schedule we will be using for remote instruction and what your students can expect.

    We know that you still have many questions about upcoming activities and what’s to come. While we don’t have all the answers yet, we promise to continue sending important information and updates as we work through details and adapt to this current situation.

    As we continue the extended spring break and go into our remote instruction phase next week, we want to encourage our families and community members to practice social distancing in your lives outside of TMI. Social distancing actions help to slow down the spread and exposure of the virus and works best when started early, even before there is evidence of the disease in the community. 

    It is our hope that all members of the TMI community remain safe and healthy during this time, however, if you do become sick or have traveled to any location with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, we ask that you seek appropriate medical care and reach out to both the TMI Health Center and the Health Department. Please see detailed information below on what to do if you are sick or have traveled to any locations with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.  
    What to do if you are sick or
    if you traveled to a location on the CDC list:
    If you have traveled to a country or city on the CDC’s list of locations with widespread or ongoing community spread or are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to the virus, please contact Stacy Smith, TMI Healthcare Coordinator, at s.smith@tmi-sa.org. We also ask that you contact the Health Department at (210) 207-8876 (this is a 24/7 number) if you are experiencing symptoms or are concerned about exposure. 

    If you become sick, we ask that our community members follow the CDC’s guidelines outlined below: 
    • Call your doctor:  If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
    • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
    Monitoring your symptoms
    • Seek medical attention: Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing).
    • Call your doctor: Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19.
    • Wear a facemask when sick: Put on a facemask before you enter the facility. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed.
    • Alert health department: Ask your healthcare provider to call the local or state health department. Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by their local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate.
    • Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.
    For the most reliable and up-to-date information on the COVID-19 situation, we recommend the following sources:
  • 3/16/20 – Coronavirus update; access to campus and reporting illness

    Dear TMI Community,

    As you know, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the globe. In San Antonio, Mayor Ron Nirenberg declared a State of Public Health Emergency last week and, here at TMI, we are continuing to do our part to help mitigate the spread of illness from this virus. We hope that our students and families have had a chance to rest and spend quality time together during the extended break this week and want you to know that our faculty and staff remain committed to providing your students with the excellent educational experience TMI offers. 

    Please click below to watch a special announcement from Fr. Scott as we continue to move forward, adapting and overcoming the challenges that COVID-19 is presenting–not only to us, but all around the world:

    Watch video here

    On Monday, March 23, we will begin remote instruction for all our TMI students. Our faculty members are working diligently this week to transition their lessons and projects into online formats. As we prepare for this, many parents have asked about picking up their student’s books this week. Please know that while we are not allowing any students on campus this week, all of our faculty members are making alternative arrangements for instruction so that students do not need their books. We will have detailed information later this week on the schedule we will be using for remote instruction and what your students can expect.

    We know that you still have many questions about upcoming activities and what’s to come. While we don’t have all the answers yet, we promise to continue sending important information and updates as we work through details and adapt to this current situation.

    As we continue the extended spring break and go into our remote instruction phase next week, we want to encourage our families and community members to practice social distancing in your lives outside of TMI. Social distancing actions help to slow down the spread and exposure of the virus and works best when started early, even before there is evidence of the disease in the community. 

    It is our hope that all members of the TMI community remain safe and healthy during this time, however, if you do become sick or have traveled to any location with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19, we ask that you seek appropriate medical care and reach out to both the TMI Health Center and the Health Department. Please see detailed information below on what to do if you are sick or have traveled to any locations with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.  
    What to do if you are sick or
    if you traveled to a location on the CDC list:
    If you have traveled to a country or city on the CDC’s list of locations with widespread or ongoing community spread or are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to the virus, please contact Stacy Smith, TMI Healthcare Coordinator, at s.smith@tmi-sa.org. We also ask that you contact the Health Department at (210) 207-8876 (this is a 24/7 number) if you are experiencing symptoms or are concerned about exposure. 

    If you become sick, we ask that our community members follow the CDC’s guidelines outlined below: 
    • Call your doctor:  If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
    • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care.
    Monitoring your symptoms
    • Seek medical attention: Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing).
    • Call your doctor: Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19.
    • Wear a facemask when sick: Put on a facemask before you enter the facility. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed.
    • Alert health department: Ask your healthcare provider to call the local or state health department. Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by their local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate.
    • Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive.
    For the most reliable and up-to-date information on the COVID-19 situation, we recommend the following sources:
  • 3/12/20 – Coronavirus updates; extended break and distance learning

    Dear TMI Community,
     
    As you know, we have been closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. With COVID-19 dominating national news, we know that many of you have concerns about how this will affect our community and day-to-day operations at TMI after the spring break. 
     
    In addition to being in communication with the San Antonio Health Department, our TMI administration has been involved in ongoing conversations with other schools in our area.  While some of our peer schools may be making similar announcements soon, each school has to make difficult decisions for their own communities.  
     
    After much discussion and careful consideration, we believe that taking a conservative approach will keep our community the safest and prevent unnecessary spread of illness. Therefore, we are extending spring break for one additional week, through March 22. During this time, our faculty will be working on implementing distance learning (classes to take place online) to begin Monday, March 23
     
    While we will be prepared for at least two weeks of this format, depending upon how the COVID-19 situation unfolds, we may shorten or extend the duration of distance learning. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the school year will not extend beyond May 21 and online instruction will allow students the opportunity to receive all necessary credits toward graduation.  
     
    Please keep a close eye on your email over the next few weeks as we will remain in contact with you and provide updates as we have more information for when classes on campus will resume. Details for online classes and how to access them will be shared next week.  
     
    Our primary motivation is to protect the health and safety of all members of our community. Following the recommendations of the CDC, the impetus of this decision is to limit large group gatherings and other meetings that require being indoors and in close proximity of others for prolonged periods of time. By doing so, we hope to contribute our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
     
    Please see below for additional information and answers to what are most likely some of your initial concerns:
     
    Overall timeline:
    • Spring break is extended for one week, March 16-22
      During this time, all classes, athletic practices/games, and extracurricular activities are cancelled. Faculty will be using this week to prepare to conduct their classes using a distance-learning model.
    • Distance learning will begin March 23 for all classes.
    • We will return to on-campus classes as soon as possible.
     
    Academic, athletic, Corps, & extracurricular activities:
    • For athletic and extracurricular activities, we will continue to assess and monitor the situation and provide more details for the following weeks. At this time however, all practices and games are cancelled for March 16-22 and athletic facilities are closed. 
    • For members of the Corps of Cadets, the Adventure training day that was scheduled for Friday, March 27, is cancelled.
    • All Senior Chapel Talks for the upcoming three weeks will be rescheduled. For those who have talks scheduled for the next few weeks, more information will be coming directly from Fr. Nate.
     
    Campus activities that will continue: 
    • During the next three weeks, the Facilities Department will be conducting a deep clean of our campus and basic operations–including security, maintenance, and janitorial–will continue on an adjusted schedule.
     
    Residential Life:
    • Families with residential life students will be receiving more information from the Director of Residential Life on options for the next few weeks. However, please know at this time that we will reopen the dorms for our boarders as scheduled on Sun., March 15.
     
    We know that more developments in the COVID-19 situation will happen over the next few weeks and we will continue to monitor what is happening.  All decisions will be based on best available information from the CDC, SA Health Department, and our Independent and Episcopal School networks. 
     
    We understand that for many families this decision will be inconvenient and highly disruptive to your normal routines. We have not made these decisions or changes lightly and are taking these actions to protect the health and safety of all members of our community. While we are happy to address any questions or concerns, please know that we will share information and updates as soon as we have them. 
     
    For continued monitoring of the virus, we recommend the following resources below for the most up to date and reliable information.
     
  • 3/11/20 – TMI continues to monitor Coronavirus situation

    Dear TMI Community,
     
    Please know that the TMI Administration is continuing to closely monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. In addition to being in communication with the San Antonio Health Department, we are monitoring the news and keeping up with what other local schools and universities are doing in our area. We will send an updated email with more information by the end of this week.
     
    As a reminder, you may use the resources below for the most up-to-date and reliable information on the Coronavirus. We care about our students and the entire TMI community’s health and well-being.
     
     
  • 3/4/20 – Coronavirus updates/precautions; info for spring break

    Dear TMI Community,
     
    As spring break gets closer, we are aware of some concerns you may have regarding where our students and their families will be traveling.  Regarding our international students who live on campus, please rest assured that none of them will be traveling to any of the Novel Coronavirus hotspots deemed by the CDC.  While we do know where these students will be over the break, we also are aware that many of our domestic families travel all over the world during this time.  If you have plans to travel to any of the globally identified hotspots, keep in mind that per the San Antonio Metro Health Department and CDC, there is a possibility you may be mandated to self-monitor for 14 days before returning to school. This can vary depending on the CDC’s travel advisories that are constantly evolving and can be found here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
     
    We care about our students and the entire TMI community’s health and wellbeing, please know that we keep everyone in mind as we make these plans guided by the CDC and San Antonio Metro Health Department.
  • 2/27/20 – Coronavirus precautions and our community

    Dear TMI Episcopal Community,
     
    We want to assure the community that we are closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. At this time we are not immediately concerned, however, we are working on and updating contingency plans should the Coronavirus affect our community. Our Healthcare Coordinator, Stacy Smith, has been in weekly communication with the San Antonio Health Department to receive updated recommendations. 
     
    Based on the current information, health officials are recommending local communities and schools take the following steps to protect against coronavirus and everyday illnesses like the common cold or flu: 
     
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    We are happy to address any questions or concerns, but please also see the following resources for the most up to date and reliable information. 
     
MISSION: TMI provides an exceptional education with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ that challenge motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership.
Notice of Non-Discrimination

Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CAREs Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities. Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Matt Duke, Chief Business Officer, (210) 564-6140, m.duke@tmi-sa.org, 20955 W. Tejas Trail, San Antonio, TX 78257, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA. Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.

This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.
TMI Episcopal
20955 W. Tejas Trail
San Antonio TX 78257
phone (210) 698-7171
fax (210) 698-0715