Pirate Press

Vol. 2, Edition 39

Pirate Update!

Pirate Families,

We are in the single digits... 8 days of school left, and lots of things still going on! Our calendar is jam packed!

We are selling bundt cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes through May 20th. If you would like to order some of these delicious bundlets, please take a peek at the flyer and order form below and send orders with payment in to Mrs. Borders. The cakes are $5 each, and the proceeds will benefit students and staff at our school!

As always, thank you for your support as we work together to ensure that our children have every opportunity to become college, career, and life ready! I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend!


Ms. Gilbert

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Families of our 8th grade students who successfully complete all core classes will be invited to a special ceremony in the auditorium on 5/25/2022. This event is free of charge, and students will be asked to dress up for the occasion. We will have two ceremonies to accommodate students and guests. Each student will be issued two guest tickets. Tickets will be sent home with students. Students who have Mrs. Day their Language Arts teacher will participate in the morning ceremony which will begin at 8:30 am. Students who have Mrs. Moran or Mrs. Rio for Language Arts will participate in the afternoon ceremony which will begin at 11:45 am.

Students must be passing all academic courses (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, and online courses), recovered all courses from prior years, and be on track for promotion to high school.

Students who have OSS during the promotion ceremony must be accompanied by a parent and be taken home immediately after the conclusion of the event.

8th Grade Dance

The dance will take place at the Woman’s Club in Dade City on May 24th from 6:00-8:30 pm. ONLY 8TH GRADE PASCO MIDDLE STUDENTS ARE PERMITTED TO ATTEND THE DANCE. Acceptable clothing includes long pants and modest dresses with straps. The cost of the dance is $10. Tickets will go on sale on May 11th. Please see Mrs. Borders to purchase a ticket.

Yearbook Pre-Orders Available Now!

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Dress Code

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FSA & EOC Parent Letter & Testing Dates

Click the link to access the Parent Letter for FSA and EOCs with dates. FSA-EOC Parent Letter English.docx

District Finals Parent Letter

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Upcoming Testing Calendars for April & May

Please see the calendar below for upcoming FSA tests, MAP Testing, and District Finals. It is very important that students attend school on testing days and arrive on time. If students arrive tardy to school, they won't be able to get into their testing sessions if they've already begun.
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Message from Superintendent Browning about Student Discipline

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Pirate P.R.I.D.E. Schoolwide Expectations

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Wireless Communication Devices (WCD) Policy

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Learning From Home, Now What?

Learning From Home, Now What? Link

While your student is away from school and continuing their learning from home, they will access assignments and instruction using the myPascoConnect dashboard. On this dashboard students will find learning apps (myLearning, Ed, Lexia, etc.) that contain important assignments and instruction to keep up with their work while they are away.

8th Grade End Of Year Activities Due March 2nd

2021-2022 8th Grade Activities and Promotion Ceremony

8th graders will be eligible to attend three events this school year: a trip to Universal Studios, a formal dance, and promotion ceremony. Students must exhibit P.R.I.D.E. expectations and meet the eligibility requirements below to attend each of the events. The following criteria have been decided upon for participation in the 8th-grade end-of-year events. We feel that these activities are rewards for well-behaved, academic-minded students. Therefore, they need to demonstrate these abilities in order to participate. It is our hope that these activities will be incentives for all students to be successful. Students have been made aware of this policy as well. No refunds will be provided if a student fails to meet the requirements for participation. Please see the attached letter below to see what your child will be bringing home for you to sign.

One School, One Book - "Look Both Ways" by Jason Reynolds

Keep reading! It's not too late to earn points to win prizes! Let us know how you're liking it!


Monday, May 16th:

"P" rotation day - 1, 2,3 4,5 ,6 (lunch is based on the 4th period teacher)

Science District Final 6th & 7th grade

Physical Science District Final

1:30 - Extended School Day

1:35 - Spring conditioning for football/track field

3:00- Weight Lifting Conditioning

6:00 - Cambridge Awards Ceremony/Auditorium

Tuesday, May 17th:

"I" rotation day - 2, 3,4 5, 6, 1 (lunch is based on the 5th- period teacher)

8TH Grade FSA Science Session 1 & 2

1:30 - Extended School Day

1:35 - Spring conditioning for football/track field

3:00- Weight Lifting Conditioning

Wednesday, May 18th:

"R" rotation day - 3, 4,5 6, 1, 2 (lunch is based on the 6th period teacher)

U.S. History District Finals

Civics EOC

Algebra Session 1 EOC

1:30 - Extended School Day

1:35 - Spring conditioning for football/track field

3:00- Weight Lifting Conditioning

Thursday, May 19th:

"A" rotation day - 4, 5,6 , 1, 2,3 (lunch is based on the 1st- period teacher)

6th Grade U.S. History District Final

Algebra EOC Session 2

Science DF/Hammond Only

1:30 - Extended School Day/Last Day

1:30 - NJHS/Media

1:35 - Spring conditioning for football/track field

6: 00 - PMS Band Concert

Friday, May 20th:

"T" rotation day - 5, 6, 1, 2,3 4 (lunch is based on the 2nd period teacher)

Spanish 1& 2 District Finals

Art, AVID, Health, Band, Chorus District Finals

Parent Access with the PBIS Rewards Parent App

Imagine being able to extend positive behavior reinforcement beyond school grounds! With the PBIS Rewards Parent App, you can do just that. As part of the PBIS Rewards suite of apps, the free Parent App allows parents to view student point totals, the number of referrals (aka consequences), items purchased with points, and upcoming events for which points can be used. Through the app, you can communicate directly with your child's teachers and they can communicate with you too!

Student Screener

Students will still have to go through the screener every morning prior to coming to school. We appreciate your assistance with this as we continue to do our part to make sure all students and staff are healthy. The link to the screener is below and will be a button in every Pirate Press this year.

Student Screener

Report an Absence

You can now report an absence online. The link is below and is also on our school website.

Report an absence

2021 - 2022 PE Waiver


Florida state legislation requires students in grades 6-8 to take at least one semester of physical education - PE each year. The legislation allows parents to waive the requirement if the student meets at least one of the following:

- The student is enrolled or required to enroll in a remedial course (waiver not required).
- The parent requests that the student enrolls in another elective course offered by the school at that grade level.
- The student is participating in equivalent physical activities outside of the school day.

***A student may still be assigned to PE unless there are documented health conditions & the waiver is completed.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

The Free and Reduced Meal Application is now available at www.PascoSchoolMeals.com.

Currently, all 2021-2022 students will receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of eligibility. However, we strongly encourage you to complete the new free and reduced meal application, as schools receive a portion of their funding based on the percentage of students who qualify.

To review the eligibility guidelines and complete an application, please visit www.pascoschoolmeals.com.

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