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Week of February 15, 2021 - Parent and Community Edition!

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New CCMS School Spirit Store!!

Hello Everyone!


We are so excited to present our new School Spirit Store to our CCMS families. This is a one stop shop to get all your Coyote Gear! Please use the link below to see all the items in the spirit store.

https://accounthub.imagedepotexpress.com/cypress_creek_middle_school/shop/home
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Students of the Week

Mackenzie Bernardo

Autumn LeClair

Sara Sanabria

Ameen Walker

Mikiyale Walker

Logan Dobson

Gavin Moreno

Brianna Fox

Matti Mitchell

Makenna Henry

Hannah Whelan

Garret Kruse

Piper Adams

Mujtaba Al Sarkhi

Mary Berkowitz

Dominick Cardona

Makayla Craig

Driana Crawford

Max D’Anna

Cooper Federman

Naomi Gearhart

Riley Giest

Adrijana Gonzalez

Noah Graff

Jacko Guzman Vega

Megan Holly

Alijeah Lopez

Sarah MacMullen

Keoni Munoz Pardillo

Zipporah Nedd

Jael Ortega Ferrao

Zariah Parkinson

Isabella Pullara

Jerome Rainey

Kinnley Reeves

Delaney Stewart

Derek St. Fleur

Isabella Valentin

Mariana Vergara

Atticus Whatley

Preston Yuengling

Zoe Zeledon

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Staff of the Week

Michele Fisher

Cherylann Booker

Julie Beardsley

Thomas Brown

Peter Nason

Kim Pepoon

Theresa Hochhauser

Johnny Cruz-Gonzalez

Brenda George

Jessica Johnson

CCMS Calendar Weekly

Monday 2/15/21

President's Day - No School


Tuesday 2/16/21

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Black History Month

CTE Month

"Love the Bus" Month

3:30 - 5:30 - Boy's Basketball Practice


Wednesday 2/17/21

PTSA Box Top Fundraiser

3:10 - 4:10 - NJHS After-School Tutoring (info below)

3:30 - 5:00 - Girl's Soccer Practice

6:00 - Boy's Basketball Game PVMS @ CCMS


Thursday 2/18/21

3:10 - 3:55 - Jr. Thespian Club

3:30 - 5:30 - Boy's Basketball Practice

6:00 - Girl's Soccer Game CCMS v. CSRMS @SLHS


Friday 2/19/21

3:30 - 5:30 - Boy's Basketball Practice

Enjoy your weekend, Coyotes!

Cast List - Into The Woods

Cognia Parent Survey Opens February 15th

Your voice matters! We value your opinion and appreciate you taking time to complete this short survey that will be open from February 15th until February 26th.

Your anonymous opinion gives us feedback to improve our school, identifies things that are working well at our school, and helps us plan for the future. You can access the survey, starting February 15th, by clicking on the link below.

Please click here to take the survey

Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 14 - 20th

We definitely know that we could all use a little more kindness, especially these days. Help by joining in and spreading kindness through our school in whatever way you can think all next week. 😎 💕 Here's a little video to help set the kindness in motion (feel free to share with students as well 🙂).

Watch as the camera tracks an act of kindness as its passed from one individual to the next and manages to boomerang back to the person who set it

Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang - 'One Day"

With Kindness,

Your CCMS Counselors

Action Requested – Family & Community Feedback on ELA Instructional Materials Under Consideration

As a district we are trying to be much more intentional in engaging all of our stakeholders as part of our current ELA adoption – coaches, teachers, students, school leaders. We also want to solicit feedback from our families and community partners as a part of the review process. We ask that you include the below message in your weekly communication to parents (newsletter, call outs, etc.) to encourage them to visit our Instructional Materials website to review the materials put forth by the publishers under consideration and to complete a very brief survey to capture their feedback.

Headline: We Want to Hear from Our PCS Families: Parent & Community Review of Elementary ELA Instructional Materials for Upcoming ELA Adoption

Message:

It is our goal as a district to authentically engage our families in the educational opportunities we provide for our 75,000+ students. When teachers, school leaders, and district leaders collaborate with students, families, and communities as true partners, everyone reaps the benefits. We truly value your engagement.

We ask that you visit our Instructional Materials page on our Pasco County Schools website to review the potential books and texts your student(s) will be reading and discussing and the types of work they will be engaging in English Language Arts for the upcoming school year 2021-22.

Pasco County Schools Instructional Materials Website

At the middle school level, two publishers are under consideration: McGraw Hill StudySync and Savvas MyPerspectives. On our website you will find the usernames and passwords to access the digital resources for the two publishers. After careful review of the materials, we ask that you complete a brief feedback survey to share your thoughts and ideas related to the selection of literacy materials and qualities of the proposed publishers. The link to the survey is posted on the Instructional Materials website. It is also available below:

MIDDLE SCHOOL: Parent & Community Review of ELA Instructional Materials Feedback Form

All are encouraged to review the materials, however completing the feedback survey is voluntary. All information collected on the surveys is confidential and all comments will remain anonymous. We appreciate and value your input. This survey closes Friday, February 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Thank you!

2021 Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase Place/Special Award Winners and Awards Gala

Congratulations, Coyotes! Cypress Creek Middle School was well represented at the 2021 Pasco Science & Engineering Showcase! Thank you Science teachers and everyone for all you do to support your students through this process. This has been an exceptionally challenging year, and these students’ successes would not be possible without the continued support of administrators, teachers, and parents.


Congratulations to our award winners:


Aubree Collins

Olivia Hursey

Ian Morgan

Daniel Park

Brianna Regan


Click here to watch the awards ceremony. So many students were recognized and won awards, and we know the entire school would love to congratulate these amazing scientists!

The Hub Has a New Feature - You Can Now Translate the Hub

El Hub tiene una nueva función: ahora puede traducir el Hub

COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR 21-22 CCHS 9th GRADERS!

Course Registration for our 9th Grade Students will begin soon - please see the timeline below for important dates! Please access our 21-22 Registration Information page of our website for all applications & course offerings.

  • Course Planning Sheets & Applications are NOW Available on CCHS Website. The 9th Grade Planning Sheet is below, or you can CLICK HERE to access it.
  • February 9th – 9th Grade Parent University @ 6:30pm
  • February 10th - AP Student Panels (By Invitation).
  • March 1st – 5th - Online Course Registration via English Classes. Our HS Counselor will be coming over to CCMS to partner with CCMS Counselors to register students online for the 21-22 school year.
  • Any students who do not currently attend CCMS will need to reach out directly to [gperez@pasco.k12.fl.us]Geisa Perez, our school Registrar, to officially register at CCHS for the 21-22 school year. After registering, parents and students will meet with a School Counselor to select courses.
  • March 10th - All applications and AP Expectation forms due.

Please take a look at the Course Planning Sheet to begin thinking about courses you would like to take during the 2021-2022 school year. In lieu of a traditional "Curriculum Night," we have hyperlinked a commercial video to each course name so you can learn about each course of interest to you! Simply click on the name of the course of interest & watch the short commercial! After watching the commercial, If you have any questions about a specific course, simply CLICK HERE to see direct email addresses for our Department & Program contacts. These teachers can answer any questions you have via email!

*All students will return to campus for a traditional education with face-to-face courses next school year. My School Online will no longer be offered during the 21-22 school year.

February PTSA Newsletter

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Overpass Detour

Wesley Chapel, FL -- The section of Overpass Road between Old Pasco Road and Boyette Road is scheduled to close to all traffic beginning Monday morning, February 8, 2021. The road is expected to be closed for approximately one year as the existing bridge over I-75 is removed and a new bridge is constructed. The work is part of the $64 million project to build a new interchange at Overpass Road and I-75.

DETOUR ROUTE: A signed detour will direct traffic around the closed section of Overpass Road using Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel Boulevard (CR 54/SR 54), and Vandine Road/Boyette Road.

Visit https://www.fdottampabay.com/project/457/432734-2-52-01 for project updates and to sign up to receive email alerts.


See the photo below for detour details.

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College and Career Fair



College & Career Fair

Thursday, February 25th

5:00-8:00pm

Pasco County Schools is hosting a virtual College and Career Fair. The purpose of this event is to ensure information is shared with families across the district as they plan for college entrance and/or careers after high school.

We will be hosting representatives from state and local universities and colleges, members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and community work force partners.

Registered attendees can sign up for presentations on the following topics:

  • College Application Process
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
  • Florida Bright Futures Program
  • Collegiate Athletics
  • Career Exploration Resources
  • Options After High School
  • Resources for Students with Disabilities
  • ACT/SAT Test Information

Posters and flyers (in both English & Spanish) will be distributed to all middle and high schools soon.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Batchelor (jbatchel@pasco.k12.fl.us) , Tonia Shook (tshook@pasco.k12.fl.us) , or Lynn Young (llyoung@pasco.k12.fl.us) .

Registration opens Feb. 8th, 2021

https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/oll/page/college-and-career-fair

Girl's Soccer and Boy's Basketball Schedule

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Free COVID-19 Testing for Staff & Students

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Yearbooks Are On Sale!

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Tutoring Information

Attention Coyotes,


Do you need help with that assignment, or need further explanation on that equation? Well, we got your covered! Starting Wednesday, September 16th, the Cypress Creek Middle School NJHS and our Pack Leaders will be holding weekly tutoring sessions for all Cypress Creek students in our media center directly after school until 4:10 PM.


These tutoring services are completely free and will be provided by Cypress Creek teachers, Pack Leaders and National Junior Honor Society members. Take advantage of this free opportunity!


If you need to zoom in for our tutoring session, please email our NJHS sponsor, Mrs. Smith, at shesmith@pasco.k12.fl.us and she will send you the link.

Staff of the Week Nomination

Did someone exemplify our H.O.W.L. mission this week? Recognize them here:

ABC Program Information

Please see the information about the ABC Program below. If you need assistance please click on the link below to apply and our ABC advisor will contact you.

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The Covid-19 Response Guide, Student & Visitor Daily Screener Questions

Please always stay tuned to the Pasco County Schools ReOpening Website. CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO THE REOPENING WEBSITE! and Click here for The COVID-19 Response Guide


DAILY STUDENT SCREENER QUESTIONS:

Students must ask themselves these questions every morning prior to coming to school. If they answer "Yes" to any question they should NOT come to school. CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE STUDENT SCREENER


Visitor Screener Questions:

Please note that we are only permitting visitors to campus by appointment only. Please call 813-346-4600. All Visitors with an Appointment Must:

  • Complete the Visitor Self-Screener - CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK!
  • Come to the Front Office to check in.
  • Remain in designation location as directed (ex. front office, on bench outside front office)

Payments, Fees and Mask Purchases

  1. Fees may be paid online via Rycor.
  2. Hallway Lockers & PE Lockers will not be sold this year.
  3. Masks may be purchased online via a Rycor button or students can buy a mask with cash or check. The cost of a neck/buff is $10.00 and they will be sold on Fridays during lunch.
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