Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School

A message from Mr. McDermott

I hope this finds everyone healthy and excited for the new school year. This promises to be a challenging year for all. However, with positive attitudes, cooperation, and collaboration, we will have a very successful year. We have been preparing the campus to assist traditional students with social distancing, mask wearing, and hand washing guidelines. Our goal is to keep our Wildcats as safe as possible. For our students in mySchool Online, our teachers have been working this summer to ensure that the curriculum is rigorous and engaging. We are very excited to see our students again both in the traditional classroom and through mySchool Online.

We will have new expectations going into the 20/21 school year to assist in keeping our students safe. It will be important that you discuss these expectations with your student to ensure that they are practicing the safety protocols put in place.

I also ask that you all please take some time to read this newsletter. We will try to answer as many questions as possible through this newsletter. If you have further questions, please reach out to us via phone or the Let’s Talk system available at https://wchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/

As we continue to prepare for the new school year, know that we are here to work with you to ensure your student is prepared for college, career, and life. Our goal is to ensure the safety of our students while providing them with a world class education. We have worked diligently to schedule students into rigorous courses that meet both their requests and educational needs. Please know that while we have tried to accommodate all requests, with the various options this year, some requests are unavailable.

We look forward to working with you all this year to keep our Wildcats safe and on-track in pursuit of their goals.

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Freshman Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 13th, 8am

30651 Wells Road

Wesley Chapel, FL

We are hosting Freshman Orientation on August 13, 2020 at Wesley Chapel High School. Students may bring one adult and families signed up for the time they plan to attend. Please wear a mask and practice safe, social distancing. If you have questions, please e-mail ehermans@pasco.k12.fl.us or kkiser@pasco.k12.fl.us

Virtual Student Orientation/Open House

Wednesday, Aug. 19th, 8am

This is an online event.

Please click the link on our school website to access Student Orientation on August 19. The link will be available starting August 19. Please note the following changes:

  • All fees will be paid online through Ricor located in myStudent.
  • Hallway lockers will be sold through myStudent fees and distributed the first week of school by Mr. Garza in the front office.
  • There will be no PE lockers first semester as our PE classes will not be dressing out.
  • 9th grade students who did not attend orientation and students who are new to WCHS in grades 10-12, will be permitted to physically tour our campus on August 19. Please wear a mask. Students may bring one adult.
  • All teachers will share an introductory video in the Orientation PowerPoint located on the school website. This is an opportunity to get to know your teachers before school begins.
  • Traditional class supply lists will be shared by teachers.
  • A recommended school supply list for mySchool Online is included in the Orientation PowerPoint.
  • Health supply lists are included in the Orientation PowerPoint.
  • To register, withdraw students, or requests transcripts from WCHS, please access this link.

MySchool Online (Option 2) Computer Checkout Form

If you have chosen option 2 mySchool Online, please complete this form if you need a computer. Click here

Computer Distribution for mySchool Online Students

Wednesday, Aug. 19th, 9am

WCHS Drop-off Loop

Students who are participating in mySchool Online (Option 2 only), who need a computer, will be distributed a school computer on August 19 from 9:00-12:00. We have a limited number of computers. Please enter the parking lot in front of the school and drive through the car loop to pick up your computer.
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ReOpening Information

Please access the district ReOpening of schools plan here to receive the most up-to-date information regarding school openings.

Masks must be worn while on campus and we will have Wesley Chapel High School masks for sale if you want to share your school spirit.

Students returning through mySchool Online will need to attend school remotely, following their standard school schedule and bell times. Click here to read more information specific to mySchool Online.

For families who would like to change their school option, please e-mail Stephanie Koslin skoslin@pasco.k12.fl.us or Erik Hermansen ehermans@pasco.k12.fl.us

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Bus Transportation Information for 2020-2021

Families can access information regarding bus transportation here. Information is provided in English and Spanish. Please contact the Transportation Call Center to assist with questions or concerns during the first week of school between 6 am - 10 am and 2 pm - 6 pm. Call 813-794-2500, 727-774-2500 or 352-524-2500

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Please click on the link to access the free and reduced meal application. If you have questions, contact Food and Nutrition Services at FNS_Finance@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Pasco County School’s Food and Nutrition Services has several important announcements for families. Please listen to the entirety of this message.

School meal accounts can be funded through the MySchoolBucks meal payment service starting on August 15th. Just visit MySchoolBucks.com. You can also view meal history and set spending limits through this service. You also have the option of paying directly in the cafeteria with cash, check, credit or debit. Contactless pay will be available at registers where credit cards are accepted. Students can use contactless cards, or Google Wallet, Android Pay and Apple Pay from their phones.

For students choosing MySchoolOnline, meals will be available for parent pick-up. Details regarding the program will be sent to those households. Please note that meals will only be free to students qualifying for free lunch. Students receiving reduced or paid meals will have their accounts charged based on their status.

If your student will not be returning to school and has money remaining on their account, these funds will stay on their account until they return to school in the future. If you need to request a refund, transfer these funds to another student, or would like them donate them to our hardship fund for students in need, please visit www.pascoschoolmeals.com.

Finally, the free and reduced-price meal application for the upcoming school year is now available at www.PascoSchoolMeals.com. Only one application is needed per household. If already received a Direct Certification letter you do not need to complete an application.

Please contact Food and Nutrition Services with any questions by emailing fns_finance@pasco.k12.fl.us or calling 813-794-2522.

Student Parking Passes

  • Students must purchase parking passes ($40) through myStudent fees.
  • All parking passes will be distributed during lunches during the first two weeks of school. Mr. Garza will distribute parking passes during lunch only.
  • Students must have a copy of their driver's license, registration, and insurance in order to receive a parking pass.
  • All new drivers must complete the Safe Behind the Wheel Canvas course located on our school website. Click here to access the course and complete it as soon as possible.
  • All students, including students who drove last year, must purchase a new parking pass each year and update all vehicle information.

Emergency Card Information and Directions

The Parent Legal Notices and Emergency Card entry for families has in the myStudent system as of 8-4-20. Emergency cards must be complete before access to myStudent will be available. Please download the step-by-step instructions below for completing the emergency card. If you have questions or need assistance, please email myStudenthelp@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Wesley Chapel High School

School Information

Mr. Matt McDermott

30651 Wells Road
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
Phone: (813) 794-8700
(352) 794-8700
Fax: (813) 794-8791

Office Hours:
M-F 7:00AM – 3:30 PM