Pasco High School Weekly Newsletter

Welcome Back Students!!! Week 1, Quarter 1

It has been a great week and we are so excited to be back with all of Pirate Nation! Please review the news and highlights for this week. Please reach out with any questions.

Thank you!

First day visit with our Superintendent Kurt Browning

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Mission Statement/ Declaración de la misión

The mission of Pasco High School is to create a collaborative environment that nurtures learning, mutual respect, and a strong work ethic, thereby helping to develop future citizens for the challenges that lie ahead.


La misión de Pasco High School es crear un ambiente de colaboración que fomente el aprendizaje, el respeto mutuo y una fuerte ética de trabajo, ayudando así a desarrollar futuros ciudadanos para los desafíos que se avecinan.


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Student Schedules

Parents and Students:

We are working to ensure all student schedules change requests have been processed. If you completed your request prior to Thursday 8/27, you should have a response from your counselor by Monday, 8/31. If you completed your request on Thursday or Friday, 8/27-8/28, you will receive a response by Thursday, 9/3. If you have not received a response by the dates given above, please email your counselor. We greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Return to Campus Reminders:

1. Complete the self-screener every morning.

2. Arrive to campus between 7:05am-7:25am.

3. Wear your mask! Make sure the mask is covering your nose.

4. Grab your free breakfast and report directly to class.

5. While passing in the hallways, always stay to the right.

6. Follow the one directional stairways.

7. While at lunch, follow the directions of sitting every other seat inside, only 4 to a table outside, and 6 ft. apart throughout the quad. No one is permitted to be standing up, or walking when eating their food or snacks.

8. At dismissal, report directly to your means of transportation home. The buses will leave 5 minutes after dismissal.

MySchool Online Reminders

1. Attendance Counts

2. You should be engaged with your teacher/curriculum on a daily basis.

3. Your camera should be on during your Zoom meetings.

4. You should be logged into your courses for the duration of each period.

5. If you need tech help, call 813-794-2859 or email techhelp@pasco.k12.fl.us

Need to report an absence?

Please visit the school website and click on the "report an absence" button and complete the necessary information.

https://phs.pasco.k12.fl.us/

Testing Information

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Updates

There have been new guidelines and opportunities for testing. Please go to our school website for the updates:

https://phs.pasco.k12.fl.us/testing/

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Have an IEP or 504 and need accommodations? ¿Tiene un IEP o 504 y necesita adaptaciones?

Click on the file below for your accommodation forms. Please be sure to return asap.


Haga clic en el archivo a continuación para ver los formularios de adaptaciones. Por favor asegúrese de regresar lo antes posible.

Need information about reopening of schools?

You can find general information for the following areas via the link below:


  • Health/Wellness

  • Transportation

  • Programming

  • Beyond the School Day

  • Q&A




Family Information Guide for ReOpening
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Need a parent MyStudent account?

Parent MyStudent Account instructions:

2020-2021 New Bell Schedule

Please note we have a new start and end time. Be advised that there will be NO Early Release Days during the 1st Semester. There will be No club or activity's scheduled for the first quarter. No meetings will be allowed with 50+ members.
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Need help finding your bus at dismissal time?

Here is a map of how the bus are lined up after dismissal. If you have any questions, please contact transportation.
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Online Free and Reduced Meal Application

Online Free & Reduced-Price Meal Applications are NOW available for the 2020-2021 school year. All members of the household should be included on the application (1 application per household). Click here to complete your application today: https://myschoolapps.com/Application

Under construction: W.F. Edwards Stadium will soon debut a new track this season. #PascoPirates 🏴‍☠️ Photo: E.R. Wallace

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Parking Lot

PHS Parking Information 2020-2021

Requirements:

Students who are interested in parking at PHS need to complete the following tasks:
Have and maintain a 2.0

Have a valid driver’s license and insurance

Take the SAFE driving course on CANVAS (students can email rbrady@pasco.k12.fl.us with their student number to enter the course)

Pay and register for a parking spot

Procedure when you have met the requirements:

Students need to pay the $40 dollar parking fee on the ACORN system.

If students have met the requirements they should fill out the Mach form for parking located at https://phs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=61230

If this is done before the school year, Mr. Brady will issue you a parking permit in the first few days of school. He will be available during all lunches in or around the cafeteria.

If you have multiple vehicles an additional parking permit may be purchased for $5 on the ACORN system for the same spot.

Parking Lot Rules and Consequences:

The parking lot follows all of the same rules as the rest of the school. Going to the parking lot during passing or during a class is not permitted without administrator approval.

Reckless Driving will not be tolerated.

If the administration feels that you are not following the student code of conduct or are acting recklessly in or around your vehicle, they will remove your parking privilege for the remainder of the semester.

If you lose your parking permit, you must purchase another for $5 on the ACORN system.

There are no refunds for parking permits.

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Need a Locker?

Click on the link below to request a locker for the year.

https://phs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=60115

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Mask Requirements on campus at ALL times

When to Wear/Remove a Face Covering

  • Remember, COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through speaking, coughing, or sneezing.
  • The face covering must cover your nose and mouth completely.
  • A face covering is required on all school buses, in all District buildings, in all school buildings and during all school-sponsored events and activities. This requirement is applicable to all students and to all employees, parents, and visitors entering the buildings and/or attending a school event. Athletes will be encouraged, but not required to wear face coverings during practice and play.
  • Everyone is responsible for supplying their own face coverings. School buildings will be stocked with a limited number of disposable face masks for emergency situations only.
  • The face covering should be put on upon arrival at any school or District building before exiting your vehicle in the parking lot. Face coverings must be worn on the bus.
  • The face covering must remain in place while inside all buildings, including as you walk into the school or district building, when working in or walking through common areas such as hallways, stairways, and elevators, and whenever you are in any room, including classrooms, or enclosed area where people are present.
  • Face covering may be removed outdoors where social distances of 6 feet is possible, when in a room alone with the door closed, and at the end of the day after exiting the building. Those students taking a bus must keep the mask in place until they have exited the bus.
  • · Since eating and drinking with a face covering in place is not possible, it can be removed during meal or snack times. Social distancing of at least 6 feet is still recommended during these times.

Daily Screeners


Parents, we are counting on you to screen your student for illness every morning before you send them off to school. The district will NOT be providing a DAILY health screening for either students or staff.

Use this Link to access a Student Screener.

  • Students exhibiting any of the following symptoms should remain home and not attend school: (Student Illness Exclusion Letter).

    • Fever (greater than 100.4);

    • Sore throat;

    • New uncontrolled cough, that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/ asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);

    • Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain;

    • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever. ***

    • Other symptoms listed by the CDC include chills, fatigue/muscle or body ache, new loss of taste or smell, and congestion or runny nose. Many children have very mild or no signs or symptoms of illness.

    • If you still have questions about when to seek emergency medical attention.


  • Expectations for Picking up Ill Students: Parents if your student becomes ill while at school, you will need to have a plan for timely pick up. The CDC states that in developing plans for placing students with symptoms in an isolation area, schools should be mindful of appropriate safeguards to ensure that students are isolated in a non-threatening manner, within the line of sight of adults, and for very short periods of time.


Other Considerations:


  • It will be important for families to emphasize and model healthy behaviors at home and to talk to their students about changes to expect this school year (social distancing, face coverings, hand hygiene). Consider using this checklist for families to prepare for in-person education.

Student Engagement

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Submit a Staff Member of the Week SHOUT OUT

Have you caught someone doing a great job and want to let everyone know about it? This is the place to go and send a SHOUT OUT to the staff member who has made a difference this week.

This week's SHOUT OUT goes to Mr. Smith from the Student Service Department!



If you have ever had the pleasure of working with Mr. Smith, you know that he puts 110% into everything that he does. He is incredibly dedicated to every student, parent, and colleague that he works with. It was his idea to start the Student Service's Shout Outs because he wanted to make sure you all felt appreciated in all the hard work you do. Mr. Smith's dedication and love for his job makes working with him a joy and we are very lucky to have him as a part of this team.

Please help us in giving Mr. Smith a big thank you for all that he does!

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School Clubs

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Want to join a school club?

Click on the link below to receive information on the updated list of available clubs and the sponsors for each club. Please note that club meetings maybe virtual during the first quarter, but will not have any face-to-face meetings until after the 1st quarter. If you have any questions, please contact the club sponsor or Mrs. Fernandez, Assistant Principal.
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GAME ON!!!!

Football season is back in action! Come out and cheer us on September 10, 2020 PHS @ CCHS JV Football @ Cypress 7-10pm and September 11, 2020 PHS @ Auburndale HS Varsity Football 7:30p-10:30p. Looking forward to a great season!!
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ATHLETICS UPDATE: THE START DATE HAS MOVED UP!

ALL Fall Sports will have a start date of Monday, August 24th. Please contact the following Fall Sport coaches for more information:

Cross Country = Virtue, cvirtue@pasco.k12.fl.us or Gates, lgates@pasco.k12.fl.us

Swimming = Patterson, bpatters@pasco.k12.fl.us or Fisher, redheadmom723@yahoo.com

Volleyball = Tejada, rtejada@pasco.k12.fl.us

Football = Stokes, jstokes@pasco.k12.fl.us

Golf = Webb, awebb@pasco.k12.fl.us or Wilks, mwilks@pasco.k12.fl.us

Cheerleading = Wetherby, dwetherb@pasco.k12.fl.us

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Join PTSA using our NEW MEMBERHUB online

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Thank you!!!

On behalf of the Pasco PTSA and the Staff and Teachers of Pasco High School, we would like to Thank our Community Sponsors, Students and Parents, for helping us provide a wonderful Welcome Back Week for our staff.
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Want to be a volunteer?

ALL MEMBERS MUST BE AN APPROVED VOLUNTEER

Click here to register as a volunteer: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/comm/volunteer/
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Be Involved: Become a member of PHS School Advisory Council (SAC)

A School Advisory Council (SAC) is a link between the schools and the local community. It provides for active participation by the various shareholders in the school community in identifying critical student needs and developing goals and plans for meeting those needs. The shareholders are parents/guardians, business people, students, other community interests, professional educators, and other school staff. Shared decision making among all shareholders of the school community, both internal and external, can benefit the school and produce better student outcomes. A School Advisory Council is a resource to the school and the school Principal. The term advisory is intended to mean: assist, suggest, recommend, inform and consult.


If you would like to nominate someone to be a member of the 2020-2021 SAC, please complete the form below. All nominations are due by August 28, 2020.


https://phs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=62462

NOTICE TO BUILDING OCCUPANTS AND PARENTS

NOTIFICATION OF INSPECTION FOR ASBESTOS CONTAINING

MATERIALS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule, 40 CFR Part 763, Asbestos Containing Material in schools, commonly referred to as AHERA. This rule requires all Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) to identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and to take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers.

All inspections for Pasco High School have been completed and a Management Plan describing the results of the inspection and the action plan to control any asbestos found during the inspection, where applicable, has been submitted to the governor for approval. A copy of this plan is located in the administrative office of this school and at the Pasco County Schools Maintenance & Facility Services Department and is available for review upon request.

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Dates to remember:

September 5, 2020:

PHS Cross Country @ Withlacoochee State Park 8am-12p


September 7, 2020: Labor Day-No School


September 8, 2020:

JNROTC Bootcamp @ Stadium 2:30-4:30pm


September 9, 2020:

JNROTC Bootcamp @ Stadium 2:30-4:30pm

PHS vs CCHS Swimming 6-9:30pm


September 10, 2020:

JNROTC Bootcamp @ Stadium 2:30-4:30pm

PHS @ CCHS JV Football @ Cypress 7-10pm


September 11, 2020: Progress Reports Available

JNROTC Bootcamp @ Stadium 2:30-4:30pm

PHS @ Auburndale HS Varsity Football 7:30p-10:30p

Looking for more information?

Be sure to stay in touch with all of the events through Twitter, Facebook and our school website