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.
First day visit with our Superintendent Kurt Browning
Mission Statement/ Declaración de la misión
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.
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:
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 email@example.com
Have an IEP or 504 and need accommodations? ¿Tiene un IEP o 504 y necesita adaptaciones?
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:
Beyond the School Day
Family Information Guide for ReOpening
Need a parent MyStudent account?
2020-2021 New Bell Schedule
Need help finding your bus at dismissal time?
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
PHS Parking Information 2020-2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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);
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.
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.
Science in the works in Ms. Harbour's classroom!!!
Students engaged in learning with their masks on!!! Way to go Pirates, take charge of your education!!
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Drill Team Training with Mr. Becerra
1st year NJROTC Student's working on their drill moves.Keeping things on the right step!
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Leadership Class with Mr. Becerra
Students were working in groups to describe what leadership looks like.
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!
Want to join a school club?
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:
Volleyball = Tejada, email@example.com
Football = Stokes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheerleading = Wetherby, email@example.com
Want to be a volunteer?
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.
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.
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