Wesley Chapel High School 2/3/21
Message from Mr. McDermott
Students needing to pass FSA ELA Reading or the Algebra 1 State Assessments Sign-up for the ACT Non-reporting
Virtual AP and Dual Enrollment Parent Night
Virtual Curriculum Fair
Need extra help in English or Math?
Students must have their first and last name on their zoom as well as have their video on.
Class of 2021 Graduation is June 4 at 7 pm at the Yingling Center. If you have not ordered your cap and gown, you can order through the link below
Graduation is scheduled for June 4, 2021 at the Yuengling Center. Don't be left out, make sure you have your cap and gown. Information on other senior activities will be announced when finalized.Click here to order your cap and gown. Students' senior fees are now available for payment through myStudent.
Pay senior fees here
Black History Month
Enjoy these great videos as we celebrate Black History Month
This project was coordinated by one of our high school juniors, Janiah Hinds.
George Crum - Inventor of the Potato Chip
Lonnie Johnson - Super Soaker inventor
John Standard - Innovator
Charles Hamilton Houston - Civil Rights Attorney
Jerry Lawson - Video game console inventor
Garrett Morgan - Inventor of StopLight and Gasmask
Susie King Taylor - Civil war nurse
George Washington Carver - Peanut Man
Celebrate Student Service Staff at WCHS
February 1 - 5, 2021 is Student Services Week in Pasco County Schools.
During the week of February 1 through February 5, Pasco County Schools will celebrate Student Services personnel. This week provides an opportunity for schools to highlight and recognize the support services that are provided to students, parents, educators, and the community by student services team members, such as:
- School Counselors
- School Social Workers
- School Psychologists
- School Nurses
- and Graduation Enhancement Coaches/SSAPs
The goal of Student Services Week is to focus citizens’ attention on the student services programs, including mental health efforts, as an integral part of the educational program at each school.
Please take a moment to connect and show your appreciation for these team members during their week.
View the official school board proclamation here.
College & Career Fair Thursday, Feb. 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) have been distributed and should arrive to all middle and high schools soon. Click here to access them digitally. Additionally, you can use the website below to access an FAQ document (coming soon) to help families with questions they have about the event. Please feel free to share this with support staff who may receive calls about the event. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Batchelor, Tonia Shook, or Lynn Young.
Registration opens Feb. 8th, 2021
Join" Ending the Silence" to learn more about mental health concerns
Free SAT for Juniors
On Wednesday, March 24th, the District School Board of Pasco County and Wesley Chapel High School will offer the SAT free of charge to all 11th grade students. The SAT will be college-reportable and may also help students who have not yet met Algebra and/or FSA Reading graduation requirements. If your student would like to use IEP or 504 accommodations, please fill out the College Board accommodations request on WCHS website and return to Mrs. Faysash by January 29th.
Emergency Card Information and Directions (Please read)
Parents, we currently have over 600 emergency cards that have not been updated. If you have not updated your student's emergency card, 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.
Prevention Methods for COVID-19
Please support our efforts to keep our students and staff healthy. Screen your student daily using the Student Screener and contact a medical provider for further guidance if your student develops symptoms or you need medical guidance. COVID-19 testing is available in the community. Contact the school nurse (RN) or administrator immediately if your student receives a positive COVID-19 test result.
Prevention measures for COVID-19:
o The best way to prevent illness is by limiting exposure to the virus.
o Maintain proper social distancing (about 6 feet).
o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
o If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
o Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
o Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.
Suicide Prevention Resources
Parents, please take some time to look at these valuable resources to help keep our Wildcats safe. Please reach out if you need assistance.
Herff Jones 2021 Graduation ordering guide
Wildcat Spirit Gear
If you are interested in purchasing WCHS Wildcat Spirit gear, please download and return a completed order form with payment to the front office. The first orders are being taken until February 16th.
Vote for February Staff Member of the Month
Vote below for the STAFF Member of the Month! Don’t forget to tell us why they deserve a special treat! The staff member that wins will get a gift certificate to Glory Days and have their picture presented on the digital board in the restaurant.
Please vote for your favorite Teacher/Staff member now.
WCHS ABC Program
If your family needs supports or any needs from the WCHS ABC program, please fill out the following form. If you would like more information about the ABC program, the flyer is attached and/or call Iris Garcia in the front office, 813-794-8702.
How to create a parent portal account in myStudent
College Application Process
Let's "meet" to discuss your plans! All grade levels!
Do you need help figuring out your next step? Do you have questions about the college application process? Are you wondering where you stand for your GPA and test scores for admission? Would you like to discuss trades, careers, or military service? Are you interested in seeing what you can do now to help yourself later? Email Mrs. Faysash at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can design a personalized plan for you!
When to Wear a Cloth Face Covering (Mask)
· The school district requires that all students, visitors, and employees wear a mask or other face covering while on school property and/or engaged in school activities, including outdoors when unable to maintain a distance.
· If you are a car rider, you should apply your face covering when you arrive at school before exiting your car in the parking lot.
· If you are a bus rider you should apply your face covering when you arrive at the bus stop. Face masks will be required on school buses.
When can I remove my Cloth Face Covering (Mask)
· You can remove your face covering when you are outdoors and able to maintain at least a safe distance from others, and at end of the day after you have exited the building.
· You can remove your face covering during meal and snack times. To the extent possible, maintain a 6 ft distance from others when you have your mask off.
· If occupying an office space by yourself, you can also safely remove your mask but should be ready to reapply as soon as others approach you.
Please remind your students to wear a face mask and keep their mouth and nose covered. This is for the protection of your student, other students, and staff members. Our number one goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Wildcat masks can be ordered through your fees in your myStudent account. Keep an eye out for our school spirit store opening soon!
WCHS Program Donations
Our Auto Program, band, wrestling, and baseball teams are currently seeking donations for their programs. Due to COVID, we are not currently allowed to host some of the fundraisers that have raised money in the past. Please consider donating to these groups. We appreciate any support that you are able to provide.