ZHS Weekly Update

August 1, 2021

Zephyrhills High School is the home of the Bulldogs!

The mission of Zephyrhills High School is to prepare students to become productive, responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Our vision is that all of our students achieve success in college, career, and life.

Our theme for the 2021-2022 school year is Building Excellence!

August 1, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Bulldog families! We welcome back teachers and staff this week and students next week to kick off the 21-22 school year! I don't know about you, but I alway get excited right before staff and students return. It's a crazy, fun time of year! I can't wait for you to see what the renovated parts of campus look like!


Thank you for all the feedback on the Weekly Update. Please take the time to read this in its entirely. I have tried to capture all of the questions and topics and things you need to know. Additionally, we will upload it each week to the ZHS website.


I love being part of the Bulldog community and want your student's high school experiences to reflect growth, change, leadership opportunities, and love of learning. Please know there is a lot of behind the scenes work going on to open school. Your ZHS admin team and staff will partner with you to make this a great year!


--Dr. Christina Stanley

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Incoming 9th and New-to-ZHS students

ZHS’s Orientation Day for incoming 9th and New-to-ZHS 10-12th grade

students will be held 8/5/21 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the gym.


You will have a presentation, walk your schedule/get a tour, go through the expo of clubs and activities, and have time to get your locker. Scan the QR code in the flyer above to RSVP.


Fees and Lockers

*You will also be able to pay all fees online through Rycor! All fees including parking, lockers, class fees, Grade Fees, and PE lockers can be paid online.

*Students will be assigned school lockers & parking spots during the first two weeks of school via lunches. Students will be assigned PE lockers through their PE classes. Need a locker? Reserve one here: https://zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=36069


You will need an active MyStudent parent portal account to be able to participate.

1. Navigate to Pasco County Schools website at www.pasco.k12.fl.us

2. Click on the Parents tab.

3. Under Parent Links/Academic, click on CheckGrades/Attendance.

4. Click the yellow link to create a new Parent Portal.

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ZHS "Meet the Teacher" (Open House) on 8/5/2021

ZHS’s Orientation Day for returning 10-12th grade

students will be held 8/5/21 from 12 noon to 2 p.m.


You will be able to access your student's schedules through their MyStudent account. During the "Meet the Teacher" time, you are welcome to walk campus and visit the classrooms on your schedule.


Fees and Lockers

*You will also be able to pay all fees online through Rycor! All fees including parking, lockers, class fees, Grade Fees, and PE lockers can be paid online.

*Students will be assigned school lockers & parking spots during the first two weeks of school via lunches. Students will be assigned PE lockers through their PE classes. Need a locker? Reserve one here: https://zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=36069


You will need an active MyStudent parent portal account to be able to participate.

1. Navigate to Pasco County Schools website at www.pasco.k12.fl.us

2. Click on the Parents tab.

3. Under Parent Links/Academic, click on CheckGrades/Attendance.

4. Click the yellow link to create a new Parent Portal.

Bell Schedule for 21-22

1st Period 7:20 – 8:15

2nd Period 8:20 – 9:10

Academic Period 9:15 – 9:35

3rd Period 9:40 – 10:30

Lunch A 10:30 – 11:00

Period 4A 11:05 – 11:55

Period 4B 10:35 – 11:25

Lunch B 11:25 – 11:55

5th Period 12:00 – 12:50

6th Period 12:55 – 1:46

Student Volunteer Opportunity 8/5/2021

*Junior and Senior ZHS students wanting to complete volunteer hours by serving at our Incoming 9th grade and New-to-ZHS Student Orientation on August 5th from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the ZHS gym can RSVP to Dr. Stanley by emailing cstanley@pasco.k12.fl.us.


*Masks are optional and transportation is not provided.

Need a Locker? Reserve one here!

*Students will be assigned school lockers & parking spots during the first two weeks of school via lunches. Students will be assigned PE lockers through their PE classes. Need a locker? Reserve one here: https://zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=36069

21-22 Schedule Change Request Form

If you would like to request a schedule change, please click the link and complete the form.

*Schedule changes will be granted by administration only if the need is warranted.

*Check the option that applies to you and complete the form with the appropriate signatures.

*Students MUST follow their current schedule until the new schedule is received.


Please note that making schedule changes may result in unexpected additional changes to students' schedules in order to maintain balanced classes.

NOTE: All final decisions will be communicated by email and/or text using the email addresses/phone numbers provided at the bottom of the Schedule Change Request form.


**Email requests and phone call requests for schedule changes will not be considered.**

Schedule Change Request Form: http://zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=15249

Senior Pictures with Leonard's on August 14!

Seniors, Make Your Appointment TODAY!

You will be able to get your Senior Photos taken on campus on Saturday, August 14th by appointment only with Leonard's!

*The sitting fee is $15.

*You MUST have an appointment, as walk-ups will not be allowed.

*Seniors may be accompanied by ONE parent to the photo shoot.

*Masks are optional but encouraged. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.


Make your appointment here: https://new.leonards.com/login.aspx?LF=SchedulingSenior&ReturnUrl=%2fscheduling%2fstartpage.aspx%3fs%3d1&s=1

ZHS Important Dates

Thursday, August 5: Incoming 9th and New-to-ZHS Student Orientation (9-10:30 a.m., ZHS Gym), "Meet the Teacher" Open House for returning 10th to 12th grade students (12-2 p.m.)

Friday, August 6: Football Parent Meeting (ZHS Dining Room, 6:30 p.m.)

Saturday, August 7: Saturday Night Lights Football (ZHS Stadium, 6 pm.)

Tuesday, August 10: First Day of School for Students

Thursday, August 12: NWEA assessment in Algebra 1, Geometry, English 1, English 2

Saturday, August 14: Senior Photo Retakes, ZHS Cheer Jump Clinic

Monday, September 6: Labor Day holiday/No school

Monday, September 13: ELA 10 FSA Retakes for current 11th and 12th grade students

Student Parking Passes 21-22

1. You must purchase a 21-22 student parking pass online when you pay your fees.

2. All parking passes will be processed and distributed during student lunches in the commons during the first two weeks of school. Please do not go to Student Services.

3. You must have copies of your driver's license, current registration, and current proof of insurance to receive your parking pass during lunches.

4. All students, including students who drove last year, must purchase a new parking pass each year and provide updated vehicle information. Parking passes are only good for the school year.


**Students who drive will be permitted to drive and park without a pass for the first week of school.**

21-22 Dual Enrollment Information

Electronic Dual Enrollment registration process info for the Fall 2021 Semester:
  • Registration is required for students taking any Dual Enrollment college classes with ZHS or with PHSC. Students must let their counselor know what classes they chose via email as soon as they finish the electronic registration process to ensure their choices fit with their ZHS schedule.


First time Dual Enrollment students must complete the New Student Orientation Course and ALL students need to complete the Online Orientation course found in their PHSC WISE account.


If any students have not already completed their PHSC Application or their electronic Dual Enrollment Request Form using the Dynamic Form system, then they still need to follow the steps on PHSC's Dual Enrollment website for Public school students before they will be allowed to register for classes, including English Comp 1 on the ZHS campus.


If you have any questions, please call or text Mrs. Yonkof at 813-485-6814 or email her directly at jingerso@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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Masks Optional (as of 8/1/21)

*Masks are optionals for all students, staff, and visitors when on a school campus, school bus, or other school district property this fall.

*Please contact your student's grade level administrator if you have questions.

Arrival to School in the Morning

  • Upon arrival from a car or bus, students can get their breakfast from the nearest mobile cart or cafeteria line and then head to the cafeteria or their 1st period class to eat.
  • Students who do not eat breakfast at school will be expected to go directly to their 1st period class as soon as they arrive on campus.

Student and Staff Hallway Guidelines

Social distancing will be expected at all times.

Students and staff are expected to follow the signage on all doors and in all hallways.

Classroom Expectations

  • Each student and staff member will help keep ZHS as clean as possible. Inside the classrooms, teachers will have a procedure for the beginning and end of class.
  • Students will have assigned seats in each classroom and are expected to sit in their assigned seat every day.
  • Students and teachers will utilize a sign in/sign out sheet when leaving or entering a classroom or area that is not covered by a seating chart.

Cafeteria Expectations

Serving lines:

  • Multiple carts and lines will be available for student use.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.


Seating:
  • Students will be permitted to eat inside the cafeteria and in the commons. Some teachers will allow students to eat in their classrooms (utilizing the sign in sheet) and will assign seating.
  • Social distancing will be encouraged while in the cafeteria, commons, and dining room areas.

Free/Reduced Meal Information

The Free and Reduced Meal Application for the 2021-2022 school year is now available online at https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application.

If you are unsure if you qualify, you can also review the income eligibility guidelines on the Pasco County Schools website https://connectplus.pasco.k12.fl.us/do/fns/.

Pasco County Schools Covid-19 Protocols

Click here for more information on the 21-22 Pasco County Schools Covid-19 Protocols:

https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/comm/page/pasco-county-schools-covid-19-protocols-2021-2022

ZHS School Advisory Council (SAC)

What is a School Advisory Council?

  • The school Advisory Council is the means for community and parent involvement in and support of the schools.
  • The School Advisory Council is composed of the principal, teachers, school staff, parents, business and community representatives, and secondary students.

How can I become a SAC member?

  • Elected members of the School Advisory Council include teachers, educational support personnel, parents, and secondary students.
  • Members are also appointed to the council by the principal to represent business and the community.
  • Students serve as SAC members for a one year term.
  • A chairperson is elected annually by the SAC membership.


Any parent, community business member, teacher, or student interested in serving on our SAC committee for the 2021-2022 school year--please email Mrs. McCafferty at cmccaffe@pasco.k12.fl.us for a nomination form. This is a great way to get involved and stay connected to your Bulldog family.


To complete a yearly volunteer application, please visit: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/comm/volunteer/


SAC Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:45 a.m.
Scheduled dates for the 2021-2022 SAC meetings:

  • August 25
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15
  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 23
  • April 20
  • May 18

Thank you!

The Bulldog Community is unlike any other! Your kindness and generosity is a blessing! #BulldogPRIDE