High School Ninja News

October 3, 2022

A Note from the Desk of Ms. Choo

Hello parents,

We are grateful that Pasco county was spared the worst effects of Hurricane Ian. We know that neighbors to the south and many Floridians will be feeling these effects well into the future. The District will be organizing relief efforts to assist those in need. We will share opportunities for students and families to get involved when we have more information.

Updated Pacing Chart

Hopefully, students used the time off to stay on pace or get caught up, if they were behind.

If your child took a break from school this last week, we are attaching an updated pacing chart. To get back on pace due to last week (9/26-9/30), please have your child submit at least 1 additional assignment per class for the next three weeks. This should equal 8% progress per week and will help your child get caught up in three weeks.

School Messenger Communication

This last week we have learned that receiving school communication is more important than ever. If you have not yet signed up to receive phone and text messages from the school and district, please do so.

This will keep you informed of imported breaking news like school closures.

Please see the directions below.

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Student Gallup Poll

This year, Pasco County Schools will participate in the Gallup Student Poll. The Poll gives students a voice in building great schools, and the results provide schools with important, actionable information beyond standard measures, such as grades and test scores, to help schools make kids ready for the future.

Students in grades 5 through 12 will be invited to participate in the Gallup Student Poll during the survey window of September 26 through October 21. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes for your student to complete. It is available in both English and Spanish.

This survey is anonymous and voluntary. That means that Gallup cannot identify your student, and your student's individual responses will not be shared with anyone. Students do not have to participate if they do not want to, and they may skip any item they do not wish to answer. There are no consequences or penalties if your student does not participate.

The Gallup Student Poll covers the following themes:

• Engagement: Students' involvement and enthusiasm for school.

• Hope: The ideas and energy students have for the future.

• Belonging: reeling accepted and included as part of the school.

• Social and emotional learning: How people learn to understand and manage emotions and establish positive relationships with others.

We hope that students will use this opportunity to help us build the very best school for our students.

To Complete the Survey:

  1. Please have your child log into their MyPasco Connect
  2. Select the Gallup icon (See image above)
  3. Select Pasco eSchool as their school
  4. Answer the questions
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Florida Shines

Planning your education after high school is a big step that can come with a lot of questions. Learn how to select a college, how to apply, and how to fund your journey during four nights of informative, fact-filled College 101 webinars this fall.

These FREE webinars are packed with great information about the next steps to take to go to college. Register for "College 101: What to Do, When to Do It, and How" today!

Please use the link below to learn more:


Fall Assessment Dates

PSAT - All 10th grade (free) students on October 12th at 9:00 am OR October 25th

PSAT - Grade 9 and 11 (allowed to take the test for a fee) October 12th at 9 am OR October 25th

PSAT Information

Link to register

Seniors, please be watching your emails for information to register.

Invited 12th graders can take the PSAT for a Math graduation requirement.

SAT-SD - Non- college reportable Grade 12 students who have not met ELA or Math graduation requirements. October 27th at 9:00 am. Students will be invited to the SAT-SD.

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We are excited to host our first High School Headquarters meet up. This will be an opportunity for students to engage with other students in a social setting and to have an academic coaching session.

Dates: Thursday, October 20th

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location – 15144 Shady Hills Rd.

Please RSVP below. We will be providing light snacks and need to know how many students will be coming.

RSPV link

Save the Date - Picture Day

Regular picture day is scheduled for November 1st between 9 am and 2 pm at Ninja Headquarters (Crews Lake Middle).

Re-take picture day is scheduled for December 6th between 9 am and 2 pm at Ninja Headquarters (Crews Lake Middle).

More information about how to sign up will be sent out soon.

DIploma and Assessment Information

It is important to have the correct information to create a high school plan for success. Our school counselors will be meeting with families to discuss course options and assessment needs.

Please take a few minutes and become familiar with the graduation and assessment requirements for students linked below.

Standard Diploma Requirements Academic Advisement – What Students and Parents Need to Know

High School Assessments requirements:

  • Pass Algebra 1 EOC or Comparative Score
  • Pass Grade 10 FSA or Concordant Score
  • Take Biology EOC
  • Take Geometry EOC
  • Take US History EOC

All assessments are scheduled at the Pasco eSchool Headquarters. Please plan accordingly.

Attendance Matters

In Pasco eSchool's secondary program attendance in class is demonstrated by submitting work within a 7-day period. Attendance is entered into our student tracking system, myStudent, every Thursday and parents will receive an automated call if a student has not completed at least one assignment in each class.

The goal of these calls is to share this information with parents so they can help students get back on track.

For students who have longer periods of time without work submissions, parents can expect our team to reach out through phone calls and emails, schedule parent conferences, require students to attend virtual extended school day, require students to work on our school's campus, and other attendance interventions.

Our goal is to work with families to ensure that all students are successful learners.

Below is a link to the excused absence form for students who may need an absence excused.

Absence Form Grades 6-12

Florida Required Instruction

The State Board of Education works with Florida school districts to develop and monitor plans to provide required instruction through section 1003.42 (2)(n), Florida Statutes. More information about the topics included, as well as Pasco County Schools' plan for implementation, please visit our district's website. A table listing topics, as well as grade levels required to have each topic presented, is attached below.

These topics are embedded into some subjects and courses, and others will be presented through homeroom announcements, special activities, and standalone modules.

Pasco eSchool

Expanding access for all Pasco County students to rigorous, relevant curriculum that incorporates skills and knowledge students need to succeed in the 21st Century.

The District School Board of Pasco County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, or age in its programs, services, and educational activities or in its hiring and employment practices. To report violations of this policy, contact: District School Board of Pasco County Equity Manager/Title IX Coordinator: Office for Employee Relations, (813) 794-2322, sblue@pasco.k12.fl.us.