Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 1/27/21

Message from Mr. McDermott

Hello Wildcat Families. I hope everyone is having a great start to quarter 3. Progress reports for quarter 3 will be available Friday, February 5. Be on the lookout for Extended School Day opportunities. Students and families who will be invited to Extended School Day will be notified this week.

GRADUATION! Class of 2021 Senior Fees/Cap and Gown Order

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

Enjoy these great videos as we celebrate Black History Month

This African American Museum is made up of videos done by teens from all over the United States. This project was coordinated by one of our high school juniors, Janiah Hinds.





George Crum - Inventor of the Potato Chip


https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/462959281292448




Lonnie Johnson - Super Soaker inventor



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/852446658570478





John Standard - Innovator



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/2842861339077454





Charles Hamilton Houston - Civil Rights Attorney



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/200739157648614





Jerry Lawson - Video game console inventor



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/222315642526926





Garrett Morgan - Inventor of StopLight and Gasmask



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/617371988991512





Children's March



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/411563683588382





Susie King Taylor - Civil war nurse



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/1237737269745154





George Washington Carver - Peanut Man



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/1094144534317654






African American Museum (longer videos recorded by a variety of teens) -



https://slayitproud.com/pages/virtual-african-american-museum

National English Honors Society

Click the link here to learn about joining National English Honors Society

Join" Ending the Silence" to learn more about mental health concerns

Senior Yearbook Ads

Parents of seniors, the deadline to purchase a senior ad is January 31st. Space is filling up quickly! You can purchase online at www.yearbookforever.com or pay by cash or check made payable to Wesley Chapel High School. Contact Mrs. Ingram at pingram@pasco.k12.fl.us with any questions.

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.

PSAT

The PSAT will be offered on Tuesday, January 26th at WCHS to sophomores who were not able to take the October test and registered with Ms. Faysash need to be on campus when school begins at 7:26AM. If you have questions please email Mrs. Faysash at kfaysash@pasco.k12.fl.us.
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Tennis Season Starts January 19

Tennis season starts on Jan 19th. Athletes must have a completed physical and athletic packet to play. Contact Coach Overbeck if you have any questions.

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.

Stay in the know, never miss an activity

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WCHS College & Career Updates

Are you College and Career Ready? Check out Mrs. Faysash’s Smore for events, scholarships, and planning resources for all grade levels!

https://www.smore.com/03kay

New Athletic Guidelines

District Communication:

After consultation with local health officials and in an effort to find a compromise to allow spectators at sporting events and audiences at fine arts performances, the following revised guidelines regarding spectators at extracurricular and co-curricular activities will be in place effective Tuesday, December 1, 2020:

  • No more than two (2) individuals per any student participating in the co-curricular or extracurricular activity will be allowed to watch the event in person.
  • Strict social distancing will be observed and enforced.
  • Strict guidelines will be enforced requiring masks to be worn at all times during indoor events. At outdoor events, masks must be worn when entering the event, and the masks may be removed when seated.

Individuals not complying with these guidelines will be required to leave the event.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue our efforts to keep our students, staff, and community safe.

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.

Teen Coping Skills

Everyone struggles at some point in their lives, don't let this struggle define you. We have counselors and trusted adults available daily to help you with your struggles. If you need assistance please reach out as WCHS has many resources available to assist. Parents, this link has many valuable resources.

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.


https://afsp.org/when-someone-is-at-risk

Herff Jones 2021 Graduation ordering guide

Download the pdf below for ordering information on graduation products. Due to the pandemic, we have not been able to have a presentation for our seniors.

Vote for January 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.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aaJT4khSVE6bZ7duOoYiIMGWZlTNEpFGo8AGusAHseFUNUFTS1A2QTFLME5BTDVBRk5RUjI0UDlFSy4u

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.

https://wchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=93604

Wesley Chapel Athletics Information

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 kfaysash@pasco.k12.fl.us so we can design a personalized plan for you!

Mask Procedures

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.

· Transportation

· 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.

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Face Masks

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

WCHS Auto Academy Donation

WCHS Band Donation


WCHS Wrestling Donation


WCHS Baseball Donation


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.

Bus Transportation Information for 2020-2021

Families can access information regarding bus transportation here. Information is provided in English and Spanish. Please contact the Transportation Call Center to assist with questions or concerns during the first week of school between 6 am - 10 am and 2 pm - 6 pm. Call 813-794-2500, 727-774-2500 or 352-524-2500

Suspicious Activity Reporting App

Wesley Chapel High School

School Information


Principal:
Mr. Matt McDermott

30651 Wells Road
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
Phone: (813) 794-8700
(352) 794-8700
Fax: (813) 794-8791

Office Hours:
M-F 7:00AM – 3:30 PM