Pirate Press

Vol. 2, Edition 21

Happy Holidays!

The semester is officially over and students and staff are on Winter Break! School will be back in session on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Remember, our new school hours for students will be 7:10a-1:30p when we return.

We appreciate your continued support in reminding your students to follow our PRIDE expectations daily and in all areas of the school community (see below).

Thank you for your support! Happy Holidays!

Sincerely, Ms. Gilbert

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Congratulations Alfonso Salvador Salas - PBIS Bike Winner!

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Congratulations to our Universal Trip Winners: Jackson Borders & Gabryella Brinson!

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Student Start and End times change January 4th

The school board approved start and end times change starting January 4th.

Starting on January 4th, students will start at 7:10 AM and be dismissed at 1:30 PM.

Transportation Updates for 2nd Semester

Bus passes will be in myStudent the afternoon of December 8. Families will receive a SchoolMessenger call from Transportation with bus pass information if they have been assigned a bus pass. Families should call their garage if they were expecting a bus pass and but did not have it assigned.

The Transportation Call Center will be open beginning Monday, January 3, 2022 (Planning Day) for bus pass questions during normal business hours (8-4:30) and from 6-10 am and 2-6 pm Tuesday through Friday (January 4-7, 2022).


Monday, January 3rd:

Teacher Planning Day

Tuesday, January 4th:

"A" rotation day - 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3 (lunch is based on the 1st- period teacher)

1:30 - Extended School Day

1:40 - Boys Basketball Tryouts

Wednesday, January 5th:

"T" rotation day - 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4 (lunch is based on your 2nd period teacher)

1:40 - Extended School Day

1:40 - Boys Basketball Tryouts

1:40 - Girls Soccer Tryouts

Thursday, January 6th:

"E" rotation Day 6, 1, 2 ,3 4, 5 (lunch is based on the 3rd period teacher)

1:40 - Extended School Day

1:40 - Boys Basketball Tryouts

1:40 - Girls Soccer Tryouts

Friday, January 7th:

"P" rotation day - 1, 2, 3 4, 5, 5 (lunch is based on the 4th- period teacher)

Parent Access with the PBIS Rewards Parent App

Imagine being able to extend positive behavior reinforcement beyond school grounds! With the PBIS Rewards Parent App, you can do just that. As part of the PBIS Rewards suite of apps, the free Parent App allows parents to view student point totals, the number of referrals (aka consequences), items purchased with points, and upcoming events for which points can be used. Through the app, you can communicate directly with your child's teachers and they can communicate with you too!

Student Health Updates

Parent/Guardian should review the COVID19 Student Screener daily. Students who have symptoms listed on this document as possible COVID19 symptoms should stay home from school.

Parent/Guardian should complete the absence MACH form to inform the school of the absence, including the explanation. If a 10-day exclusion letter has been given, the student may return based on district criteria only. COVID19 testing results must be sent to the school RN (352.462-3044) and acknowledged before the student returns to school.

Parent/Guardian who has been called to pick up a student are expected to be at the school within 20 minutes to get a child who is sick or injured.

Clinic staff evaluate students who become ill or injured at school and respond according to district clinic guidelines. Clinic staff frequently consult with the school's registered nurse, Mrs. Browning. The health services team works together to keep students healthy and in the classroom -- ready to learn!

Student Screener

Students will still have to go through the screener every morning prior to coming to school. We appreciate your assistance with this as we continue to do our part to make sure all students and staff are healthy. The link to the screener is below and will be a button in every Pirate Press this year.

Student Screener

Report an Absence

You can now report an absence online. The link is below and is also on our school website.

Report an absence

2021 - 2022 PE Waiver


Florida state legislation requires students in grades 6-8 to take at least one semester of physical education - PE each year. The legislation allows parents to waive the requirement if the student meets at least one of the following:

- The student is enrolled or required to enroll in a remedial course (waiver not required).
- The parent requests that the student enrolls in another elective course offered by the school at that grade level.
- The student is participating in equivalent physical activities outside of the school day.

***A student may still be assigned to PE unless there are documented health conditions & the waiver is completed.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

The Free and Reduced Meal Application is now available at www.PascoSchoolMeals.com.

Currently, all 2021-2022 students will receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of eligibility. However, we strongly encourage you to complete the new free and reduced meal application, as schools receive a portion of their funding based on the percentage of students who qualify.

To review the eligibility guidelines and complete an application, please visit www.pascoschoolmeals.com.

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