WRHS Newsletter Quarter 1 Updates

Wiregrass Ranch High School

Link to prior Newsletter (Back To School): https://www.smore.com/bamuz

September 16th, 2020

The Stampede

The Stampede is WRHS's Schools Newspaper- Check out all the great articles by our students and stay current with events at WRHS

School Spirit Store

Check out our WRHS Spirit Store!

September 18th: Progress Reports for Quarter 1

Parents and Students, please be checking your grades on your parent and student portal and reach out to teachers if you have any concerns.

PBIS Students, Faculty, and Staff Bull's of the Week :)

The following Bull's have been positive examples on campus. We are proud of them, please help us celebrate them for "Taking Charge" and being leaders! Please reach out to Mrs. Rankin to nominate, donate, or learn more about our PBIS program. Thank you to McDonald's, Glory Days, and Bonefish for supporting PBIS at WRHS.
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Great Start of the Year!

A HUGE thank you to all our students for starting the 2020-2021 school year full of respect, hard work, and compassion. We see it all over campus and in our MySchool Online classes and could not be prouder. Parents and Students, please reach out to your teachers if you have any concerns in a class or need some extra help. Keep up the good work!

Thank you for your patience during arrival and dismissal

Thank you to everyone for being patient during arrival and dismissal. WRHS does not have a true parent drop off loop and the student parking lot is very busy. Parents should be staying in the lane closest to the building and pulling up towards the gym to drop off and pick up students. Students should not be dropped off or picked up by the front of the school during arrival and dismissal. Parents please be patient and follow the loop around, we have had a few close calls with cars cutting across lanes to exit instead of circling around. Arrive early to avoid traffic. Students continue to enter in the second lane and proceed to your parking spots.

The Covid-19 Response Guide, Student & Visitor Daily Screener Questions

We are very proud of all our students following the mask and social distancing procedures. Thank you to all the parents for helping us enforce these policies and following them when you are visiting campus for events.


Please always stay tuned to the Pasco County Schools ReOpening Website. CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO THE REOPENING WEBSITE! and Click here for The COVID-19 Response Guide


DAILY STUDENT SCREENER QUESTIONS:

Students must ask themselves these questions every morning prior to coming to school. If they answer "Yes" to any question they should NOT come to school. CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE STUDENT SCREENER


Visitor Screener Questions:

Please note that we are only permitting visitors to campus by appointment only. Please call 813-346-6000. All Visitors with an Appointment Must:

Help locating assignments and official grades

Official grades for all students, Traditional and MySchool Online, are located in MyStudent. There are grades posted in MyLearning, but the official grade book with all assignments and assessments is in MyStudent. In MyLearning you can see assignments, announcements the daily zoom link if the class is online. If you have any questions about assignments or grades, please reach out to the classroom teacher.
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Senior Parking Space Paint Day- TAKE 2


Senior Parking Paint Day Take 2! Any students who was not able to finish their parking space design or would still like to paint their parking space will have a second opportunity on Saturday Oct. 17, 2020 from 8:00am-4:00pm. Please return the Senior Parking Design Request form to Mrs. Jarke by October 14, 2020. The cost is $20. Please email Mrs. Jarke at rsadusky@pasco.k12.fl.us if you have any questions. This will be the last chance for the year!
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Students Interested in Wrestling

The WRHS Wrestling team is about to begin conditioning for the 2020-2021 season. Any boys or girls interested in joining the team should come out these next two weeks to start training. They must have the required paperwork that can be found at Wiregrasswrestling.com. Any questions should be directed to Coach Ketler at WiregrassWrestling@gmail.com

Athletic & Extracurricular Event Procedures & Expectations


Our athletes have begun playing and we have some very important expectations to share with all spectators. Please make sure to carefully read the three posters below prior to attending our athletic events. Please understand that these are county-wide policies and expectations. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we work to maintain the safety and security of all during this unprecedented pandemic.

Homecoming Dance has been cancelled

Due to current COVID guidelines, we have canceled the Homecoming dance this year.

State Testing Impacts due to last years test being cancelled


This week begins state testing for the fall of 2020. The FSA and EOC tests were canceled last May, but passing scores for the FSA ELA and Algebra 1 EOC are still graduation requirements. Therefore, all juniors will be taking the FSA ELA Retake in the fall. Last year’s Algebra 1 students have two options: take the Algebra 1 EOC in the Fall or defer taking the test until May and take the Geometry EOC. Passing either test will meet the Algebra 1 graduation requirement for those students.

Student Driver and Parking lot Reminders

When students exit cars in the parking lot they are to go directly to either pick up breakfast or to their 1st-period classroom. Students are not allowed to hop cars and hang out or gather in groups. Failure to wear your mask and social distance in the parking lot will result in the loss of driving privileges to school. Parents, please discuss this with your student drivers.

FREE Breakfast & Lunch for ALL Students 9/14 through 12/31!

Click Here to view Daily Menus


  • Beginning Monday, September 14, students who are attending brick and mortar will receive free meals from the cafeteria regardless of their current status. Students will still need to provide their student ID number at the point of sale. Each student is eligible for one free breakfast and lunch daily. Any items selected outside of the offered meal(s) will be charged a la carte pricing.
  • We encourage families to continue to fill out Free and Reduced Meal Applications if their financial situation changes because when this waiver ends the status (free, reduced, paid ) will resume. In addition, there are other benefits that students receive from their status.
  • Monday, September 14 – Thursday, September 17 - curbside distribution will remain daily at your designated site’s time, but meals will now be free.
  • On Friday, September 18, we will serve a week’s worth of meals (breakfast and lunch) curbside to mySchoolonline students, quarantined students, and children in the community 18 years and under (includes Pasco e-School students). This will be at all school sites per state guidance and we will keep the same times already established for curbside feeding. After this point, curbside meal distribution will be once a week on Fridays. FNS selected Fridays because it is in line with produce deliveries and will ensure students are provided food soon after delivery.

Student Services, School Counselors and More

Click Here for information and contacts for WRHS's Student Service Team. Parents can email their students School Counselor for questions and students can click a link set up to request appointments.

Upcoming College/University Virtual Tours

WHO? Juniors and Seniors and Parents

WHAT? College/University Virtual Tours

WHEN? See Dates and Times Below

WHERE? College and Career Lab 3-108A and 3-104

WHY? College and Career Readiness/Planning

HOW? 1) Prior to the event, you MUST sign up to attend sessions by emailing Mrs. Hensley: khensley@pasco.k12.fl.us or stopping by the lab in 3-108A.

2) All participants must bring/have laptop-whether on WRHS campus or online school.

University of Florida- September 18th and 25th – 1:00pm-2:00pm both dates

Florida Atlantic University-September 21st-2nd period (8:25am-9:18am)

Florida State University-October 5th-7th period (1:15pm-2:08pm)

University of Alabama-October 8th-2nd period (8:25am-9:18am)

Virginia Tech University-October15- (9:00am-10:00am)

University of Central Florida-September 17th -3:30pm and October 16th, 7th period (1:15pm-2:08pm)

University of Tampa-October 22-(1:00-2:08pm)

Marchman Technical College-TBA

Clemson University-TBA

Florida International University-TBA

University of South Florida-TBA

Florida Polytechnic University-TBA

University of West Florida-TBA

District Scholarship Database

Below is the link to our new District scholarship database that will automatically update with changes as new scholarships are added!!! The database is also located on the district and school web sites under Student links & Parent links.

https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/scholarship_database

FAQ for English General Paper (11th Grade)

ELA choices for 11th Grade

Now accepting applications to the National Art Honor Society: Due September 25th

Volunteer Opportunities at JLMS

Luvabulls Dance Team


We will be having auditions Sept 30-Oct 1 2:45-4:45 pm in BUS commons. See the flyer below for more details.

Key Club

WRHS's KEy club invites you to follow them on Instagram @wrhskeyclub for volunteer opportunities to help our community.

Student Council is accepting online membership applications today through Wednesday, September 25th.


As a member of Student Council, you will take on the responsibility to lead the school by example.
You will learn about the democratic process, civic responsibility, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork. Student council helps share students’ ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and principals.
Student Council sponsors school events such as Homecoming, Blood Drives, Community Service and much more. If interested, apply online now!

Traditional and online students are welcome to apply


https://wrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/student-council-is-accepting-online-membership-applications-today-through-wednesday-september-25th/

SADD

Students Against Destructive Decisions is accepting Applications, Click Here

School Information



Wiregrass Ranch High School

2909 Mansfield Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

Phone: (813) 346-6000

Fax: (813) 346-6091

School Hours:

7:24 – 2:08 p.m.

Principal: Robyn White