ZHS Weekly Update

October 31, 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!

October 31, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Bulldog families!


What a fantastic week! It was so great to have students experience the fun of HOCO again! It's been a long time!

Student Discipline and Dress Code:

Now that HOCO festivities are over, we will resume normal dress code expectations, as well as class attendance/hall passes/behavior expectations. We are following the Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code guidelines for all students. Additionally, hats, hoods, and beanies are not to be worn when inside a building or classroom. The dress code is posted later in this newsletter. If your student is out of dress code, we will work with them to resolve the concern. We encourage all students and parents to review the Pasco County School Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code.

COVID-19 update:

The District's COVID response plan is posted on the Pasco County Schools website. Parents can check the district dashboard for updates on positive COVID cases.

  • The COVID-19 Daily Report will be updated on the district website each school day. It will report the number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases among students and staff. Parents are encouraged to review the Daily Report to stay up to date regarding COVID-19 cases at their student’s school.
  • Direct notification will be limited to students or staff who are required to quarantine.
  • Students will NOT need to quarantine until/unless they develop symptoms or become unable to pass the self-screener found on the the ZHS and Pasco County Schools websites.

  • Please monitor your student for symptoms and use the self-screener. If your student is not feeling well, please do not send them to school.

We continue to take many precautions for student and staff safety that include cleaning supplies in every classroom/work area, social distancing, optional wearing of masks/face barriers, Public Service Announcements (in this newsletter, on the daily School Announcements, and more), hand sanitizer all over campus, and more.

Construction updates:

The locker rooms are still not opened, but we hope to have them soon! The 300 hallway and Media Center are on track to be open when students return from Winter Break.

Closed Campus:

ZHS is a closed campus for lunch. Students are expected to remain on campus for the entire school day and do not have permission to leave campus for lunch. Additionally, outside food, food delivery, and food sales is not allowed, as it jeopardizes our Free and Reduced Meal status. These deliveries will be refused.

We will navigate these challenges and we will have a GREAT year!

We are resilient. We are committed. We are determined. We are Bulldog STRONG!

--Dr. Christina Stanley

This Week at ZHS

All Week:

All week: ZHS Cheer Practice, Wrestling Conditioning/Open Mat

Monday, 11/1:

•Extended School Day (2-4:45 p.m.)

Tuesday, 11/2:

•ASVAB in the gym (AM)

•Dual Enrollment meeting 2nd and 3rd period (ZHS Dining Room)

•FFA Skillathon Practice (2 p.m., Room 800)

•Girls Weightlifting home vs PHS

Wednesday, 11/3:

•Wear your College/Career/AVID/Academy/Bulldog gear

•Kirkland Ranch Presentation to 9th grade students (9 a.m., ZHS Dining Room)

•Pert Test after school (room 209)

•Extended School Day (2-4:45 p.m.)

Thursday, 11/4:

•Club and Group Picture Day (ZHS Gym)

•PLC meetings during Teacher Planning Periods

•AP teacher meeting (2:05 p.m., via Zoom)

Friday, 11/5:

•Wear your Bulldog spirit gear or Black/Orange

•V Football home vs Pasco HS (Nine Mile War)

Saturday, 11/6:

•SAT on campus at ZHS

•ZHS Cheer VA Competition Cheer Practice

•ZHS JROTC Veterans Day Parade

•ZHS Band @ Marching MPA

Congrats to our ZHS Swim Team!

Sariannah Arnold, Alex Bowe-Wootton, Marcus Cara, Mason Cara, Caleb Castorena, Eric Chaffin, Abigail Conner, Kylee Cooley, Rachel Diaz, Nathan Fitzpatrick, Lucas Gillespie, Johnna Patrick, Jacob Piankowski, Tiffany Reynolds, Allyson Wade, Hailey Wayt all represented ZHS at Regionals!

Way to go, Bulldogs! We are so proud of you!

Congrats to our ZHS Golf Teams!

Gabe Johnston represented ZHS at the Boys' Golf Regional Competition.

Brooke Baldus represented ZHS at the Girls' Golf Regional Competition.

Way to go, Bulldogs! We are so proud of you!

Congratulations to our ZHS JROTC Raiders!

They are District Runner Up Champions and are headed to State competition!

Congratulations to the 21-22 Outstanding Senior!

This year's ZHS Outstanding Senior is Kamil Mehrab!

We are so proud of you!

ZHS Important Dates

Calendar/Save the date!

Tuesday, November 9: Grade level teacher team meetings after school, FFA Skillathon practice

Wednesday, November 10: Early Release Day

Friday, November 12: Progress reports, ZHS playoff football @ home

Dual Enrollment Update---URGENT!!

Attention students!

Spring Dual Enrollment Dynamic Forms are due Wednesday, November 3rd!

For English Comp 1&2 and Pasco eSchool DE classes, (Intro to Public Speaking, Microcomputer Applications, Spanish, and Business) students should choose "High School Campus" as the location.

For all other classes, students should choose "PHSC off-campus or online" as the location.

Mrs. Yonkof and the counselors will have a dual enrollment information and help session for students in the New Cafeteria Tuesday, November 2nd during 2nd, Homeroom, and 3rd period.

We will make an announcement over the intercom to let students know they can come down during 2nd & 3rd period.

Kirkland Ranch student meeting

9th graders, are you interested in learning more information programs offered next year at Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation?

They will offer Applied Cybersecurity and Computer Science Principles, Auto Maintenance and Light Repair, Diesel Mechanics, Biomedical and Computer Science, Biomedical and Robotics, Building Trades and Construction Technology, Electricity, Engineering and Applied Robotics, Patient Care Technician, and Welding Technology Fundamentals.

We will host a meeting for interested students on Wednesday, November 3rd at 9 a.m. in the New Dining Room.

Scan the QR code to sign up for your spot at the presentation!

AP students! Make sure you read this!

The final day for any Advanced Placement (AP) student to sign up for their AP test is November 15.

If you do not sign up for the test, one will not be ordered for you.

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Hayes or your AP teacher.

Extended School Day

Extended School Day has begun! If your student needs to recover classes and/or bring up their GPA, please have them see their grade level administrator, school counselor, or graduation coach. All grade levels are invited. Transportation and snacks will be provided.

Day 1 is 10/25/21, every Monday and Wednesday through 3/11/21, 2:00-4:45pm, excluding non-school days.

SAT/ACT Bootcamps!

SAT/ACT Bootcamp Sessions are held every Monday and Wednesday from 2pm-3pm. Snacks are provided. See Mr. Santiago if you have any questions.

Outside Food/Food Deliveries

Students are not allowed to have outside restaurant food on campus and are not allowed to have food delivered to campus. DoorDash and other food delivery services are NOT allowed. We jeopardize losing our status as a Free/Reduced Breakfast and Lunch school if we have unauthorized competition with the cafeteria. We are a closed campus for lunch and during the school day. Students may not leave campus and get food. If you have any questions about these requirements, contact Dr. Stanley at cstanley@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Outside food, candy, beverage sales PROHIBITED

Students are not permitted to sell food, candy, or beverages on campus. We do have fundraisers ongoing, but they are not during the school day. Many of our students and staff have allergies and we cannot compete with the cafeteria. No outside food, candy, or beverage sales are allowed. Students who do not follow these procedures are subject to school discipline.

Hats, Hoodies, Beanies inside buildings

Please talk with your student about removing their hat or head covering when entering a building and keeping it off when inside the building. Thank you!

Homecoming Court '21

Congratulations to our Bulldogs Homecoming Court!

King: Jaxson Rivera

Queen: Madison Poe

12th grade: Emmalise Feliciano, Makenna Campbell, Brooke Baldus, Stanley Britt, Theotis Smith, Calvin Scott

Prince: Maddox Rivera

Princess: Cloey Martin

11th grade: Jade Pickett, Lana Pattituce, Alexis Martin, Blake Yearby, LJ Graham, Kenneth McCullough

10th grade: Kaylin Miller, Rodney Smith

9th grade: Emily Mohler, Dylan Fleshood

Congratulations to ZHS Senior Caitlyn Regan!

She was chosen to represent all of Pasco County as the U.S. Presidential Academic Scholar nominee for our area! She will move on to the Florida Department of Education level for consideration as a State nominee!

In order to qualify, Caitlyn had to demonstrate excellence in Career/Technical Education coursework, community service and involvement, academic scholarship, rigorous coursework, and and an exemplary SAT/ACT score.

Good luck at the state level, Caitlyn! We are so proud of you!

ZHS Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive

Donations for the ZHS ABC Program:

Who? You!

What? Peanut Butter, Jelly, Bread, Crackers, or Almond Butter

Where? Bring your donation to ZHS

When? Now!

Why? Many of our ZHS Bulldog families may not have access to food sometimes. Peanut Butter and Jelly is a rich source of protein, affordable, has a good shelf life, and can be used in many ways.

**A little goes a long way! Helping others is sweet!**

Celebrating our Bulldog staff

Congratulations to Dustin Rowe and Angela Huffman!

Dustin Rowe was voted ZHS Teacher of the Year for the 21-22 school year!

Angela Huffman was voted ZHS SRP of the Year for the 21-22 school year!

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Transportation Questions or Concerns?

Please contact Andrea Rowe, Senior Field Service Specialist

Transportation Southeast



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Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code

Please review the Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code documents.

myStudent Parent Portal Emergency Card information updates

Parents: Please log into and update your myStudent Parent Portal account with the most current phone numbers and email address information so that we can contact you regarding your student's progress and/or in the event of an emergency.

Bell Schedule for 21-22 (First Semester)

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 Fees and Lockers

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.

Opt-In to Text Messages

Text "Y" or "YES" to 67587 on your mobile phone to receive important information from ZHS and Pasco County Schools via text message. This year, staying connected is more important than ever! You can opt out at any time by replying to one of our messages with "STOP".

Purchase Tickets to ZHS Athletic Events

Want to save time in line?

Visit https://gofan.co/app/school/FL6109

Search for the ZHS athletic contests you'd like to attend and purchase your tickets!

ZHS Sports Tryout Information

**All student-athletes MUST have a fully completed physical packet turned in and cleared BEFORE you may tryout or practice. This packet is found on the ZHS website under the athletics tab. No completed, cleared packet? No tryout. No exceptions.**

Contact: Coach Cimorelli for more information at bcimorel@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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 by Ms. Ashley.

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.

Dress for Success and Show your School Spirit!

At ZHS on Wednesdays, all students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite College and Career attire, AVID gear, or Academy gear. Take your post-high school plans to the Next Level!

On Fridays at ZHS, all students and staff are encouraged to wear Bulldog gear or Bulldog colors (Orange and Black). Show your school spirit!

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

  • Buses will drop off in the front bus loop off of 12th Street. This loop is CLOSED to all car traffic from 6:45 to 7:25 a.m. DO NOT PASS THE BUSES.
  • Student drop off is in the Gym parking lot off of Henry Street. Please pull all the way forward to drop off your student in front of the doors leading to the gym lobby.
  • 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.

Seating Charts and Sign in Sheets

Again this year, all students will have assigned seats in their classes. The teacher will determine all classroom seating assignments and students are expected to remain in their seats.

When in another classroom not on their schedule, students will need to sign in and take a seat as directed by the teacher.

If you have any questions about this, please reach out to your grade level administrator.

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.

  • 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.

School Lunch Questions?

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:


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.

  • November 17
  • December 15
  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 23
  • April 20
  • May 18

Thank you!

Thank you to Suellen Smith for ensuring we had everything we needed for Homecoming and that it ran smoothly. You are the best! Thank you for loving our kids!

Thank you to the ladies at the Rustic Pearl Boutique for helping ZHS and the ABC program by collecting food for the holidays. Thank you to Amber for your donation of a gift card for our families!

Thank you to the HOCO parade float judges:

Mickey McPhee (manager of the ZHills Publix and a ZHS graduate)

Lynn Fountain (MBA Senior Coordinator for St. Leo School of Business),

Karen Knight (ZHS graduate, former principal's secretary at ZHS, and wife of ZHills City Councilman Alan Knight

Teresa Kinsman (retired school employee, ZHS graduate, and co-owner of Martin Electric)

Thank you to Billy Poe and the City of Zephyrhills for hosting our HOCO 21 parade!

Thank you to Roger and Judy SIbley, Fellowship Bible Church, Thomas Promise, Carmel Friendship Church, Outreach Ministries, Dawn at Sundance Mobile Home Park, Bonnie, Lee Reed Insurance, Martin Electric, Ben Hudgins Law Firm for your donations to the ZHS ABC (Assist, Believe, Care) program that directly supports ZHS students and families!

Thank you to Dave Walters and the Zephyrhills Free Press for all the great photos and positive coverage of our students' amazing accomplishments!

Thank you to Steve Lee and the Zephyrhills News for supporting our programs!

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