Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 9/9/20

A message from Mr. McDermott

Good day Wildcats. I hope you all had a relaxing Labor Day weekend. As we move into the second part of week three, I again want to thank you for all you are doing to help our students stay healthy by following our guidelines for masks and social distancing. Parents, please remember to do the screener for your students each day as students should not come to school if they are not feeling well. They will be able to keep up with their courses by communicating with the instructor and using the myLearning platform. Please continue to reach out to us if you need anything.
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SAC Application

We have current openings for our WCHS SAC Committee for the 2020-21 school year. This committee provides a great opportunity for staff, parents, students, and community members to provide input to the school. Here is the link to apply.

Dress Code

Parents, please remember to discuss the dress code with your student and ensure they are properly dressed for school. Students are not allowed to wear hats or head coverings of any kind (except religious exemptions) while on campus. Attached is a copy of the district dress code policy.

Student Drop Off Loop

Parents please remember to use the drop off loop when driving students to school. It is a safety concern to drop students off in the front office parking lot or on Wells Road. We want to keep all of our Wildcat students safe. Please pull as far forward as possible prior to exiting the vehicle and turn right out of the drop off loop to keep traffic moving.

mySchool Online Zoom Meetings

Parents of mySchool online students. Students are required to log into their zoom classrooms using their legal first and last names. Also, please remind your students that they need to be dressed appropriately for their zoom classes. Students not following the rules will not be admitted to class and may be marked absent.

Free ACT for Seniors on 10/6/2020 at WCHS

The FLDOE has provided a portion of their Florida CARES ACT plan funding to districts in order to allow all high school students, especially traditionally underserved populations, to have at least one opportunity to take the SAT or ACT in order to quality for admission to a postsecondary institution and/or to qualify for a Bright Futures scholarship.

This will permit Pasco County Schools to offer the reportable ACT to all SENIORS on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Picture Make-Up October 6, 11:30AM-3:30PM

Gigante will be back for Picture Make-Up Day on Tuesday, October 6th from 11:30-3:30 and they will set up in Room 327, not the gym. This is the same day seniors will be taking the ACT, which is why they are coming to campus later than usual. MSOL students will enter from the car loop in order to practice social distancing.

Change of Placement Requests

Families,

Please watch this video from Superintendent Browning discussing the value of instructional continuity for our students and scheduling. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKN_DzbaCpM

If you are considering making a permanent choice in your child’s learning option, please do so by Friday, September 11th. The Request to Change Learning Option form can be found at this link.

Computers and Hot Spots

Wildcats on MSO, if you are still in need of a computer, please contact the school at (813) 794-8700 to make arrangements to get one. Please note that we are only providing one Hot Spot per address. Where there are siblings in multiple levels, we will be sending the Hot Spot to the highest level. (e.g. a family that has an elementary student and a high school student, the Hot Spot will be sent to the high school)

Students Leaving Campus for Lunch and Lunch Delivery Services

Parents, please remind your students that they are not allowed to leave campus for lunch. It is a safety risk and we need them to remain on campus for lunch.


Also, we are not allowed to have food delivery services for students on campus. This is a district policy and a safety issue to have strangers on campus.

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!

SGA Application

Hi Wildcats! We have officer positions open at each grade level. If you are interested in being an officer in SGA for the 2020-21 school year, please complete the application below and submit to Ms. Garcia in Room 401. If you have questions, email Ms. Garcia at kngarcia@pasco.k12.fl.us Applications are due by 9/10/2020.

2020-21 Athletic Procedures

Please see the attached document below, which includes information about safety precautions, ticketing, concessions, face covering, live streaming, and pick up after events.

2020-21 Updated WCHS Football Schedule

Yearbook and Senior Portraits Information


Information on YEARBOOKS and SENIOR PORTRAITS:




  • Last year's yearbook sold out quickly, so plan on pre-ordering your yearbook early. Yearbooks are currently being sold for $80 with a price increase on January 1, 2021. You can purchase through the student fee section or through Walsworth's website, www.yearbookforever.com.
  • If you are purchasing anything extra, such as a protective cover or name engraving, you must make your purchase through Walsworth's site.
  • Senior ads must be purchased though the Walsworth site. These are on sale now through January 31, 2021.
  • Seniors, in order for your photo to appear in the senior section of the yearbook, you must have your photo session with Gigante no later than October 31, 2020. Contact Gigante at 813-907-1078 to schedule your appointment. There is a $15 sitting fee, but you are not obligated to purchase photos. Only Gigante photos can be featured in the senior section.
  • Seniors, Gigante will be on campus September 23 and 24 for senior portrait sessions, but you must contact them to schedule an appointment.
  • Seniors, want a chance to win a free half page senior ad (valued at $200)? There are TWO ways to enter:
    • Preorder your yearbook by Friday, September 11.
    • Either get your senior portrait taken by Gigante OR contact them to schedule your session by Friday, September 11.
  • If you have any questions regarding yearbooks or senior portraits, email Mrs. Ingram at pingram@pasco.k12.fl.us or call/text 813-485-6641.
  • Students can preorder yearbooks using this link
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Click the links below to download WCHS MySchool Online Quick Facts and directions on how to create a parent observer account in myLearning

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!
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School Spirit Store

If you are in need of Wildcat attire, check out our spirit store. The store will be open until September 10, 2020. Check out the flyer below to order.
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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

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Please click on the link to access the free and reduced meal application. If you have questions, contact Food and Nutrition Services at FNS_Finance@pasco.k12.fl.us.


Pasco County School’s Food and Nutrition Services has several important announcements for families. Please listen to the entirety of this message.


School meal accounts can be funded through the MySchoolBucks meal payment service starting on August 15th. Just visit MySchoolBucks.com. You can also view meal history and set spending limits through this service. You also have the option of paying directly in the cafeteria with cash, check, credit or debit. Contactless pay will be available at registers where credit cards are accepted. Students can use contactless cards, or Google Wallet, Android Pay and Apple Pay from their phones.


For students choosing MySchoolOnline, meals will be available for parent pick-up. Details regarding the program will be sent to those households. Please note that meals will only be free to students qualifying for free lunch. Students receiving reduced or paid meals will have their accounts charged based on their status.


If your student will not be returning to school and has money remaining on their account, these funds will stay on their account until they return to school in the future. If you need to request a refund, transfer these funds to another student, or would like them donate them to our hardship fund for students in need, please visit www.pascoschoolmeals.com.


Finally, the free and reduced-price meal application for the upcoming school year is now available at www.PascoSchoolMeals.com. Only one application is needed per household. If already received a Direct Certification letter you do not need to complete an application.


Please contact Food and Nutrition Services with any questions by emailing fns_finance@pasco.k12.fl.us or calling 813-794-2522.

Student Parking Passes

  • Students must purchase parking passes ($40) through myStudent fees.
  • All parking passes will be distributed during lunches during the first two weeks of school. Mr. Garza will distribute parking passes during lunch only.
  • Students must have a copy of their driver's license, registration, and insurance in order to receive a parking pass.
  • All new drivers must complete the Safe Behind the Wheel Canvas course located on our school website. Click here to access the course and complete it as soon as possible.
  • All students, including students who drove last year, must purchase a new parking pass each year and update all vehicle information.

Emergency Card Information and Directions

The Parent Legal Notices and Emergency Card entry for families has in the myStudent system as of 8-4-20. Emergency cards must be complete before access to myStudent will be available. 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.

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