Howler Hub

Week of September 14, 2020 - Parent and Community Edition!

Welcome to Cypress Creek Middle School's Howler Hub

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Students of the Week

Jessica Wilson

Ian O'Brien

Tyler Thompson

Amritha Thungathurthi

Chloe Hankins

Jordan Ogugua

Millie Campbell

Gavin Stevic

Ashton Walpole-Lewis

Samantha Coiffman-Aponte

Talon Pregartner

Vincent Lashley

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Staff of the Week

Michelle Mudge

Stephanie Walls

Orquidea Shoup

Barbie Pleus

Beckie Shaver

Beth Behner

Kaitlyn Agliano

Shelbie Smith

Barbara Martin

Julie Beardsley

Rob Patterson

Dani Sauerwein

Alexis Bailey

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CCMS Calendar Weekly

Monday

Hispanic Heritage Month

MAP Growth Assessment Make-Ups

3:30: Volleyball Pratice

3:30-5:30: Football Practice

5:30: Cheerleading Parent Meeting


Tuesday

MAP Growth Assessment Make-Ups

3:30 - 5:30: Volleyball Practice

3:30-5:30: Football Practice


Wednesday

Constitution Day

3:30: Volleyball Practice

5:30: Volleyball Parent Meeting

3:30-5:30: Football Practice


Thursday

3:10 - 4:00: Jr. Thespian Meeting

3:30 - 5:30: Volleyball Practice

3:30-5:30: Football Practice



Friday

Face Mask Fundraiser - Lunches

Progress Reports are available

3:30 - 5:30: Volleyball Practice

3:30-5:30: Football Practice

Progress Reports

The date for progress reports has changed. The original date was Friday, September 11th, the new date is Friday, September 18th. Please review the revised Pasco County School Calendar below for further date revisions.

Updated Pasco County School District Calendar

Club Information

Coyote Families,

This week we started surveying our traditional and hybrid students on their club interest. Through this survey, students are able to give us an idea on what club they would want to join starting 2nd quarter. Once all surveying is completed we will generate a list where students can apply for the clubs that will be offered!


mySchool Online Students: Please complete the linked form below and let us know what club interest you have!


Student Club Interest Survey

Fall Sports

Due to COVID-19, there will a reduction in the amount of spectators permitted to attend Pasco County Middle School athletic competitions. Here are the school district's athletic procedures that will be applied to home Cypress Creek Middle School games:


Home Football Games


  • Stadium Capacity reduced to 50%
  • 1,000 fans permitted for Home Stands / 250 fans permitted for Visitor Stands



Home Volley Ball Games


  • 4 tickets will be sold for each player denoted on the home and away rosters
  • Spectators will state who they are here to watch and they will be sold no more than 4 tickets
  • The ticket taker will verify the name of the athlete on the roster and will track the amount of tickets sold for that player


Social Distancing and Masks


  • All spectators will be required to wear a mask and social distance while in the venue and stands.
  • Those who do not comply with these rules will be kindly asked to leave.
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Tutoring Information

Attention Coyotes,


Do you need help with that assignment, or need further explanation on that equation? Well, we got your covered! Starting Wednesday, September 16th, the Cypress Creek Middle School NJHS and our Pack Leaders will be holding weekly tutoring sessions for all Cypress Creek students in our media center directly after school until 4:10 PM.


These tutoring services are completely free and will be provided by Cypress Creek teachers, Pack Leaders and National Junior Honor Society members. Take advantage of this free opportunity!

Pasco Announces Major Changes to School Meal Program

Changes to Federal Rules Mean School Meals are Now Free


Land O’ Lakes, FL – (September 11, 2020) – Due to changes in the rules governing the federal school lunch program, Pasco Schools is making it easier than ever for students – and children 18 and under – to receive free meals.


Starting on Monday, September 14, students who attend class on campus will still be able to get meals in the school cafeteria, and now those meals will be free. Also starting on Monday, September 14, students who attend school remotely will still be able to receive school meals on a drive-through basis. Those meals also will be free.


Here’s how the program will work for students who are learning remotely through mySchool Online or Pasco eSchool:


    • Monday, September 14 through Thursday, September 17, the daily drive-through meal distribution will continue at the designated site time – and meals will now be free. Designated locations and times are listed here.
    • On Friday, September 18, the school district will serve a week’s worth of meals (breakfast and lunch) curbside to mySchool Online students, quarantined students, and children in the community 18 years and under. That includes Pasco e-School students. We will keep the same times already established for curbside feeding. Curbside meal distribution will continue once a week on Fridays.
    • We encourage families intending to participate curbside to complete the Meal Reservation Form so we can be best prepared for curbside participation. Parent/guardians no longer have to go to their child’s school; they can pick up meals from the site that is most convenient.


For more information on Pasco’s school meal programs, visit the Food and Nutrition Services web page at: https://connectplus.pasco.k12.fl.us/do/fns/

Picture Day for Traditional and mySchool Online Students

Cypress Creek Middle School will be having a Picture Day for both its traditional and mySchool Online students.


For on-campus students, Picture Day will be held on Thursday, October 1st, through each student's Language Arts class.


For parents who have students enrolled in mySchool Online, we request that you please click on the link below to make an appointment for your child to have his or her picture taken during after school hours (3:30 PM to 5:30 PM) on October 1st. When you click on the link, please select a window of time to bring your child to campus. Each time frame has 12 spots, so please register quickly. mySchool Online families will need to report to the media center at the designated time that they selected.



https://forms.gle/fmqf2p58rbnakvAw9


For families who cannot make this date, we will be hosting a Make-Up Picture Day on November 5, 2020. Closer to this date, we will post information that will include a means for mySchool Online students to register to have his or her picture taken.

Staff of the Week Nomination

Did someone exemplify our H.O.W.L. mission this week? Recognize them here:

Quail Hollow Blvd. Closure Update - Please Read!

There has been an update to the detour for those who live on Quail Hollow Blvd and travel to school via Old Pasco Road. This detour will be in effect from September 8th to September 14th. Please see the new detour map found below, and disregard last week's map.

Car Loop Reminder

This is a reminder to parents who pick up and drop off their students in the car loop. Please snake through the non-painted areas of the parking lot. Please do not cut through painted parking spaces, this will help with making sure everyone is in the position they arrived in. It will also help with the line backing up into the loop we share with Cypress Creek High School.

ABC Program Information

Please see the information about the ABC Program below. If you need assistance please click on the link below to apply and our ABC advisor will contact you.

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Positive Behavior Intervention System - Coyote Cash

Please view the pdf to see what PBIS is all about!

Overpass Road Closure

Overpass Road will be shutting down for possibly an entire year, starting on or around February 1st. This is so an exit ramp can be built for this road off of Interstate 75.

Medication Drop-Off

Please call the clinic OR email Kelsie Woop kwoop@pasco.k12.fl.us (Clinic Assistant), or Jen Oyer joyer@pasco.k12.fl.us (School Nurse) at 813-346-4600 to set up an appointment for medication drop off. Medication will not be accepted if brought in by your child.

Lunch Informational for Traditional Students

Seating

Seating has been marked inside the Cafeteria and outside the Cafeteria. All seats are clearly marked where students can/cannot sit. Students will be escorted to lunch by their teachers to ensure social distancing. At the end of lunch, students will be picked up by their teachers. Students will always make a reservation once they have selected his or her seat using our CCMS Lunch Reservation URL Code. This helps us keep track of our students location while dining in our cafeteria each day. Students that do not have a device to scan the URL code can ask adults in the lunchroom for help.


Free & Reduced Lunch

The Free and Reduced Meal Application for the 2020-2021 school year is now available online at www.pascoschoolmeals.com. If you are unsure if you qualify, you can also review the income eligibility guidelines on our website.


MySchool Bucks

School meal accounts can be funded through the MySchoolBucks meal payment service starting on August 15th. Just visit MySchoolBucks.com. 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.


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

Checking Out a Student or Dropping a Student Off?

Checking Out Students:

When you arrive please come to the front office and ring the bell. Please have your ID ready to show one of our front office staff through our camera system. Students will be the only ones permitted in the front lobby. The staff member will contact the student's teacher to have them come down to be checked out.


Dropping Off Students Late to School:

All of our gates will be locked. Please drop your student off at the front office. If your child's tardiness is excused, please send a note in with them. Only students will be permitted in the front office for Drop-Offs. Our front office staff will check them in and get them to their class.

Deliveries to our Campus

Please note that we do not permit deliveries from outside services. Please do not order or send items to be delivered by the school. Any delivery that does appear will be sent away. Please also note that we will not deliver balloons, or any other items to students for celebratory purposes. Please also do not personally deliver fast food items to your child for lunch.The only items that will be delivered would be something a student needs for instructional purposes. Please understand that we will not interrupt instructional time for students to pick up items - students will be only be called down during lunch time to secure any instructional items dropped off for them.

MyLearning Announcements Through Pasco Schools Email Only!

As of the 2020-2021 school year, all students will receive their myLearning announcements, Office 365 notifications, etc. through their Pasco County Schools student email account (123456@student.pasco.k12.fl.us) which is located in myPascoConnect, then click Office, then click 365Outlook.



Click Accessing Outlook Through Office 365 for step-by-step directions.

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

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 813-346-4600. All Visitors with an Appointment Must:

  • Complete the Visitor Self-Screener - CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK!
  • Come to the Front Office to check in.
  • Remain in designation location as directed (ex. front office, on bench outside front office)

Payments, Fees and Mask Purchases

  1. Fees may be paid online via Rycor.
  2. Hallway Lockers & PE Lockers will not be sold this year.
  3. Masks may be purchased online via a Rycor button or students can buy a mask with cash or check. The cost of a neck/buff is $10.00 and they will be sold on Fridays during lunch.
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