ZHS Weekly Update

August 15, 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!

August 15, 2021

Principal's Message

Hello Bulldog families!

Construction updates:

Our cafeteria is renovated, but the kitchen portion is not yet finished. It will most likely be open when students return from Labor Day. Until then, we do have a limited menu. Students have experienced longer than normal wait time in line for their meals, but we are working to rectify that with some mobile carts and multiple lines. We have been tallying wait times and service times and have improved each day. We will continue to be open to student and staff feedback.

The 100 hallway is open. The 300 hallway and Media Center are on track to be open when students return from Winter Break. In the mean time, we are encouraging students to use the internal hallways as much as possible. After lunch, we will be allowing passing through the front of campus to alleviate crowding.

Dress Code:

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 below. 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.

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 delivery is not allowed, as it jeopardizes our Free and Reduced Meal status. These deliveries will be refused.

Bus Route Information:

The bus route times have been updated. Please refer to the posting below.

COVID-19 update:

The District's COVID response team is doing all contact tracing and parent contact for reported cases. We provide information to them and, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Health, they are contacting families. You will not receive the email/phone call updates that were sent out school-wide last year.

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.

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:

NWEA MAP Growth Fall/BOY test window

Lexia Power-Up Reading Placement test window

Monday, 8/16:

ZHS Cheer Practice (M and W all week, PM)

Boys Basketball Open Gym (M and W 4:30 to 7 p.m.)

Tuesday, 8/17:

NWEA Algebra and Geo Testing in teacher classrooms

Faculty/Staff Meeting (2:15 p.m., via Zoom)

Girls Basketball Open Gym (T, Th, F 4:30 to 6 p.m.)

ZHS Band Parent meeting (6 p.m., ZHS Dining Room)

Wednesday, 8/18:

Wear College/Career/AVID/Academy/Bulldogs gear

NWEA Algebra and Geo Testing in teacher classrooms

ZHS Cheer Practice (M and W all week, PM)

Boys Basketball Open Gym (M and W 4:30 to 7 p.m.)

Thursday, 8/19:

NWEA Eng 1, Eng 2 Testing in teacher classrooms

PLC meetings during Teacher Planning Periods

Girls Basketball Open Gym (T, Th, F 4:30 to 6 p.m.)

Friday, 8/20:

Wear Bulldog spirit gear or Black/Orange

NWEA Eng 1, Eng 2 Testing in teacher classrooms

Girls Basketball Open Gym (T, Th, F 4:30 to 6 p.m.)

Update to Bus Stop Pick up Times, effective Monday August 16, 2021

The Pasco County Schools Transportation Department announced that they are moving bus stop pick up times to 10 minutes earlier.

This means that the earliest buses is scheduled to arrive 30 minutes before the bell and the latest is scheduled to arrive 20 minutes before the bell.

Please check MyStudent for your student's updated transportation time.

Transportation Questions or Concerns?

Please contact Andrea Rowe, Senior Field Service Specialist

Transportation Southeast



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.
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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.

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!

ZHS Important Dates

Monday, August 23: Parent Information and Annual Title 1 Meeting

Wednesday, August 25: SAC meeting, B/G Swim away @ SLHS

Thursday, August 26: JV Football away @ WCHS

Friday, August 27: V Football away @ Kathleen

Saturday, August 28: B/G Cross Country away @ Lakeland (Jim Ryan Invitational)

Tuesday, August 31: ESOL Parent Meeting

Monday, September 6: Labor Day holiday/No school

Wednesday, September 8: Early Release Day for Students (Staff Development)

Friday, September 10: Progress Reports

Monday, September 13: ELA 10 FSA Retakes for current 11th and 12th grade students, Freshman Parent Night (Save the date! More info coming soon!)

Bell Schedule for 21-22

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

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Senior Pictures with Leonard's

Seniors, Make Your Appointment TODAY!

You will be able to get your Senior Photos taken by appointment only with Leonard's!

*The sitting fee is $15.

*You MUST have an appointment, as walk-ups will not be allowed.

*Seniors may be accompanied by ONE parent to the photo shoot.

*Masks are optional but encouraged. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Make your appointment here: https://new.leonards.com/login.aspx?LF=SchedulingSenior&ReturnUrl=%2fscheduling%2fstartpage.aspx%3fs%3d1&s=1

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.

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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".

21-22 Schedule Change Request Form

If you would like to request a schedule change, please click the link and complete the form.

*Schedule changes will be granted by administration only if the need is warranted.

*Check the option that applies to you and complete the form with the appropriate signatures.

*Students MUST follow their current schedule until the new schedule is received.

Please note that making schedule changes may result in unexpected additional changes to students' schedules in order to maintain balanced classes.

NOTE: All final decisions will be communicated by email and/or text using the email addresses/phone numbers provided at the bottom of the Schedule Change Request form.

**Email requests and phone call requests for schedule changes will not be considered.**

Schedule Change Request Form: http://zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=15249

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 Carroll for more information at ncarroll@pasco.k12.fl.us.


Contact Coach Frazer for more information at efrazer@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Cross Country:

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

Boys' Golf:.

Contact Coach JT Kirk for more information at jkirk@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Girls' Golf:

Contact Coach Baldus for more information at gbaldus@icloud.com.


Contact Coach Cooley at kcooley@pasco.k12.fl.us.

**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.**

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 in the commons by Ms. Ashley during the first two weeks of school. Please do not go to Student Services.

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.

**Students who drive will be permitted to drive and park without a pass for the first week of school.**

21-22 Dual Enrollment Information

Electronic Dual Enrollment registration process info for the Fall 2021 Semester:
  • Registration is required for students taking any Dual Enrollment college classes with ZHS or with PHSC. Students must let their counselor know what classes they chose via email as soon as they finish the electronic registration process to ensure their choices fit with their ZHS schedule.

First time Dual Enrollment students must complete the New Student Orientation Course and ALL students need to complete the Online Orientation course found in their PHSC WISE account.

If any students have not already completed their PHSC Application or their electronic Dual Enrollment Request Form using the Dynamic Form system, then they still need to follow the steps on PHSC's Dual Enrollment website for Public school students before they will be allowed to register for classes, including English Comp 1 on the ZHS campus.

If you have any questions, please call or text Mrs. Yonkof at 813-485-6814 or email her directly at jingerso@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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:

  • August 25
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15
  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 23
  • April 20
  • May 18

Thank you!

Thank you to Hair Designs by Jay for providing free haircuts to the students in the Zephyrhills community on Sunday, August 8!

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