WRHS Q1 Newsletter

Leave Your Mark

Thank You

We want to thank the WRHS community for a great start to the school year. We are in the second half of the 1st quarter and your students are working hard. We appreciate the support from our community for our teachers and staff. If you ever have a concern in a class, please reach out to the teacher or if you have a school concern, please reach our to your students school counselor or administration. Thanks again to all out WRHS family.

Quarter 1 Progress Reports

Q1 Progress reports are published in MyStudent on September 19th. If you have not had an opportunity to check out your students performance in class, please log in and look at their progress. If you have concerns in a class, please reach out to the teacher. The 1st quarter ends on October 14th.

Athletics

Our fall sports are going strong. There are 2 places that you can look to follow our teams. One is our Athletics Calendar and the other is Max Preps. Great job to all the athletes so far this year, you are all working very hard to represent WRHS and make us proud. Tickets for all athletic events are purchased through GoFan.

WRHS and 7-11

Parents we need your help!


WRHS is a closed campus. We are seeing an increase of students leaving campus without permission to go to the 7-11. Again, the WRHS is not an open campus, even at lunch time. Students found off campus without permission will receive a referral and progressive consequences will be given. Please talk to your children about remaining on campus when they are supposed to be here. In addition, despite many announcements, parents phone calls and emails, students continue to cross in front of traffic in the mornings and afternoons to reach the 7-11. All students should be using the crosswalk provided at all times. This is for your child's safety.


The 7-11 management team has provided us with some concerning information regarding student behavior while in the 7-11 store after school hours. They are asking that students not congregate inside the store, they should not enter the store unless they are purchasing something, all bookbags will need to be left by the door upon entering the store, and finally; parents should not be using the 7-11 parking lot as a pick up or drop off area unless they are a customer of 7-11 at that time.

Morning Announcements

The Stampede is beginning to update their website for the new school year. The morning announcements are now available on their website for the news school year. If you or a student misses them in the morning, check their website which is updated daily.


https://wrhsstampede.com/morning-announcements/

FLU clinic at WRHS

Hello WRHS Families- your Pasco County School District Health Services Team is partnering with Health Heroes of Florida to provide NO-Cost Flu Vaccines to students. The date of our Flu Clinic at Wiregrass Ranch High School is set for October 4th during school hours (ONE DAY ONLY). If you’re interested in having your student get a no-cost flu vaccine on October 4th, Please fill out the attached consent form on the website and return to Nurse Jessica in student services room 1-122 NO LATER than September 23rd. Any consents received after this date will not be accepted. If you prefer to pick up a copy of the Flu consent in person, we have them available in Nurse Jessica’s Office. Any questions regarding the flu vaccine clinic may directed to our school’s RN Jessica Adey at jadey@pasco.k12.fl.us. Thank you

Calling all Seniors

The name on your diploma must be your legal name. The deadline to submit any corrections in spelling AND/OR choose full legal middle name or middle name initial to be printed on your diploma is October 1, 2022



The QR code is attached and here is the link:

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PSAT

On October 12th, Wiregrass Ranch High School will administer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test also known as the PSAT. This test is free for all 10th grade students. Any 9th grade or 11th grade student that wishes to take the test must pay $20 to participate. This fee can be paid through student fees on Rycor. As a reminder, Friday, September 9th is the deadline to pay for participation fee if you are a 9th or 11th grade student.

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Bell Schedule

WIREGRASS RANCH HIGH SCHOOL

2022-2023 BELL SCHEDULE

8:10 – 9:05 Period 1

9:10 – 10:00 Period 2

10:05 – 10:55 Period 3

11:00 – 11:50 Period 4 ** (11:20 – 11:50)

11:55 – 12:45 Period 5 ** (12:15 – 12:45)

12:50 – 1:40 Period 6 ** (1:10 – 1:40)

1:45 – 2:36 Period 7

** Indicates Lunch Periods

Teacher Hours: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Student Services: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Front Office: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Breakfast: 7:45 am – 8:10 am

Early Release Bell Schedule

WIREGRASS RANCH HIGH SCHOOL

2022 - 2023 BELL SCHEDULE

EARLY RELEASE

8:10 – 8:44 Period 1

8:49 – 9:23 Period 2

9:28 – 10:02 Period 3

10:07 – 10:41 Period 4 Lunch- NO WIN

10:46 – 11:20 Period 5 Lunch- NO WIN

11:25 – 11:59 Period 6 Lunch- NO WIN

12:04 – 12:36 Period 7

School Photos are Online and READY TO ORDER!

Junior and Senior Parent and Student Sessions

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Early Release Days

Early Release Days 2022-2023! Mark your calendar


September 7th

October 5th

November 2nd

December 7th

January 11th

February 1st

March 8th

April 12th

Student, Staff and Faculty of the week

Each week the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Team (PBIS) recognizes students, staff, and faculty that go above and beyond to display positive supports for behavior and academics on campus. Any member of the Wiregrass community can nominate individuals for this recognition, please help us honor those that support PBIS at WRHS. The link to nominate is always on the front page of our website.



Link: https://wrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=63597

Band Boosters Announcement

On Saturday, September 24th the Wiregrass Grass Ranch High School Marching Bulls will be hosting the 9th Annual Wiregrass Ranch Marching Music Festival, a regional championship of the Florida Marching Band Championships. This is one of the top-rated marching band competitions in the area that local high school bands as well as others throughout the state compete at.

Important contacts for each grade level

Each grade level has a specific Assistant Principal (AP) and School Counselor (SC)



9th grade – AP: Krystal Packard and SC: Dominique Gonzalez

10th grade – AP: Allison Taylor and SC: Allison Kanewa

11th grade – AP: Diamela Vergne and SC: Shannon Cordero

12th grade –AP: Christy Rankin and SC: Cathy Billington

At-Risk School Counselor – Whitney Powers

Asbestos Management Plans

Testing Calendar

We have lots of testing during the school year. Please be looking for emails from Mrs. Williams for testing information. The testing calendar is also located on our website.

Portables and Rainy Days

With over 2100 students, we have 30 portables that most students will report to at sometime during the day. Please plan on providing your child with rain gear or a small umbrella (to fit in a book bag) for rainy days. Florida weather is unpredictable and we do not cancel classes in the portables when it rains. Plan accordingly.

Dress Code Policy

For all violations the student will be required to change into appropriate clothing- If needed a student may sit in ISS while they wait for new clothes.


· 1st Violation: Verbal Warning

· 2nd Violation: Lunch Detention issued by IA or Administrator.

· 3rd Violation: After School detention issued by IA or Administrator

· 4th Violation: Saturday School issued by IA or Administrator.

· 5th + Violation: A referral will be processed for Defiance by IA or Administrator


Pasco County Dresscode can be find in the Student Code of Conduct: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/student_services/conduct/csc_eng.pdf

Parent/Teacher Conference Procedures

The WRHS faculty knows that parental involvement is the number one indicator of student success in school. To ensure a successful parent-teacher conference, WRHS asks that the following procedures be followed. Before scheduling a parent-teacher conference, please contact and discuss the issue or concern directly with the teacher by email or telephone. If, after this discussion, and a conference still needs to occur, contact the guidance secretary at 813-346-6011 in Student Services to schedule the conference. All conferences will be held from 7:30 am - 8:00 am.
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