Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 10/21/20

Message from Mr. McDermott

Good afternoon Wildcats and welcome to Quarter 2. Parents, it is imperative that your students attend all testing sessions they are assigned to. We have had many online students miss testing, these tests are mandatory graduation requirements. Quarter 1 report cards will be available on the myStudent portal on Tuesday, 10/27/20, please make sure you check your students grades and discuss their progress with them. Finally, if you are planning to change your selection for school for the second semester, please complete the change of placement form below.
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Homecoming Dress-up Days

Tuesday October 20th Hometown Sports Day

Wednesday October 21st Tourist Day

Thursday October 22nd Gasparilla/ Pirate Day

Friday October 23rd Blue and White Day.

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Change of placement request for semester 2

Wesley Chapel High School is already preparing for the second semester that begins on January 6, 2021. In order to properly allocate teachers and resources, we are requiring families to notify the school by November 13 if they want to change their student's educational model for the second semester. Requests received after this date will be placed on a wait list and could be changed if space becomes available.

Only parents/guardians are allowed to complete this form. Student requests will not be processed. One form should be submitted for each student in the household that attends WCHS. If you do not want a change of placement, please do not complete the form.

The school may not be able to process an additional request to change the option in this form after it has been submitted.


Changing your option will result in the student's schedule being adjusted. This includes potential changes to their teachers and/or courses from the first semester.

Families that are requesting to be changed to mySchool Online must have internet access and a device for their student. WCHS no longer has loaner devices for students.


Click here to complete the request.


Families considering online enrollment with Pasco eSchool should visit the Pasco eSchool website to register.


Please contact your student's school counselor if you have any questions.

Teen Coping Skills

Everyone struggles at some point in their lives, don't let this struggle define you. We have counselors and trusted adults available daily to help you with your struggles. If you need assistance please reach out as WCHS has many resources available to assist. Parents, this link has many valuable resources.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Parents, please take some time to look at these valuable resources to help keep our Wildcats safe. Please reach out if you need assistance.


https://afsp.org/when-someone-is-at-risk

Equal Opportunity Schools Survey (Please complete)

Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) is an organization that assists Wesley Chapel High School in examining and developing a positive learning culture. In addition to that, EOS provides strategies to increase student participation in challenging high school coursework.


To support these goals, we are encouraging all 10th and 11th grade students to complete a survey before October 21, 2020. This survey will address students' views on their coursework, school experience, and the ways that WCHS supports their educational goals. Results will only be used to inform and improve academic supports for students now and in the years to come.


We encourage you to discuss the survey with your students and welcome any feedback that you provide. We also are appreciative of the continued support and partnership that we have with all parents and guardians.


Pasco Pathways

Pasco Pathways Expo events will highlight the choices and innovative programs available in our county for the 21-22 school year. Pasco County Schools will host our 3rd annual Expo style events on November 16th for West side schools and November 19th for East side schools from 5-8 p.m. These events will take place virtually this year. All secondary schools in the designated area will be represented at the virtual Expo as well as select elementary schools. WCHS will be represented at the East Side Expo on November 19 and we would love to see you virtually at the Expo. For registration information please visit http://pasco.k12.fl.us/expo. In addition to the Expos we want to be sure you are aware of the Pasco Pathways School Choice process as well as the dates the application will be available. To find this information, please visit the Pasco County website.

Class of 2021 Senior Fees/Cap and Gown Order

Click here to order your cap and gown. Students' senior fees are now available for payment through myStudent.

WCHS Program Donations

WCHS Auto Academy Donation

WCHS Band Donation

WCHS Wrestling Donation

WCHS Baseball Donation


Our Auto Program, band, wrestling, and baseball teams are currently seeking donations for their programs. Due to COVID, we are not currently allowed to host some of the fundraisers that have raised money in the past. Please consider donating to these groups. We appreciate any support that you are able to provide.

Vote for October Staff Member of the Month

Vote below for the October STAFF Member of the Month! Don’t forget to tell us why they deserve a special treat! The staff member that wins will get a gift certificate to Glory Days and have their picture presented on the digital board in the restaurant.

Please vote for your favorite Teacher/Staff member now.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aaJT4khSVE6bZ7duOoYiIMGWZlTNEpFGo8AGusAHseFUNUFTS1A2QTFLME5BTDVBRk5RUjI0UDlFSy4u

WCHS ABC Program

If your family needs supports or any needs from the WCHS ABC program, please fill out the following form. If you would like more information about the ABC program, the flyer is attached and/or call Iris Garcia in the front office, 813-794-8702.

https://wchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=93604

Prepare to Launch Session from Target

Prepare to Launch Session from Target

Do you know what it takes to launch a successful life and career? Target is hosting Prepare to Launch, a 4-session virtual series starting Friday, October 16th, featuring employees and executives from over 24 companies (see attachment). You will get to meet these amazing speakers, along with successful tech entrepreneurs as they share stories, lessons learned, and must-have skills that have advanced their careers. We hope to see you there and can't wait to help you launch yourself into a successful future! Students will need an SRA to participate.

Series Dates & Times:

  • Be Curious: Friday, October 16th (8:45am - 11:00am)
  • Be Bold: Friday, October 30th (8:45am - 11:00am)
  • Build Meaningful Relationships: Friday, November 13th (8:45am - 11:00am)
  • Demystifying Tech Careers: Friday, November 20th (8:45am - 11:00am)

Register for Prepare to Launch | Register on Eventbrite using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prepare-to-launch-tickets-114744722554. Once you register, we’ll have your email address and use that to contact you with updates and additional info about the event. Look for an email from TWIST.EPIC@target.com | On October 9th we'll send a reminder email, Zoom link, and speaker schedule..

In the meantime...

Contact us at TWIST.EPIC@target.com if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

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Wesley Chapel Athletics Information

Boys Soccer Tryouts

Boys soccer tryouts are being held on October 27th and 28th from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. All Athletic Paperwork must be complete before coming out. See or email Coach Dunlap with any questions. ajoiner@pasco.k12.fl.us

College and Career News

Check out our new college and career newsletter for resources

Click here for updates from Mrs. Faysash

Yearbook and Portrait Information

Senior Pictures

Seniors, you must get your photo taken by Gigante no later than October 31st if you want it to appear in the senior section of the yearbook. Spots are filling up fast, so don't delay in scheduling your appointment. Visit https://www.giganteproductions.com today to book your senior portrait session.

How to create a parent portal account in myStudent

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Prevention Methods for COVID-19

Please support our efforts to keep our students and staff healthy. Screen your student daily using the Student Screener and contact a medical provider for further guidance if your student develops symptoms or you need medical guidance. COVID-19 testing is available in the community. Contact the school nurse (RN) or administrator immediately if your student receives a positive COVID-19 test result.

Prevention measures for COVID-19:

o The best way to prevent illness is by limiting exposure to the virus.

o Maintain proper social distancing (about 6 feet).

o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

o If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

o Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

o Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.

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.

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!

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!

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

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.
  • Students parked without a permit may have their car booted.

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