Pirate Press

Vol. 2, Edition 37

Pirate Update!

Pirate Families,

Next week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week… please encourage your students to share some love with their favorite Pirate staff members throughout the week!

We also are full swing into FSA season beginning Monday. Please remind your students that they need to be on time to school and that a good night's sleep and breakfast before school will help them do their best! These assessments are sometimes used to help determine course placements for the following year, so giving their best effort is very important!

As always, thank you for your support as we work together to ensure that our children have every opportunity to become college, career, and life ready! I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend!


Ms. Gilbert

Yearbook Pre-Orders Available Now!

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Pasco High School Needs YOU!

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Dress Code

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FSA & EOC Parent Letter & Testing Dates

Click the link to access the Parent Letter for FSA and EOCs with dates. FSA-EOC Parent Letter English.docx

Upcoming Testing Calendars for April & May

Please see the calendar below for upcoming FSA tests, MAP Testing, and District Finals. It is very important that students attend school on testing days and arrive on time. If students arrive tardy to school, they won't be able to get into their testing sessions if they've already begun.
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Message from Superintendent Browning about Student Discipline

Student Discipline

Pirate P.R.I.D.E. Schoolwide Expectations

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Wireless Communication Devices (WCD) Policy

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Learning From Home, Now What?

Learning From Home, Now What? Link

While your student is away from school and continuing their learning from home, they will access assignments and instruction using the myPascoConnect dashboard. On this dashboard students will find learning apps (myLearning, Ed, Lexia, etc.) that contain important assignments and instruction to keep up with their work while they are away.

8th Grade End Of Year Activities Due March 2nd

2021-2022 8th Grade Activities and Promotion Ceremony

8th graders will be eligible to attend three events this school year: a trip to Universal Studios, a formal dance, and promotion ceremony. Students must exhibit P.R.I.D.E. expectations and meet the eligibility requirements below to attend each of the events. The following criteria have been decided upon for participation in the 8th-grade end-of-year events. We feel that these activities are rewards for well-behaved, academic-minded students. Therefore, they need to demonstrate these abilities in order to participate. It is our hope that these activities will be incentives for all students to be successful. Students have been made aware of this policy as well. No refunds will be provided if a student fails to meet the requirements for participation. Please see the attached letter below to see what your child will be bringing home for you to sign.

Universal Studios Gradventure 8th Grade Trip

Eligible 8th graders can attend the Universal Studios Gradventure field trip on May 6th. The cost of the trip is $150 which includes a shirt, admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, a meal voucher, and transportation on a charter bus. Send in cash, check (with phone number, address, and driver's license #) or pay online to Mrs. Borders (located in the Media) by MARCH 2nd. Refer to the eligibility letter above for criteria to attend.

One School, One Book - "Look Both Ways" by Jason Reynolds

Keep reading! It's not too late to earn points to win prizes! Let us know how you're liking it!

Congratulations to our Citizen of the Month!

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Monday, May 2nd:

"R" rotation day - 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 2 (lunch is based on the 6th period teacher)

Teacher Appreciation Week! We look forward to celebrating our teachers!

FSA Reading Session 1 Grade 6 & 8

1:30 - Extended School Day

1:35 - Spring conditioning for football/track field

3:00- Weight Lifting Conditioning

Tuesday, May 3rd:

"A" rotation day - 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3 (lunch is based on the 1st- period teacher)

FSA Reading Session 2 Grade 6 & 8

1:30 - Extended School Day

1:35 - Spring conditioning for football/track field

3:00- Weight Lifting Conditioning

Wednesday, May 4th:

"T" rotation day - 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, (lunch is based on the 2nd period teacher)

FSA Reading Session 1 Grade 7

1:30 - Extended School Day

1:35 - Spring conditioning for football/track field

3:00- Weight Lifting Conditioning

Thursday, May 5th:

"E" rotation day - 6, 1, 2 3, 4, 5 (lunch is based on the 3rd- period teacher)

FSA Reading Session 2 Grade 7

1:30 - Extended School Day

1:35 - Spring conditioning for football/track field

Friday, May 6th:

"P" rotation day - 1, 2,3 4,5, 6 (lunch is based on the 4th period teacher)

FSA Make-ups

12:30- Athletic Awards Ceremony/Auditorium/Will be on Facebook live for families

2:30 - Gradventure

Parent Access with the PBIS Rewards Parent App

Imagine being able to extend positive behavior reinforcement beyond school grounds! With the PBIS Rewards Parent App, you can do just that. As part of the PBIS Rewards suite of apps, the free Parent App allows parents to view student point totals, the number of referrals (aka consequences), items purchased with points, and upcoming events for which points can be used. Through the app, you can communicate directly with your child's teachers and they can communicate with you too!

Student Screener

Students will still have to go through the screener every morning prior to coming to school. We appreciate your assistance with this as we continue to do our part to make sure all students and staff are healthy. The link to the screener is below and will be a button in every Pirate Press this year.

Student Screener

Report an Absence

You can now report an absence online. The link is below and is also on our school website.

Report an absence

2021 - 2022 PE Waiver


Florida state legislation requires students in grades 6-8 to take at least one semester of physical education - PE each year. The legislation allows parents to waive the requirement if the student meets at least one of the following:

- The student is enrolled or required to enroll in a remedial course (waiver not required).
- The parent requests that the student enrolls in another elective course offered by the school at that grade level.
- The student is participating in equivalent physical activities outside of the school day.

***A student may still be assigned to PE unless there are documented health conditions & the waiver is completed.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

The Free and Reduced Meal Application is now available at www.PascoSchoolMeals.com.

Currently, all 2021-2022 students will receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of eligibility. However, we strongly encourage you to complete the new free and reduced meal application, as schools receive a portion of their funding based on the percentage of students who qualify.

To review the eligibility guidelines and complete an application, please visit www.pascoschoolmeals.com.

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