WRHS Back To School 2020-2021

Time to "Take Charge" of the 2020-2021 school year!

Our Vision

The Vision of WRHS is to empower students to be college, career, and life ready, and to reach their highest potential.
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WRHS’s Virtual Secondary Orientation Day

WRHS’s Secondary Orientation Day will be online this year! This virtual orientation will be held instead of the traditional orientation process. Only incoming 9th grade and new to WRHS students will be on campus on August 19, 2020. All students (grades 9-12) will be able to access their schedules through their myStudent accounts beginning on August 13th through August 19th. MyStudent accounts require a 24-hour processing window from activation to be able to view it. Schedules will not be viewable from August 20th to August 23rd in order for schedule changes to be made. If you already have a myStudent/Parent Portal account, you will not need to create a new one. All students in grades 9-12 will be able to pay fees through the SchoolPay app on the WRHS website. Lockers will be issued the first week of school to only those students with documented medical needs.


Schedule Change Form


Complete this form if you are requesting a schedule change. Schedule changes will only be granted if the student has already completed the course, has not met required prerequisites, is missing a class period in their schedule, or did not select the course on the course planning sheet/online course selection. Course planning sheets students completed last spring will be reviewed as a part of this process.


https://wrhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=41309

Open House for Incoming 9th Grade and New to WRHS Students- August 19, 2020

The WRHS campus will only be open for 9th grade and new to WRHS students on August 19, 2020 from 11:00am-2:00pm to familiarize themselves with the campus, walk their schedule, and meet their teachers.


This will be held in place of a traditional evening Open House and will be by appointment only. Students who have selected the mySchool online for first semester do not need to participate.


Date: August 19, 2020 Time: 11:00am-2:00pm by appointment onlyLink: https://forms.gle/G6ZiJD4tNhfDp9if8


Where: WRHS Campus Open House


Walk your schedule • meet teachers! • Join PTSA • purchase spirit wear! • Purchase a yearbook!

MySchool Online Computer Distrubution

Device Check out Form: 2020-2021 MySchool Online Device Check-Out Form


Form is Due: August 12th (Late forms will be processed ASAP)


See the Device Check-Out Form for more details.


Once you complete this form, be looking for an e-mail to the parent guardian e-mail that you submitted. You will receive an email to the parent email that is submitted on the form with a dedicated time window to pick up your device. You will need to come during your assigned time in order for WRHS to follow CDC guidelines. We will process this as quickly as we can. For high school students, Pasco County has allowed students to pick up their own device without a parent present, however, communication will be sent to the parent email about the set time for pick up. Please bring an ID and a pen.

MySchool Online

If you have chosen the MySchool Online option for 1st semester, please read the information below.


MySchool Online students will attend school remotely, following the standard school schedule and bell times. You will follow your schedule online just as if you were on campus. You will be logged into your courses on MyLearning for the duration of each period. Attendance online is mandatory. You will not be able to complete the class assignments on your own schedule. This is different than the 4th quarter of last year. Students will need access to a device and the internet. Instruction is provided remotely and students will have access to their teachers during the regular school day hours following the bell schedule for each period. If you are in need of a device, please see that information located in this newsletter.


Students who are participating in mySchool Online will have a lunch period in their schedule. Students will not need to participate in any class during their lunch period, this serves as break in the day for students to eat lunch or complete any choice activities (stretching, walking, studying, etc.) at home.

Announcement about eSchool listed on MySchool Online Schedules

If you have selected or are switching to MySchool Online you may see an eSchool placeholder on your schedule. This is because one of the classes you have requested for MySchool Online is either not offered or full. You will need to go to Pasco eSchool school and sign up for the course that you are missing in your schedule. When you sign up, please select August 25th for your start date. Here is the link to the Pasco eSchool registration page.

mySchool Online Textbook/Workbook Pick up

Students who are participating in mySchool online will be able to pick up books and/or workbooks based on their grade level and course schedule on Thursday, August 20 from 8:00am-12:00pm in the WRHS gym. Please park in the student parking lot. Face coverings/masks are required while on campus. Students who requested a device for mySchool online and did not pick it up on Tuesday may also get their device during this time.

Students and their family members who will be on campus must review the self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 daily. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should NOT be on campus. The visitor and students and self-screeners are located at the top of the website.

Date: August 20, 2020

Place: WRHS Gym

Times:

  • 9th Grade: 8:00am
  • 10th Grade: 9:00am
  • 11th Grade: 10:00am
  • 12th Grade: 11:00am

Courses with books/workbooks to pick up:

Algebra 1/Algebra 1 Honors

Algebra 2/Algebra 2 Honors

Geometry/Geometry Honors

AP Science courses (Biology, Environmental, and Physics

AP Stat

AP Calculus

English 1/Ebglish 1 Honors

Introduction to Teaching Professions

Did you miss the MySchool online textbook distribution?

Did you miss the MySchool online textbook distribution? We still want you to get your books! MySchool online textbooks are available for pick up, just e-mail Ms. Taylor at artaylor@pasco.k12.fl.us to arrange a time to pick up your books.
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Do you need a Parent Account in myStudent?

Link to a video that will guide you in setting up a Parent Account.


Click Here


Link to a pdf with step by step instructions.


Click Here

2020-2021 Supply Lists

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New 2020-2021 Bell Schedule

Please note we have a new start and end time. Be advised that there will be NO Early Release Days during the 1st Semester.
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All Students will need to know how to access their Pasco County Schools email account


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/Office 365/Outlook.



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

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WRHS Parking Information

Complete details about student parking are located on our website: Click Here


Students will be able to purchase parking passes the first week of school. Students must be on-track with Bulls PRIDE in order to get a parking pass. Students will be allowed to park on campus without a pass during that time. The application and list of required documents is on the WRHS website under Student Parking. The cost is $40 and is payable by cash, check, credit/debit card.


Email Mrs. Jarke at rsadusky@pasco.k12.fl.us with any questions.


  1. Completed WRHS Student Parking Application Wiregrass Ranch High School Parking Application 20-21
  2. Copy of driver’s license with parent and student signature
  3. Copy of Proof of residency (utility bill)
  4. Copy of your registration
  5. Copy of your proof of valid insurance
  6. Copy of completion of Safe Behind the Wheel – Wiregrass



Parking spaces are limited and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis

It is the expectation that at the time of purchase students have the documents/requirements listed above.

Parking permits will not be sold if these requirements are not met.

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Emergency Cards are Digital this year!

The district just announced that emergency cards are now to be completed electronically! No longer will you be required to complete a yellow card.

Below are two links with directions. The first link is a 23-minute video containing step-by-step directions. The second link contains step-by-step written directions. You have access to log in to the portal today to complete your child’s emergency card for the 20-21 school year. Thank you.

Link 1: Link to video on Digital Emergency Cards

Link 2: Link for written directions for Digital Emergency Cards

Need more information about reopening of schools?

Please stay tuned to the Pasco County Schools ReOpening Website. This site is constantly updated by our District with all of the latest information regarding the reopening of schools


You can find general information for the following areas via the link below:


  • Health/Wellness

  • Transportation

  • Programming

  • Beyond the School Day

  • Q&A

Link: Click Here

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Mask Requirements on campus at ALL times



When to Wear/Remove a Face Covering


  • Remember, COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through speaking, coughing, or sneezing.
  • The face covering must cover your nose and mouth completely.
  • A face covering is required on all school buses, in all District buildings, in all school buildings and during all school-sponsored events and activities. This requirement is applicable to all students and to all employees, parents, and visitors entering the buildings and/or attending a school event. Athletes will be encouraged, but not required to wear face coverings during practice and play.
  • Everyone is responsible for supplying their own face coverings. School buildings will be stocked with a limited number of disposable face masks for emergency situations only.
  • The face covering should be put on upon arrival at any school or District building before exiting your vehicle in the parking lot. Face coverings must be worn on the bus.
  • The face covering must remain in place while inside all buildings, including as you walk into the school or district building, when working in or walking through common areas such as hallways, stairways, and elevators, and whenever you are in any room, including classrooms, or enclosed area where people are present.
  • Face covering may be removed outdoors where social distances of 6 feet is possible, when in a room alone with the door closed, and at the end of the day after exiting the building. Those students taking a bus must keep the mask in place until they have exited the bus.
  • · Since eating and drinking with a face covering in place is not possible, it can be removed during meal or snack times. Social distancing of at least 6 feet is still recommended during these times.

Daily Screeners



Parents, we are counting on you to screen your student for illness every morning before you send them off to school. The district will NOT be providing a DAILY health screening for either students or staff.

Use this Link to access a Student Screener.

  • Students exhibiting any of the following symptoms should remain home and not attend school: (Student Illness Exclusion Letter).

    • Fever (greater than 100.4);

    • Sore throat;

    • New uncontrolled cough, that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/ asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);

    • Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain;

    • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever. ***

    • Other symptoms listed by the CDC include chills, fatigue/muscle or body ache, new loss of taste or smell, and congestion or runny nose. Many children have very mild or no signs or symptoms of illness.

    • If you still have questions about when to seek emergency medical attention.


  • Expectations for Picking up Ill Students: Parents if your student becomes ill while at school, you will need to have a plan for timely pick up. The CDC states that in developing plans for placing students with symptoms in an isolation area, schools should be mindful of appropriate safeguards to ensure that students are isolated in a non-threatening manner, within the line of sight of adults, and for very short periods of time.


Other Considerations:


  • It will be important for families to emphasize and model healthy behaviors at home and to talk to their students about changes to expect this school year (social distancing, face coverings, hand hygiene). Consider using this checklist for families to prepare for in-person education.

Parent COVID Response Protocol

Click Here to view the full document including chart.



Responsibilities of Parents and Legal Guardians

School and parent partnerships are critical to ensuring all students are properly supported, and that staff have the information they need to assist students. Parents and legal guardians must:

  • Verify that their child’s school has accurate and current information for parent and emergency contacts via myStudent.
  • Provide complete and accurate medical information to the school on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure the child has a face covering/mask and is familiar with instructions for wearing it, putting it on, taking it off safely.
  • Reinforce proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette with the child.
  • Reinforce staying 6 feet apart from others.
  • Arrange for the prompt transportation of a student sent home due to COVID related illness.
  • Call the school clinic to arrange for prescription medications to be dropped off curbside to the clinic assistant or school nurse.

Review the student screener questions daily with their students to self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of employees, staff, and other students. LINK to Student Screener.

The following chart at the following link (Click Here ) has been developed to assist parents in understanding the health and safety procedures established by Pasco County Schools in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County.

Note:

  • All students with known exposure, or COVID infection, should be kept home from school.
  • The days referenced in the guidelines refer to calendar days, not school days.
  • Duration of isolation and quarantine periods are subject to change based on CDC and Department of Health guidance.

New Digital Reporting of Absences

Starting the 2020-2021 school year WRHS will have digital reporting of absences through our website. Look for the button, "Report and Absence" on the home page. If the absence is COVID related or about COVID related symptoms you will not be able to use this method and will need to call the school at (813)346-6000.


Digital Reporting Link for Non-COVID related absences

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Arrival/Dismissal Expectations

Arrival to Campus


Upon your arrival to campus via car or bus, students will go straight to the cafeteria and receive their breakfast. They will immediately then take their breakfast to their 1st period class to eat. Any students who choose to not eat breakfast will report directly to their 1st period class. There will be no gathering in the hallways, courtyards, or lunch area. Face masks must be in place before exiting your car/bus.




Dismissal


All students are to report directly to either the bus or car loop following established one-way walking procedures. No gathering in common areas will be permitted. Please exit campus as quickly as possible upon completion of your school day. There will be no bell rang at dismissal. Students will be provided further instructions via announcements.

Transportation

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Hallway Expectations


When walking anywhere on campus, the expectation is that you maintain 6ft of social distancing from everyone.



One-Way Procedures


All hallways will have one-way traffic patterns this year. The 300 building may be entered from HHS and exited from BUS. The 400 building may be entered from ACE and exited through STE. Movement to and from the portable area will stay to your right in front of the gym, arrows will be posted.

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Classroom Expectations

Assigned Seats


Assigned seats will be required in all classes. The expectation is that students sit in that assigned seat every day. Students are not permitted to change seats.



Community Cleaning


Keeping your area and materials clean in class will be a collective responsibility. The expectation will be that you clean your personal area and any materials you have used after each class. Your teacher will have a set procedure for this at the end of each class period and will have a cleaning station with materials to use for cleaning purposes.


Mask Breaks


Upon request, teachers will incorporate mask breaks for students. A student may raise their hand and request a one to two-minute break. The teacher will permit the student to step into the exterior hallway. Students must remain within sight of the teacher through the window.

When will grades start to post?

WRHS teachers will start entering grades after the 10th day of school. If you have concerns in a class prior to grades posting, please reach out to the teacher of that class. Thank you
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Cafeteria Expectations

Seating


Students will be permitted to eat inside the cafeteria or outside on the patio. Seats will be marked to denote table capacity both inside and outside the cafeteria. Tables may not be seated overcapacity. Some teachers may have their rooms open for lunch tutoring. If you attend lunch tutoring, you will have an assigned seat in that classroom.



All students will be required to remain seated when eating/drinking. Masks may only be removed while actively eating and/or drinking.



Movement

When you are moving, walking or standing anywhere during lunch, you must have your mask on properly.

WRHS MySchool Online meal pick up

Any student enrolled in MySchool Online with WRHS (not Pasco eSchool) may pick up a breakfast /lunch daily. The pickup time is 8:00-8:30 am, we can not adjust this time. The pick-up location is in the bus loop. There is a form online that parents fill out for the following week, the link is also below. Only Wiregrass High students can pick up at our site. The student does not need to be present. The parent must have the name and student number. The accounts will be charged if they are not on free or reduced status.


https://connectplus.pasco.k12.fl.us/do/fns/

Online Free and Reduced Meal Application

Online Free & Reduced-Price Meal Applications are NOW available for the 2020-2021 school year. All members of the household should be included on the application (1 application per household). Click here to complete your application today: https://myschoolapps.com/Application


The income provided on the application should be your gross income, before any taxes or deductions are taken out. All income for everyone on the application must be included. Income includes earnings from work, unemployment, social security, disability, pension, and any other form of pay you receive.


If you received a letter that one or more of the your students were directly certified for free meals, please do not complete an application. If you did not receive a letter for all of your students, please contact us following the instructions on the letter so that we can extend benefits to the other students.


If you have chosen Option #2, MySchoolOnline, you can still complete an application for your students. We are working on a program to provide meals for parent pickup for MySchoolOnline students. We will provide qualifying families details when they are finalized.


Students choosing Option #3, Florida Virtual School, Pasco eSchool, or Homeschooling are not eligible to receive meal benefits. If there is a student in your home attending one of these schools, please include them at the bottom of the application with other household members and put only students attending brick and mortar schools or MySchoolOnline in the top portion of the application.


If you have questions, please email us at FNS_Finance@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Dual Enrollment with PHSC

Beginning on August 10th, students will begin to register for their DE classes.

For all DE information including textbooks and registration details, please visit out DE Information page: Click Here

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Athletics


As of now, Fall athletics will begin on September 7, 2020.


Click Here for information on coach's contact information


Click Here to be directed to the athletics page of the WRHS Website

We would like to welcome all of our new WRHS staff this year!

Maya Hines - Head Cheerleading Coach

John Shirling - Plant Manager

Jennifer Roos - ESE Inst Assistant

Katelin Norris - IND Teacher

Ryan Baker - Asst Plant Manager

Matt Hensley - Asst Football Coach

Abby Galo - BCE Student

Easton Gorman - Math Teacher - Algebra

Karley Barnes - Girls Basketball Coach

Conner Spencer - Asst Boys Soccer Coach

Alexa Navarra - Science Teacher - Chemistry

Mariam Sleem - Science Teacher - Biology

David McKnIght - Behavior Specialist

Kristen Brown - Resource Management (RMA)

Whitney Powers - School Counselor

Denise Nicholas - Bookkeeper

Wilson Rodgriguez - Teacher - Culinary

Charitee Kohler - Teacher - JPTS

Marvin Keys - SRO

Kristene Hensley - Career Specialist

Greg Finkel - Business Manager

John Williams - Prof Guest Teacher - Social Studies

Jay Dusek - Prof Guest Teacher - FCS

Marshell McDougall - Paraprofessional - IA

Contacts for each grade level

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Dates To Remember:

August 13th - 19th Virtual Registration, Student's Schedules Posted in MyStudent

August 19th - 11 am-2 pm: 9th grade & new WRHS students Open House by appointment only

August 24th - First day of classes for students

September 7th - Labor Day, No School

September 18th- Quarter 1 Progress Reports

October 16th - End of 1st Quarter

October 19th - Teacher Planning Day

October 27th - Q1 Report Cards

Wiregrass Ranch High School

Be sure to stay in touch with all of the events through Twitter, Facebook and our school website

NOTIFICATION OF INSPECTION FOR ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIALS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

NOTICE TO BUILDING OCCUPANTSAND PARENTS


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule, 40 CFR Part 763, Asbestos Containing Material in schools, commonly referred to as AHERA. This rule requires all Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) to identify asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and to take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers.

All inspections for Wiregrass Ranch High School have been completed and a Management Plan describing the results of the inspection and the action plan to control any asbestos found during the inspection, where applicable, has been submitted to the governor for approval. A copy of this plan is located in the administrative office of this school and at the Pasco County Schools Maintenance & Facility Services Department and is available for review upon request.