ZHS Weekly Update
January 17, 2022
Zephyrhills High School is the home of the Bulldogs!
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!
January 17, 2022
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subjects and verbs agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love." Many of our our ZHS students serve the community through National Honor Society (NHS), JROTC Bulldog Battalion, volunteering at Woodland and WZES, and more.
If your student, your family, or you would like to give back to your local community--please contact The Thomas Promise Foundation to see how you can help pack food backpacks for local children and families. You can visit thethomaspromise.org or find them on Facebook (at The Thomas Promise) and Twitter (@ThomasPFdn). Their contact information is 4542 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills (33542) and their phone number is 813.782.0000.
You can make a difference in the life of a child!
Student Discipline and Dress Code:
Many of our students are exemplary when demonstrating academic skills, positive behaviors, and language choices. We will continue to focus on celebrating the ZHS PRIDE school culture and will continue to hold students accountable for their behavior and language choices when outside of PRIDE standards.
Dedicated to Academics
We will continue with dress code expectations, class attendance and hall pass expectations. We follow the Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code guidelines for all students. We encourage all students and parents to review the Pasco County School Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code. Students who continue to violate the Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct will be referred for consideration of alternative placement.
The District's COVID response plan is posted on the Pasco County Schools website. Parents can check the district dashboard for updates on positive COVID cases.
- The COVID-19 Daily Report will be updated on the district website each school day. It will report the number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases among students and staff. Parents are encouraged to review the Daily Report to stay up to date regarding COVID-19 cases at their student’s school.
- Direct notification will be limited to students or staff who are required to quarantine.
Students will NOT need to quarantine until/unless they develop symptoms or become unable to pass the self-screener found on the the ZHS and Pasco County Schools websites.
Please monitor your student for symptoms and use the self-screener. If your student is not feeling well, please do not send them to school.
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 are waiting on some final touches in the Media Center, as well as some punch list items. We are planning to have an Open House Celebration in February or early March.
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, food delivery, and food sales is not allowed, as it jeopardizes our Free and Reduced Meal status. These deliveries will be refused.
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: ULS Access testing window
•No School in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day
•Faculty meeting (via Zoom, 1:50 p.m.)
•FFA Skillathon Practice (2 p.m., Room 800)
•Wrestling (5:30 p.m.) and G Varsity soccer away @ AHS (6:30 p.m.)
•G V Basketball away @ Calvary Christian (7 p.m.)
•B JV/V Soccer home vs WCHS (6 p.m.)
•Wear College/Career/AVID/Academy/ZHS gear
•SAC Meeting (ZHS Media Center, left study room, 7:30 a.m.)
•ZHS Criminal Justice classes with Pasco Forensic Unit (9:30 a.m.)
•PERT test (Room 209, 1:50 p.m. for potential DE students)
•G Weightlifting home (District competition, 4 p.m., ZHS Gym)
•G V Soccer away @ FHS (6:30 p.m.), B V Soccer home vs GHS (7 p.m.)
•PLC meetings during Teacher Planning Periods
•B JV/V Basketball away @ PHS (6 p.m.)
•G JV/V Basketball home vs Lecanto, G JV/V Soccer home vs WWHS (6 p.m.)
•Wear Bulldog spirit gear or colors
•Wrestling away @ RRHS (5 p.m.)
•G JV/V Basketball away @ GHS (6 p.m.)
•B V Soccer home vs Hernando HS (7 p.m.)
•B JV/V Basketball home vs RRHS (6 p.m.)
•Wrestling away @ RRHS (9 a.m.)
Bell Schedule for 21-22 (Second Semester)
**Starting 10 minutes earlier as of January 4, 2022**
1st Period 7:10 – 8:05
2nd Period 8:10 – 9:00
Academic Period 9:05 – 9:25
3rd Period 9:30 – 10:20
Lunch A 10:20 – 10:50
Period 4A 10:55 – 11:45
Period 4B 10:25 – 11:15
Lunch B 11:15 – 11:45
5th Period 11:50 – 12:40
6th Period 12:45 – 1:36
ZHS Important Dates
Calendar/Save the date!
Monday, 1/24: NA3 Class Clinicals @ ZHH AdventHealth
Tuesday, 1/25: ZHS Cap and Gown Senior Photos
Friday, 1/28: NA3 Class Clinicals @ ZHH AdventHealth
Tuesday, 2/1: Registration Presentations for 22-23 in 9th-11th grade ELA classes begin
Wednesday, 2/2: Early Release Day
Friday, 2/4: ZHS Blood Drive on campus
Congratulations to ZHS Senior Caitlyn Regan!
In order to qualify, Caitlyn had to demonstrate excellence in Career/Technical Education coursework, community service and involvement, academic scholarship, rigorous coursework, and and an exemplary SAT/ACT score.
Good luck at the state level, Caitlyn! We are so proud of you! She was recognized by District Leadership at a School Board Meeting on December 14th.
Extended School Day
Extended School Day is every Monday and Wednesday through 3/11/21, 1:45 to 5 pm, excluding non-school days.
Outside Food/Food Deliveries
Outside food, candy, chips, beverage sales PROHIBITED
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.
*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.
Purchase Tickets to ZHS Athletic Events
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 Cimorelli for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Parking Passes 21-22
2. All parking passes will be processed and distributed during student lunches by Ms. Ashley.
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.
Dress for Success and Show your School Spirit!
On Fridays at ZHS, all students and staff are encouraged to wear Bulldog gear or Bulldog colors (Orange and Black). Show your school spirit!
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 6:15 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.
Seating Charts and Sign in Sheets
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
- January 19
- February 16
- March 23
- April 20
- May 18
Thank you to the following people, organizations, and community members who donated time, money, gifts, food, resources and more to the ZHS Angel Tree and ZHS ABC students:
Sleepy Hollow, Charles Chapin, San Antonio Pottery, Jack Boyles and Debbie Gillars, Terry Turner, Anne Benedini, Linda Fernatt, Jan Jones, Gerri Orr, Sharon Holloway, Tallory Broderick, Catholic Daughters of America, Fellowship Bible Church, First Methodist Church, Coach Cimorelli, Donald Welsch, Suncrest Sales, Karen and Alan Knight, Nicole Saly, Tracy Jennings, Mary Lou Jordan, Kelli Richards, Kenneth Clark, Gina Granger, 1st Sgt McAuley, Sgt Smith, C J. Smith, Kelly Anderson, Dorraine Dyser, Susan Daniels, Angie Stone, Mike Novak, Elks Club, Jay Klammer and Shirley Crawford, Eagles Club, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Sutton, Ashley Sutton Thompson, Renee Carpenter, Bodine and Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fernandez, Sundance Mobile Homes, Dawn Lakin, Andrea Guarnieri, Jennifer Yonkof, Patricia Goltry, Teresa Kinsman, Rebecca Mastykarz, Denice Ferraina, April Simons, the ZHS National Honor Society, and Donna Mills.
Thank you to Dave Walters and the Zephyrhills Free Press for all the great photos and positive coverage of our students' amazing accomplishments!
Thank you to Steve Lee and the Zephyrhills News for supporting our programs!
The Bulldog Community is unlike any other! Your kindness and generosity is a blessing! #BulldogPRIDE