High School Ninja News

September 11, 2022

A Note from the Desk of Ms. Choo

Hello parents,

We have had a great first month of school. Our teachers have been busy getting to know your children.

We are excited by the great work our students are doing every day. We are entering Week 5 of classes. Students should be approximately 30% with their courses. Please remember that pace is an essential component in eSchool. This helps you monitor if your child is making appropriate progress in the course.

All students will need to finish the semester 1 courses by the winter break. If your child has stated late or has gotten behind, please contact your child's teacher for a pace plan to get back on pace.

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We are excited to host our first High School Headquarters meet up. This will be an opportunity for students to engage with other students in a social setting and to have an academic coaching session.

Dates: Wednesday, September 14th

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location – 15144 Shady Hills Rd.

Please RSVP below. We will be providing light snacks and need to know how many students will be coming.

RSPV link

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Senior Meeting September 22

We will be hosting our first virtual senior night on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 pm.

This is an opportunity for seniors to learn more about the requirements and needs of the senior year. Our school counselors will have a program for seniors and their families.

Please join our event using the link below:


School Counselors

Letters A-G Christina Wellington
Letters H -O Selina Reker
Letters P-Z Missy Radle

FAST Testing

Students in English 1 and English 2 are required to participate in progress monitoring assessments. Teachers will be sending dates and times for these assessments. They can be given remotely if parents complete the permission and if computer setup is completed.

If you have questions or need support, please contact the eSchool office.

Save the Date - Picture Day

Regular picture day is scheduled for November 1st between 9 am and 2 pm at Ninja Headquarters (Crews Lake Middle).

Re-take picture day is scheduled for December 6th between 9 am and 2 pm at Ninja Headquarters (Crews Lake Middle).

More information about how to sign up will be sent out soon.

DIploma and Assessment Information

It is important to have the correct information to create a high school plan for success. Our school counselors will be meeting with families to discuss course options and assessment needs.

Please take a few minutes and become familiar with the graduation and assessment requirements for students linked below.

Standard Diploma Requirements Academic Advisement – What Students and Parents Need to Know

High School Assessments requirements:

  • Pass Algebra 1 EOC or Comparative Score
  • Pass Grade 10 FSA or Concordant Score
  • Take Biology EOC
  • Take Geometry EOC
  • Take US History EOC

All assessments are scheduled at the Pasco eSchool Headquarters. Please plan accordingly.

Fall Assessment Dates

Biology EOC - September 13th at 9:00 am

Algebra EOC - September 15th and 16th at 9:00 am

Geometry EOC - September 15th and 16th at 9:00 am

US History - September 20th at 10:00 am

Grade 10 ELA Retake (students who have previously taken this test only) September 21, 22, and 23rd at 9:00 am

PSAT - All 10th grade (free) students on October 12th at 9:00 am

PSAT - Grade 9 and 11 (allowed to take the test for a fee) October 12th at 9 am

SAT-SD - Non- college reportable Grade 12 students who have not met ELA or Math graduation requirements. October 27th at 9:00 am

Attendance Matters

In Pasco eSchool's secondary program attendance in class is demonstrated by submitting work within a 7-day period. Attendance is entered into our student tracking system, myStudent, every Thursday and parents will receive an automated call if a student has not completed at least one assignment in each class.

The goal of these calls is to share this information with parents so they can help students get back on track.

For students who have longer periods of time without work submissions, parents can expect our team to reach out through phone calls and emails, schedule parent conferences, require students to attend virtual extended school day, require students to work on our school's campus, and other attendance interventions.

Our goal is to work with families to ensure that all students are successful learners.

Below is a link to the excused absence form for students who may need an absence excused.

Absence Form Grades 6-12

Florida Required Instruction

The State Board of Education works with Florida school districts to develop and monitor plans to provide required instruction through section 1003.42 (2)(n), Florida Statutes. More information about the topics included, as well as Pasco County Schools' plan for implementation, please visit our district's website. A table listing topics, as well as grade levels required to have each topic presented, is attached below.

These topics are embedded into some subjects and courses, and others will be presented through homeroom announcements, special activities, and standalone modules.

Pasco eSchool

Expanding access for all Pasco County students to rigorous, relevant curriculum that incorporates skills and knowledge students need to succeed in the 21st Century.

The District School Board of Pasco County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, or age in its programs, services, and educational activities or in its hiring and employment practices. To report violations of this policy, contact: District School Board of Pasco County Equity Manager/Title IX Coordinator: Office for Employee Relations, (813) 794-2322, sblue@pasco.k12.fl.us.