Vol. 4, Week 13 - Student & Parent Edition
Week at a Glance: 11/16 - 11/20
Monday - November 16th
5th Period CC
6:30 - V. Boys Soccer @ WRHS
Tuesday - November 17th
7:00 - SAC Meeting
6th Period CC
2:15 - Virtual/Traditional NHS Tutoring, Media
3:30 - Girls Weightlifting vs. WCHS
6:00 - V. Girls Basketball @ GHS
6:00 - JV/V. Girls Soccer vs. SLHS
6:30 - V. Boys Soccer @ SLHS
Wednesday - November 18th
Virtual Great American Teach-In - All Day
Dance Showcase rehearsal - at WCHS PAC
1st Period CC
2:20 - Graduation Ceremony Committee - RM 2-113
2:30 - Class of 2022 Officer Meeting
3:30 - Girls Weightlifting vs. WCHS
6:30 - V. Boys Soccer vs. Newsome
Thursday - November 19th
2nd Period CC
2:00 - Class of 2024 Officer Meeting
6:00 - V/JV Girls Soccer vs. WCHS (Senior Night)
6:00 - V. Girls Basketball @ AATL
6:30 - V. Boys Soccer @ Tampa Catholic
Friday - November 20th
School-wide Disney/Pixar Dress-Up Day!
9:00 - Special Olympics @ Courts
3rd Period CC (Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy)
6:00 - V. Girls Basketball @ PHS
November 21st - November 29th - THANKSGIVING BREAK!!!
ACTION REQUIRED OR REQUESTED
BELL SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED!!!!
Due to the Hurricane day yesterday, we have had to adjust our bell schedule by 6 minutes. We have decided to lower our passing periods back to 4 minute passing. THIS NEW BELL SCHEDULE WILL GO INTO EFFECT ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH! Due to the smaller number of students on campus and what we are seeing during passing, we feel that all students are capable of getting to class within 4 minutes. As a reminder, we have had 4 minute passing since our opening and have had 2,300 students on this campus making it to class in 4 minutes. This passing period reduction should not be a problem for any student. As a reminder, students are not permitted to hang out between classes and should be heading directly from class to class due to Covid-19.
If a student shares with you that they are struggling with this adjustment, please immediately email your child's grade level administrator and they will assist the student with finding a good path to get to class on time.
Semester Exam Schedule!!!
Exams begin Wednesday, December 16 and end Friday, December 18. There are no make-up exam days. If your child will be absent during the exam window, make sure they have a Pre-Approved Absence Form completed, so that their exams may be planned prior to their absence.
Covid-19 Archive & Daily Report!
- Go to the Pasco Schools Website
- Look over to your right at the top of the site under "Latest News" and click COVID-19 Daily Report and look on the right hand side and you will see the total number of employee and student cases for the day.
- If you want to see the archived report, which is a report of every instance of reported Covid-19, you would click the green button underneath that daily report that says View All Cases.
- If you view all cases and count each case instance that has been reported at a school, that will give you the total number of cases reported at that school site. CCHS has only had 12 total this school year.
- The column titled "Impacted Students" means the number of students that had to be quarantined due to contact tracing.
As of November 13th, CCHS has had 14 total reported & confirmed positive Covid-19 cases.
Superintendent's Message on Recent Covid-19 Increases
Pasco Schools Team,
We are proud of how well our schools have weathered the pandemic so far. We have taken a responsible, proactive approach and it has been successful in limiting the impact on our schools and workplaces.
We’ve been reviewing the numbers and the trends, and here’s where we are right now: We need your help.
I want to make sure that everyone is aware that we are headed into a challenging time that could force us to make some difficult decisions. Already our community and our schools are seeing worrisome increases in COVID-19 cases. Many of these cases could have been avoided. We need to be prepared to take action in case that trend continues, or worsens.
Since the start of the school year, we have allowed schools to hold many events that enhance the educational experience – including musical and theatrical performances, and sports events. If the infection rate locally continues on an upward trend, and if we continue to see an increase in cases in our schools, we will have to seriously consider curtailing or eliminating such activities to protect the health and safety of our students and staff.
Much of this remains within our control. Safe distancing and wearing masks have helped tremendously. But we know that many of our students and staff have let down their guard when they leave school or work. Most of the cases affecting our schools are coming from outside our schools.
In many instances, students and staff members have had to quarantine because they were unnecessarily exposed to someone who later tested positive. This is preventable. Many of these cases could have been avoided. As a reminder, if someone is in quarantine this means they must refrain from attending school and community events for the time frame designated by the Department of Health. It is extremely important that we all remain vigilant, especially with the holidays fast approaching.
Though our strategies might change, our goal remains the same. We are determined to provide a safe environment for our students to learn, and for our employees to work. We will continue to work closely with the Department of Health and monitor local infection rates, and that will determine our strategies going forward.
SGA School-Wide Dress Up Days!
Howlabration for Semester 1
The Spring Howlabration for Semester 1 will be streamed virtually on January 26, 2021. Students in grades 9-12 will be recognized for their academic achievements including Straight A Honor Roll and A/B Honor Roll for Semester 1.
Please note the Pasco County School District policy regarding eSchool, FLVS, and dual enrollment course grades in regard to Honor Roll:
“All grades posted for the semester will be used in the honor roll calculation. Students enrolled in one or more courses through Pasco eSchool, FLVS or dual enrollment may be eligible for honor roll recognition provided that grades are received and entered into myStudent by the time report cards are issued for brick and mortar courses. Students must have at least six (6) grades or a number of grades equivalent to three (3) credits posted for the current semester to be eligible for the semester honor roll designation.”
Please reach out to your eSchool and FLVS teachers for specific deadlines for coursework and exam completion in order to have your grades posted for semester 1.
UPDATES & INFORMATION
Attention - 10th Student and Families (MSOL and Traditional)
If you were unable to attend the October 14th or October 29th PSAT administration, we have scheduled a make-up PSAT date in January. You cannot have participated in the PSAT in October, either date, and participate in the January administration.
Register by CLICKING HERE!
The deadline to register is Tuesday, December 2.
Need Assistance For the Holidays?
Metropolitan Ministries is providing Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance. Families can register at the link below. Please see the flyer below for more information!
DO I QUALIFY?
- Individuals and families with minor age children (0-17) struggling financially
- Families that are currently receiving SNAP, SSI, SSD, unemployment benefits, Medicaid, cash assistance or struggling from loss of hours and employment due to COVID-19
- Senior citizens, 62 years or older, struggling financially and/or receiving social security income only
CLICK THIS LINK for assistance!
Advanced Placement Exam Accommodations Information!
Testing accommodations for Advanced Placement Exams must be requested and approved in advance by the College Board. If you are a student taking AP courses and you need to request accommodations for your exams, please COMPLETE THIS FORM and return it to Mr. Herndon by December 18th.
Changing Your Learning Option FOR 2ND SEMESTER!
Learning Option Changes for 1st semester have concluded. We will not be processing any more changes for the 1st semester of school.
Our school is already preparing for the second semester that begins on January 6, 2021. In order to properly allocate teachers and resources, the District is requiring families to notify the school by November 13 if they want to change their student's educational model for the second semester.
Please make your choice now, as the window for a request to CHANGE YOUR OPTION will ONLY BE OPEN through November 13th.
The Request to Change Learning Option can be submitted by CLICKING HERE!
*PLEASE NOTE - IF YOU HAVE ALREADY CHANGED YOUR OPTION ONCE, WE WILL NOT PROCESS ANOTHER CHANGE!
Questions about Buses?
Bus routes each have an alphanumeric identifier. The beginning letter identifies the servicing bus compound you should call if needed. Please understand that staff members at CCHS cannot change or print bus passes.
- C Routes 727-774-0520
- D Routes 813-794-0560
- N Routes 727-774-0540
- S Routes 727-774-4410
- W Routes 727-774-0400
- Z Routes 813-794-0501
The Covid-19 Response Guide, Student & Visitor Daily Screener Questions
Please always stay tuned to the Pasco County Schools ReOpening Website. CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO THE REOPENING WEBSITE! and Click here for The COVID-19 Response Guide
DAILY STUDENT SCREENER QUESTIONS:
Students must ask themselves these questions every morning prior to coming to school. If they answer "Yes" to any question they should NOT come to school. CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE STUDENT SCREENER
Visitor Screener Questions:
Please note that we are only permitting visitors to campus by appointment only. Please call 813-346-4400. All Visitors with an Appointment Must:
- Complete the Visitor Self-Screener - CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK!
- Come to the Front Office to check in.
- Remain in designation location as directed (ex. front office, on bench outside front office)
Main Line - 346-4400
Melissa Hardy - 346-4400
Hannah Hall, Principal's Secretary - 346-4402
Lorraine McKinney, Bookkeeper - 346-4404
Terri Almeida, Data Entry - 346-4406
Geisa Perez, Registrar - 346-4411
Carol Donald, ESE & School Counselor Secretary - 346-4407
Moneice Griffen, Clinic Assistant - 346-4440
Jen Oyer, School Nurse - 346-4412
Patty Guld, Cafeteria Manager - 346-4487
Fax Number - 346-4491