Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 8/26/20

A message from Mr. McDermott

Wildcats, we have had an exciting first two days of school. It is great to see our students back on campus. In order to help us be successful, please speak to your students regarding social distancing and wearing their masks unless they are seated and eating lunch. Also, encourage your student to sit only four students per table. We will be requiring violators of this to sit alone. I urge you to discuss these guidelines with your student.
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mySchool Online Zoom Meetings

Parents of mySchool online students. Students are required to log into their zoom classrooms using their legal first and last names. Also, please remind your students that they need to be dressed appropriately for their zoom classes. Students not following the rules will not be admitted to class and may be marked absent.

Free ACT for Seniors on 10/6/2020 at WCHS

The FLDOE has provided a portion of their Florida CARES ACT plan funding to districts in order to allow all high school students, especially traditionally underserved populations, to have at least one opportunity to take the SAT or ACT in order to quality for admission to a postsecondary institution and/or to qualify for a Bright Futures scholarship.

This will permit Pasco County Schools to offer the reportable ACT to all SENIORS on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

Students Leaving Campus for Lunch and Lunch Delivery Services

Parents, please remind your students that they are not allowed to leave campus for lunch. It is a safety risk and we need them to remain on campus for lunch.

Also, we are not allowed to have food delivery services for students on campus. This is a district policy and a safety issue to have strangers on campus.

Computers and Hot Spots

Hi Wildcats. Please note that we are currently working with district to request additional computers and hot spots. Please note that we are only providing one Hot Spot per address. Where there are siblings in multiple levels, we will be sending the Hot Spot to the highest level. (e.g. a family that has an elementary student and a high school student, the Hot Spot will be sent to the high school)

Here is a link for a wait list for students to sign-up to receive a computer.

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Student Picture Day

Picture Day is scheduled for next Tuesday, September 1st! I've included some important information you need to know. Please pass this along to your students as well! Thank you so much for your support.

  • Gigante will be set up in the gym.
  • Pictures will be done through English classes. Students who do not have an English class on campus need to make their way to the gym at some point during the day.
  • Gigante will remain on campus after dismissal for MSOL students who want to come get their picture taken, but these students must RSVP to me by Friday in order to secure an appointment. They can email me at pingram@pasco.k12.fl.us or text me at 813-485-6641 (my Google Voice #) to RSVP.
  • Students who wish to purchase pictures must do so online. Fliers will be posted in the commons area with more information.
  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE try to come to the gym before or after school or during your planning to get your photo taken. We would like to be able to feature everyone in the yearbook (and this year will be a challenge in itself already).

Student Arrival Procedures - Please read carefully

  • Students arriving by bus will be dropped off in front of the gym
  • Buses will unload two at a time to limit student congregation
  • Once students exit the bus, please social distance as you walk to get breakfast or make your way to first period
  • Students will need to quickly move to the cafeteria to grab their breakfast and eat it in their first period class
  • Students driving to campus will need to move quickly to the cafeteria to grab their breakfast and eat it it in their first period class
  • Students being dropped off will need to move quickly to the cafeteria to grab their breakfast and eat it in their first period class
  • Students who do not require breakfast will need to move quickly to their first period and not stop to congregate

Dismissal Procedures

  • Dismissal will be staggered at the end of the day in an attempt to prevent student congregation
  • Staff will be utilized to direct students to not congregate and move quickly to the bus loop, car loop, or student parking
  • Staff will remind students to wear masks and social distance at all times

Yearbook and Senior Portraits Information


  • Last year's yearbook sold out quickly, so plan on pre-ordering your yearbook early. Yearbooks are currently being sold for $80 with a price increase on January 1, 2021. You can purchase through the student fee section or through Walsworth's website, www.yearbookforever.com.
  • If you are purchasing anything extra, such as a protective cover or name engraving, you must make your purchase through Walsworth's site.
  • Senior ads must be purchased though the Walsworth site. These are on sale now through January 31, 2021.
  • Seniors, in order for your photo to appear in the senior section of the yearbook, you must have your photo session with Gigante no later than October 31, 2020. Contact Gigante at 813-907-1078 to schedule your appointment. There is a $15 sitting fee, but you are not obligated to purchase photos. Only Gigante photos can be featured in the senior section.
  • Seniors, Gigante will be on campus September 23 and 24 for senior portrait sessions, but you must contact them to schedule an appointment.
  • Seniors, want a chance to win a free half page senior ad (valued at $200)? There are TWO ways to enter:
    • Preorder your yearbook by Friday, September 11.
    • Either get your senior portrait taken by Gigante OR contact them to schedule your session by Friday, September 11.
  • If you have any questions regarding yearbooks or senior portraits, email Mrs. Ingram at pingram@pasco.k12.fl.us or call/text 813-485-6641.
  • Students can preorder yearbooks using this link
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Schedule Change Procedures

Due to the various options available for scheduling this year, schedule changes will be limited and some elective choices may not be available. Students will need to contact Mr. Hermansen or Mrs. Koslin if they have questions regarding their schedule.

2020 Fall Sports Update

Click the links below to download WCHS MySchool Online Quick Facts, school supply list, and directions on how to create a parent observer account in Canvas

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Face Masks

Please remind your students to wear a face mask and keep their mouth and nose covered. This is for the protection of your student, other students, and staff members. Our number one goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Wildcat masks can be ordered through your fees in your myStudent account. Keep an eye out for our school spirit store opening soon!

ReOpening Information

Please access the district ReOpening of schools plan here to receive the most up-to-date information regarding school openings.

Masks must be worn while on campus and we will have Wesley Chapel High School masks for sale if you want to share your school spirit. Masks with valves are no longer acceptable and students will be asked to cover the valves with tape if they wear them to school.

Students returning through mySchool Online will need to attend school remotely, following their standard school schedule and bell times. Click here to read more information specific to mySchool Online.

For families who would like to change their school option, please e-mail Stephanie Koslin skoslin@pasco.k12.fl.us or Erik Hermansen ehermans@pasco.k12.fl.us

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School Spirit Store

If you are in need of Wildcat attire, check out our spirit store. The store will be open until September 10, 2020. Check out the flyer below to order.
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Bus Transportation Information for 2020-2021

Families can access information regarding bus transportation here. Information is provided in English and Spanish. Please contact the Transportation Call Center to assist with questions or concerns during the first week of school between 6 am - 10 am and 2 pm - 6 pm. Call 813-794-2500, 727-774-2500 or 352-524-2500

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Please click on the link to access the free and reduced meal application. If you have questions, contact Food and Nutrition Services at FNS_Finance@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Pasco County School’s Food and Nutrition Services has several important announcements for families. Please listen to the entirety of this message.

School meal accounts can be funded through the MySchoolBucks meal payment service starting on August 15th. Just visit MySchoolBucks.com. You can also view meal history and set spending limits through this service. You also have the option of paying directly in the cafeteria with cash, check, credit or debit. Contactless pay will be available at registers where credit cards are accepted. Students can use contactless cards, or Google Wallet, Android Pay and Apple Pay from their phones.

For students choosing MySchoolOnline, meals will be available for parent pick-up. Details regarding the program will be sent to those households. Please note that meals will only be free to students qualifying for free lunch. Students receiving reduced or paid meals will have their accounts charged based on their status.

If your student will not be returning to school and has money remaining on their account, these funds will stay on their account until they return to school in the future. If you need to request a refund, transfer these funds to another student, or would like them donate them to our hardship fund for students in need, please visit www.pascoschoolmeals.com.

Finally, the free and reduced-price meal application for the upcoming school year is now available at www.PascoSchoolMeals.com. Only one application is needed per household. If already received a Direct Certification letter you do not need to complete an application.

Please contact Food and Nutrition Services with any questions by emailing fns_finance@pasco.k12.fl.us or calling 813-794-2522.

Student Parking Passes

  • Students must purchase parking passes ($40) through myStudent fees.
  • All parking passes will be distributed during lunches during the first two weeks of school. Mr. Garza will distribute parking passes during lunch only.
  • Students must have a copy of their driver's license, registration, and insurance in order to receive a parking pass.
  • All new drivers must complete the Safe Behind the Wheel Canvas course located on our school website. Click here to access the course and complete it as soon as possible.
  • All students, including students who drove last year, must purchase a new parking pass each year and update all vehicle information.

Emergency Card Information and Directions

The Parent Legal Notices and Emergency Card entry for families has in the myStudent system as of 8-4-20. Emergency cards must be complete before access to myStudent will be available. Please download the step-by-step instructions below for completing the emergency card. If you have questions or need assistance, please email myStudenthelp@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Wesley Chapel High School

School Information

Mr. Matt McDermott

30651 Wells Road
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
Phone: (813) 794-8700
(352) 794-8700
Fax: (813) 794-8791

Office Hours:
M-F 7:00AM – 3:30 PM