Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 10/28/20

Message from Mr. McDermott

First quarter report cards were released on the myStudent platform Tuesday 10/27/20. Please make it a point to sit with your student to discuss their progress in school. If they are doing well, give them a hug and encourage them to continue their excellent work. If you are concerned about their progress, talk to your student to see if you can identify the issues that have contributed to poor grades. Many teens that are struggling in school have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Whether your student is in the physical school building or online learning, their life has likely been changed due to their routines not being the same. Having your entire life and academic learning disrupted may impact motivation. Keep this in mind and collaborate with your teen to help them through the challenges. Each grade level has a school counselor assigned to assist students. Please call the school at (813) 794-8700 to connect to one of these professionals.

Senior Pictures

Due to Covid, we are extending the deadline for Senior Portraits until November 14th. Go online to www.giganteproductions.com to book your appointment. Select the option for "Traditional Session" and select a date and time. Email pingram@pasco.k12.fl.us with any questions.

Spring 2021 Dual Enrollment Information

Dear WCHS Dual Enrollment Families,

We hope this message finds you well.

The Spring 2021 DE registration information has just been released. In order to be guaranteed registration during the dates and times specified by PHSC, students and parents must complete the online terms and conditions, and enter their course requests online by November 4th.

However, prior to completing these steps online, students must first send their Spring 2021 Dual Enrollment Online Registration & Course Request Worksheet to their counselor, via email, for review and approval. Students MUST meet with their counselor to get the DE Worksheet and discuss course selection. While completing this worksheet, please consider PHSC may only be offering courses via online instruction in the Spring 2021 term; so please be sure to choose BOTH "ONLINE AT PHSC" AND "FACE to FACE AT PHSC" as options, unless you absolutely do not want to take the course online. Further, also please make certain you check the "HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS” option for the following courses offered at WCHS:

AMH 2120 (DE US History)

OCE 2011 (DE Oceanography)

ENC 1102 (DE English)

SPN 1121 (DE Beg Spanish 2)

Please carefully review all Spring 2021 registration information contained in the following link and let us know if you have any questions.


PERT Testing Information:

PHSC has opened up virtual PERT registration for DE students. This test option is proctored remotely by PHSC proctors. DE students may register for this option at https://www2.registerblast.com/phsc/Exam/List. However, there are limited spaces available.

PHSC is already offering limited in-person PERT testing for students who cannot access the online options. To meet the demand, they will also expand in-person testing across their campuses following social-distancing guidelines. This expansion will be available until the remote proctoring service is launched. PHSC is working on the logistics for this now and will notify us once students are able to schedule exams using the same link as above

Change of placement request for semester 2

Wesley Chapel High School is already preparing for the second semester that begins on January 6, 2021. In order to properly allocate teachers and resources, we are requiring families to notify the school by November 13 if they want to change their student's educational model for the second semester. Requests received after this date will be placed on a wait list and could be changed if space becomes available.

Only parents/guardians are allowed to complete this form. Student requests will not be processed. One form should be submitted for each student in the household that attends WCHS. If you do not want a change of placement, please do not complete the form.

The school may not be able to process an additional request to change the option in this form after it has been submitted.

Changing your option will result in the student's schedule being adjusted. This includes potential changes to their teachers and/or courses from the first semester.

Families that are requesting to be changed to mySchool Online must have internet access and a device for their student. WCHS no longer has loaner devices for students.

Click here to complete the request.

Families considering online enrollment with Pasco eSchool should visit the Pasco eSchool website to register.

Please contact your student's school counselor if you have any questions.

Teen Coping Skills

Everyone struggles at some point in their lives, don't let this struggle define you. We have counselors and trusted adults available daily to help you with your struggles. If you need assistance please reach out as WCHS has many resources available to assist. Parents, this link has many valuable resources.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Parents, please take some time to look at these valuable resources to help keep our Wildcats safe. Please reach out if you need assistance.


Pasco Pathways

Pasco Pathways Expo events will highlight the choices and innovative programs available in our county for the 21-22 school year. Pasco County Schools will host our 3rd annual Expo style events on November 16th for West side schools and November 19th for East side schools from 5-8 p.m. These events will take place virtually this year. All secondary schools in the designated area will be represented at the virtual Expo as well as select elementary schools. WCHS will be represented at the East Side Expo on November 19 and we would love to see you virtually at the Expo. For registration information please visit http://pasco.k12.fl.us/expo. In addition to the Expos we want to be sure you are aware of the Pasco Pathways School Choice process as well as the dates the application will be available. To find this information, please visit the Pasco County website.

Class of 2021 Senior Fees/Cap and Gown Order

Click here to order your cap and gown. Students' senior fees are now available for payment through myStudent.

Pay senior fees here

WCHS Program Donations

WCHS Auto Academy Donation

WCHS Band Donation

WCHS Wrestling Donation

WCHS Baseball Donation

Our Auto Program, band, wrestling, and baseball teams are currently seeking donations for their programs. Due to COVID, we are not currently allowed to host some of the fundraisers that have raised money in the past. Please consider donating to these groups. We appreciate any support that you are able to provide.

Vote for October Staff Member of the Month

Vote below for the October STAFF Member of the Month! Don’t forget to tell us why they deserve a special treat! The staff member that wins will get a gift certificate to Glory Days and have their picture presented on the digital board in the restaurant.

Please vote for your favorite Teacher/Staff member now.


WCHS ABC Program

If your family needs supports or any needs from the WCHS ABC program, please fill out the following form. If you would like more information about the ABC program, the flyer is attached and/or call Iris Garcia in the front office, 813-794-8702.


Prepare to Launch Session from Target

Prepare to Launch Session from Target

Do you know what it takes to launch a successful life and career? Target is hosting Prepare to Launch, a 4-session virtual series starting Friday, October 16th, featuring employees and executives from over 24 companies (see attachment). You will get to meet these amazing speakers, along with successful tech entrepreneurs as they share stories, lessons learned, and must-have skills that have advanced their careers. We hope to see you there and can't wait to help you launch yourself into a successful future! Students will need an SRA to participate.

Series Dates & Times:

  • Be Curious: Friday, October 16th (8:45am - 11:00am)
  • Be Bold: Friday, October 30th (8:45am - 11:00am)
  • Build Meaningful Relationships: Friday, November 13th (8:45am - 11:00am)
  • Demystifying Tech Careers: Friday, November 20th (8:45am - 11:00am)

Register for Prepare to Launch | Register on Eventbrite using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prepare-to-launch-tickets-114744722554. Once you register, we’ll have your email address and use that to contact you with updates and additional info about the event. Look for an email from TWIST.EPIC@target.com | On October 9th we'll send a reminder email, Zoom link, and speaker schedule..

In the meantime...

Contact us at TWIST.EPIC@target.com if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

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Wesley Chapel Athletics Information

College and Career News

Check out our new college and career newsletter for resources

Click here for updates from Mrs. Faysash

Yearbook and Portrait Information

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Prevention Methods for COVID-19

Please support our efforts to keep our students and staff healthy. Screen your student daily using the Student Screener and contact a medical provider for further guidance if your student develops symptoms or you need medical guidance. COVID-19 testing is available in the community. Contact the school nurse (RN) or administrator immediately if your student receives a positive COVID-19 test result.

Prevention measures for COVID-19:

o The best way to prevent illness is by limiting exposure to the virus.

o Maintain proper social distancing (about 6 feet).

o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

o If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

o Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

o Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.

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.

College Application Process

Let's "meet" to discuss your plans! All grade levels!

Do you need help figuring out your next step? Do you have questions about the college application process? Are you wondering where you stand for your GPA and test scores for admission? Would you like to discuss trades, careers, or military service? Are you interested in seeing what you can do now to help yourself later? Email Mrs. Faysash at kfaysash@pasco.k12.fl.us so we can design a personalized plan for you!

Mask Procedures

When to Wear a Cloth Face Covering (Mask)

· The school district requires that all students, visitors, and employees wear a mask or other face covering while on school property and/or engaged in school activities, including outdoors when unable to maintain a distance.

· Transportation

· If you are a car rider, you should apply your face covering when you arrive at school before exiting your car in the parking lot.

· If you are a bus rider you should apply your face covering when you arrive at the bus stop. Face masks will be required on school buses.

When can I remove my Cloth Face Covering (Mask)

· You can remove your face covering when you are outdoors and able to maintain at least a safe distance from others, and at end of the day after you have exited the building.

· You can remove your face covering during meal and snack times. To the extent possible, maintain a 6 ft distance from others when you have your mask off.

· If occupying an office space by yourself, you can also safely remove your mask but should be ready to reapply as soon as others approach you.

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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!

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

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.
  • Students parked without a permit may have their car booted.

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