ZHS Weekly Update

August 16, 2020

Zephyrhills High School is the home of the Bulldogs!

The mission of Zephyrhills High School is to prepare students to become productive, responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Our vision is that all of our students achieve success in college, career, and life.

Our theme for the 2020-2021 school year is Next Level!

August 16, 2020

Principal's Message

Hello Bulldog families! We welcome back teachers and staff this week and students next week to kick off the 20-21 school year! I don't know about you, but I alway get excited right before staff and students return. It's a crazy, fun time of year! I can't wait for you to see what the renovated parts of campus look like!

Thank you for all the feedback on the new Weekly Update format. Please take the time to read this in its entirely. I have tried to capture all of the questions and topics and things you need to know. Additionally, we are working to ensure this information is also readily available on our ZHS website.

I love being part of the Bulldog community and want your student's high school experiences to reflect growth, change, leadership opportunities, and love of learning. Please know there is a lot of behind the scenes work going on to re-open school. Your ZHS admin team and staff will partner with you to make this a great year!

--Dr. Christina Stanley

Updated Bell Schedule for 20-21

Due to the delayed start of school, we have had to adjust our bell schedule. Please see our updated start/end times.

  • There will be NO early release days during 1st semester.
  • There will be NO activities held with 50 or more students during 1st quarter (i.e. pep rally, dance, large club event).

1st Period 7:20 – 8:18

2nd Period 8:23 – 9:16

Academic Period 9:21 – 9:41

3rd Period 9:46 – 10:39

Lunch A 10:39 – 11:09

Period 4A 11:14 – 12:07

Period 4B 10:44 – 11:37

Lunch B 11:37 – 12:07

5th Period 12:12 – 1:05

6th Period 1:10 – 2:04

Student Volunteer Opportunity 8/17 to 8/21, 2020

*Junior and Senior ZHS students wanting to complete volunteer hours by serving in the ZHS Media Center the week of August 16 can RSVP here https://zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=35181. Spaces are limited to the first 15 students to RSVP for each day.

*You will be sorting textbooks, cleaning and sorting computers, and assisting Mr. Mullins.

*Masks are required at all times. Transportation is not provided.

ZHS Virtual Open House/Meet the Teacher on 8/19/2020

ZHS’s Orientation Day for students in Traditional and MySchool Online settings will be VIRTUAL this year! This means no lines & no wait at the school site!

*All students and families are able to access their schedules through their MyStudent accounts.

*Your student's teachers will have a video introduction available through CANVAS/MyLearning.

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.

*Students will be assigned school lockers & parking spots during the first two weeks of school via lunches. Students will be assigned PE lockers through their PE classes. 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.

5. Be sure to complete this process ASAP to be able to participate in Virtual Orientation Day.

Need a Locker? Reserve one here!

*Students will be assigned school lockers & parking spots during the first two weeks of school via lunches. Students will be assigned PE lockers through their PE classes. Need a locker? Reserve one here: https://zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=36069

Senior Pictures with Leonard's on August 18!

Seniors, Make Your Appointment TODAY!

You will be able to get your Senior Photos taken on campus on Tuesday, August 18th by appointment only with Leonard's!

*The sitting fee is $15.

*You MUST have an appointment, as walk-ups will not be allowed.

*Seniors may be accompanied by ONE parent to the photo shoot.

*Everyone is required to wear a mask at all times (unless otherwise directed to remove it during the photo shoot). Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Make your appointment here: https://new.leonards.com/login.aspx?LF=SchedulingSenior&ReturnUrl=%2fscheduling%2fstartpage.aspx%3fs%3d1&s=1

ZHS MySchoolOnline Pick-Up Day for Devices is 8/20/2020

Pick up day for MySchoolOnline student devices is 8/20 from 12-4 p.m. in the ZHS gym parking lot.

  • 12:00 pm - Students with last names that begin with A-G
  • 1:00 pm– Students with last names that begin with H-M
  • 2:00 pm – Students with last names that begin with N-S
  • 3:00pm – Students with last names that begin with T-Z

*Please RSVP here: https://zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=34253

**Textbooks will be distributed once schedules are finalized and teacher class sets are complete.**

Student Parking Passes 20-21

1. You must purchase a 20-21 student parking pass online when you pay your fees.

2. All parking passes will be processed and distributed during student lunches in the commons during the first two weeks of school. Please do not go to Student Services.

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.

**Students who drive will be permitted to drive and park without a pass for the first week of school.**

Masks Required

*Our school district requires that all students, staff, and visitors wear masks or face coverings when on a school campus, school bus, or other school district property this fall.

*Accommodations will be made for students or staff who have a medical condition that would prevent them from wearing a mask/face covering. Please contact your student's grade level administrator for more information.

Arrival to School in the Morning

Our mornings at ZHS this year will look a bit different.
  • Upon arrival from a car or bus, students must head directly to get their breakfast from the nearest mobile cart or cafeteria line and then to 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.
  • There will be no gathering in the commons, hallways, courtyard, or inside and outside of the cafeteria.

Student and Staff Hallway Guidelines

Go With the Flow and Stay to Your Right!

  • The flow of traffic in the hallways is going to flow just like traffic in the streets. You will always stay to your right.
  • It is important that you think before you walk and focus that you are remaining on the right side at all times.

Social distancing will be expected at all times.

Students and staff are expected to follow the signage on all doors and in all hallways.

Classroom Expectations

  • Each student and staff member will help keep ZHS as clean as possible. Inside the classrooms, teachers will have a procedure for the beginning and end of class, as well as a cleaning station with materials.
  • Students will have assigned seats in each classroom and are expected to sit in their assigned seat every day.
  • Students and teachers will utilize a sign in sheet when inside a classroom or area that is not covered by a seating chart.
  • Mask breaks will be permitted by teachers and will be reviewed in class during the first week of school.

Cafeteria Expectations

Serving lines:

  • Multiple carts and lines will be available for student use.
  • Q-tips will be provided so students do not need to touch the keypad to input their number.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

  • Students will be permitted to eat inside the cafeteria and in the commons. Some teachers will allow students to eat in their classrooms (utilizing the sign in sheet) and will assign seating.
  • Seats will be marked in the cafeteria to encourage proper distance. If students choose to eat in the commons, it is expected that they maintain 6ft of social distancing.
  • All students will be required to be seated if eating. No one is permitted to be standing up or walking when eating their food or snacks. When students are moving, walking, or standing anywhere, students must have their masks on.

Free/Reduced Meal Information

The Free and Reduced Meal Application for the 2020-2021 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/.

Want more information on the reopening of ZHS and Pasco County Schools?

Click here for the ZHS reopening document found on the ZHS website:


This document will continue to be edited and updated as new guidelines are released.

Click here for the Pasco County Schools Re-Opening Website:


20-21 Dual Enrollment Information

Electronic Dual Enrollment registration process info for the Fall 2020 Semester:
  • The registration window is open until August 23rd.
  • Registration is required for students taking any Dual Enrollment college classes with ZHS or with PHSC. Students must let their counselor know what classes they chose via email as soon as they finish the upcoming electronic registration process to ensure their choices fit with their ZHS schedule.

First time Dual Enrollment students must complete the New Student Orientation Course and ALL students need to complete the Online Orientation course found in their PHSC WISE account.

If any students have not already completed their PHSC Application or their electronic Dual Enrollment Request Form using the Dynamic Form system, then they still need to follow the steps on PHSC's Dual Enrollment website for Public school students before they will be allowed to register for classes, including English Comp 1 on the ZHS campus.

Skip Step 2 but follow all other steps and once everything has been approved, the student will be able to register for Dual Enrollment classes at their assigned registration time. If you have any questions, please call 813-794-6100 and ask for Mrs. Yonkof or email her directly at jingerso@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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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 2020-2021 school year should contact Mrs. McCafferty at (813) 794-6102.

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 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:45 a.m.
Scheduled dates for the 2020 – 2021 SAC meetings:

  • September 2
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2
  • January 6
  • February 3
  • March 3
  • April 7
  • May 5

Thank you!

Thank you to Shantel Wipper for donating 200+ masks for student and staff use!

Thank you to Commandough's for your support of our new Teacher Lunch!

Thank you to the City of Zephyrhills for allowing us to use 50 parking cones.

The Bulldog Community is unlike any other! Your kindness and generosity is a blessing! #BulldogPRIDE