Ninja Middle School News

October 3, 2022

From the desks of Mrs. Senior. and Mrs. Mitchell.

Hello Middle School Ninja Families,

We hope everyone is doing well after our unexpected time off for Hurricane Ian. While our community was spared from storm devastation, our neighbors in southern counties will be feeling the effects well into the future. The Pasco County School District will be organizing relief efforts to assist those in need. We will share opportunities for students and families to get involved when we have more information.

We would like for all of our families to be a part of our communication group in order to keep everyone informed on what is happening around our virtual campus and beyond. The directions for opting-in for communications can be found below.

This edition of The Middle School News will contain information about

  • Picture day
  • Ninja Cafe - Please take a moment to RSVP for the October 19th event. RSVP is below.
  • Opt-in for School Messenger
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Student Gallup Poll
  • Helpful Tech Tips

Below is a link to our parent and student calendar. This is a great resource for you to reference throughout the year.

eSchool Parent and Student Calendar

Administrative Support

JoAnne Glenn - School Principal - Supporting K-12

Jackie Choo - Assistant Principal - Supporting 9th - 12th

Erin Senior - Assistant Principal - Supporting K - 8th

Marie Mitchell - Assistant Principal - Supporting K - 8th

School Counselor Support

Alexis Balic - Supporting 4th - 6th

Rena Sadler - Supporting 7th - 8th

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Updated Pacing Chart

Hopefully, students used the time off to stay on pace or get caught up, if they were behind.

If your child took a break from school this last week, we are attaching an updated pacing chart. To get back on pace due to last week (9/26-9/30), please have your child submit at least 1 additional assignment per class for the next three weeks. This should equal 8% progress per week and will help your child get caught up in three weeks.

Student Gallup Poll

This year, Pasco County Schools will participate in the Gallup Student Poll. The Poll gives students a voice in building great schools, and the results provide schools with important, actionable information beyond standard measures, such as grades and test scores, to help schools make kids ready for the future.

Students in grades 5 through 12 will be invited to participate in the Gallup Student Poll during the survey window of September 26 through October 21. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes for your student to complete. It is available in both English and Spanish.

This survey is anonymous and voluntary. That means that Gallup cannot identify your student, and your student's individual responses will not be shared with anyone. Students do not have to participate if they do not want to, and they may skip any item they do not wish to answer. There are no consequences or penalties if your student does not participate.

The Gallup Student Poll covers the following themes:

• Engagement: Students' involvement and enthusiasm for school.

• Hope: The ideas and energy students have for the future.

• Belonging: reeling accepted and included as part of the school.

• Social and emotional learning: How people learn to understand and manage emotions and establish positive relationships with others.

We hope that students will use this opportunity to help us build the very best school for our students.

To Complete the Survey:

  1. Please have your child log into their MyPasco Connect
  2. Select the Gallup icon (See image above)
  3. Select Pasco eSchool as their school
  4. Answer the questions

Red Ribbon Week 2022

We are very excited to Celebrate Life during Red Ribbon Week this year. The festivities will begin on October 24th and end on October 28th. Each day will be focused on a different way we can celebrate healthy choices, set goals for the future, and stay drug-free. Students are encouraged to take a selfie each day to share in our Padlet. More information on contests and prizes will be coming as we get closer to this fun event. We hope everyone will participate!
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Helpful Tech Tips

Your trusty middle school teaching team has put together a helpful cheat sheet filled with success tips for your course. Follow this link to find out more!

Success Tips and Tricks

Did you know that every Pasco County student has access to the Office 356 Suite of technology tools? That's right! You have PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Word, and much more at your fingertips. Look for the red Office 356 App on your MyPasco Connect dashboard for these great tools.

Picture Day - Save the Date

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.


The Ninja Cafe is our Live Lesson day. We will meet at eSchool Headquarters, located on the Crews Lake Middle School campus. Drop off will be at 9:00 A.M. and pick up will be at 12:00 P.M. Students are welcome to bring a drink and snack. Get ready for some great ninja fun!

October RSVP Link

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Happy Birthday!

October Birthdays

Adams, Myriah

Avila, Sarah

Clay, Brodrick

Cook, Avery

Deen, Alexa

Delgado, Ernesto

Fernandez, Jazlyn

Fusco, Devan

Gibbs, Gianna

Leger, Cameron

Long, Amari

McDougall, Chance

Neuhauser, Lydia

Pagan, Jasmine

Pomerenke, Lauren

Score, Kevin

Serna, Melissa

Siegle, Austin

Smith, Ellen

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 Middle School Mission

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,