ZHS Weekly Update

August 23, 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 23, 2020

Principal's Message

Hello Bulldog families!

School starts on Monday, August 24 at 7:20 a.m.

While it may not look like any other school year we have ever experienced, we welcome back students, teachers, and staff with excitement and anticipation.


Students can access their schedules via their phones and logging in to MyStudent (through MyPascoConnect) immediately, or they can find their first period class posted in various spots all over campus first thing in the morning. Once in their 1st period class on campus, students will receive the printed paper copy of their schedule.


Students in MSO (MySchoolOnline) can log in to CANVAS/MyLearning to check their announcements from their teachers and access the Zoom link for classes.


We have taken many precautions for student and staff safety that include directional/one-way hallways, cleaning supplies in every classroom/work area, social distancing, masks/face barriers worn at all times, Public Service Announcements (in this newsletter, on the daily School Announcements, and more), hand sanitizer all over campus, and more.


There is A LOT in this week's newsletter, but it's great information!

Please take the time to review it so you and your student(s) are prepared.


We will navigate these challenges and we will have a GREAT year!

We are resilient. We are committed. We are determined. We are Bulldog STRONG!


--Dr. Christina Stanley

#BulldogPRIDE

@ZHS_DrStanley on Twitter

This Week at ZHS

Monday, August 24:

*First day of school, Sports tryouts begin, Cheer practice after school.

Wednesday, August 26:

*Wear your College, Career, AVID, Academy, or Bulldog gear! Cheer practice after school.

Thursday, August 27:

*Teacher PLC meetings

Friday, August 28:

*Spirit Day--Wear your Bulldog gear or colors!



Coming Soon/Save the Date:

Monday, August 31:

Underclassmen fall picture day, staff picture retake day, Cheer practice after school.

Wednesday, September 2:

SAC meeting, Wear your College/Career/AVID/Academy/Bulldog gear.

Friday, September 4:

Spirit Day, ZHS Football home vs. Lake Gibson

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

Homeroom Time

Students (both traditional and MSO):

Homeroom is from 9:21 to 9:41 a.m..

It is after 2nd period (see bell schedule) and before 3rd period.

We have a help ticket in to make sure it shows up like that in the schedule as shown in MyStudent.

Instructions for Accessing MySchoolOnline 20-21

Follow the instructions below to login to your computer.

These instructions are specific to the type of device you are using.

Instructions for logging into myPascoConnect are also included.


Lenovo Computers

1. At the login screen, enter your Student Number in the Username field and your myPascoConnect password in the Password field.

2. Click the Google Chrome icon to launch the Chrome Web Browser.

3. Enter the following address into the address bar located at the top of the browser: https://launchpad.classlink.com/dsbpc

4. Then click enter on the keyboard.

5. Click Sign in to myPascoConnect.

6. Log into myPascoConnect with your Student Number and Password.

7. On the myPascoConnect Dashboard, click the myLearning icon to access your courses.


Apple MacBook Pros

1. At the login screen, enter “guest” in the Username field and “guest” in the Password field.

2. Click the Google Chrome icon to launch the Chrome Web Browser.

3. Enter the following address into the address bar located at the top of the browser: https://launchpad.classlink.com/dsbpc

4. Then click enter on the keyboard.

5. Click Sign in to myPascoConnect.

6. Log into myPascoConnect with your Student Number and Password.

7. On the myPascoConnect Dashboard, click the myLearning icon to access your courses.


If you have questions about accessing the computer or myPascoConnect, please contact Alan Mullins at (813) 794-6135 or lmullins@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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MySchoolOnline Directions

Please see the image above and follow the directions to access your MSO courses.

Your teacher has a video introduction in their CANVAS/MyLearning course.

You can check the announcements section for their posted Zoom link.

Copy and paste the link in the document above.


**Your teacher will indicate if your class period meets during 4A or during 4B.**

MySchoolOnline (MSO) Period 4 and Lunch Time

MSO students and families:

*Lunches aren't showing up on students' schedules. We have a help ticket in, but until it's fixed--students can email their period 4 teacher to find out specifics of class time and lunch time.

*We will ask all period 4 teachers to post their class time and lunch time on their CANVAS/MyLearning pages and in their announcements.

Opt-In to Text Messages

Text "Y" or "YES" to 67587 on your mobile phone to receive important information from ZHS and Pasco County Schools via text message. This year, staying connected is more important than ever! You can opt out at any time by replying to one of our messages with "STOP".

Directional and One-Way Hallways

Students and Staff:

Go With the Flow and Follow the Signs!


  • The flow of traffic in the hallways is going to be directional/one way. Please follow the signs at all times.
  • It is important that you plan your route before you walk.
  • We know that construction impacts moving around campus and will work with teachers to ensure students have enough time.
  • Check out the directional map below to determine how you be able to access your classes.
  • The stairwells in Bldg. 26 and B Bldg. (Bldg. 25) are directional/one way as well.


Social distancing will be expected at all times.

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

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Need help with your Senior? Contact a member of the 12th grade team!

Assistant Principal: Jennifer Yonkof (jingerso@pasco.k12.fl.us)

School Counselor: Julie Moore (jscarcli@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Graduation Coach: Kim Pardo (kpardo@pasco.k12.fl.us)

SOS Instructor: Darlene Lyman (dlyman@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Instructional Assistant/Student Discipline: Rosa Diaz-Martinez (rdiazmar@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Student Services/Attendance Support: Brittany Kerr (bkerr@pasco.k12.fl.us)

College and Career Specialist: April Simons (asimons@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Dropout Prevention Specialist: Lizette Ramos (lsabater@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Need to talk to a member of the 11th grade team? Contact info below.

Assistant Principal: Matt Hayes (mhayes@pasco.k12.fl.us)

School Counselor: Shay Jackson (ldjackso@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Graduation Coach: Bryan Thomas (bthomas@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Instructional Assistant/Student Discipline: Rosa Diaz-Martinez (rdiazmar@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Student Services/Attendance Support: Brittany Kerr (bkerr@pasco.k12.fl.us)

College and Career Specialist: April Simons (asimons@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Dropout Prevention Specialist: Lizette Ramos (lsabater@pasco.k12.fl.us)

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

Dress for Success and Show your School Spirit!

At ZHS on Wednesdays, all students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite College and Career attire, AVID gear, or Academy gear. Take your post-high school plans to the Next Level!


On Fridays at ZHS, all students and staff are encouraged to wear Bulldog gear or Bulldog colors (Orange and Black). Show your school spirit!

Reach out to your 10th grade team! We are here for you!

Assistant Principal: Camille Watkins (cwatkins@pasco.k12.fl.us)

School Counselor: John Metzger (jmetzger@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Graduation Coach: Chris Barrick (cbarrick@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Instructional Assistant/Student Discipline: Ashley Thompson (aathomps@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Student Services/Attendance Support: Myrtle Blevins (mblevins@pasco.k12.fl.us)

College and Career Specialist: April Simons (asimons@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Dropout Prevention Specialist: Lizette Ramos (lsabater@pasco.k12.fl.us)

9th grade students wanting to join Student Council

Attention Awesome 9th Grade Students!

Do you want to help run things at ZHS? Do you want to represent your grade and ZHS on campus and out in our community? Would you like to join Student Council?


You'll need to scan this QR code or click the link below to access the packet.


Email Mr. Briggs rbriggs@pasco.k12.fl.us) your completed packet or to set up an appointment to return the completed packet to him in room 26-217.


Link to the packet: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aaJT4khSVE6bZ7duOoYiIMiTpc-JQ4hLoAk2RCkd6UpUNk1KNkpDRVBQU1o2Mk5EVE5BMVpQVjVMTC4u

Get to know your 9th grade team!

Assistant Principal: Amanda McCoy (amccoy@pasco.k12.fl.us)

School Counselor: TBD

Graduation Coach: Troy Hochstetler (thochste@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Instructional Assistant/Student Discipline: Ashley Thompson (aathomps@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Student Services/Attendance Support: Myrtle Blevins (mblevins@pasco.k12.fl.us)

College and Career Specialist: April Simons (asimons@pasco.k12.fl.us)

Dropout Prevention Specialist: Lizette Ramos (lsabater@pasco.k12.fl.us)

ZHS Sports Tryout Information

**All student-athletes MUST have a fully completed physical packet turned in and cleared BEFORE you may tryout or practice. This packet is found on the ZHS website under the athletics tab. No completed, cleared packet? No tryout. No exceptions.**


Football:
Monday, August 24 at 2:30.

Contact Coach Carroll for more information at ncarroll@pasco.k12.fl.us.


Volleyball: Monday, August 24 at 2:30 in the ZHS Gym.

Contact Coach Galyan for more information at bgalyan@pasco.k12.fl.us.


Cross Country: Monday, August 24 at 5 p.m.

Contact Coach Cimorelli for more information at bcimorel@pasco.k12.fl.us.


Boys' Golf: Meeting on Monday, August 24 after school.

Contact Coach JT Kirk for more information at jkirk@pasco.k12.fl.us.


Girls' Golf: Monday, August 24 at 2:30 at Silverado.

Contact Coach Baldus for more information at gbaldus@icloud.com.


Swim: Monday, August 24 at 3:30 p.m. at the Zephyrhills YMCA.

Contact Coach Cooley at kcooley@pasco.k12.fl.us.


**All student-athletes MUST have a fully completed physical packet turned in and cleared BEFORE you may tryout or practice. This packet is found on the ZHS website under the athletics tab. No completed, cleared packet? No tryout. No exceptions.**

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Fees

*You can pay all fees online through Rycor including parking, school lockers, class fees, Grade Level fees, and PE lockers.


*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.

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. Ms. Rosa and Ms. Ashley will be available then to assist you. 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.
  • Buses will drop off in the front bus loop off of 12th Street. This loop is CLOSED to all car traffic from 6:45 to 7:25 a.m.
  • Student drop off is in the Gym parking lot off of Henry Street. Please pull all the way forward to drop off your student in front of the doors leading to the gym lobby.
  • 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.

Seating Charts and Sign in Sheets

This year, all students will have assigned seats in their classes. The teacher will determine all classroom seating assignments and students are expected to remain in their seats.


When in another classroom not on their schedule, students will need to sign in and take a seat as directed by the teacher.


If you have any questions about this, please reach out to your grade level administrator.

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 and Lunch 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.


Seating:
  • Students will be 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. Students should only sit in seats not marked with an 'X'. If students choose to eat in the commons, it is expected that they are seated while eating and 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.

Senior Pictures with Leonard's

Seniors, Make Your Appointment!

Make your appointment with Leonard's to get your Senior Photos taken. Visit www.Leonards.com to create your account and set up your appointment today!

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:

https://zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/wp-content/uploads/zhs/2020/07/ZHS-ReOpening-Procedures-2020.pdf

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


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

https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/reopening

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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 & community members for donating 200+ masks for student use!

Thank you to Meredith Mears for sending flowers for the ZHS staff!

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