Wesley Chapel High School 2/24/21
Message from Mr. McDermott
We are currently in the course selection process for the 21-22 school-year. If you missed the curriculum fair last night, you may access it in the link in this week's newsletter. Please take some time to review our presentation so you and your student can make the best selections to prepare them for college, career, and life. Please reach out to our counselors and administrators with any questions you may have.
Changes to our graduation ceremony
Class of 2021 Graduates and Families,
We know how important it is that our graduates receive their diplomas in person, while walking across the stage in front of family and friends. With that in mind, I’m happy to announce the updated plan for our 2021 graduation ceremony.
Our 2021 graduation ceremony will take place on June 4 at 7 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel High School stadium, with each graduate permitted to invite four guests. We made these plans after we were notified recently that the Yuengling Center at USF will not be available for our school district’s 2021 graduations in June. Our revised plan for an in-person graduation is similar to our ceremony last year, with a few modifications. Last year, graduates were limited to two guests. This year, each graduate can have four guests. Two of the guests can join the graduate on the field. Two other guests can be seated in the bleachers.
We believe this plan accomplishes our goal of bringing all our graduates together in a safe environment for the once-in-a-lifetime experience to receive their diploma in person in front of family and friends.
I look forward to celebrating with you on your accomplishment.
Click here to order your cap and gown. Students' senior fees are now available for payment through myStudent.
Pay senior fees here
Virtual Curriculum Fair
WCHS Parent Survey
Good Morning Wildcats,
Your voice matters!
We value your opinion and appreciate you taking time to complete this short survey.
Your anonymous opinion gives us feedback to improve our school, identifies things that are working well at our school, and helps us plan for the future. The survey will run from February 15th – February 28th. Thank you!
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Cheerleading has qualified for Nationals!
Despite the challenges this year has brought, our cheerleading team has gone above and beyond expectations. This year they earned 3rd place at Best of Pasco, 4th place in the State in their division, and received a bid to nationals (This is a first for our school history!). If you would like to help our team earn enough to be able to compete at nationals please consider donating below.
Our Weightroom is being renovated
Wesley Chapel High School Athletics is currently renovating our weight room! We are extremely excited to have this project take place. We have been able to purchase new flooring, new paint, all new racks and benches, but our work is just beginning. We still need new free weights, dumbbells, bars, medicine balls, and plyometric boxes. We would love to receive a contribution from you to help us with this project. It is our goal to give all of our student athletes from all sports a state-of-the-art facility to train in. Any amount is appreciated, thank you!
Pasco County Schools College and Career Fair
PASCO COUNTY SCHOOLS COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR
Thursday, February 25th 5:00 – 8:00pm
Pasco County Schools is hosting a virtual College and Career Fair. The purpose of this event is to ensure information is shared with families across the district as they plan for college entrance and/or careers after high school.
We will be hosting representatives from state and local universities and colleges, members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and community work force partners.
Registered attendees can sign up for presentations on the following topics:
- College Application Process
- Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
- Florida Bright Futures Program
- Collegiate Athletics
- Career Exploration Resources
- Options After High School
- Resources for Students with Disabilities
- ACT/SAT Test Information
Registration opens Feb. 8th, 2021
Need extra help in English or Math?
Students must have their first and last name on their zoom as well as have their video on.
Black History Month
Enjoy these great videos as we celebrate Black History Month
This project was coordinated by one of our high school juniors, Janiah Hinds.
George Crum - Inventor of the Potato Chip
Lonnie Johnson - Super Soaker inventor
John Standard - Innovator
Charles Hamilton Houston - Civil Rights Attorney
Jerry Lawson - Video game console inventor
Garrett Morgan - Inventor of StopLight and Gasmask
Susie King Taylor - Civil war nurse
George Washington Carver - Peanut Man
Join" Ending the Silence" to learn more about mental health concerns
Free SAT for Juniors
On Wednesday, March 24th, the District School Board of Pasco County and Wesley Chapel High School will offer the SAT free of charge to all 11th grade students. The SAT will be college-reportable and may also help students who have not yet met Algebra and/or FSA Reading graduation requirements. All juniors will be automatically registered to test.
Emergency Card Information and Directions (Please read)
Parents, we currently have over 600 emergency cards that have not been updated. If you have not updated your student's emergency card, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can design a personalized plan for you!
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.
National Merit Scholarship Finalist!
Vote for February Staff Member of the Month
Vote below for the 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.
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.
· 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.
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!