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Week of April 5, 2021 - Parent and Community Edition!

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Students of the Week

Millie Campbell

Presley Simpson

Jessica Wilson

Olivia Hursey

Kirra Williams

Mikiyale Walker

David Jackson

Eli Ritchie-Rodriguez

Orlando Ogugua

Timur Nogaibayev

Holly Stevens

Cheyenne Brackin

Ahmi Santiago-Turner

Nicholas Enzor

Mackenzie Bernardo

Isabella Valentin

Jael Ortega Ferrao

Felopateir Soryan

Summer Lee

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Staff of the Week

Michelle Mudge

Kat Spencer

Jessica Chatfield

Sapana Sawant

Shelbie Smith

Brianna Sartorio

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CCMS Calendar Weekly

Monday 4/5/21

"Step-It-Up!" Fundraiser

PTSA Box Top Fundraiser

8:30 - FSA Writing Assessment 6th Grade

3:00 - 4:30 - Track Practice

Tuesday 4/6/21

8:30 - FSA Writing Assessment 7th Grade

3:00 - 4:45 - Track Practice

Wednesday 4/7/21

Early Release Day (schedule below)

8:30 - FSA Writing Assessment 8th Grade

3:10 - 4:10 - NJHS After-School Tutoring

Thursday 4/8/21

8:30 - FSA Writing Assessment 8th Grade

5:30 - Track Meet CCMS, JLMS, CSRMS and PVMS @LOLHS

Friday 4/9/21

Enjoy your weekend, Coyotes!

Step it Up Fundraiser Update

Dear families!

You all are AMAZING!

In the past three days, hundreds of families answered our CALL TO ACTION, sending thousands of emails and text messages to friends & family around the world! What a great way to support your student using their AWESOMENESS to help others!

The response has been incredible, and we have already raised thousands, but have not quite met our goal. If you haven't participated, there is still time left to help out! Click on the link takes less than 10-minutes and no money required. Our fundraiser will conclude on April 12th!

Remember, you have the ability to win prizes based on the money your donors raise for you! (Check out the image to the right to see what you can earn with the money that you raise)

Your efforts are helping Cypress Creek Middle School with the funds needed to support student and staff recognition, awards, and incentives! Thank you for being such loyal supporters of the Coyote Nation!


Tim Light

Attention 8th Grade Families!

We are putting together the 8th grade video for the end of year celebration and we would love for our families to share pictures of our 8th grade students. If you have pictures to share that highlight your student, please share them by emailing Assistant Principal, Meighan Melsheimer, Our video will be shared on our school YouTube channel on Friday, May 21st.

FSA Writing Information Update

FSA Writing Test is next week!

6th Grade Writing: April 5th

7th Grade Writing: April 6th

8th Grade Writing: April 7th

For our traditional students and MSOL the schedule is as follows:

For MSOL Students:.

  • Students need to be dropped off in the car loop on their testing day between 7:45am and 8:00am. Students are to follow signs to the gym where they will be escorted to their test locations by staff.
  • The test is 120 minutes and students must be picked up at 11:00 am.
  • Transportation will not be provided to MSOL students for FSA Testing Days.

For Traditional Students:

  • Students received their testing locations on April 1st. Students will report directly to their testing location on their designated day.
  • We encourage you to make sure your student arrives on time so that they can promptly start testing at the beginning of 1st period (No later than 8:30am).

7th Grade Penny War Celebration

Congratulations again to our 7th graders for winning this year's Penny War Challenge! The total amount raised between all grade levels was $717.87. This money will be used to fund student and staff recognition, awards, and incentives.

On Wednesday, our 7th graders, and their teachers, received an ice cream celebration during 7th period and had the opportunity to duct tape Mr. Light to one of the columns in the courtyard!

Take Stock In Children College Scholarship - Apply March 1st - April 15th

Your child may be eligible for a wonderful opportunity – a Take Stock in Children College Scholarship. This program is associated with the Pasco Education Foundation and supported by Pasco County Schools which has helped students from economically disadvantaged families achieve the goal of going to college. Awarded to Pasco County School’s undergraduates, the student’s progress is monitored through college.

The online application will be available on March 1, 2021, closes on April 15, 2021, and can be found at

Home - Pasco

Review the requirements noted on the website carefully. Requirements can also be downloaded below. Income verification will be included with application submission.

2021 CCMS Track and Field Schedule

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ESE Parent Surveys

Please remember to complete the ESE Parent Survey. This survey is extremely important to our school district as we plan for your child’s future educational needs. The letter was mailed out on 3/11/2021. If you do not receive a copy of the survey, you can complete the survey online at or request a paper copy from the school. This does not include Gifted Services. Pasco County Schools values your opinion and encourages you to complete this survey. The window for this opportunity is open until May 31, 2021. If you have questions, please contact the front office at CCMS, 813-346-4600 or email ESE team lead at

Hat Pass Fundraiser for Students!

Attention Coyote Families!

To raise money for our student recognition fund we will be conducting a fundraiser where students can pay $10 to purchase a "Hat Pass" that will allow them to wear a hat every Friday for the remainder of the school year.

Students can purchase their "Hat Pass" online using Rycor or they can purchase it during lunches. Once students purchase their pass they will receive a laminated pass that will prove their purchase and participation in the fundraiser.

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The Hub Has a New Feature - You Can Now Translate the Hub

El Hub tiene una nueva función: ahora puede traducir el Hub

Join the CCMS PTSA!

Free COVID-19 Testing for Staff & Students

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Yearbooks Are On Sale!

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Tutoring Information

Attention Coyotes,

Do you need help with that assignment, or need further explanation on that equation? Well, we got your covered! Starting Wednesday, September 16th, the Cypress Creek Middle School NJHS and our Pack Leaders will be holding weekly tutoring sessions for all Cypress Creek students in our media center directly after school until 4:10 PM.

These tutoring services are completely free and will be provided by Cypress Creek teachers, Pack Leaders and National Junior Honor Society members. Take advantage of this free opportunity!

If you need to zoom in for our tutoring session, please email our NJHS sponsor, Mrs. Smith, at and she will send you the link.

Staff of the Week Nomination

Did someone exemplify our H.O.W.L. mission this week? Recognize them here:

ABC Program Information

Please see the information about the ABC Program below. If you need assistance please click on the link below to apply and our ABC advisor will contact you.

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The Covid-19 Response Guide, Student & Visitor Daily Screener Questions

Please always stay tuned to the Pasco County Schools ReOpening Website. CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO THE REOPENING WEBSITE! and Click here for The COVID-19 Response Guide


Students must ask themselves these questions every morning prior to coming to school. If they answer "Yes" to any question they should NOT come to school. CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE STUDENT SCREENER

Visitor Screener Questions:

Please note that we are only permitting visitors to campus by appointment only. Please call 813-346-4600. All Visitors with an Appointment Must:

  • Complete the Visitor Self-Screener - CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK!
  • Come to the Front Office to check in.
  • Remain in designation location as directed (ex. front office, on bench outside front office)

Payments, Fees and Mask Purchases

  1. Fees may be paid online via Rycor.
  2. Hallway Lockers & PE Lockers will not be sold this year.
  3. Masks may be purchased online via a Rycor button or students can buy a mask with cash or check. The cost of a neck/buff is $10.00 and they will be sold on Fridays during lunch.
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