ZHS Weekly Update

April 10, 2022

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 2021-2022 school year is Building Excellence!

April 10, 2022

Principal's Message

Hello Bulldog families!

Academic Support:

Quarter 4 is underway! Please continue to help your student stay on-track by doing weekly backpack clean out and paper organization, reconciling papers in that backpack with assignments you see in your MyStudent portal, checking on their tardies, and clearing any absences with written parent and/or doctor's notes. Reach out to your student's teachers via email or PTC with any questions you may have. Attendance and effort in every class period every day and working on/turning in every assignment will make a HUGE and positive impact on your student's academic progress.

Student Discipline and Dress Code:

Many of our students are exemplary when demonstrating academic skills, positive behaviors, and language choices. We will continue to review all BulldogPRIDE components this quarter and will continue to hold students accountable for their behavior and language choices when outside of PRIDE standards. Passes out of class will be restricted to only one student out of class at a time, using our lanyard passes.



Individual Thinker

Dedicated to Academics


We will continue with dress code expectations, class attendance and hall pass expectations. We follow the Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code guidelines for all students. We encourage all students and parents to review the Pasco County School Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code. Students who continue to violate the Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct will be referred for consideration of alternative placement.

Closed Campus:

ZHS is a closed campus for lunch. Students are expected to remain on campus for the entire school day and do not have permission to leave campus for lunch. Additionally, outside food, food delivery, and food sales is not allowed, as it jeopardizes our Free and Reduced Meal status. These deliveries will be refused.

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

--Dr. Christina Stanley

This Week at ZHS

Monday, 4/11:

BulldogPRIDE Review (pds. 1, 3, 5)

FSA 10th grade writing makeups (Rm 313/314), NWEA Algebra and Geometry testing

Chess Club mtg (Rm 201, 2 p.m.), ZHS B/G Tennis away @ Districts (McKeel)

Spring Wrestling (ZHS Wrestling room, 3 p.m.)

Rising Junior and Rising Senior Parent Night (6 p.m., Media Center & Dining Room)

V Softball home vs Nature Coast (7 p.m.)

Tuesday, 4/12:

FSA 9th grade writing makeups (Rm 313/314), NWEA Algebra and Geometry testing

ZHS B/G Tennis away @ Districts (McKeel), Spring Wrestling (ZHS Wrestling room, 3 p.m.

Softball home vs PHS (Varsity only), V Baseball away @ HHS (7 p.m.)

Wednesday, 4/13:

College Wear Wednesday! Wear College/Career/AVID/ZHS Academy gear

Early Release Day, Staff Professional Development (after student dismissal)

9th Grade Hands-Only CPR course via Hope Classes (Media Center)

JROTC away @ National competition, Spring Wrestling (ZHS Wrestling room, 3 p.m.)

ZHS Track meet (home, 3 p.m.)

Thursday, 4/14:

PLC meetings during Teacher Planning Periods

9th/10th ELA FSA Writing makeups (Rm 313/314), NWEA makeups

JROTC away @ National competition

ZHS Band Color Guard Info Night (Band Hall, 6 p.m.)

V Softball home vs LOLHS (6 p.m.)

V Baseball home vs South Sumter (7 p.m.)

Friday, 4/15:

No school for staff/students, JROTC away @ National competition

Spring Wrestling (ZHS Wrestling room, 3 p.m.)

V Baseball home vs Lake Gibson (7 p.m.)

Rising Juniors and Rising Senior Parent Night

Monday, April 11th from 6:00 to 7:30pm

Rising Juniors & Rising Seniors Parent Night:

Everything you need to know about your student’s last two years or final year of high school.

We will also discuss Credit Recovery and Summer School.

    • Rising Juniors: Graduation requirements; Your 2-Year plan; Grades (MyStudent), Attendance, Scholarships/College Applications.
    • Rising Seniors: Graduation requirements; ACT/SAT Prep; Your final-year plan. Grades, Attendance, Senior Contract, FAFSA; Scholarships/College Applications, Credit Recovery, Summer School.

Early Release Day on Wednesday, April 13

Early Release Bell Schedule

1st Period 7:10 – 7:45

2nd Period 7:50 – 8:25

3rd Period 8:30 – 9:05

5th Period 9:10 – 9:45

Lunch A 9:45 – 10:15

4th A Class 10:20 – 10:55

4th B Class 9:50 – 10:25

Lunch B 10:25 – 10:55

6th Period 11:00 – 11:36

Please note that:

*Homeroom does not meet on ERD.

*Periods 5 and 4 are switched for ERD only.

*Students attend their normally scheduled lunch.

Campus Closed on Friday, April 15

No School for Students

or Staff on Friday, April 15.

Important Dual Enrollment Information!

Any students planning to take Dual Enrollment courses for the 2022 summer term with PHSC starting in May, the ZHS website has been updated with the most recent information for qualifying for and applying to PHSC.

All Dual Enrollment students must:

1. have at least a 3.0 unweighted GPA

2. fill out the Dual Enrollment Online Request Form (Dynamic Form) by Friday April 14th

3. participate in Dual Enrollment registration starting April 27th.

For first time Dual Enrollment students, students must first earn qualifying scores on the PERT test and complete the PHSC application. Students should check the ZHS website first and can meet with their school counselor this week if they have questions.

Testing Schedule:

Students, please check posted lists on campus for your testing location!

Monday, April 11: FSA Writing Makeups (10th grade, Rooms 313/314, AM), NWEA Algebra and Geometry tests

Tuesday, April 12: FSA Writing Makeups (9th grade, Rooms 313/314, AM), NWEA Algebra and Geometry tests

Thursday, April 14: FSA Writing Makeups (9th and 10th grades), NWEA Math makeups

Friday, April 15: No school for students and staff

Monday, April 18: NWEA English 1

Tuesday, April 19: NWEA English 1, AP Capstone Presentations

Wednesday, April 20: NWEA English 2, PERT test after school (potential DE/ECP students)

Thursday, April 21: NWEA English 2

Friday, April 22: NWEA makeups, FCLE

Monday, April 25: AICE English General Paper Test

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ZHS Important Dates

Calendar/Save the date!

**Training for ZHS Band ColorGuard auditions: April 18-20th 6-8 p.m.

4/18: NWEA English 1, ZHS Band Color Guard tryouts (M-Th), Fire Drill

4/19: AP Capstone Presentations, Senior Blitz @ PHSC

4/20: NWEA English 2, FSPA State Convention, SAC meeting, PERT test after school (potential Dual Enrollment/Early College Program students)

4/21: Student Congress, PROM Promise (gr 10-12), ZHS Turnaround Student Celebration, JROTC awards, ZHS Band Color Guard Auditions (6-8 p.m.)

4/22: NWEA makeups, FCLE, Progress reports distributed

4/23: ZHS Prom

4/25: AICE English General Paper Test

4/26: East Side Career Fair/ZHS Gym, Severe Weather Drill

4/28: Spring Band Concert (ZHS Gym)

4/29: Grad Bash

4/30: Yearbook Distribution and ZHS tech/book/item return (ZHS Bus loop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

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April is Autism Awareness Month

Join the Kindness Campaign through Autism Speaks and commit to get us one step closer to a world where all people with Autism can reach their full potential! For more information, please visit https://act.autismspeaks.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=kindness_campaign.


Because of the renovations, Gus was relocated to the Gym lobby.

Many alumni and community members have asked, so we wanted to make sure everyone knew where he is.

Give Back to Your ZHS Community!

If your student, your family, or you would like to give back to your local community--please contact The Thomas Promise Foundation to see how you can help pack food backpacks for local children and families. You can visit thethomaspromise.org or find them on Facebook (at The Thomas Promise) and Twitter (@ThomasPFdn). Their contact information is 4542 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills (33542) and their phone number is 813.782.0000. You can make a difference in the life of a child!

Transportation Questions or Concerns?

Please contact Rachel Leavine, Senior Field Service Specialist

Transportation Southeast



Student Discipline

Outside Food/Food Deliveries

Students are not allowed to have outside restaurant food on campus and are not allowed to have food delivered to campus. DoorDash and other food delivery services are NOT allowed. We jeopardize losing our status as a Free/Reduced Breakfast and Lunch school if we have unauthorized competition with the cafeteria. We are a closed campus for lunch and during the school day. Students may not leave campus and get food. If you have any questions about these requirements, contact Dr. Stanley at cstanley@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Outside food, candy, chips, beverage sales PROHIBITED

Students are not permitted to sell food, candy, chips, or beverages on campus. We do have fundraisers ongoing, but they are not during the school day. Many of our students and staff have allergies and we cannot compete with the cafeteria. No outside food, candy, or beverage sales are allowed. Students who do not follow these procedures are subject to school discipline.

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".

Purchase Tickets to ZHS Athletic Events

Want to save time in line?

Visit https://gofan.co/app/school/FL6109

Search for the ZHS athletic contests you'd like to attend and purchase your tickets!

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 2021-2022 school year--please email Mrs. McCafferty at cmccaffe@pasco.k12.fl.us for a nomination form. 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 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:45 a.m.
Scheduled dates for the 2021-2022 SAC meetings:

  • April 20
  • May 18
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Pasco County Schools Covid-19 Protocols


Visit https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/coronavirus for the Pasco County Schools District COVID response plan and protocols. Parents can check the district dashboard for updates on positive COVID cases.

  • The COVID-19 Daily Report will be updated on the district website each school day. It will report the number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases among students and staff. Parents are encouraged to review the Daily Report to stay up to date regarding COVID-19 cases at their student’s school.
  • Direct notification will be limited to students or staff who are required to isolate.
  • Students will NOT need to isolate until/unless they develop symptoms or become unable to pass the self-screener found on the the ZHS and Pasco County Schools websites.

  • Please monitor your student for symptoms and use the self-screener. If your student is not feeling well, please do not send them to school.

We continue to take many precautions for student and staff safety that include cleaning supplies in every classroom/work area, social distancing, optional wearing of masks/face barriers, Public Service Announcements (in this newsletter, on the daily School Announcements, and more), hand sanitizer all over campus, and more.

Thank you!

Thank you to the following people, organizations, and community members who donated time, money, gifts, food, resources and more to the ZHS Angel Tree and ZHS ABC students:

First United Methodist Church (Zephyrhills) donated to the ABC program on February 8, 2022.

Jackie Miller and Leisure Days Mobile Home Park donated food to our ABC program on February 10, 2022.

Around the holidays, the following people and community groups donated to ZHS:

Sleepy Hollow, Charles Chapin, San Antonio Pottery, Jack Boyles and Debbie Gillars, Terry Turner, Anne Benedini, Linda Fernatt, Jan Jones, Gerri Orr, Sharon Holloway, Tallory Broderick, Catholic Daughters of America, Fellowship Bible Church, First Methodist Church, Coach Cimorelli, Donald Welsch, Suncrest Sales, Karen and Alan Knight, Nicole Saly, Tracy Jennings, Mary Lou Jordan, Kelli Richards, Kenneth Clark, Gina Granger, 1st Sgt McAuley, Sgt Smith, C J. Smith, Kelly Anderson, Dorraine Dyser, Susan Daniels, Angie Stone, Mike Novak, Elks Club, Jay Klammer and Shirley Crawford, Eagles Club, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Sutton, Ashley Sutton Thompson, Renee Carpenter, Bodine and Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fernandez, Sundance Mobile Homes, Dawn Lakin, Andrea Guarnieri, Jennifer Yonkof, Patricia Goltry, Teresa Kinsman, Rebecca Mastykarz, Denice Ferraina, April Simons, the ZHS National Honor Society, and Donna Mills.

Thank you to Dave Walters and the Zephyrhills Free Press for all the great photos and positive coverage of our students' amazing accomplishments!

Thank you to Steve Lee and the Zephyrhills News for supporting our programs!

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