ZHS Parent & Family Engagement Plan

2021-2022 School Year

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!

2021-2022 School Year

At Zephyrhills High School, we will:

1. Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the ZHS Comprehensive Needs Assessment and the Title 1 program. The school will jointly develop and evaluate the Parent & Family Engagement Plan with the School Advisory Council (SAC) and parents/guardians. We will have meetings each quarter to discuss subjects and needs within the school in order to assist families.

2. Develop a school-home compact agreement that outlines how parents, students, and school staff will share responsibility in improving student achievement and describes various ways communication will occur. This compact is found on the ZHS website under School Information > Title 1 information > Compact. Parents and students can review the compact together and submit the form electronically.

**All parents and guardians are encouraged to give their feedback regarding the Parent/Family Engagement Plan and School Compact by contacting Mrs. Simons (asimons@pasco.k12.fl.us) or by attending SAC meetings, or attending parent nights.

Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting

When: August 23, 2021 @ 6 p.m.

Where: ZHS New Dining Room

Why: To explain the Title 1 program, your rights, and how parents can be involved. You will be able to review the Title 1 budget expenditures and ask questions.

Out of Field Notification 21-22

Parents will be notified if a teacher does not meet the requirements or certifications of the course(s) they teach. Notices will be sent home via mail, newsletter, on the ZHS website, and will be updated throughout the year.

At Zephyrhills High School, we will:

3. Identify partnerships that coordinate and integrate Title 1 and local/federal funds to provide opportunities that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their students and/or to help support learning at home.

**Teen parents can participate in the Cyesis program, which allows teen parents to stay in school to complete their education while bringing their babies (up to 4 years old) with them each day.

**ABC (Assist, Believe, Care) funds are used to ensure family needs are supported. Our social worker and Social Services Coordinator perform home visits and student/family follow up when needed.

4. Use a portion of Title 1 funds to support parent and family engagement, and involve parents in deciding how these funds are used.


  • Connect with community partners & learn about building personal & family resources to help your family get ahead.
  • Develop your own plan for bridges and other tools to build financial and social stability.

Our school’s vision for engaging families: To provide relevant Parent Information Nights throughout the school year, so that students & families can stay informed and have access to the necessary resources available at our school and the community, to be college, career, and life ready.

How to Stay Informed about what is happening at ZHS:

**Weekly phone calls will be done on Sundays informing students and parents of the upcoming week's events via Pasco County's School Messenger system. This information will also be sent out via email (if a parent email address is listed in MyStudent).

**A Weekly Newsletter will be created and the link will be shared via email, text message, Twitter/Facebook/social media, and posted to the ZHS website.

**Follow our Principal on Twitter: @ZHS_DrStanley

**Follow ZHS on Twitter: @ZHSBulldogs

**Follow ZHS on Facebook: Zephyrhills High School Parents

**Follow Pasco County Schools: @pascoschools

**Use our ZHS website: https://zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us to contact staff, view our school calendar, and stay up to date on school programs and activities.

At Zephyrhills High School, we will:

5. Provide assistance, training, workshops, events and/or meetings for parents to help them understand the education system, curriculum, standards, graduation requirements, state assessments, and achievement levels. We will offer these events virtually and in person and upload information and documents from these events to the ZHS website.

6. Utilize multiple strategies to ensure meaningful home/school communication. Staff names, positions, and email addresses can be found on our ZHS website under the Contact Us dropdown menu.

7. Educate and build capacity in the school staff on ways to work with and engage families, as well as increasing student achievement.

8. Assist families in gaining resources and information about the school facility, school policies, contacts, academic assistance, community resources, and other materials.

Transportation Questions or Concerns?

Please contact Andrea Rowe, Senior Field Service Specialist

Transportation Southeast



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Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code

Please review the Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code documents.

myStudent Parent Portal Emergency Card information updates

Parents: Please log into and update your myStudent Parent Portal account with the most current phone numbers and email address information so that we can contact you regarding your student's progress and/or in the event of an emergency.

Bell Schedule for 21-22 (First Semester)

1st Period 7:20 – 8:15

2nd Period 8:20 – 9:10

Academic Period 9:15 – 9:35

3rd Period 9:40 – 10:30

Lunch A 10:30 – 11:00

Period 4A 11:05 – 11:55

Period 4B 10:35 – 11:25

Lunch B 11:25 – 11:55

5th Period 12:00 – 12:50

6th Period 12:55 – 1:46

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 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.**

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

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!

School Lunch Questions?

The Free and Reduced Meal Application for the 2021-2022 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/.

Pasco County Schools Covid-19 Protocols

Click here for more information on the 21-22 Pasco County Schools Covid-19 Protocols:


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.

Contact info

Dr. Christina Stanley, Principal


Mr. Matt Hayes, Assistant Principal (gr 12)


Mrs. Camille Watkins, Assistant Principal (gr 11)


Mrs. Amanda McCoy, Assistant Principal (gr 10)


Mrs. Jennifer Yonkof, Assistant Principal (gr 9)