Pirate Press

Vol. 2, Edition 17

Holiday Registration - Metropolitan Ministries

Please see the flier below.


NWEA MAP testing measures growth in student learning over the course of the year and projects proficiency on end-of-year state testing. MAP Scores can be used for student placement in advanced courses, interventions, and acceptance into Middle & High School Magnet Programs as seen below in the Pasco Pathways Catalog.
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Pasco Pathways (School Choice)

Pasco County Schools will host two virtual expo-style events to showcase the choices and innovative programs in our county for the 22-23 school year on November 15th for west side schools and November 18th for east side schools. Each expo event will take place from 5-8 p.m.

Here is the Pasco Pathways Catalog to showcase many of the options in our county. The district website has all information in one place regarding the options available as well as information about the 22-23 application window.

For registration information please visit http://pasco.k12.fl.us/expo

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Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation

Please see the bifold below for a highlight of information about Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation. KRAI is the new public school in Pasco County on Curley Road and will be a magnet school, so students will need to apply.

Great American Teach -In November 17th!

Pirate Families, if you or someone you know would like to present to our students for the Great American Teach In, please use the following link to fill out the Mach Form: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=aaJT4khSVE6bZ7duOoYiIGUqEtzoA69NscoWehv5uc5UNDUxRlVNUllKTTc4MldUUVU4QTg0RzdBVi4u

Presenters must be approved volunteers. Please click on the following link to apply as a volunteer: https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/comm/page/volunteer

Presentations are virtual, please see flyer for information. Our students will love to hear and learn about your carreers and opportunities they can work towards.

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Student Start and End times will change January 4th

The school board just approved the start and end times to change starting January 4th. We will stay on the same bell schedule until then.

Starting on January 4th, students will start at 7:10 AM and be dismissed at 1:30 PM.

22-23 school board approved calendar

Parents, below is the school board approved calendar for next school year. The 22-23 school year. I'm putting this out now in case anyone is planning summer vacations now so you will be back for the first day of school. Again, the calendar below if for next school year.

15 Days of Pirate Cheer!

Check out the link below for festive dress up days coming up!


Monday, November 15th:

"E" rotation day - 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (lunch is based on the 3rd period teacher)

Crossbar Enviromental Field Trip

1:50 - Cheer Practice

1:50 - Extended School Day

1:50 - Boys Soccer Practice

6:00 - Girls Basketball Game: Cypress @ Pasco

Tuesday, November 16th:

"P" rotation day - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (lunch is based on the 4th- period teacher)

Crossbar Enviromental Field Trip

1:50 - Girls Basketball Practice

1:50 - Cheer Practice

1:50 - Extended School Day

6:00 - Soccer Game Rushe @ Pasco/PHS Field

Wednesday, November 17h:

"I" rotation Day 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6 (lunch is based on the 5th period teacher)

Crossbar Environmental Field Trip

Virtual Great American Teach In all day

1:50 - Boys Soccer Practice

6: 00 - Girls Basketball Game Centennial @ Pasco

Thursday, November 18th:

"R" rotation day - 3, 4,5 6, 1, 2, (lunch is based the 6th period teacher)

Crossbar Enviromental Field Trip

1:50 - Extended School Day

1:50 - Girls Basketball Practice

6: 00 - Boys Soccer Game Pasco @ Cypress Creek/CCHS Field

5: 00 -Virtual Pasco Pathways

Friday, November 19th:

"A" rotation day - 4, 5, 6, 1, 3, (lunch is based on the 1st- period teacher)

1: 50 - NJHS Meeting in media

Parent Access with the PBIS Rewards Parent App

Imagine being able to extend positive behavior reinforcement beyond school grounds! With the PBIS Rewards Parent App, you can do just that. As part of the PBIS Rewards suite of apps, the free Parent App allows parents to view student point totals, the number of referrals (aka consequences), items purchased with points, and upcoming events for which points can be used. Through the app, you can communicate directly with your child's teachers and they can communicate with you too!

Student Screener

Students will still have to go through the screener every morning prior to coming to school. We appreciate your assistance with this as we continue to do our part to make sure all students and staff are healthy. The link to the screener is below and will be a button in every Pirate Press this year.

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Free COVID-19 Testing for Students


Schedule an appointment at pasco.k12.fl.us/covidtest

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Pasco County Schools District Office Complex

7205 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638

Follow green road signs for “COVID TESTING SITE”

Please see the flier below for English and Spanish.

Report an Absence

You can now report an absence online. The link is below and is also on our school website.

Report an absence

2021 - 2022 PE Waiver


Florida state legislation requires students in grades 6-8 to take at least one semester of physical education - PE each year. The legislation allows parents to waive the requirement if the student meets at least one of the following:

- The student is enrolled or required to enroll in a remedial course (waiver not required).
- The parent requests that the student enrolls in another elective course offered by the school at that grade level.
- The student is participating in equivalent physical activities outside of the school day.

***A student may still be assigned to PE unless there are documented health conditions & the waiver is completed.

Free and Reduced Meal Application

The Free and Reduced Meal Application is now available at www.PascoSchoolMeals.com.

Currently, all 2021-2022 students will receive free breakfast and lunch regardless of eligibility. However, we strongly encourage you to complete the new free and reduced meal application, as schools receive a portion of their funding based on the percentage of students who qualify.

To review the eligibility guidelines and complete an application, please visit www.pascoschoolmeals.com.

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