ZHS Weekly Update

February 6, 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!

February 6, 2022

Principal's Message

Hello Bulldog families!


February is Black History Month:

These innovators are just a few of the many Black Americans who have made important contributions to business, industry, medicine, and technology.

Madame C.J. Walker (1867-1919) was the first Black woman millionaire. She invented a line of cosmetics and hair products aimed at Black consumers in the first decades of the 20th century.

Lonnie Johnson (1949-present) holds more than 80 U.S. Patents, including the Super Soaker (which he invented). He has worked on the stealth bomber project for the Air Force and the Galileo space probe for NASA.

George Edward Alcorn Jr. (1940-present) is a physicist whose work in the aerospace industry helped revolutionize astrophysics and semiconductor manufacturing. His best-known innovation is the X-ray spectrometer, used to analyze distant galaxies and other deep-space phenomena.

James Edward Maceo West (1931-present) trained as a physicist, but was fascinated by radio and electronics. He invented the foil electret microphone in 1960, which used less power and was smaller than other microphones of the time--revolutionizing the field of acoustics.

Source: Bellis, Mary. "10 Important Black Inventors in U.S. History." ThoughtCo, Feb. 28, 2021, thoughtco.com/black-inventors-through-the-years-4145354.


22-23 School Year Course Selection:

Course Card presentations for the 22-23 school year will continue in your student's classes this week. Please talk with your student and select courses that will advance your student's goals for College, Career, and Life Readiness. All course cards are due Friday, February 11. If your student does not submit a course card, we will select their courses for them.


Academic Support:

Progress Reports were distributed via the MyStudent portal on Friday. 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.


Give Back to Your 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!


Student Discipline and Dress Code:

Many of our students are exemplary when demonstrating academic skills, positive behaviors, and language choices. We will continue to focus on celebrating the ZHS PRIDE school culture and will continue to hold students accountable for their behavior and language choices when outside of PRIDE standards.


Proud

Respectful

Individual Thinker

Dedicated to Academics

Engaged


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.


COVID-19:

The District's COVID response plan is posted on the Pasco County Schools website. 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.


Save the Date:

We will host a Renovation Open House Celebration in the evening of February 24th starting at 6 p.m.


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 will navigate these challenges and we will have a GREAT year!

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


--Dr. Christina Stanley

This Week at ZHS

All week: FTE Survey Week, WIDA Access for ELL’s testing window, Teachers sign course cards, 8th grade presentations at Middle Schools, Carnation sales at lunches, Cheer at Competition


Monday, 2/7:

SuperBowl theme week: Wear gear from your favorite sports team

NA3 Class Clinicals @ ZHH AdventHealth

District Walkthroughs (ELA, Sci, Math, Soc Sci, Site/Pasco Spring data) periods 1-3

District Infrastructure Test (for testing purposes)

Extended School Day (no bus transportation available)


Tuesday, 2/8:

SuperBowl theme week: Dress like a Player or referee

WIDA writing testing

FFA Skillathon Practice (2 p.m., Rooms 800 and 802)

Curriculum Fair (ZHS Gym, 6-8 p.m.)


Wednesday, 2/9:

SuperBowl theme week: Wear College/Career/AVID/Academy/ZHS gear

WIDA Listening and Reading testing

Extended School Day (no bus transportation available)

B Weightlifting Meet home vs. WRHS, SLHS (ZHS weightroom, 4 p.m.)

Wrestling home vs. WCHS, WRHS, CCHS (ZHS gym, 6 p.m.)

B Basketball away @ Districts (WCHS)


Thursday, 2/10:

SuperBowl theme week: Wear a shirt with a positive or uplifting message

PLC meetings during Teacher Planning Periods

Fire Drill, 10th grade Herff Jones presentation (ZHS gym, 9 a.m.)

FCA Club meeting (2 p.m., Rm 26-216), ZHS Jazz Band @ MPA (WCHS, 6 p.m.)

G Basketball Regionals away @ Lake Wales (7 p.m.)


Friday, 2/11:

SuperBowl theme week: Wear Bulldog spirit gear/colors

NA3 Class Clinicals @ ZHH Advent Health

Student Course Cards due to English teachers

B Basketball away @ Districts (WCHS, 7 p.m.)


Saturday, 2/12:

ACT on campus (ZHS B Bldg), ZHS Wrestling away @ Conference meet

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Transportation Questions or Concerns?

Please contact Rachel Leavine, Senior Field Service Specialist

Transportation Southeast

rleavine@pasco.k12.fl.us

813.794.0505

Testing Schedule:

Saturday, February 12: ACT on campus (B Bldg)

Monday, February 21: FSA 10th ELA & ALG retake testing window opens

Monday, February 28: Quarter 3 Check testing window opens

ZHS Important Dates

Calendar/Save the date!

Week of 2/14: ATP Drill

2/15: Faculty Meeting

2/16: SAC Meeting, 10th grade Herff Jones/Class Ring Parent Meeting (6 p.m.)

2/18: ZHS Choral Theater Workshop

2/19: ZHS hosts JROTC Drill Meet

2/21: No School for Students/President’s Day Holiday, Pasco County Fair

2/22: FSA retake window begins, committee meetings

2/23: ASVAB (in ZHS gym)

2/24: ZHS Renovation Open House

Bell Schedule for 21-22 (Second Semester)

**Starting 10 minutes earlier as of January 4, 2022**

1st Period 7:10 – 8:05

2nd Period 8:10 – 9:00

Academic Period 9:05 – 9:25

3rd Period 9:30 – 10:20

Lunch A 10:20 – 10:50

Period 4A 10:55 – 11:45

Period 4B 10:25 – 11:15

Lunch B 11:15 – 11:45

5th Period 11:50 – 12:40

6th Period 12:45 – 1:36

Congratulations to our ZHS Students!

*KUDOS to our FBLA CTE students and advisor Lisa Dawson! 1st place: Mercedes Collins in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures, 2nd place Team Rehanna Mangroo in Introduction to Event Planning, 2nd place Team Heer Patel in Introduction to Event Planning. They will be heading to State Level Competition! Way to go!


*KUDOS to our ZHS JROTC Bulldog Battalion, SG Smith and 1SG McAuley for their performance at the Drill Meet. They won 1st place Male Platoon Exhibition, 3rd place Female Platoon Exhibition, 3rd place Female Armed Squad, and 3rd place Male Squad Exhibition. Way to go!

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SAT/ACT Bootcamps!

SAT/ACT Bootcamp Sessions are held every Monday and Wednesday from 2pm-3pm. Snacks are provided. See Mr. Santiago if you have any questions.

Congratulations to the 21-22 Outstanding Senior!

This year's ZHS Outstanding Senior is Kamil Mehrab!

He was interviewed at the District Office in November for the opportunity to be selected as the Pasco County's Outstanding Senior. We are so proud of you!

Congratulations to ZHS Senior Caitlyn Regan!

She was chosen to represent all of Pasco County as the U.S. Presidential Academic Scholar nominee for our area! She will move on to the Florida Department of Education level for consideration as a State nominee!


In order to qualify, Caitlyn had to demonstrate excellence in Career/Technical Education coursework, community service and involvement, academic scholarship, rigorous coursework, and and an exemplary SAT/ACT score.


Good luck at the state level, Caitlyn! We are so proud of you! She was recognized by District Leadership at a School Board Meeting on December 14th.

Extended School Day

Extended School Day is ongoing! If your student needs to recover classes and/or bring up their GPA, please have them see their grade level administrator, school counselor, or graduation coach. All grade levels are invited. Snacks will be provided.


Extended School Day is every Monday and Wednesday through 3/11/21, 1:45 to 5 pm, excluding non-school days.

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.
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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.

Student Fees and Lockers

Fees and Lockers

*You will also be able to pay all fees online through Rycor. All fees including parking, lockers, class fees, Grade Fees, and PE lockers can be paid online.

*Need a locker? Reserve one here: https://zhs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=36069


You will need an active MyStudent parent portal account to be able to participate.

1. Navigate to Pasco County Schools website at www.pasco.k12.fl.us

2. Click on the Parents tab.

3. Under Parent Links/Academic, click on CheckGrades/Attendance.

4. Click the yellow link to create a new Parent Portal.

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.

Student Parking Passes 21-22

1. You must purchase a 21-22 student parking pass online when you pay your fees.

2. All parking passes will be processed and distributed during student lunches by Ms. Ashley.

3. You must have copies of your driver's license, current registration, and current proof of insurance to receive your parking pass during lunches.

4. All students, including students who drove last year, must purchase a new parking pass each year and provide updated vehicle information. Parking passes are only good for the school year.

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!

Arrival to School in the Morning

  • Buses will drop off in the front bus loop off of 12th Street. This loop is CLOSED to all car traffic from 6:15 to 7:25 a.m. DO NOT PASS THE BUSES.
  • Student drop off is in the Gym parking lot off of Henry Street. Please pull all the way forward to drop off your student in front of the doors leading to the gym lobby.
  • Upon arrival from a car or bus, students can get their breakfast from the nearest mobile cart or cafeteria line and then head to the cafeteria or their 1st period class to eat.
  • Students who do not eat breakfast at school will be expected to go directly to their 1st period class as soon as they arrive on campus.

Seating Charts and Sign in Sheets

Again this year, all students will have assigned seats in their classes. The teacher will determine all classroom seating assignments and students are expected to remain in their seats.


When in another classroom not on their schedule, students will need to sign in and take a seat as directed by the teacher.


If you have any questions about this, please reach out to your grade level administrator.

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:

https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/coronavirus

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:

  • February 16
  • March 23
  • April 20
  • May 18

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:


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