ZHS Weekly Update

April 4, 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 4, 2022

Principal's Message

Hello Bulldog families!

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.

Academic Support:

Bulldog families, Quarter 4 has started. 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.

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 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.


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.

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

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This Week at ZHS

All week: Assistant Principals Week, NWEA window, FSA testing

Monday, 4/4:

• BulldogPRIDE Review, Assistant Principals Week

• FSA Writing (9th grade, Group 1, Media/300 wing, AM)

• Chess Club mtg (Rm 201, 2 p.m.), B Tennis home vs LOLHS (3:30 p.m.)

• Spring Wrestling in ZHS Wrestling room (3 p.m.), JV Baseball away @ SLHS (6 p.m.)

Tuesday, 4/5:

• Assistant Principals Week, FSA Writing (9th grade, Group 2, Media/300 wing, AM)

• Class Color Day, B Tennis home vs RRHS, G Tennis away @ RRHS (3 p.m.)

• Softball away @ South Sumter, V Baseball home vs Mulberry (7 p.m.)

Wednesday, 4/6:

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

• Assistant Principals Week, FSA Writing (10th grade, Group 1, Media/300 wing, AM)

• PERT test (after school, DE students), Spring Wrestling in ZHS Wrestling room (3 p.m.)

• ZHS Boys Weightlifting Regionals @ RRHS (4 p.m.), JV Baseball away @ PHS (6 p.m.)

• ZHS Volunteer Celebration (5 p.m., ZHS Commons)

Thursday, 4/7:

• PLC meetings during Teacher Planning Periods, Assistant Principals Week

• FSA Writing (10th grade, Group 2, Media/300 wing, AM), FCA Club (2 p.m., Rm 26-216)

• B Tennis away @ SLHS (3:30 p.m.), RBSMS Track meet @ ZHS (5:30 p.m.)

• ZHS Girls Weightlifting Banquet (5:30 p.m., ZHS Dining Hall)

• V Softball away @ JWMHS, V Baseball home vs Lake Gibson (7 p.m.)

Friday, 4/8:

• Spirit Day! Wear Bulldog gear. Assistant Principals Week

• FSA 9th grade writing makeups (Media Center), ZHS Blood Drive

• Spring Wrestling in the ZHS Wrestling room (3 p.m.)

• ZHS Musical Theater/Chorus Show (6 p.m.)

• V Baseball away @ Kathleen (7 p.m.)

Saturday, 4/9:

• ZHS Track away @ Steinbrenner (8 a.m.), AP/AICE EGP District Review Event (Virtual)

• Pasco Education Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony (WCHS, 4 p.m.)


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.

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Testing Schedule:

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

Monday, April 4: NWEA window opens, FSA Writing 9th grade (Group 1) AM

Tuesday, April 5: FSA Writing 9th grade (Group 2) AM

Wednesday, April 6: FSA Writing 10th grade (Group 1) AM, PERT Test after school (DE students)

Thursday, April 7: FSA Writing 10th grade (Group 2) AM

Friday, April 8: FSA Writing Makeups (9th grade, AM)

Saturday, April 9: AP and AICE English General Paper Review Day (District-wide Virtual Event, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m)

Monday, April 11: FSA Writing Makeups (10th grade, AM)

Tuesday, April 12: FSA Writing Makeups (9th grade, 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

ZHS Important Dates

Calendar/Save the date!

4/6: PERT test after school (Dual Enrollment), Volunteer Celebration (6 p.m.)

4/8: ZHS Blood Drive, ZHS Musical Theater/Chorus Cabaret Show

4/9: AP and AICE English General Paper Review Day (District-wide Virtual Event, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

4/11: Rising Junior and Rising Senior Parent Night (ZHS Media Center, 6 p.m.)

4/13: Early Release Day, Hands Only CPR 9th grade, JROTC Drill Nationals

4/14: Hands Only CPR 9th grade, ZHS Band Guard Info night

4/15: Good Friday Holiday: No School for Teachers or Students

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

**Auditions for ZHS Band ColorGuard: April 21st 6-8 p.m.

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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

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


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