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21-22 Student & Parent Vol. 5 - Edition 2 - First Week!

Accessing Class Schedule 1st Day of School

Please complete the following steps for a great first day of school:


Students should log onto MyStudent this weekend and follow these instructions (there are pictures below for all visual learners that outline this procedure for reading schedule):
  • Click Menu tab in top right of screen (3 dashes)
  • Click "Class Schedule" tab on left of screen
  • Flip phone to horizontal orientation. Put your finger on area of screen to right of name of class. Swipe left and you will see room numbers.
  • This is the schedule you will follow on the first day of school. Take note of your lunch period.
  1. Arrive to school no earlier than 7am.
  2. Grab your breakfast. You can eat your breakfast in the Cafeteria, the Courtyard, or in your teacher's classroom if they are in their classroom.
  3. All students will receive a paper schedule on Monday morning in their first period class. This schedule has bus information in the top corner.


If you can't access your schedule, don't worry, we will have staff members posted throughout our campus to assist you. They have lists, by last name that they will be holding and can help you find your first period class.

How to see Room Numbers on Schedule!

Pasco County Schools COVID-19 Protocols 2021-2022

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Pasco County Schools has implemented protocols to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students and staff. Circumstances regarding COVID-19 and the variants are rapidly changing, and our school district protocols and guidance may be updated as circumstances change. Please reference Pasco County Schools COVID-19 Protocols 2021-2022 posted on the district website for the latest updates.


Screeners

In order to protect the health and safety of staff, students, and volunteers, all those who access Pasco County School locations, including vaccinated individuals, must self-screen daily for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19.

  • All stakeholders (staff, students, visitors) are required to perform the self-screener, INCLUDING vaccinated individuals.
  • Screener is required daily.
  • Screener are available on each school’s website and district website.

WHAT ARE STUDENT & STAFF OF THE WEEK HOWL-OUTS?

Our staff of the week Howl-Outs are how we recognize our staff for exemplifying our HOWL mission. We submit Howl-Outs internally as a staff, but like to extend the opportunity to our families and students. Whenever you would like to recognize a staff member for going above and beyond, just click the button below and submit a Howl-Out.




We have an internal recognition system that is put out to our staff each week for Student of the Week Howl-Outs! When your child is recognized, we will announce their name on the intercom on Monday morning and take their picture in the courtyard in front of our coyotes!

Class of 2025 Swag

Are you a 9th grader who didn't attend Howlapalooza? Well, don't worry, we've got your swag! During the 2nd week of school we will begin handing out Coyote 2025 shirts and bags to any Freshman who did not attend. Listen for the announcement at lunches to come up to the stage to pick up your spirit items!

Medication Drop-Off

Please call the clinic OR email Moneice Griffin mgriffin@pasco.k12.fl.us (Clinic Assistant), or Jen Oyer joyer@pasco.k12.fl.us (School Nurse) at 813-346-4405 to set up an appointment for medication drop off. Medication will not be accepted if brought in by your child.

TWO SPIRIT STORES OPEN NOW!

Image Depot Spirit Store:

Check out our new spirit store with primary logos & our new themed logo merchandise! You can CLICK HERE for the link or use the QR code to the left to access the store!


You can also CLICK HERE to see our special limited time only flash sale of our "Better Together" logo theme spirit wear!


BSN Spirit Store:

CLICK HERE for the BSN spirit store! This store closes August 16th!

School Pictures - August 26th

Our school picture date is August 26th. Please be aware of this fast approaching date so you are prepared to look your best for your school picture!

Deliveries to our Campus

Please note that we do not permit deliveries from outside services. Please do not order or send items to be delivered by the school. Any delivery that does appear will be sent away. Please also note that we will not deliver balloons, or any other items to students for celebratory purposes. Please also do not personally deliver fast food items to your child for lunch.The only items that will be delivered would be something a student needs for instructional purposes. Please understand that we will not interrupt instructional time for students to pick up items - students will be only be called down during lunch time to secure any instructional items dropped off for them.

Early Release Days - Mark Your Calendars!

Pasco County Schools has implemented a monthly, two-hour-early release time to allow for staff to engage in professional development aligned with student needs and district and school priorities. ​

Why?

  • For students - increase in effective instruction and decrease in learning disruption on substitute days.
  • For staff - increased opportunity to learn and grow built in to the work schedule​.
  • For stakeholders - predictable schedule, fewer substitutes, higher quality, and more engaged staff. ​

This means that your students will be coming home approximately 2 hours early on these dates. The Early Release Day Bell Schedule is posted with the other bell schedules in this newsletter. Please add all the Early Release Dates to your calendar!

School Supply Lists & Meet Your Teacher

You can view video introductions & supply lists for all courses on your MyLearning/Canvas Courses.


If you are a family in need of assistance with school supplies, please simply email Mrs. Garrett and she will assist you. Mrs. Garrett is the Advisor of our ABC program. Our ABC program can get you set up with all of the supplies you will need for school. We also have an ongoing available supply of school items in Student Services on the wall. Any student who is in need of a pen/pencil, folders or composition notebooks can just swing by Student Services and grab what they need, anytime...no questions asked!

PBIS & Code of Conduct

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

Each year the Student Code of Conduct is updated by Pasco County Schools. It is the expectation that every student and family are aware of their rights and responsibilities outlined within the Student Code of Conduct. Please CLICK HERE to access the Pasco County Student Code of Conduct.

WE H.O.W.L., THAT'S #THECOYOTEWAY

At CCHS we are a trauma-informed school focused on the principles of Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports. PBIS is an approach to behavior that centers around setting expectations for students, holding them accountable, recognizing them for exhibiting the desired behaviors and working with them to improve should they not meet expectations.


Take a look at our outlined expectations for our Coyote Nation and talk with your child about expected behaviors on our campus. Each teacher develops classroom expectations that align to our H.O.W.L. mission, and those expectations will be reviewed during the first week of school.

TARDY, DRESS CODE & WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE POLICIES

At CCHS we have a H.O.W.L. mission. We Have a growth mindset, Own our education, Work as a community, and Lead responsibly. This mission guides all we do at Cypress Creek. Student behavior is defined within all areas of our school using our H.O.W.L. mission. Please talk with your child about our school policies for Tardies, Dress Code & Wireless Communication Devices below, and thoroughly review the actual Dress Code so you are aware of our Coyote Nation standards of dress & appearance.

Dress Code updates

Please note that the dress code has changed since last year - please read thoroughly for the updates.


Consequences for dress code violations are also included at the bottom of the flyer.

Schedule Changes

To request a schedule change, please CLICK HERE or use the QR code. Schedule changes will be looked at each night, and if the change is made it will be reflected in the student's schedule the next day. We will have QR codes that students can access in lunch to request a schedule change through this mach form as well. Please note the reasons for schedule changes when you open the form.

Refunds

Did you pay fees for a class your child no longer has on their schedule? Not to worry! Simply email our Bookkeeper, Lorraine McKinney, and she will get your reimbursement to you!

Opt in to Weekly Text Message

Don't enjoy listening to my weekly message or checking your voicemail?! You can get my weekly message in under 160 characters to your phone via text. The message will contain a link to our weekly newsletter. All of the information you need, right at your fingertips!

Lockers

Lockers may be purchased online. Locker assignments for lockers that are out in classroom buildings will be ASSIGNED at lunches during the 1st two weeks of the school year on the stage. Students who purchased a PE locker will receive their PE locker assignment during their PE class during the first two weeks of school.

Student Parking

Check out Student Parking page for information regarding student parking and the application process. Student parking cost $40 and requires current driver's license, insurance and registration. All student drivers are required to have a parking pass. Our parking lots are monitored by our Criminal Justice Academy. Students without passes after the 2nd week of school will receive tickets and may be towed if parking without proper documentation. The only parking lot students may park in is the student parking lot by the gym, in their assigned spot.


Click Here for the Student Parking page.

ARE YOU TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO DRIVE?

We support our students who are learning to drive, and support you teaching them! If your have a child with a restricted license and they are practicing their driving skills to and from school with you in the car, please DO NOT ENTER OUR CAR LINE! Please park in the very back of our Student Parking lot in the spaces nearest the Basketball Courts. This allows us to have no hold up in our car line, and it allows for an easy and safe transition for you and your child.


To apply for a Student Driver Pass, CLICK HERE to access the Student Driver page. Look for the blue Student Driver application at the bottom of the page.

Student Drop-Off/Pick Up

Expectations for Parents/Guardians:

Parents, as a reminder, please use caution when driving in our traffic circle. The drop-off and pick-up area for students is in front of the front office by the yellow pillars. When using the traffic circle, please only turn from the outer lane. The car loop exit is the 2nd turn upon entering the traffic circle. Please pull all the way forward up to the car in front of you. Please drop your student off and pick them up by the yellow pillars. Electronic device use by drivers in the drop-off lane is not permitted for student safety. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Expectations for Students:

Students are not permitted to enter the CCHS campus until 7:00am each morning. At the end of the day, students are only permitted to enter the car loop via the black gates between the Media Center and the Cafeteria. Students are not permitted to enter the car loop from the black gates by Student Parking (this may result in a referral).

Bus Transportation

The Transportation Call Center will be open for the first 5 days of the school year to address parent questions and concerns. Phone numbers are listed below. Please access the bus loop afternoon parking map pictured to the right and attached below to help your child understand where their bus will be parked in the afternoon.


Bus Compound Contact Info: Bus routes each have an alphanumeric identifier. The beginning letter identifies the servicing bus compound you should call if needed.


  • C Routes 727-774-0520
  • D Routes 813-794-0560
  • N Routes 727-774-0540
  • S Routes 727-774-4410
  • W Routes 727-774-0400
  • Z Routes 813-794-0500

Want to Know What’s Happening in Your Grade Level?

Follow your grade level Twitter for all the latest news, events and action items specific to your grade level. Also, students should regularly view their grade level myLearning course for class information and to have your voice heard in student surveys.

Class of 2022 - @cchs2022

Class of 2023 - @CCHS_2023

Class of 2024 - @CCHSCoyotes2024

Class of 2025 - @CCHS_2025

Lunch Information

The USDA has extended free breakfast and lunch for all students for the 21-22 school year. All students are eligible for a free breakfast and lunch each day!


Free & Reduced Lunch

The Free and Reduced Meal Application for the 2021-2022 school year is now available online at www.pascoschoolmeals.com. If you are unsure if you qualify, you can also review the income eligibility guidelines on our website.


MySchool Bucks

School meal accounts can be funded through the MySchoolBucks meal payment service. Just visit MySchoolBucks.com. You also have the option of paying directly in the cafeteria with cash, check, credit or debit. Contactless pay will be available at registers where credit cards are accepted. Students can use contactless cards, or Google Wallet, Android Pay and Apple Pay from their phones.


Please contact Food and Nutrition Services with any questions by emailing fns_finance@pasco.k12.fl.us or calling 813-794-2522.

CCHS School Advisory Council (SAC)

Cypress Creek High School is looking for members for the 2021-2022 school year. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!



School Advisory Councils are peer-elected, collaborative teams comprised of family members, the school administration, teachers or other school-based staff, students, and community members. SACs champion the work for improved student achievement, parent and community engagement in the educational process, and communication and support between home and school. For additional information, see the SAC Recruitment flier below.

Did you miss a Howler Hub? See below for previous versions!

New Student & Family Hub

Summer Howler Hub

First Week Howler Hub (Current Hub you're reading)

Contact Info

Main Line - 346-4400

Melissa Hardy, Attendance Secretary - 346-4400

Hannah Hall, Principal's Secretary - 346-4402

Lorraine McKinney, Bookkeeper - 346-4404

Terri Almeida, Data Entry - 346-4406

Geisa Perez, Registrar - 346-4411

Carol Donald, ESE & School Counselor Secretary - 346-4407

Moneice Griffen, Clinic Assistant - 346-4440

Jen Oyer, School Nurse - 346-4412

Patty Guld, Cafeteria Manager - 346-4487

Fax Number - 346-4491