Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 2/17/21

Message from Mr. McDermott

Good afternoon Wildcats,

Spring break is quickly approaching. With that said, I urge you to check on your student's progress. As this year has been challenging, it is imperative that we work together to ensure academic success. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our teachers, counselors, and administrators if you need assistance.

Extended School Day

Extended School Day will be offered Monday-Thursday each week and starts Tuesday, February 16 from 3:00-4:30 and ends on Thursday, May 20. This is an opportunity for students who need to recover credits in English or Mathematics courses. It is also a great opportunity for students who have returned from MSOL to Traditional and need support with classes. Please see Mr. Yingling if you are interested in participating.

WCHS Parent Survey

Good Morning Wildcats,


Your voice matters!

We value your opinion and appreciate you taking time to complete this short survey.

Your anonymous opinion gives us feedback to improve our school, identifies things that are working well at our school, and helps us plan for the future. The survey will run from February 15th – February 28th. Thank you!

Parent Survey Link

How Students Access Pasco Student Emails

Many teachers are communicating with students via their @pasco.k12.fl.us email account. In order to access these emails students need to click on Office 365 in their myPasco Connect apps. Then they need to click on the Outlook icon. See below
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Virtual AP and Dual Enrollment Parent Night

If you missed our AP and Dual Enrollment parent night, please take some time to watch to see how these courses can prepare your student for college success.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zODgaME_Lfo&feature=youtu.be

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Pasco County Schools College and Career Fair

PASCO COUNTY SCHOOLS COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR

Thursday, February 25th 5:00 – 8:00pm

Pasco County Schools is hosting a virtual College and Career Fair. The purpose of this event is to ensure information is shared with families across the district as they plan for college entrance and/or careers after high school.

We will be hosting representatives from state and local universities and colleges, members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and community work force partners.

Registered attendees can sign up for presentations on the following topics:

  • College Application Process
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
  • Florida Bright Futures Program
  • Collegiate Athletics
  • Career Exploration Resources
  • Options After High School
  • Resources for Students with Disabilities
  • ACT/SAT Test Information

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Registration opens Feb. 8th, 2021

https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/oll/page/college-and-career-fair

Virtual Curriculum Fair

Our annual Curriculum night will be virtually this year. The link will be shared 2/23/21 on the school website. We will also share the link in the 2/24 newsletter. School counselor's will be assisting students and answering questions with course cards the 1st week of March. Course selection for the 21/22 school year will be the week on 3/1. Final course cards with parent signatures will be due on March 8, 2021.

Need extra help in English or Math?

WCHS now has tutoring for English and Math available virtually on Wednesdays from 3PM-4PM. If you are struggling or need assistance on assignments, please use the following links for support.

Students must have their first and last name on their zoom as well as have their video on.


English support- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84521849162?pwd=aWhVa0FvZjZhYTNrSWYwOGY3KzlKdz09


Math support- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83133610259?pwd=ang5Y012VHJGYU55azRaK29nTDVJUT09

Class of 2021 Graduation is June 4 at 7 pm at the Yuengling Center. If you have not ordered your cap and gown, you can order through the link below

Graduation is scheduled for June 4, 2021 at the Yuengling Center. Don't be left out, make sure you have your cap and gown. Information on other senior activities will be announced when finalized.

Click here to order your cap and gown. Students' senior fees are now available for payment through myStudent.



Pay senior fees here

Black History Month

This African American Museum is made up of videos done by teens from all over the United States. This project was coordinated by one of our high school juniors, Janiah Hinds. We are extremely proud of Janiah's hard work and dedication to this project.

Enjoy these great videos as we celebrate Black History Month

This project was coordinated by one of our high school juniors, Janiah Hinds.





George Crum - Inventor of the Potato Chip


https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/462959281292448




Lonnie Johnson - Super Soaker inventor



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/852446658570478





John Standard - Innovator



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/2842861339077454





Charles Hamilton Houston - Civil Rights Attorney



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/200739157648614





Jerry Lawson - Video game console inventor



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/222315642526926





Garrett Morgan - Inventor of StopLight and Gasmask



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/617371988991512





Children's March



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/411563683588382





Susie King Taylor - Civil war nurse



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/1237737269745154





George Washington Carver - Peanut Man



https://www.facebook.com/111932773551476/videos/1094144534317654

National English Honors Society

Click the link here to learn about joining National English Honors Society

Join" Ending the Silence" to learn more about mental health concerns

Free SAT for Juniors

On Wednesday, March 24th, the District School Board of Pasco County and Wesley Chapel High School will offer the SAT free of charge to all 11th grade students. The SAT will be college-reportable and may also help students who have not yet met Algebra and/or FSA Reading graduation requirements. All juniors will be automatically registered to test.

Emergency Card Information and Directions (Please read)

Parents, we currently have over 600 emergency cards that have not been updated. If you have not updated your student's emergency card, please download the step-by-step instructions below for completing the emergency card. If you have questions or need assistance, please email myStudenthelp@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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Event updates

Athletic Events Updates

Ticketing

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL GYMS – Attendance is now limited to 4 tickets per rostered athlete and coach for INDOOR SPORTING EVENTS. Visiting teams and coaches will be guaranteed 4 tickets per rostered player. This can be done by sending ticket vouchers or passes to the visiting school a week prior, or having a roster printed at the gate for visiting parents and staff families to purchase the designated number of tickets per athlete or coach. The visiting teams guaranteed tickets will count against your visitor’s side capacity. Both sides of the gym should be used to ensure social distancing for fans.

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL STADIUMS – Attendance is now limited to 50% capacity of the venue. Visiting teams and coaches will be guaranteed a minimum of 4 tickets per rostered athlete (per max preps) and 4 per coach. This can be done by sending ticket vouchers or passes to the visiting school a week prior, or having a roster printed at the gate for visiting parents and staff families to purchase the designated number of tickets per athlete or coach. The visiting teams guaranteed tickets will count against your visitor’s side capacity or home side capacity when not using the visitor stands in stadiums.

• E-Ticketing is strongly recommended to limit tickets sold at the gate.

Spectators

• Spectators should not enter an event if they are feeling ill or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 with the last 10 days.

• Spectators must wear a facemask/covering at all times during indoor athletic events.

• At outdoor athletic events, spectators may remove masks when seated at the event. Spectators are still required to wear masks when arriving at the event and while walking to the stands. Masks also are required when spectators leave their seats to visit the concession stand, restroom, and when leaving the event.

• Spectators must be restricted from direct competition areas and from visiting with student-athletes and personnel before, during, and after events.

• Spectators should not congregate in walkways, hallways, common traffic areas, or gymnasiums.

• Spectators must always practice physical distancing with those outside of their direct families, and sit in family pods at all events.

• Schools are highly encouraged to have appropriate signage promoting these physical distancing guidelines.

• BASEBALL & SOFTBALL ONLY– Spectators are encouraged to bring bag chairs for seating so that they can socially distance themselves by family pod. Bleachers should still be available for fans to use.

Performing Arts Events Updates

· Indoor Performances – Attendance is now limited to 4 tickets per performer with a 50% maximum capacity of the venue. Indoor event capacity is based on the number of performers in the event. (4 tickets per performer cannot exceed the 50% capacity of the venue, therefore indoor performances with a large number of participants will offer less tickets per performer to stay at or under the 50% max capacity of the venue)

· Outdoor Performances - Attendance is now limited to a 50% maximum capacity of the venue. This will need to be determined based on the size and location of the performance venue.

· Spectators must always practice physical distancing with those outside of their direct families, and sit in family pods at all events.

· Spectators must wear a facemask/covering at all times during indoor performances or events.

· At all outdoor performances, spectators may remove masks when seated at the event. Spectators are still required to wear masks when arriving at the event and while walking to the event. Masks also are required when spectators leave their seats to visit the restroom, and when leaving the event.

WCHS College & Career Updates

Are you College and Career Ready? Check out Mrs. Faysash’s Smore for events, scholarships, and planning resources for all grade levels!

https://www.smore.com/03kay

Prevention Methods for COVID-19

Please support our efforts to keep our students and staff healthy. Screen your student daily using the Student Screener and contact a medical provider for further guidance if your student develops symptoms or you need medical guidance. COVID-19 testing is available in the community. Contact the school nurse (RN) or administrator immediately if your student receives a positive COVID-19 test result.

Prevention measures for COVID-19:

o The best way to prevent illness is by limiting exposure to the virus.

o Maintain proper social distancing (about 6 feet).

o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

o If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

o Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

o Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Parents, please take some time to look at these valuable resources to help keep our Wildcats safe. Please reach out if you need assistance.


https://afsp.org/when-someone-is-at-risk

Herff Jones 2021 Graduation ordering guide

Download the pdf below for ordering information on graduation products. Due to the pandemic, we have not been able to have a presentation for our seniors.

Vote for February Staff Member of the Month

Vote below for the STAFF Member of the Month! Don’t forget to tell us why they deserve a special treat! The staff member that wins will get a gift certificate to Glory Days and have their picture presented on the digital board in the restaurant.

Please vote for your favorite Teacher/Staff member now.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aaJT4khSVE6bZ7duOoYiIMGWZlTNEpFGo8AGusAHseFUNUFTS1A2QTFLME5BTDVBRk5RUjI0UDlFSy4u

WCHS ABC Program

If your family needs supports or any needs from the WCHS ABC program, please fill out the following form. If you would like more information about the ABC program, the flyer is attached and/or call Iris Garcia in the front office, 813-794-8702.

https://wchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=93604

Wesley Chapel Athletics Information

How to create a parent portal account in myStudent

College Application Process

Let's "meet" to discuss your plans! All grade levels!

Do you need help figuring out your next step? Do you have questions about the college application process? Are you wondering where you stand for your GPA and test scores for admission? Would you like to discuss trades, careers, or military service? Are you interested in seeing what you can do now to help yourself later? Email Mrs. Faysash at kfaysash@pasco.k12.fl.us so we can design a personalized plan for you!

Mask Procedures

When to Wear a Cloth Face Covering (Mask)

· The school district requires that all students, visitors, and employees wear a mask or other face covering while on school property and/or engaged in school activities, including outdoors when unable to maintain a distance.

· Transportation

· If you are a car rider, you should apply your face covering when you arrive at school before exiting your car in the parking lot.

· If you are a bus rider you should apply your face covering when you arrive at the bus stop. Face masks will be required on school buses.

When can I remove my Cloth Face Covering (Mask)

· You can remove your face covering when you are outdoors and able to maintain at least a safe distance from others, and at end of the day after you have exited the building.

· You can remove your face covering during meal and snack times. To the extent possible, maintain a 6 ft distance from others when you have your mask off.

· If occupying an office space by yourself, you can also safely remove your mask but should be ready to reapply as soon as others approach you.

Face Masks

Please remind your students to wear a face mask and keep their mouth and nose covered. This is for the protection of your student, other students, and staff members. Our number one goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.


Wildcat masks can be ordered through your fees in your myStudent account. Keep an eye out for our school spirit store opening soon!

WCHS Program Donations

WCHS Auto Academy Donation

WCHS Band Donation


WCHS Wrestling Donation


WCHS Baseball Donation


Our Auto Program, band, wrestling, and baseball teams are currently seeking donations for their programs. Due to COVID, we are not currently allowed to host some of the fundraisers that have raised money in the past. Please consider donating to these groups. We appreciate any support that you are able to provide.

Bus Transportation Information for 2020-2021

Families can access information regarding bus transportation here. Information is provided in English and Spanish. Please contact the Transportation Call Center to assist with questions or concerns during the first week of school between 6 am - 10 am and 2 pm - 6 pm. Call 813-794-2500, 727-774-2500 or 352-524-2500

Suspicious Activity Reporting App

Wesley Chapel High School

School Information


Principal:
Mr. Matt McDermott

30651 Wells Road
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
Phone: (813) 794-8700
(352) 794-8700
Fax: (813) 794-8791

Office Hours:
M-F 7:00AM – 3:30 PM