Wesley Chapel High School 2/17/21
Message from Mr. McDermott
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
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!
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Virtual AP and Dual Enrollment Parent Night
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
Registration opens Feb. 8th, 2021
Virtual Curriculum Fair
Need extra help in English or Math?
Students must have their first and last name on their zoom as well as have their video on.
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
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
Lonnie Johnson - Super Soaker inventor
John Standard - Innovator
Charles Hamilton Houston - Civil Rights Attorney
Jerry Lawson - Video game console inventor
Garrett Morgan - Inventor of StopLight and Gasmask
Susie King Taylor - Civil war nurse
George Washington Carver - Peanut Man
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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.
Athletic Events Updates
• 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 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.
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.
Herff Jones 2021 Graduation ordering guide
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can design a personalized plan for you!
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.
· 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.
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
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.