Community Howler Hub
September 16, 2022
Students of the Week
Derek St. Fleur
Staff of the Week
Please be sure you go on the Pasco Parent Portal and fill out the consent forms. Leaving the consent form blank is a NO for clinic services. If you would like your student to utilize the clinic if they are sick, or get hurt please consent to yes to illness care treatment and RN assessment. If you mark NO or DON'T FILL OUT THE FORMS your child can't be seen in the clinic. Your child will be asked to call you to inform you of the situation. If you do not have internet access at home or a computer, you may come to the school to fill out the consent forms online.
Our annual health screening for 6th grade is October 25th. We screen height and weight, vision, hearing, and scoliosis. If you would like your 6th grader to not be screened, please be sure you indicate that on the consents on the parent portal, there is a screening section on consents. Please do this well in advance to the screening, not the week of.
Calendar - National Suicide Prevention Month
Monday, Sept 19 - Hispanic Heritage Month
7th Grade ELA FAST Testing (Alliance and Vanguard Teams)
6:00 PM - Home Volleyball Game vs. Pasco Middle (CCMS Gym)
Tuesday, Sept 20 - Hispanic Heritage Month
6th Grade ELA FAST Testing
9:00 AM - SAC Meeting
2:30 PM - Volleyball Practice
6:30 PM - Home Football Game vs. Centennial Middle (CCHS Stadium)
Wednesday, Sept 21 - Hispanic Heritage Month
8th Grade ELA FAST Testing (Pathfinders and Unity Teams)
Fire Drill (6th Period)
2:30 PM - Volleyball Practice
Thursday, Sept 22 - Hispanic Heritage Month
2:30 PM - Jr. Thespians Meeting
6:00 PM - Away Football Game at John Long (JLMS Gym)
Friday, Sept 23 - Hispanic Heritage Month
2nd Period - 6th Grade Pep Rally
3rd Period - 7th Grade Pep Rally
4th Period - 8th Grade Pep Rally
3:00 PM - School Dance ($5.00 Student Admission)
Monday, Sept 26
6:00 Home Volleyball Game vs. Rushe Middle (CCMS Gym)
Tuesday, Sept 27
11:46 Pop Fundraiser Kickoff 6th Grade
12:40 Pop Fundraiser Kickoff 7th Grade
1:34 Pop Fundraiser Kickoff 8th Grade
6:30 Away Football Game at Stewart Middle School
Thursday, Sept 29
6:00 Home Volleyball Game vs. Pine View Middle
Cupcake Friday Winners!
SGA Dress Up Days
To help encourage community spirit, our SGA came up with a list of dress up days for our athletic home games and the Pep Rally. The spirit stick will be awarded to the grade level that shows the most spirit!
Volleyball Dress up
9/26 Spirit- Wear your grade level colors
9/29 Tie Dye
Football Dress up
10/4 USA Night
10/18 Pink Out/ Country Cowboy
Pep Rally day
Friday 9/23- Students wear their grade level shirt
The dance tickets will continue to be sold from 9/14-9/22. Also, students can pay a $1 to put their name in to get a chance to dress up as the school mascot for the Pep Rally on 9/23.
The theme for the dance is Under the Sea.
This year the state eliminated the end-of-year Florida Statewide Assessment (FSA) and has moved to a progress monitoring model called Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST). Under the progress monitoring model, student progress is monitored throughout the school year to provide constant feedback on academic progress.
The state’s first FAST testing window is now open. Your child’s teacher will use the results of this assessment to measure general achievement in reading and/or math and to determine your child’s learning needs.
It is important to understand that these test scores provide only one picture of how your child is doing in school. At the beginning of the year, students are not expected to have mastery of grade-level skills. Students are taught skills throughout the year and should move towards mastery as the school year progresses.
If your child has already taken FAST PM1 (the first progress monitoring assessment), the scores are loaded into the Pasco Parent Portal. Directions for accessing these scores as well as additional information regarding FAST testing and interpreting the scores can be found at the Pasco Schools’ Accountability, Research, and Measurement page devoted to FAST testing.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s teacher.
FAST MakeUp Testing
Flu Vaccine Clinic
On Tuesday October 4th Health Heros will be on campus administering Flu Vaccines. If you would like your student to receive a Flu Vaccine, please fill out the consent attached and return it to the clinic or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please fill out the 22-23 healthy student application if you would like your student to be a part of the program. Healthy student is a great way to keep students in school. Healthy student includes management of acute illness or injury and the administration of limited medications, following physician guidelines and protocols (i.e. ibuprofen, Tylenol, Motrin, Robitussin, Tums, and antifungal ointment, Benadryl, hydrocortisone, etc.).
Please fill out the attached form and return it to the clinic or email to email@example.com if interested. We CAN NOT take any verbal consents for medication administration so not filling out the form means a call home if your child isn't well with a potential need for pick up.
Food and Nutrition Services Information
The 2022-2023 Free and Reduced Meal Application is now available at www.PascoSchoolMeals.com. We strongly encourage you to complete a new meal application if your household qualifies. Schools receive a portion of their funding based off the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. To review the eligibility guidelines and complete an application, please visit www.pascoschoolmeals.com.
What's on the Menu?
Everyone can tap into MealViewer to see what's coming up for breakfast or lunch at school! You'll also have the nutrition information at your fingertips! Just hover your mouse over each item and the facts will pop up! Please understand with the ongoing supply chain issues, the menu can be altered without notice. Thank you for your understanding.
Join our Parent Pack
The purpose of our Parent Pack Program is to gather and promote community involvement and support from the stakeholders of Cypress Creek Middle School, provide additional supervision with the purpose of enhancing the safety and security of all Coyotes, and to demonstrate the importance of education through a collective partnership of the school and the community that it serves.
If you are interested in serving, apply today by accessing the website found here or in our Parent Pack flyer.
Preorder your yearbook now!
Part-time jobs are available in our kitchens throughout the county. Go to the Pasco County Schools website, click on Employment, view current openings, and type “food” in the search box. Come work with us while the kids are in school!
Notice Of Inspection for Asbestos containing materials in Public Schools
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule, 40 CFR Part 763, Asbestos Containing Material in schools, commonly referred to as AHERA. This rule requires all Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) to identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and to take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers.
All inspections for Cypress Creek Middle School have been completed and a Management Plan describing the results of the inspection and the action plan to control any asbestos found during the inspection, where applicable, has been submitted to the governor for approval. The Asbestos Management Plan for Cypress Creek Middle states that “no asbestos building materials were used in the construction of the facility”. A copy of this plan is located in the administrative office of this school and at the Pasco County Schools Maintenance & Facility Services Department and is available for review upon request.
Please note: any student with a level 2 or level 3 referral between now and September 23 will not be permitted into this event.
Additionally, we are looking for parent volunteers to chaperone this event! If you are available to volunteer from 2:00-5:30, and are a District approved volunteer, please complete the School Dance Volunteer sign up!