Pasco High School Weekly Newsletter

November 13, 2022

Mission Statement/Declaración de la misión

The mission of Pasco High School is to create a collaborative environment that nurtures learning, mutual respect, and a strong work ethic, thereby helping to develop future citizens for the challenges that lie ahead.

La misión de Pasco High School es crear un ambiente de colaboración que fomente el aprendizaje, el respeto mutuo y una fuerte ética de trabajo, ayudando así a desarrollar futuros ciudadanos para los desafíos que se avecinan.

Weekly Announcements

Parent Portal:

Parents, it is important to stay informed about your student’s progress. We are in week 5 of quarter 2. Progress reports for quarter 2 are now available for review on MyStudent. Please make sure you have created your parent portal, and checking your student’s progress on a weekly basis, including grades, attendance and tardies. If you have any questions and/or concerns about your student’s progress, email the teachers. If you would like to schedule a parent/teacher conference, call 352-524-5539.

After School Credit Recovery:

Does your student have an “F” on their transcript from a previous year? If so, we have an opportunity for them to recover that F and increase their GPA. Please have them see their counselor to sign up for extended school day for grade recovery opportunities after school. Extended school day will meet each Monday and Wednesday after school from 2:00-3:30pm in the IRC.


Free after school tutoring each Wednesday from 1:45pm-3:45 in the COVE.

Senior Pictures:

If your senior student still needs to get their senior pictures taken, Gigante will be on campus, Tuesday, November 30th. Please go to to schedule an appointment. The deadline to submit senior pictures is December 1st.

SAC Meeting:

The next School Advisory Council meeting is Tuesday, November 15th @8:00am. Please contact Dawn Enright if you have any questions.

Thanksgiving Break:

School will be closed Monday, November 21st – Friday, November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Eggnog Mile

The 2nd annual Eggnog Mile will be December 10th at 10am at W.F. Edwards Stadium. The entry fee is $10 if received before Thanksgiving Break. Please see Coach Patterson in 15-101 if you would like to enter and try to take the Team Title away from the Staff.

Boy’s Weightlifting:

Any boys interested in Weightlifting, please see Coach Patterson in 15-101 before Thanksgiving Break. Conditioning will start Monday, November 28th.

Girl’s Lacrosse:

Any girls interested in Lacrosse, please see Coach Patterson for details in 15-101. Conditioning will start Monday, November 28th.

Testing Information:

FSA retake testing will begin upon return from thanksgiving break on 11/28. All tests will begin during 1st period and students should report directly to their testing location. Algebra 1 will be tested on 11/28 for 10th grade, and 11/29 for 11th and 12th graders. Geometry for all grades will be on 11/30, Biology and US History for all grades will be on 12/1. The FCLE, for seniors in government semester 1, Will be on 12/2. QR codes with links to testing rosters and locations will be posted around campus and will be in classrooms. Please contact Mr. Ellis with any questions.

Early Release Day:

Wednesday, December 7th is our next Early Release Day. All students will be released by 11:45am.

School of Excellence Survey

Please take a few minutes and complete our school of excellence survey:

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Honoring Our PHS Veterans

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Home Sporting Events for the Week!

November 14 Girls Soccer vs. Wiregrass (Varsity only 6:30 p.m.)

November 15 Girls Basketball vs. Wesley Chapel (Both JV & Varsity 6 p.m.)

November 16 Boys Soccer vs. Hernando (Both JV & Varsity 6:00 p.m.)

WINTER Athletics

Boys Soccer: Coach Grayling

Girls Soccer: Coach Nobles

Boys Basketball: Coach Davenport

Girls Basketball: Coach Patterson

Girls Weightlifting: Coach Tejada

Boys Weightlifting: Coach Patterson

Wrestling: Coach Lennard

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Important Links to District Information

Have questions about dual enrollment?

Whether you are interested in taking dual enrollment courses 2nd semester for the first time or would like to refresh your knowledge on the process for dual enrollment, the place to go to get this information is the Pasco County Schools website:

Once you have visited this link, please sit with your school counselor to map out your dual enrollment path. They will be able to help you navigate the required documents and assessments needed for enrollment.


It is extremely important that each parent/guardian have a parent account on the MyStudent portal. This is where you will be able to access student fees, review your student's schedule, monitor absences/tardies, check grades, and email teachers.

Step by Step instructions for filling out your Emergency Card


Due to unforeseen circumstances, it is very important to make sure your contact information is always current and accurate. The school needs to be able to communicate with you regarding any changes or emergencies. Please review the step-by-step instructions below on how to access and fill out the emergency forms.

Video: Emergency Card Entry for Families
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Title 1 Information

Out-of-Field Teachers Notification

Out-of-Field Teachers: Florida Statutes require that we report to parents any teacher who is teaching a subject(s) outside his/her certification area. The following Pasco High School teachers are teaching out-of-field during the 2022-2023 school year:

Teacher Teaching Out-of-Field Area

Clark, Samson ESOL

Gonzalez, Taylor ELA 6-12 and ESOL

Kinsman, Dylan Chemistry 6-12

Nelson, William ESOL

Pedraza, Victor Health K-12

Singleton, Brian ESE K-12

Schuster, Kevin ESOL

Voorvaart, Amanda Middle Grades General Science

These teachers are certified in at least one area and are qualified to teach, but need additional course work to add the out-of-field area coverage to their certificate. The teachers listed above are teaching out-of-field while completing course work in the evening, on weekends, and/or during the summer to gain certification, or taking a content area knowledge exam to demonstrate they have the content knowledge to teach their above listed out-of-field area.

English teachers who teach students that qualify as English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) are required to take 300 hours of additional course work beyond their teaching degree to earn an ESOL Endorsement to their State Teachers Certificate. The following teachers are in the process of taking the required course work to earn their ESOL Endorsement: Gonzalez, Taylor; Nelson, William; Schuster, Kevin

All of our out-of-field professional educators are dedicated to helping students succeed in their learning!




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 Pasco High 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. 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.

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