Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 5/12/21

Message from Mr. McDermott

Wildcats, we are down to the wire. Please make sure you are staying on-track in your classes. Parents, please take some time to check out this edition as there is a lot of information regarding end of year procedures.

Semester 2 Updated Exam Schedule

Wesley Chapel High School

2020-2021 Semester 2 Exam Schedule

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

1st Period 7:26 – 8:56 (90 min.) REVIEW

1st Period 8:59 – 10:29 (90 min.) EXAM

4th Period – EXAM or REVIEW

“A” Lunch 10:32 – 11:02 (30 min) “B” Class 10:32 – 12:02 (90 min)

“A” Class 11:05 – 12:35 (90 min) “B” Lunch 12:05 – 12:35 (30 min)

4th Period 12:38 – 2:08 (90 min) EXAM

Thursday, May 20, 2021

2nd Period 7:26 – 8:56 (90 min.) REVIEW

2nd Period 8:59 – 10:29 (90 min.) EXAM

5th Period – EXAM or REVIEW

“A” Lunch 10:32 – 11:02 (30 min) “B” Class 10:32 – 12:02 (90 min)

“A” Class 11:05 – 12:35 (90 min) “B” Lunch 12:05 – 12:35 (30 min)

5th Period 12:38 – 2:08 (90 min) EXAM

Friday, May 21, 2021

3rd Period 7:26 – 8:56 (90 min.) REVIEW

3rd Period 8:59 – 10:29 (90 min.) EXAM

6th Period – EXAM or REVIEW

“A” Lunch 10:32 – 11:02 (30 min) “B” Class 10:32 – 12:02 (90 min)

“A” Class 11:05 – 12:35 (90 min) “B” Lunch 12:05 – 12:35 (30 min)

6th Period 12:38 – 2:08 (90 min) EXAM

Monday, May 24, 2021/Tuesday, May 25, 2021/Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Make-Up Exam Administration Day - Regular Bell Schedule

Algebra 1 EOC 7:30 am Monday, May 24, 2021 Both sessions will be tested on Monday

Geometry EOC 7:30 am Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Both sessions will be tested on Tuesday

US History EOC 7:30 am Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Biology EOC 7:30 am Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Wesley Chapel High School Graduation Guidelines

Wesley Chapel High School



In light of changing public health guidance from the CDC and State of Florida, Wesley Chapel High School has adopted the following guidelines for The Class of 2021 Commencement ceremonies occurring on Friday, June 4 at 7 p.m. in the WCHS Stadium.


Each graduate is able to bring four guests. Two guests of the graduate will be able to sit on the field with the graduate and two more guests will be able to sit in the stands.

Wesley Chapel High School will check in graduates and four graduates in front of the WCHS Gym.

If you or one of your guests need wheelchair seating accommodations, be aware that the schools do not provide wheelchairs on site. Guests with mobility concerns are strongly encouraged to bring their own wheelchair or elect to view the livestream.

We ask that guests in the stadium remain seated throughout the ceremony to ensure all guests are able to see the graduates.


We are committed to a culture of personal accountability as part of our community-wide effort to combat COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, we ask that you do not attend the Commencement ceremony.

Face coverings are strongly encouraged for all graduates and guests, particularly when entering, exiting, and moving throughout the stadium. Guests should maintain appropriate social distance between parties in the stands and when moving through the stadium concourse. Please be respectful of those around you.


Parking for Commencement is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Disability parking is available at the schools, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact the school administration in advance to make any special arrangements.

Sign language interpreters will be at all graduations.


Face coverings are strongly encouraged for all guests. We recommend face coverings when entering and leaving, and movement throughout the stadium, as well as any time guests are unable to maintain the recommended physical distance from others who are not in their same household.

Social distancing is recommended while inside and outside of the school stadium.


· Graduates and guests should arrive together for the check in process.

· Decals will be placed at gate entry to facilitate social distancing.

· Each attendee is allowed to bring in one unopened bottle of water and an umbrella if needed.

· Only clear bags of appropriate size will be allowed in, one per guest.

· At the end of the commencement ceremony, please leave the stadium and collect your diploma packet in the gym lobby.


Guests are permitted to bring in one, unopened bottle of water.


Security has the right to inspect any item at any time for the purpose of safety.

Prohibited items must be returned to cars or disposed of before entering and will not be accepted by employees nor stored at the gates.

The CLEAR BAG POLICY is in effect for each Graduation Ceremony. Please follow the guidelines below as well:

Permitted Items

· Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12"x6"x12"

· One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags

· Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5" x 6.5"

· Bags that contain necessary medical items

· Water, in sealed plastic bottles; must fit inside the permitted-sized bag

· Umbrellas

· Cameras and video recorders (Clear Bag Policy applies to camera bags)

· Strollers (except for in the seating areas)

· Diaper bags are permissible

Prohibited Items

For the safety, security, and experience of all guests, the following items are prohibited:

· Backpacks and bags that do not follow clear bag specifications

· Wrapped gifts or packages wherein the contents are not visible

· Alcohol

· Firearms or weapons

· Glass and aluminum containers

· Pasco County School campuses are tobacco-free campuses and there will be no smoking, or vaping

· Large items, such as banners and posters, or amplification equipment, such as bullhorns or megaphones


· Restrooms will be available in the stadium.

· Decals will be placed on the ground to promote social distancing.


· Pictures will be taken by a photography company during the ceremony and will be made available for purchase. There is a QR code in the graduation program for families to view photos and order.


· The following areas will be cleaned before the ceremony:

o all stadium restrooms

o and other common areas

· Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the stadium.


The Commencement Ceremonies will only be rescheduled in the event of severe weather. Severe weather is defined as rain accompanied by high wind, thunder, and lightning. If necessary, the alternate ceremony time will be announced on the school website.

If it is raining on the morning of Commencement, but not declared severe weather, the ceremony will be held as planned in the stadium.

If weather is a concern for you or a member of your party, you may wish to consider a different viewing option.

Computer and Device Return (MSO Students)

If you have checked out a computer or other electronic device, please plan to return the device on Thursday, May 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Device return will occur in the parent drop off loop in the front of the school. Please ensure that you return the charging cord with the device.

Extended School Year (Summer School)

There will be Twenty-four Days of Extended School Year (ESY) services offered this summer. The dates are June 7th - July 15th. ESY will be in person in year. Teachers and administrators have identified students who need to develop the skills necessary for future success in school.

The ESY Program dates are: 6/7, 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/28, 6/29, 6/30, 7/1, 7/5, 7/6, 7/7,7/8, 7/12, 7/13, 7/14, 7/15.

Students must report to ESY no later than 9:45 and will stay until 1:15 each day. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. The APEX platform will be utilized for grades 11th and 12th grade. Grade 9 will have options of APEX for course recovery, IXL for math standards remediation, and Lexia for ELA standards remediation. Additionally, grade 9 will engage in career exploration through the Find Your CALL-ing curriculum.

If your student has been identified as one who would benefit from the additional instruction provided by the summer services, you should have received a letter in an email with the information. If you have any questions or concerns about ESY, please contact your grade level administrator and/or grade level counselor.

9th grade - Ms. Kiser kkiser@pasco.k12.fl.us (School Counselor) Mr. Hermansen ehermans@pasco.k12.fl.us (9th Grade Administrator)

10th grade – Mrs. Taylor ptaylor@pasco.k12.fl.us (School Counselor) Mrs. Koslin skoslin@pasco.k12.fl.us (10th Grade Administrator)

11th grade – Mrs. Burkette tburkett@pasco.k12.fl.us (School Counselor) Mr. Feldman mafeldma@pasco.k12.fl.us (11th Grade Administrator)

12th grade - Ms. Kiser kkiser@pasco.k12.fl.us (School Counselor) Mrs. Taylor ptaylor@pasco.k12.fl.us (School Counselor)

Mrs. Waselewski jwaselew@pasco.k12.fl.us (12th Grade Administrator)

Senior Awards Night

Students, please check your school email for an invitation to our Senior Night of Excellence on May 18th at 6 p.m. You received an invite if you will be recognized for academics, club and honor society participation, local scholarships, and/or senior department awards. All graduation cords will be distributed at this event.

RSVP: https://forms.office.com/r/8qEmmGeTR7

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Class of 2021 Senior Activities

Please click on the document below for details regarding Class of 2021 Senior Activities

Senior events

Parents, it has come to our attention that a group is organizing an unofficial prom. Please know that this event is not sponsored by or endorsed by Wesley Chapel High School. All approved events are listed in the document above.

Class of 2021 Graduation is June 4 at 7 pm at WCHS.

Graduation is scheduled for June 4, 2021 at Wesley Chapel High School at 7:00PM. Each graduate will be allowed to bring 4 guests. Senior fees must be payed prior to being issued your cap and gown.

Pay senior fees here

When do I test?

Although changes have been made on the effect of testing on this year's students, underclassmen must still meet the graduation requirements of Algebra 1 FSA and English 10 FSA in order to graduate. We urge you to take advantage of all opportunities available for testing. We are taking all safety precautions possible to help keep our school community healthy.

For questions, email Mrs. Richter mailto:crichter@pasco.k12.fl.us

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Click below to learn how to set up parent notifications in myStudent portal

Setting up parent notifications will allow you to be notified if your student is absent or struggling in a course.

Class Ring information

If you are interested in purchasing your class ring, please visit the Herff Jones website at, https://herffjoneswestcentral.com/classrings/classrings.cfm

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.

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.

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

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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!


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.

Vote for May 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.


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.

Suspicious Activity Reporting App

Wesley Chapel High School

School Information

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