Vol.2 Ed.39 Summer Edition
Howler Hub Summer Edition
Below you will find important links of information for:
Health: 7th Grade Shots, Hep A and Healthy Student Application
Academics: Dual Enrollment / AP Course Information & Summer School
Sports: Fall Sport Conditioning & Tryouts
Summer Assessment Information
Bell Schedules: Regular, Early Release and Activity Bell
This edition will be updated periodically as new information is known.
Spirit Gear on Sale!
Important Upcoming Dates
August 1st – 6th Grade Howlapalooza (9-1pm)
August 6th – Secondary Orientation Day & Open House (more information to come)
August 12th – First Day of School for Students
October 7th – 11th – Homecoming Week (HS)
October 16th - PSAT exam (Sophomores)
April 17th – Grad Bash (Seniors)
May 2nd – Prom (HS)
May 8th – Gradventure (8th Grade)
May 27th – Student’s Last Day of School
June 3rd – June 7th – Graduation Dates Window (Our actual Date/Time has not been determined yet)
Healthy Student Program
Your child is eligible for enrollment in the Healthy Student Program, available only at selected schools (only administered by clinic assistant or school nurse) in the District where there are extended nursing services. Healthy Student Program services are offered at no direct cost to you and all students are eligible, regardless of insurance.
The main purpose of the Healthy Student Program is to improve school attendance and to reduce health problems that occur during the school day. A student may be withdrawn from the Healthy Student Program at any time by the parent or the school health services staff with written notice.
The Healthy Student program is the commitment of the Pasco County School District, and is intended as an effort to help students remain in school, ready to learn. Services available to students enrolled in the Healthy Student Program may include:
· 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.).
· Observation and follow up re: communicable diseases (i.e. pink eye, ringworm, etc.).
· A health professional will communicate with you about your child’s particular health findings that may require an evaluation, follow up or referral.
· Physical Examinations (ARNP services) for school entry, sports, etc. may be available at limited school sites.
· Lab screenings (hematocrit/hemoglobin, anemia, blood glucose, urinalysis, and pregnancy testing) may be available at limited school sites.
Please inform the school nurse of any newly diagnosed health conditions for your child or changes in health status during the school year.
The primary goal of school health services is to support academic success by maintaining the physical and mental well being of your child.
Important Information for Students Entering 7th Grade
6th grade parents: Just a reminder that Tdap shot is required for 7th grade students.
Please take your child to your physician or local Health Department for the necessary immunizations as soon as possible. Please return the required certificate of immunization to the school so we can document it in our records.
Please note that students who have not provided documentation of this required immunization, will not receive their class schedule during registration in August. If the required documents are not received by the first day of school, your child will be excluded from school until proof of the vaccine is provided.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Failure to respond by the above date may result in your child being unable to attend the first day of school next year.
Wesley Chapel Health Department
33845 FL – 54
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
Our community has been experiencing a surge in Hepatitis A cases. In an effort to increase public awareness, we are asking you to share this important communication with your parents and staff. Whether you choose to send this electronically via email or sending home a paper copy with each student, we ask that you to ensure this communication is shared. We appreciate your quick action in support of community health.
Academics over the Summer
Extended School Year Information
Extended school year summer credit recovery information was provided to families of students that meet the eligibility criteria in the beginning of May. Please expect a communication to be mailed home regarding acceptance in the program and instructions on next steps. If you have already turned in your paperwork then bus information will be forthcoming on or before June 8th. Transportation will be provided to students who are normally eligible for transportation service. There is no transportation provided to students on school choice. If you have not returned your paperwork yet please do so immediately to your grade level counselor, we may have some spaces still available. A free breakfast and lunch will be available on campus. If you have any questions please call your school counselor for additional information. The program runs from June 10 – July 18th Monday – Thursdays. There are no classes on Fridays or the week of July 4th. Student hours are 9:15 am - 12:45 pm, with lunch until 1:00 pm. Buses will pick students up after lunch time at 1:00 pm to return home. If you have any questions please call your school counselor for additional information.
Important Information Regarding 4th Quarter Report Cards:
This year, 4th quarter report cards will be available online in the myStudent portal after final state assessment data is received and loaded into the student information system. Paper report cards will not be mailed home; report cards will only will be accessed in the parent and student portals of myStudent.
Report cards will be available shortly after state assessment results are loaded, which is expected to be the end of June. All families will be notified by the school district by phone message when report cards become available for families to view.
In order to access the 4th quarter report cards, it is essential for parents to have a myStudent account already set up. To create a parent account, go to the district website,www.pascoschools.org, and click on the Parents link at the top. Then click on the Parent Access to myStudent link below the video.
If you need assistance please call registrar Diane Wakeman 813-346-4400 at CCMHS for assistance.
Summer FSA Algebra 1 Retake and EOC Make-Ups
Summer Assessments are for any student that needs to make-up an End-of-Course Assessment or retake the FSA Algebra 1 EOC. Re-takes are only given for the Algebra 1 EOC. Summer make-ups/re-takes will take place on the following dates:
Mon, July 15th - PERT (11th/12th grade ONLY), Civics EOC, Biology 1 EOC, US History EOC
Tue, July 16th - Algebra 1 EOC/Geometry EOC [Session 1 & 2 OR Session 1 only]
Wed, July 17th - Algebra 1 EOC/Geometry EOC [Session 2 only]
Students taking the Algebra 1 or Geometry EOC’s must attend both sessions. Students may choose to take both sessions on Tuesday or one session a day on Tuesday and Wednesday. All assessments will begin at 9:15am. Students should report to testing rooms by 9:00am.
Click on the link to register: Summer Assessment Registration
FSA/EOC Individual Score Report Request
Individual Score Reports for all Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) and End of Course (EOC) assessments will be available later this summer after scores are released. Parents/guardians may request a copy of their student’s FSA and/or EOC Individual Score Report to be delivered in one of four options:
· Have a copy mailed to the address listed in myStudent
· Parent/guardian may pick up a printed copy in the Main Office
· Printed copy sent home with the student
· Email a PDF copy to the parent/guardian email address listed in myStudent
To request a copy of the Individual Score Report, click on the following link or visit the Assessments page on the CCMHS website .
Summer Sports Information
Click below to download the paperwork
Middle School Sports Tryout & Conditioning
2019-2020 Bell Schedule
Early Release Information and Bell Schedule
As you likely know by now, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, Pasco County Schools is implementing a monthly, two-hour early release schedule. Early release days will be the second Wednesday of each month beginning in September 2019, except for January 2020, when it will be on the third Wednesday. There will be no early release days in August or May.
We are confident that this additional learning time for teachers will increase effective instruction and lead to higher student achievement. Another benefit is that teachers will not have to complete professional development during student class time, thereby increasing student contact time and decreasing the need for substitutes.
The district’s PLACE program has a package option available for eligible, pre-registered students, and the district is working with private daycare facilities to develop a list of other choices.
Bus transportation will be provided two hours earlier than usual for students who are transported on regular school days. That’s the only change. The same routes and stops will be used.
The early release dates and the answers to frequently asked questions for staff and parents can be found by clicking on the early release banner on the district website, www.pascoschools.org.