Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 12/9/20

Message from Mr. McDermott

Hello Wildcats,

The end of Semester 1 is upon us. Please make sure you check the exam schedule below to ensure your student is present for their exams. As we prepare for the holiday season please remind your students to finish the quarter strong. Also, we are planning a virtual parent night to help parents identify crisis and assist their children during these stressful times, please see details below. WCHS would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season.

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Ending the Silence virtual parent night

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Change of placement requests

We have received over one hundred requests for change of placement for semester 2. We will be working on these changes this week and next. All students will receive a new schedule on the first day of semester 2, January 6, 2021. If you chose to return to traditional schooling, please have your student attend school on January 6th. If you have any questions regarding your choice, please contact the school at (813) 794-8700 and ask to speak to an administrator.

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!


WCHS Semester 1 Exam Schedule

Wesley Chapel High School

2020 Semester 1 Exam Schedule

Tuesday December 15, 2020

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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

Thursday, December 17, 2020

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

Friday, December 18, 2020

Make-Up Exam Administration Day - Regular Bell Schedule

New Athletic Guidelines

District Communication:

After consultation with local health officials and in an effort to find a compromise to allow spectators at sporting events and audiences at fine arts performances, the following revised guidelines regarding spectators at extracurricular and co-curricular activities will be in place effective Tuesday, December 1, 2020:

  • No more than two (2) individuals per any student participating in the co-curricular or extracurricular activity will be allowed to watch the event in person.
  • Strict social distancing will be observed and enforced.
  • Strict guidelines will be enforced requiring masks to be worn at all times during indoor events. At outdoor events, masks must be worn when entering the event, and the masks may be removed when seated.

Individuals not complying with these guidelines will be required to leave the event.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue our efforts to keep our students, staff, and community safe.

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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.


The PSAT will be offered on Tuesday, January 26th at WCHS to sophomores who were not able to take the October test. MSOL and Traditional students who missed the October date are all eligible to test but must register by DECEMBER 18th. To reserve your spot, please email Mrs. Faysash at kfaysash@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Semester 1 District Finals

Dear Wildcat Families,

The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your child will be taking at least one District Final during December 14-18, 2020. For this school year, District Finals will account for 10% of the student’s current semester grade in the course.

District Finals may be computer-based tests (CBT) or paper-based tests (PBT). If your child is taking a CBT he or she will have an opportunity to view an introduction to the assessment platform to become familiar with the software, item types, and online tools he or she will encounter and use during testing.

Please review the following policies with your student before testing:

■ Electronic Devices—If your child is found with ANY electronic devices, including but not limited to cell phones and smartphones, at any time during testing OR during breaks (e.g., restroom, lunch), his or her test will be invalidated, which means it will not be scored. The best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.

■ Testing Rules Acknowledgment— Prior to testing, test administrators will read the rules to students, and students will show acknowledgement that they understand the testing rules by proceeding with the assessment.

■ Discussing Test Content after Testing—The last portion of the testing rules read to students before they affirm the acknowledgment states, “After the test, you may not discuss the test items. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as texting, emailing, or posting online, for example, on websites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.” If students are found sharing information about test items, even without the intent to cheat, their tests will be invalidated.

■ Test Invalidations—Students are responsible for doing their own work on the test and for protecting their answers from being seen by others. If students are caught cheating during testing, their tests will be invalidated.

■ Leaving Campus—If your child leaves campus before completing the test once they have started the test (for lunch, an appointment, illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete the test. If your child does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on a make-up day. Please remember not to schedule appointments on testing days.

If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Celeste Richter, WCHS Assessment Coordinator at crichter@pasco.k12.fl.us. Thank you for supporting your student as he or she prepares for testing.


Mr. McDermott

Principal WCHS

Teen Coping Skills

Everyone struggles at some point in their lives, don't let this struggle define you. We have counselors and trusted adults available daily to help you with your struggles. If you need assistance please reach out as WCHS has many resources available to assist. Parents, this link has many valuable resources.

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.


Class of 2021 Senior Fees/Cap and Gown Order

Click here to order your cap and gown. Students' senior fees are now available for payment through myStudent.

Pay senior fees here

Herff Jones 2021 Graduation ordering guide

Download the pdf below for ordering information on graduation products. Due to the pandemic, we have not been able to have a presentation for our seniors.

Vote for December Staff Member of the Month

Vote below for the November 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.

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Face Masks

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

WCHS Auto Academy Donation

WCHS Band Donation

WCHS Wrestling Donation

WCHS Baseball Donation

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.

Bus Transportation Information for 2020-2021

Families can access information regarding bus transportation here. Information is provided in English and Spanish. Please contact the Transportation Call Center to assist with questions or concerns during the first week of school between 6 am - 10 am and 2 pm - 6 pm. Call 813-794-2500, 727-774-2500 or 352-524-2500

Emergency Card Information and Directions

The Parent Legal Notices and Emergency Card entry for families has in the myStudent system as of 8-4-20. Emergency cards must be complete before access to myStudent will be available. 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.

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