Wildcat Wisdom

Wesley Chapel High School 11/18/20

Message from Mr. McDermott

Good afternoon Wildcats, I hope all is going well as we prepare for the holidays. This week's newsletter is packed with information about Covid 19 and District Finals. Please make sure you have discussed your student's progress with them. When we return from Thanksgiving break, we will only have three weeks before winter break. Please encourage your student to do all they can to ensure their success for semester one.
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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.

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.



Sincerely,


Mr. McDermott

Principal WCHS

COVID 19 Update
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Download the documents below to learn more about Pasco Pathways available in English and Spanish

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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.


https://afsp.org/when-someone-is-at-risk

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 November 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.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aaJT4khSVE6bZ7duOoYiIMGWZlTNEpFGo8AGusAHseFUNUFTS1A2QTFLME5BTDVBRk5RUjI0UDlFSy4u

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.

https://wchs.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=93604

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Wesley Chapel Athletics Information

College and Career News

Check out our new college and career newsletter for resources

Click here for updates from Mrs. Faysash

Yearbook and Portrait Information

How to create a parent portal account in myStudent

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mySchool Online Zoom Meetings

Parents of mySchool online students. Students are required to log into their zoom classrooms using their legal first and last names. Also, please remind your students that they need to be dressed appropriately for their zoom classes. Students not following the rules will not be admitted to class and may be marked absent.

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


Principal:
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