ZHS Weekly Update

March 20, 2022

Zephyrhills High School is the home of the Bulldogs!

The mission of Zephyrhills High School is to prepare students to become productive, responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Our vision is that all of our students achieve success in college, career, and life.

Our theme for the 2021-2022 school year is Building Excellence!

March 20, 2022

Principal's Message

Hello Bulldog families!

Women's History Month:

In March, we take time to remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women, in hopes that the day will soon come when it’s impossible to teach or learn history without remembering these contributions. It has been annually observed in the United States and other countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia, every March since 1987. In classes this month, students will be using the Secondary Learning Network activities to study these contributions.

Medal of Honor Day:

Medal of Honor Day is March 25th. We will be using the Secondary Learning Network activities in classes to celebrate and honor the sacrifice of the Recipients--sharing their stories and the values inherent in them. By doing this, we understand the responsibility and potential within each one of us to inspire the world.

Academic Support:

Bulldog families, Quarter 4 starts on Tuesday, March 22. Please continue to help your student stay on-track by doing weekly backpack clean out and paper organization, reconciling papers in that backpack with assignments you see in your MyStudent portal, checking on their tardies, and clearing any absences with written parent and/or doctor's notes. Reach out to your student's teachers via email or PTC with any questions you may have. Attendance and effort in every class period every day and working on/turning in every assignment will make a HUGE and positive impact on your student's academic progress.

Give Back to Your Community:

If your student, your family, or you would like to give back to your local community--please contact The Thomas Promise Foundation to see how you can help pack food backpacks for local children and families. You can visit thethomaspromise.org or find them on Facebook (at The Thomas Promise) and Twitter (@ThomasPFdn). Their contact information is 4542 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills (33542) and their phone number is 813.782.0000. You can make a difference in the life of a child!

Student Discipline and Dress Code:

Many of our students are exemplary when demonstrating academic skills, positive behaviors, and language choices. We will review all BulldogPRIDE components as we start Quarter 4 and will continue to hold students accountable for their behavior and language choices when outside of PRIDE standards.



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Dedicated to Academics


We will continue with dress code expectations, class attendance and hall pass expectations. We follow the Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code guidelines for all students. We encourage all students and parents to review the Pasco County School Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code. Students who continue to violate the Pasco County Schools Student Code of Conduct will be referred for consideration of alternative placement.


The District's COVID response plan is posted on the Pasco County Schools website. Parents can check the district dashboard for updates on positive COVID cases.

  • The COVID-19 Daily Report will be updated on the district website each school day. It will report the number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases among students and staff. Parents are encouraged to review the Daily Report to stay up to date regarding COVID-19 cases at their student’s school.
  • Direct notification will be limited to students or staff who are required to isolate.
  • Students will NOT need to isolate until/unless they develop symptoms or become unable to pass the self-screener found on the the ZHS and Pasco County Schools websites.

  • Please monitor your student for symptoms and use the self-screener. If your student is not feeling well, please do not send them to school.

We continue to take many precautions for student and staff safety that include cleaning supplies in every classroom/work area, social distancing, optional wearing of masks/face barriers, Public Service Announcements (in this newsletter, on the daily School Announcements, and more), hand sanitizer all over campus, and more.

Closed Campus:

ZHS is a closed campus for lunch. Students are expected to remain on campus for the entire school day and do not have permission to leave campus for lunch. Additionally, outside food, food delivery, and food sales is not allowed, as it jeopardizes our Free and Reduced Meal status. These deliveries will be refused.

We are resilient. We are committed. We are determined. We are Bulldog STRONG!

--Dr. Christina Stanley

This Week at ZHS

Monday, 3/21:

Teacher Planning Day/No School for Students, Start of Quarter 4

ZHS Band @ State S&E Assessment all day (Vero Beach HS), Flag practice (ZHS gym, 9 a.m.)

AP US History Mock Exam (Room 26-120, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Tuesday, 3/22:

BulldogPRIDE Review in all class periods: Proud and Respectful

B Tennis away @ FHS, G Tennis home vs FHS (3:30 p.m.)

Softball away (Varsity only) @ CCHS (7 p.m.)

Wednesday, 3/23:

BulldogPRIDE Review in all class periods: Individual Thinker

SAC meeting (ZHS Room 209, 7:40 a.m.)

Junior Class ACT Grad Boot camp (12:00 to 2:30 p.m., Media Center on 3/23, 3/24, 3/25)

PERT Test after school for potential Dual Enrollment students (2 p.m., Room 209)

ZHS Track Meet at home (3 p.m.), JV Baseball home vs CCHS (7 p.m.)

Thursday, 3/24:

BulldogPRIDE Review in all class periods: Dedicated to Academics and Engaged

PLC meetings during Teacher Planning Periods

FCA Club meeting (2 p.m., Room 26-216)

B Tennis home vs LOLHS, G Tennis away @ LOLHS (3:30 p.m.)

JV Softball home vs PHS (6 p.m.), V Baseball home vs WRHS (7 p.m.)

Friday, 3/25:

BulldogPRIDE Review in all class periods: ALL components of PRIDE

Fire Drill

ZHS AP Research Expo (Commons, 6 p.m.)

V Baseball away @ PHS (7 p.m.)

Saturday, 3/26:

ZHS Golf Tourney (see flyer below)

JV Baseball away @ PHS (3 p.m.)

Calling all Juniors!


WHO: Juniors needing Reading and/or Algebra assessment requirements for graduation

WHAT: ACT Prep (Reading and/or Algebra for graduation)

WHEN: March 23, 24, 25 (12:00 - 2:30pm) - Students will eat lunch at normal time.

WHERE: ZHS Media Center

WHY: To help Juniors prepare for passing the ACT to graduate

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Because of the renovations, Gus was relocated to the Gym lobby.

Many alumni and community members have asked, so we wanted to make sure everyone knew where he is.

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Testing Schedule:

Students, please check posted lists on campus for your testing location!

Tuesday, March 29: ACT NCR (non-college reportable) School Day (English Only, triple time)

Wednesday, March 30: ACT NCR School Day (Math only, triple time)

Thursday, March 31: ACT NCR School Day (Reading only, triple time)

Saturday, April 2: ACT test (on campus @ ZHS in B Bldg)

Monday, April 4: NWEA window opens, FSA Writing 9th grade (Group 1) AM

Tuesday, April 5: FSA Writing 9th grade (Group 2) AM

Wednesday, April 6: FSA Writing 10th grade (Group 1) AM, PERt Test after school (DE students)

Thursday, April 7: FSA Writing 10th grade (Group 2) AM

Friday, April 8: FSA Writing Makeups (9th grade, AM)

ZHS Important Dates

Calendar/Save the date!

4/7: ZHS Volunteer Celebration

4/8: ZHS Blood Drive, ZHS Musical Theater/Chorus Cabaret Show

Transportation Questions or Concerns?

Please contact Rachel Leavine, Senior Field Service Specialist

Transportation Southeast



Outside Food/Food Deliveries

Students are not allowed to have outside restaurant food on campus and are not allowed to have food delivered to campus. DoorDash and other food delivery services are NOT allowed. We jeopardize losing our status as a Free/Reduced Breakfast and Lunch school if we have unauthorized competition with the cafeteria. We are a closed campus for lunch and during the school day. Students may not leave campus and get food. If you have any questions about these requirements, contact Dr. Stanley at cstanley@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Outside food, candy, chips, beverage sales PROHIBITED

Students are not permitted to sell food, candy, chips, or beverages on campus. We do have fundraisers ongoing, but they are not during the school day. Many of our students and staff have allergies and we cannot compete with the cafeteria. No outside food, candy, or beverage sales are allowed. Students who do not follow these procedures are subject to school discipline.

Opt-In to Text Messages

Text "Y" or "YES" to 67587 on your mobile phone to receive important information from ZHS and Pasco County Schools via text message. This year, staying connected is more important than ever! You can opt out at any time by replying to one of our messages with "STOP".

Purchase Tickets to ZHS Athletic Events

Want to save time in line?

Visit https://gofan.co/app/school/FL6109

Search for the ZHS athletic contests you'd like to attend and purchase your tickets!

ZHS School Advisory Council (SAC)

What is a School Advisory Council?

  • The school Advisory Council is the means for community and parent involvement in and support of the schools.
  • The School Advisory Council is composed of the principal, teachers, school staff, parents, business and community representatives, and secondary students.

How can I become a SAC member?

  • Elected members of the School Advisory Council include teachers, educational support personnel, parents, and secondary students.
  • Members are also appointed to the council by the principal to represent business and the community.
  • Students serve as SAC members for a one year term.
  • A chairperson is elected annually by the SAC membership.

Any parent, community business member, teacher, or student interested in serving on our SAC committee for the 2021-2022 school year--please email Mrs. McCafferty at cmccaffe@pasco.k12.fl.us for a nomination form. This is a great way to get involved and stay connected to your Bulldog family.

To complete a yearly volunteer application, please visit: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/comm/volunteer/

SAC Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:45 a.m.
Scheduled dates for the 2021-2022 SAC meetings:

  • March 23
  • April 20
  • May 18
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Pasco County Schools Covid-19 Protocols

Click here for more information on the 21-22 Pasco County Schools Covid-19 Protocols:


Thank you!

Thank you to the following people, organizations, and community members who donated time, money, gifts, food, resources and more to the ZHS Angel Tree and ZHS ABC students:

First United Methodist Church (Zephyrhills) donated to the ABC program on February 8, 2022.

Jackie Miller and Leisure Days Mobile Home Park donated food to our ABC program on February 10, 2022.

Around the holidays, the following people and community groups donated to ZHS:

Sleepy Hollow, Charles Chapin, San Antonio Pottery, Jack Boyles and Debbie Gillars, Terry Turner, Anne Benedini, Linda Fernatt, Jan Jones, Gerri Orr, Sharon Holloway, Tallory Broderick, Catholic Daughters of America, Fellowship Bible Church, First Methodist Church, Coach Cimorelli, Donald Welsch, Suncrest Sales, Karen and Alan Knight, Nicole Saly, Tracy Jennings, Mary Lou Jordan, Kelli Richards, Kenneth Clark, Gina Granger, 1st Sgt McAuley, Sgt Smith, C J. Smith, Kelly Anderson, Dorraine Dyser, Susan Daniels, Angie Stone, Mike Novak, Elks Club, Jay Klammer and Shirley Crawford, Eagles Club, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Sutton, Ashley Sutton Thompson, Renee Carpenter, Bodine and Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fernandez, Sundance Mobile Homes, Dawn Lakin, Andrea Guarnieri, Jennifer Yonkof, Patricia Goltry, Teresa Kinsman, Rebecca Mastykarz, Denice Ferraina, April Simons, the ZHS National Honor Society, and Donna Mills.

Thank you to Dave Walters and the Zephyrhills Free Press for all the great photos and positive coverage of our students' amazing accomplishments!

Thank you to Steve Lee and the Zephyrhills News for supporting our programs!

The Bulldog Community is unlike any other! Your kindness and generosity is a blessing! #BulldogPRIDE