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    2020-2021 COURSE REQUESTS and SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS

    Students, you should double check your course selections before you leave for summer vacation. Your summer reading and/or summer assignment(s) will be determined by the courses you have requested. To view your selections:

    • Log into your Focus account.
    • Change the year to “2020-2021” in the drop-down menu.
    • Click on “My Information”.
    • Click on “Class Requests” in the drop-down menu.
    • DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES!

    If you wish to make a change to your course selections, have your parent email your counselor with the following information:

    • Indicate the course you no longer wish to take next year.
    • Indicate the new selection(s). Be sure your choices still add up to 7.0 credits worth of classes.
    • Send the email to your counselor with the following subject line: Change Request YourLastName_YourFirstName
      • 9th Grade Only - Ms. Sturgill
      • A-G - Mrs. Nymark
      • H-O - Ms. Jackson
      • P-Z - Ms. Polizzi
    • Your counselor will make the change(s) for you and send an email confirmation.

    The deadline to request a change to your course selections is the last day of school.

    Contact your counselor if you have not yet registered for your FALL Dual Enrollment class(es) at SPC BEFORE the last day of school.

    Sign up for your virtual course(s) by the last day school.


    GRADUATION NEWS

    In an effort to preserve traditional commencement ceremonies for our students, the district is working with the Tampa Bay Rays regarding dates in June or July to host graduations if CDC guidelines and the MLB schedule allow.  We recognize the importance of in-person celebrations and are working diligently to pursue this option. There are many details still to work out and we will provide updated information as it becomes available.

    Graduation Ceremony Update Letter 04212020


    COMMITMENT TO CHARACTER MONTHLY TRAIT

    MAY = CARING

    Being kind, friendly, considerate and willing to listen, give and share.


    MAY 29:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

    Last day to get your Bright Futures community services project(s) approved for the summer.

    Last day to get your Virtual School class(es) approved for the summer and for the Fall semester.

    SUMMER: COMPLETE YOUR SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS!

    If you've forgotten which classes you signed up for:

      • Log into your Focus account.
      • Change the year to “2020-2021” in the drop-down menu.
      • Click on “My Information”.
      • Click on “Class Requests” in the drop-down menu.

    DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CLASS REQUESTS.

    The school may make the following changes to your requests:

      • An elective may be dropped in order to add a Reading class based on your FSA ELA scores.
      • Your math choice may be changed based on your math grades and EOC scores.

    AGAIN, DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CLASS REQUESTS.

    SUMMER:  HOPE THROUGH PINELLAS VIRTUAL

    Summer HOPE thru PVS


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    MAY 28:  Dual Enrollment DUAL ENROLLMENT FALL 2020 OHS and SPC REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    This is the last day to request a dual enrollment class at Osceola as well as the last day to register for a dual enrollment class at SPC.

    MAY 26:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR SENIORS!

    School's Out Forever!

    MAY 26:  SENIOR LOCKER CLEAN-OUT

    On Tuesday, May 26th, seniors with last names A-K will report to OFHS from 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM. There will be an hour break from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM. Collection and distribution for students with the last names of L-Z will resume at 12:30 PM and conclude at 3:30 PM. Senior students only, please remember to bring any school or district issued laptop computers during these noted time frames.

    MAY 25:  NO SCHOOL!

    Happy Memorial Day! Stay safe!

    MAY 22:  LOCKER CLEAN-OUT GRADES 9-11, LAST NAMES L-Z

    On Friday May 22nd, students with last names L-R report to OFHS between 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM. There will be an hour break from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM. During this hour break, no one will be available for the collection or distribution of any items. Afternoon collection for last names S-Z will resume at 12:30 PM and conclude at 3:30 PM. 

    MAY 19:  Virtual School VIRTUAL SCHOOL DEADLINE -- EXTENDED TO MAY 22nd

    Students enrolled in either Pinellas or Florida Virtual school courses, you should be 100% complete at this point.

    MAY 11-22:  AP TESTING

    AP Coronavirus Updates

    Practice with the exam demo

    You should use the demo to practice the different ways to submit exam responses. World language students will be able to practice with the AP World Languages Exam App beginning the week of May 11.

    The required and recommended resource list

    Make sure you know what resources you can use during your exams and how you can access them.

    Locate your e-ticket

    Two days before each exam, you will receive an email with your unique exam e-ticket that includes your AP ID. On exam day, you will use your e-ticket to access the exam. If you haven't received your exam e-ticket by email, you can access it through your student account on My AP. E-tickets are nontransferable and shouldn't be shared with anyone. If you haven't been receiving College Board emails, you still have time to confirm your contact information.

    Complete the AP Exam Day Checklist for each exam they're taking

    You should complete this checklist and keep a printed or handwritten copy with you for reference during testing.

    MAY 21:  LOCKER CLEAN-OUT GRADES 9-11, LAST NAMES A-K

    On May 21st, students with last names A-D are asked to report to OFHS between 8:30 AM -11:30 AM. There will be an hour break from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM. During this hour break, no one will be available for the collection or distribution of any items. Afternoon collection for last names E-K will resume at 12:30 PM and conclude at 3:30 PM.

    MAY 19:  SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY

    6pm, school website

    We will be hosting our yearly OFHS Senior Awards Ceremony virtually this year. The video will be posted to our school website next Tuesday, May 19th, at 6pm and accessible to all students and families via the link that will be posted.

    MAY 19:  LAST DAY TO REQUEST A COURSE SELECTION CHANGE

    MAY 14:  Virtual School SENIOR VIRTUAL SCHOOL DEADLINE -- EXTENDED TO MAY 20th

    Seniors enrolled in either Pinellas or Florida Virtual school courses, you should be 100% complete at this point.

    MAY 18:  Dual Enrollment DUAL ENROLLMENT SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN

    MAY 8:  COLLEGE DECISION DAY VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

    1pm, Class of 2020 Team, College Decision Day Channel

    College Decision Day_OFHS

     Seniors, a "meeting" invite will appear in the College Decision Day channel under the Class of 2020 team around 12:50pm on Friday, May 8th.

    Join the celebration by joining the meeting!

    MAY 1:  COLLEGE DECISION DAY SUBMISSION DEADLINE

    Typically, around this time of year, we hold a College Decision Day event. On May 8th, we would like to continue the tradition and celebrate the Class of 2020 as we recognize your post-secondary plans. Whether you’ll be attending a 4-year college, a 2-year college, a technical school, or joining the military, we want to honor your pursuit of higher learning.

    Join the celebration by emailing Ms. Polizzi (polizzie@pcsb.org) your post-secondary destination, along with a photo of you dressed in your best college gear, holding your signed College Decision Day mini-banner.

    Submissions are due by Friday, May 1st. -- EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, MAY 5TH!

     

    Sign the College Decision Day Mini-Banner!

     

    CDD Example

    APRIL 30:  Dual Enrollment DUAL ENROLLMENT SUMMER BOOK PICK-UP DEADLINE

    REVISED SUMMER DE BOOK PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS

    EVERY Summer Term Student MUST provide a shipping address to Marlene Abdo @ abdoma@pcsb.org no later than Thursday, April 30, 2020.

    Students who do not provide an accurate shipping address by 4/30/20 will be responsible for purchasing the required textbook/materials.

    APRIL 24:  Dual Enrollment DUAL ENROLLMENT SUMMER 2020 SPC REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    This is the last day to register for summer dual enrollment classes at SPC.

    APRIL 17: PINELLAS TECHNICAL COLLEGE DUAL ENROLLMENT APPLICATION DEADLINE

    Due to shadowing requirements, the sooner you turn your application in, the better.

    Pinellas Technical College Dual Enrollment Admissions Packet 19-20 (includes application)

    TABE Test Information and Schedule

    APRIL 17:  Virtual School VIRTUAL SCHOOL SEMESTER/SEGMENT THREE-QUARTERS POINT

    Students enrolled in virtual school release period courses should be 75% complete at this point.

    Reminder that a virtual semester/segment must be completed by May 19.

    APRIL 13:  Dual Enrollment DUAL ENROLLMENT FALL 2020 CLASSES VIEWABLE

    If you're interested in taking Fall Dual Enrollment classes at SPC, now would be a good time to see your counselor. 

    SEARCH FOR CLASSES (make sure you are viewing FALL classes)

    APRIL 10:  NO SCHOOL!

    APRIL 1:  Special Guest NATIONAL AVIATION ACADEMY (NAA) LUNCH VISIT-- CANCELED

    Stop by their table during lunch!

    Learn more about NAA

    MARCH 27:  REGISTRATION MAKEUP SESSIONS - COURSE REQUESTS INPUT -- TBD

    Students that missed their original registration days will be called down to the Media Center for a makeup session.

    MARCH 25:  IN SCHOOL SAT ADMINISTRATION -- CANCELED

    MARCH 24:  REGISTRATION MAKEUP SESSIONS - PRESENTATION -- TBD

    Students that missed their original registration days will be called down to the Media Center for a makeup session.

    MARCH 16-20:  SPRING BREAK!

    MARCH 13:  Virtual School VIRTUAL SCHOOL SEMESTER/SEGMENT HALFWAY POINT

    Students enrolled in virtual school release period courses should be 50% complete at this point.

    Reminder that a virtual semester/segment must be completed by May 19.

    MARCH 13:  END OF 3RD MARKING PERIOD

    Stay on top of your grades, Warriors! Doing awesome? Stay awesome! Or, is it time to go to tutoring? Should you set up a study group? Talk to your teachers (don't worry, they won't bite) about what you can do to improve your grades (yep, there's still time, so don't give up!).

    MARCH 9-13:  SOPHOMORE REGISTRATION

    MONDAY All Sophomores attend Registration Seminar through their World History Classes
    TUESDAY Ms. Colton's classes enter their requests in Focus
    WEDNESDAY Mr. Clay's classes enter their requests in Focus
    THURSDAY Mr. Blakeney's classes enter their requests in Focus

    Be prepared to enter your course requests on your designated day! Everyone will be leaving with a course requesst proof sheet.

    The 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide is online, so start checking out which classes you'd like to take next year!

    Registration Information for 2020-2021

    MARCH 9-13:  FRESHMAN REGISTRATION (PART 2)

    MONDAY Ms. Powers's classes enter their requests in Focus.
    TUESDAY Mr. Simon's classes enter their requests in Focus
    WEDNESDAY Mr. Wood's classes enter their requests in Focus
    THURSDAY Ms. Martin's classes enter their requests in Focus

    Be prepared to enter your course requests on your designated day! Everyone will be leaving with a course requests proof sheet.

    MARCH 7:  BELLE OF THE BALL PROM 2020 SHOPPING DAY

    10am-2pm; 1210 Holt Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755

    Belle of the Ball Project is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization, which provides prom and homecoming dresses to high school girls in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Citrus. and surrounding counties for their high school dances. Our mission statement is “No girl should be denied the opportunity to attend her high school dance because of financial difficulties” We are a 100% volunteer organization and rely on donations and volunteers. For volunteer and donation information, please visit our website.

    Girls can choose from over 3,000 dresses organized by size and color. Many of the dresses are new with tags. Girls qualify for a dress if they appear in person and attest that they are currently having financial difficulties. No documentation is necessary. We provide all forms. Girls also qualify if they have been referred by school or agency officials, or other non-profit organization. No referral letter is required. We operate on the honor system. Our 3,000+ dress boutique  is located at 1210 Holt Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755. Our boutique is open ONLY on designated shopping days. We are not open year round.
    All shopping days are held on Saturdays between the hours of 10am and 2pm. No appointments are necessary, nor do we make them.

    For additional information please visit our website:  Belleoftheballproject.com

    MARCH 2-6:  JUNIOR REGISTRATION

    MONDAY All Juniors attend Registration Seminar through their US History Classes
    TUESDAY Mr. Yarborough's classes enter their requests in Focus
    WEDNESDAY Mr. Benson's classes enter their requests in Focus
    THURSDAY Ms. Parvin's classes enter their requests in Focus

    Be prepared to enter your course requests on your designated day! Everyone will be leaving with a course requests proof sheet.

    The 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide is online, so start checking out which classes you'd like to take next year!

    Registration Information for 2020-2021

    MARCH 2-6:  FRESHMAN REGISTRATION (PART 1)

    MONDAY Ms. Powers's classes will receive registration information and materials.
    TUESDAY Mr. Simon's classes will receive registration information and materials.
    WEDNESDAY Mr. Wood's classes will receive registration information and materials.
    THURSDAY Ms. Martin's classes will receive registration information and materials.

    The 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide is online, so start checking out which classes you'd like to take next year!

    Registration Information for 2020-2021

    MARCH 2:  Dual Enrollment DUAL ENROLLMENT SUMMER 2020 CLASSES VIEWABLE

    If you're interested in taking Summer Dual Enrollment classes at SPC, now would be a good time to see your counselor.

    SEARCH FOR CLASSES

    MARCH 1:  TAMPA NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR

    12pm-3pm; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US Hwy. 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610

    Free and open to the public, NACAC fairs connect you to hundreds of colleges and universities in one location.

    To register and see a list of participating schools, visit: gotomyncf.com

    FEBRUARY 17:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    FEBRUARY 13:  ASVAB ADMINISTRATION

    The ASVAB is made up of three components:

    • ASVAB: The aptitude test estimates your performance in academic and vocational endeavors.
    • FYI: The interest inventory measures your work-related interests.
    • OCCU-Find: A career catalog provides activities to help you put a plan together.

    High school students in grades 10-12, and first and second year post-secondary school students can participate. Participation in the ASVAB is voluntary, but the future is mandatory. So, be ready!

    How it works...
    ASVAB helps you figure out what you're good at, what is important to you, and the jobs that match your skills and interests.

    Learn more about the ASVAB as a career exploration program

    Learn more about the ASVAB if you're thinking about joining the military

    Interested students, sign up in Student Services before February 11th.

    FEBRUARY 11:  ASVAB SIGNUP DEADLINE

    The ASVAB is made up of three components:

    • ASVAB: The aptitude test estimates your performance in academic and vocational endeavors.
    • FYI: The interest inventory measures your work-related interests.
    • OCCU-Find: A career catalog provides activities to help you put a plan together.

    High school students in grades 10-12 can participate. Participation in the ASVAB is voluntary, but the future is mandatory. So, be ready!

    How it works...
    ASVAB helps you figure out what you're good at, what is important to you, and the jobs that match your skills and interests.

    Learn more about the ASVAB as a career exploration program

    Learn more about the ASVAB if you're thinking about joining the military

    Interested students, sign up in Student Services. The test will be administered on February 13th.

    FEBRUARY 10:  EARLY ADMISSIONS APPLICATION DEADLINE

    Early Admissions Checklist

    Early Admissions Application Directions

    The application must be completed and all admission eligibility criteria met by 11:59pm on Monday, February 10, 2020.

    WEBSITE:  www.pcsb.org/Page/2821

    Enrollment is capped at 40 students per campus. If the number of new applications received exceeds the number of available openings, students will be selected through a random lottery system.

    FEBRUARY 10:  EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE

    Early College Checklist

    Early College Online Application

    Prior to completing the new online ECP application, the applicant must have a copy of their qualifying test scores and an unofficial Graduation Checklist or Transcript ready to upload. Students who do not upload test scores and Graduation Checklist or Transcript upon completing the online application will need to print out the application and hand deliver the application, test scores and transcript (or Grad Checklist) to the ECP Office at the SPC campus they are applying to. DEADLINE to apply: Monday, February 10 at 2:00pm.

    You have ONE opportunity to complete the application, so BE PREPARED prior to applying. Incomplete packets will NOT be considered.

    WEBSITE:  https://www.spcollege.edu/future-students/admissions/high-school-programs/early-college

    Enrollment is capped at 125 students (including juniors and seniors) per campus. If the number of new applications received exceeds the number of available opneing for juniors, students will be selected through a random lottery system. 

    FEBRUARY 6:  TAMPA BAY (South) CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR

    1:00-2:30pm, Indian Rocks Christian School, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo 33774

    You will be able to view college & university displays, talk with representatives from the schools and attend a Financial Aid Workshop.  

    For more information: https://myblueprintstory.com/christian-university-college-fairs?fid=127

    FEBRUARY 6:  PSAT RESULTS PRESENTATION FOLLOW-UP

    If you scanned the QR code at the end of Tuesday's presenation video, you will be called down to the Media Center to further discuss your results and/or any of the other topics that were covered.

    FEBRUARY 4:  Virtual School VIRTUAL SCHOOL SEMESTER/SEGMENT QUARTER POINT

    Students enrolled in virtual school release period courses should be 25% complete at this point.

    Reminder that a virtual semester/segment must be completed by May 19.

    FEBRUARY 4:  PSAT RESULTS PRESENTATION

    A brief video will be played in every 1st Period class on Tuesday the 4th, detailing how to access and understand your PSAT results as well as how to take advantage of the "next step" features offered through College Board.

    JANUARY 31:  EXECUTIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (EIP) APPLICATION DEADLINE

    This is the last day to complete the online application and ensure that all Teacher References and Guidance Counselor online forms have been completed.

    JANUARY 29:  BOCA CIEGA HIGH SCHOOL'S COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR

    6:00pm-8:00pm, Boca Ciega High School, 924 58th St. S, Gulfport, FL 33707

    This event is open countywide for all high school students and families to attend.

    Our goal this year is to broaden the types of opportunities and resources that will be available to students. Over 50 companies and colleges will be on hand to promote careers, internships, volunteer, and employment opportunities. The objective is that students could find opportunities for Bright Futures service hours, employment or internships to help broaden their experience and or resume, or simply for them to be exposed to career pathways, and college opportunities.

    JANUARY 27-31:  SENIOR LETTERS MAILED HOME

    Seniors will be receiving second semester credit checks in the mail. Please address any issues regarding your graduation status with your counselor IMMEDIATELY!

    Parents and guardians, please make sure that your mailing address information in Focus is up-to-date.

    JANUARY 20:  MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

    No school!

    JANUARY 16:  EARLY COLLEGE/EARLY ADMISSION/DUAL ENROLLMENT INFO SESSION

    St. Petersburg College offers three options for high school students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. And they're FREE! Find out
    more at this information session.

    Early College/Dual Enrollment for rising juniors (2022 grads) will meet in the Main Auditorium.

    Early Admission/Dual Enrollment for rising seniors (2021 grads) will meet in the cafeteria.

    For more information, call 727-394-6023.

    JANUARY 15:  PINELLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE

    Complete ONE application for over a hundred local scholarships!

    Pinellas Education Foundation Scholarship Application (PEFSA)

    JANUARY 14:  EARLY COLLEGE/EARLY ADMISSION/DUAL ENROLLMENT INFO SESSION

     
    St. Petersburg College offers three options for high school students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. And they're FREE! Find out
    more at this information session.

    Early College/Dual Enrollment for rising juniors (2022 grads) will meet in the Main Auditorium.

    Early Admission/Dual Enrollment for rising seniors (2021 grads) will meet in the Teaching Auditorium.

    For more information, call 727-712-5400.

    JANUARY 10:  LAST DAY TO SUBMIT A SCHEDULE CORRECTION FORM

    This is the last day you may turn in a form to your counselor.

    JANUARY 9:  EARLY COLLEGE/EARLY ADMISSION/DUAL ENROLLMENT INFO SESSION

    Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N. Seminole, FL 33772

    St. Petersburg College offers three options for high school students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. And they're FREE! Find out
    more at this information session.

    Early College/Dual Enrollment for rising juniors (2022 grads) will meet in the UP Digitorium.

    Early Admission/Dual Enrollment for rising seniors (2021 grads) will meet in UP 303.

    For more information, call 727-394-6023.

    JANUARY 9:  LAST DAY TO PICK UP A SCHEDULE CORRECTION FORM

    Schedule correction forms will be available during lunches January 7th-9th.

    • A form is required for each class you wish to change (e.g., you will need two forms if you wish to change two of your classes).
    • Forms that lack a parent signature will not be accepted.
    • Submitting a form is not a guarantee that your schedule will be changed.
    • Requests submitted via phone or email will not be accepted.

    We do not change:

    • Classes that were requested, unless you wish to increase the rigor of your schedule
    • Teachers
    • Class periods
    • Lunches

    JANUARY 8:  EARLY COLLEGE/EARLY ADMISSION/DUAL ENROLLMENT INFO SESSION

    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, SPC Clearwater Campus, 2465 Drew St. Clearwater, FL 33765

    St. Petersburg College offers three options for high school students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. And they're FREE! Find out
    more at this information session.

    Early College/Dual Enrollment for rising juniors (2022 grads) will meet in the Arts Auditorium.

    Early Admission/Dual Enrollment for rising seniors (2021 grads) will meet in ES102.

    For more information, call 727-791-5971.

    JANUARY 7:  SECOND SEMESTER BEGINS

    We hope you had a great vacation and that you are refreshed and ready for the new semester!

    Students in virtual courses, make sure to activate your classes ASAP if you have not already done so!

    JANUARY 6:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    DECEMBER 23-JANUARY 3:  WINTER BREAK

    Seniors, complete the following if you haven't already done so:

    DECEMBER 20:  VIRTUAL SCHOOL SEMESTER 1 DEADLINE

    Students enrolled in virtual school release period courses should be 100% complete with their segment(s) at this point.

    Failure to meet this deadline will result in the loss of spring semester release periods and placement into classes on campus.

    DECEMBER 20:  END OF SEMESTER 1

    DECEMBER 17-20:  SEMESTER 1 EXAMS

    Monday, December 16th:

    NORMAL BELL SCHEDULE

    Tuesday, December 17th:

    PERIOD 2 = 7:25am – 7:51am

    PERIOD 3 = 7:56am – 8:22am

    PERIOD 4 = 8:27am – 8:53am

    PERIOD 5 = 8:58am – 9:24am

    PERIOD 6 = 9:29am – 9:55am

    PERIOD 7 = 10:00am – 10:25am

    Lunch = 10:25am – 10:55am

    PERIOD 1 Review and Exam = 11:01am – 1:55pm

    Wednesday, December 18th:

    PERIOD 2 Review and Exam = 7:25am – 10:19am

    Lunch = 10:25am – 10:55am

    PERIOD 3 Review and Exam = 11:01am – 1:55pm

    Thursday, December 19th:

    PERIOD 4 Review and Exam = 7:25am – 10:19am

    Lunch = 10:25am – 10:55am

    PERIOD 5 Review and Exam = 11:01am – 1:55pm

    Friday, December 20th:

    PERIOD 6 Review and Exam = 7:25am – 10:19am

    Lunch = 10:25am – 10:55am

    PERIOD 7 Review and Exam = 11:01am – 1:55pm

    DECEMBER 18:  Dual Enrollment DUAL ENROLLMENT SPRING BOOK PICK-UP DAY

    DE Book Pick Up Flyer Spring 2020

    DECEMBER 16:  EXAM WAIVER COPIES RETURNED TO STUDENTS

    Yellow copies will be returned to students on Monday, December 16 during 5th Period.

    DECEMBER 12-13:  SECOND SEMESTER SCHEDULE CORRECTION FORMS AVAILABLE

    Schedule correction forms will be available during lunches December 12th-13th.

    • A form is required for each class you wish to change (e.g., you will need two forms if you wish to change two of your classes).
    • Forms that lack a parent signature will not be accepted.
    • Submitting a form is not a guarantee that your schedule will be changed.
    • Requests submitted via phone or email will not be accepted.

    We do not change:

    • Classes that were requested, unless you wish to increase the rigor of your schedule
    • Teachers
    • Class periods
    • Lunches

    DECEMBER 9-13: WINTER WEEK

    MONDAY - Warrior Wake-Up 6:30-7:15 am

    Bring in the dawn/sunrise at Warrior stadium. Students may bring chairs and their own morning beverages and/or breakfast. Concessions will be available as well.

    Dress up day – Candy Canes (stripes) and Gum Drops (polka dots).

    TUESDAY - No activity planned

    Dress up day – Ugly Winter Sweater, Sock, Tie day.

    WEDNESDAY - Winter Olympics

    During both lunches, there will club sponsored tables with games and prizes.

    Dress up day – Blizzard day. Dress head to toe in white.

    THURSDAY - Elf-on-a-Shelf

    Elves will be hidden throughout the school. Go to the person on the back of the elf to redeem a prize.

    Dress up day – No theme planned.

    FRIDAY - No activity planned

    Dress up day – Flannel/Plaid Friday. Wear flannel (no pajamas) to school.

    DECEMBER 12: Dual Enrollment DUAL ENROLLMENT FALL BOOK RETURN DEADLINE

    Fall Dual Enrollment students must return their SPC textbooks to the ECP classroom at the SPC Campus they picked up their books from, no later than 3:30 pm, Thursday, 12/12/19.  Any textbooks rented from the SPC Bookstore MUST be returned directly to the respective SPC Bookstore no later than Thursday, 12/12/19 or the bookstore will place a charge against the student/parent credit card provided upon receipt of book.  Students should give textbooks directly to a person (ECP Staff or Bookstore Rep).  PCS and SPC are not responsible for books students leave on counters, at doors, etc.  Student will be responsible for replacement cost for any textbook not returned, checks payable to Pinellas County Schools, submit to the ECP Counselor at the SPC Campus.

    Note:  Students who have outstanding book obligations will NOT be issued textbooks/materials for the Spring term and will subsequently be removed from the SPC course.

    DECEMBER 12:  STUDENTS RETURN EXAM WAIVER FORM

    Students will return their forms to their 5th Period teacher on Thursday, December 12.

    Late forms will not be accepted and students will be deemed ineligible for exemption, thus making them required to take all exams.

    DECEMBER 10:  EXAM WAIVERS DISTRIBUTED

    Procedures for Exam Waivers to be distributed during 5th Period on Tuesday, December 10.

    Teachers will review the Exam Waiver Policy with students. Please direct any questions to Mr. Schmittdiel.

    1. Teachers will distribute Exam Waiver Forms during 5th Period to all eligible students and have students sign the class roster for their form. Any student that is not eligible to exempt will not have a preprinted form.
    2. Teachers will advise and monitor students’ circling the correct semester on the form in INK. Teachers will tell students they will not receive an additional form if the one they have is lost.
    3. Teachers will instruct students to fill out the class and teacher name for their schedule.
    4. Teachers will complete the total tardies, absences and grades section of the exam waiver form for ALL students with a waiver form, even if the student is not exempting their course. Teachers will send the waiver forms for absent students to Mr. Schmittdiel. Students who are absent will pick up their forms from Student Services.
    5. Teachers will remind students the following courses are ineligible for exemption based on district policy: any class with an State End of Course exam including Algebra I classes, Geometry, Biology, US History, AP Courses (Semester 1) and courses that are blocked and meet for two consecutive periods (Band).
    6. Students will select the three courses they wish to waive and have the teachers and parents sign to acknowledge the selection.
    7. Students will return their forms to their 5th Period teacher on Thursday, December 12Late forms will not be accepted and students will be deemed ineligible for exemption, thus making them required to take all exams.
    8. Yellow copies will be returned to students on Monday, December 16 during 5th Period.

    DECEMBER 10:  MATH EOCS RETAKES

    DECEMBER 4:  AP PACKETS DUE!

    AP students, remember to turn in your packets during lunch to the school counselors.

    • Students are responsible for printing their own packets.
    • Specific test locations and rooms will be announced at a later date (we are still waiting on SPC to finalize rooms). All exams will be administered at SPC Seminole or OFHS. Students are responsible for their own transportation regardless of test site.
    • There are explicit directions in the letter about what needs to be filled out and turned in:
      • All students are required to complete and submit the “Field Trip/Activities Permission Form.” Just one copy is needed per student regardless of the number of exams taken.
      • All students who plan on driving a vehicle to testing are required to complete and submit the “Field Trip Vehicle Information” form.
        • Note: You must attach a photocopy of the person’s insurance card and driver’s license to this form when submitting.  Just one copy is needed per student, if you are planning on driving a vehicle, regardless of the number of exams being taken.
      • Please complete and submit the  “Permit to Leave” form if you are planning on not attending the regular school day during the time you are not in exams.
    • All students are required to test during their assigned testing date & time. Late testing will not be granted for missing an exam due to family vacations or trips; power outages at home; oversleeping, inability to locate testing room, car troubles, etc. Any student who is misses an exam due to illness must present a Dr. Note within 48 hours of the missed exam to be considered for late testing.

    NOVEMBER 25-29:  THANKSGIVING BREAK!

    Happy Thanksgiving

    NOVEMBER 22:  Dual Enrollment DUAL ENROLLMENT SPRING SPC REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    This is the last day to register for a spring dual enrollment class on an SPC campus.

    NOVEMBER 21:  SOPHOMORE SEMINAR MAKE-UP SESSION

    NOVEMBER 19:  SOPHOMORE SEMINARS

    Seminars will be carried out through World History classes.

    NOVEMBER 16:  COLLEGE PLANNING

    9:00am-2:00pm, Lakewood High School, 1400 5th Ave, St. Petersburg 33705

    Register by contacting Dr. Lewis Brinson of Pinellas County Schools - brinsonle@pcsb.org - 727.588.6436

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    NOVEMBER 14:  PTC APPRENTICESHIP CAREER FAIR

    Apprenticeship Career Fair

    NOVEMBER 13:  THE GREAT AMERICAN TEACH-IN

    NOVEMBER 12:  EXECUTIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (EIP) INFO MEETING

    6:30-8:00pm, Palm Harbor University High School, Auditorium, 1900 Omaha Street, Palm Harbor

    Class of 2020-2021 applications are now being accepted for the Summer, Fall, and/or Spring.

    Please complete the online application and ensure that all Teacher References and Guidance Counselor online forms are completed on or before Friday, January 31, 2020.

    NOVEMBER 11:  EXECUTIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (EIP) INFO MEETING

    6:30-8:00pm, Gibbs High School, Grande Theater, 850 34th Street South, St. Petersburg

    Class of 2020-2021 applications are now being accepted for the Summer, Fall, and/or Spring.

    Please complete the online application and ensure that all Teacher References and Guidance Counselor online forms are completed on or before Friday, January 31, 2020.

    NOVEMBER 11: OFHS FAFSA COMPLETION EVENT

    6:00-7:00pm, Osceola Fundamental HS, Media Center

    This workshop event will NOT count as a monthly fundamental meeting.

    RSVP:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LP85DN6

    Remember to bring these items to ensure a successful online FAFSA submission:

      • Your Federal Student Aid FSA ID (to obtain your FSA ID go to https://fsaid.ed.gov)
      • Student’s/Parent’s 2018 and/or 2017 W-2(s) and Federal Income Tax Forms (1040, 1040A or 1040 EZ)
      • 2018 and/or 2017 untaxed income (social security, disability, workman's comp, etc.)
      • Driver’s license or state ID
      • Social Security number, Alien Registration number, date of birth for student, spouse and/or parents

    NOVEMBER 11: Special Guest UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (UA) LUNCH VISIT

    Stop by their table during lunch!

    Learn more about UA

    NOVEMBER 9:  PERT TESTING

    7:30am-12pm, SPC Clearwater Campus, ES 203

    There is PERT testing for SPC High School programs.

    Students need an SPC ID number (complete the application for HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS STUDENT), photo ID and must fill out the seat registration form (https://web.spcollege.edu/survey/29128).

    NOVEMBER 8:  JUNIOR SEMINAR MAKE-UP SESSION

    NOVEMBER 6:  JUNIOR SEMINARS

    Seminars will be carried out through US History classes.

    Happy Halloween

    OCTOBER 31:  Dual Enrollment DUAL ENROLLMENT SPRING OHS REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    This is the last day to request or drop a spring dual enrollment class on Osceola's campus.

    OCTOBER 28-30:  FLORIDASHINES VIRTUAL COLLEGE WEEK

    Free Live Webinars – Funded by the State of Florida

    WHO:  This event is ideal for Florida High School Juniors, Seniors, Parents and Counselors

    WHAT:  Three days of live webinars that will provide a wide variety of information for college-bound students, featuring experts in the areas of college and university admissions, scholarships, financial aid, career planning and more.  The event speakers also represent a wide variety of institutions from the Florida College System, the State University System and the Florida Department of Education.

    WEBSITE: https://www.floridashines.org/go-to-college/make-a-plan-to-shine-in-college/virtual-college-week

    Virtual College Week

    OCTOBER 25-26:  SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE EXPLORE ENGINEERING EVENT

    • Do you like to help people?
    • Are you the kind of person who likes to craft, make, tinker and break things?
    • Have you been wondering if engineering might be for you, but you’re not sure?
    • Do you like spooky things?

    We’ve got the perfect immersive event for you Oct. 25-26: Explore Engineering, an overnight event for high school girls at Sweet Briar College.

    Participants will work in teams with engineering professors and students to imagine and bring to life a computer-controlled, interactive Halloween device. The event is hands-on, stresses teamwork and creativity, and is perfect for both experienced students and newbies to engineering.

    Sound eerily up your alley? 

    Get more information and register!

    Learn more about Sweet Briar College

    OCTOBER 21-25:  THE SALVATION ARMY HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE

    Salvation Army Holiday Assistance

    OCTOBER 21-25:  COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK

    CAW

    OCTOBER 25:  COLLEGE T-SHIRT and #WhyApply GIVE-AWAY DAY                        

    Come up to the Guidance table during lunch in your best college gear and fill out a #WhyApply poster for a chance to win a prize!

    OCTOBER 24:  Special Guest PINELLAS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (PTeC) LUNCH VISIT

    Stop by their table during lunch!

    Learn more about PTeC

    OCTOBER 24:  Dual Enrollment DUAL ENROLLMENT SPRING SPC REGISTRATION OPENS

    Students may now register for dual enrollment classes on SPC's campus.

    OCTOBER 23:  Special Guest ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE (SPC) APPLY DAY

    Come down to the Media Center during lunches to apply to SPC and have the $40 application fee waived!

    Event Procedures and What to Bring this Day:

    The following information is necessary to complete the application and satisfy the in-state residency requirements to receive in-state tuition:

    • Student Social security number.
    • ID numbers for TWO of the following from the parent or legal guardian:
      • Florida Driver’s License or Florida ID
      • Florida Vehicle Registration
      • Florida Voter’s Registration and issue date

    For more information on residency, refer to this link: http://www.spcollege.edu/tuition--financial-aid/residency.

    For more details about this event, contact Jerrick Rivera at (727) 341-3407 or rivera.jerrick@spcollege.edu.

    Learn more about SPC

    OCTOBER 21:  FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR @ OSCEOLA FHS

    7:00-8:00pm, Auditorium

    The following topics give general ideas of what is covered in greater depth at the Pinellas County Schools Financial Aid Presentation. Viewing these topic links in no way takes the place of the amount and accuracy of the more detailed information provided at the seminars.

    • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program - View website
    • Types of Financial Aid - View website
    • Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - View website
    • Understanding the Student Aid Report (SAR) - View website
    • Pinellas Education Foundation Scholarship Catalog - View website
    • Scholarship Essays - View website
    • Scholarship Searches & Scams - View website

    OCTOBER 21:  Special Guest FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY (FAU) LUNCH VISIT

    Stop by their table during lunch!

    Learn more about FAU

    OCTOBER 16:  PSAT/NMSQT ADMINISTRATION and SAT ADMINISTRATION

    Both the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT will be administered on campus on Wednesday, October 16th.

      • All 9th and 10th grade students will take the PSAT, with 11th graders having the option to opt-in.
      • The SAT will also be available that day as an opt-in option for 12th grade students only.

    This is a great opportunity for students to take the PSAT/NMSQT for both preparation for the SAT, along with potential scholarship options available for students who excel on the assessment, and all who participate are funded by the district, free of charge for students.

    Learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT

    Learn more about the SAT

    Juniors and Seniors NOT taking the PSAT or SAT, this is a good opportunity to take a College Day!

    College Day Request Form

    OCTOBER 15:  BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS LIVESTREAM

    We invite your students to watch a livestream for BYU Admissions on Tuesday, October 15, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Central (7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Eastern).

    Pre-register at virtualevent.byu.edu to get more information.

    Livestream Flyer

    Learn more about BYU

    OCTOBER 14:  STAMP 4S TESTING (WORLD LANGUAGE CREDIT)

    1:30pm, PCS Administration Building, 301 4th St. SW, Largo, FL 33770; students must pay a fee of $19.90 prior to the date of the test

    There will be an opportunity for students who qualify to take the STAMP 4S test for Seal of Biliteracy (and up to 4 high school credits) on Monday, October 14 at the administration building at 301 4th St. SW in Largo.  Please see the Seal of Biliteracy page for details: 

    https://www.pcsb.org/Page/28971

    OCTOBER 14:  KIDS SHOP

    10:00am-4:00pm; Empath Health, 5771 Roosevelt Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33760

    This one-day retreat for children ages 6-17 is designed to allow children to meet and talk about what it is like to have someone they love who is sick or disabled. There will be activities, food and lots of fun. This event is free of charge although donations are welcome.

    To register or for more information, call Empath Community Counseling at (727) 523-3451.

    Empathhealth.org

    OCTOBER 14:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    OCTOBER 12:  COLLEGE APPLICATION and FINANCIAL AID SUPPORT EVENT

    9am-12pm; see below for locations

    Event Location

    Event Description

    In the Media Center at:

    South County @ Boca Ciega HS

    Mid-County @ Largo HS

    North County @ Dunedin HS

    Are you looking for support for college applications, the FAFSA, and the college essay personal statement? 

    Families are encouraged to attend with their children!

    Financial aid professionals, including college representatives, will be on hand to answer questions.

    OCTOBER 11:  Virtual School VIRTUAL SCHOOL SEMESTER/SEGMENT 1 HALFWAY POINT

    Students enrolled in virtual school release period courses should be 50% complete at this point.

    Reminder that a virtual semester/segment must be completed by December 20.

    OCTOBER 11:  END OF 1ST QUARTER

    Stay on top of your grades, Warriors! Doing awesome? Stay awesome! Or, is it time to go to tutoring? Should you set up a study group? Talk to your teachers (don't worry, they won't bite) about what you can do to improve your grades (yep, there's still time, so don't give up!).

    OCTOBER 7:  PINELLAS COUNTY COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR

    6:00pm-8:00pm; Countryside High School, 3000 State RD 580, ClearwaterCollege & Career Fair

    This 11th  Annual event gives participants the opportunity to talk to over 150 exhibitors to get free information from college administrators, vocational schools, major employers, military recruiters and more.

    OCTOBER 6:  PINELLAS COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR

    College Fair

    OCTOBER 5:  BELLE OF THE BALL HOMECOMING SHOPPING DAY

    9am-2pm; 1210 Holt Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755

    Belle of the Ball Project is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization, which provides prom and homecoming dresses to high school girls in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Citrus. and surrounding counties for their high school dances. Our mission statement is “No girl should be denied the opportunity to attend her high school dance because of financial difficulties” We are a 100% volunteer organization and rely on donations and volunteers. For volunteer and donation information, please visit our website.

    Girls can choose from over 3,000 dresses organized by size and color. Many of the dresses are new with tags. Girls qualify for a dress if they appear in person and attest that they are currently having financial difficulties. No documentation is necessary. We provide all forms. Girls also qualify if they have been referred by school or agency officials, or other non-profit organization. No referral letter is required. We operate on the honor system. Our 3,000+ dress boutique  is located at 1210 Holt Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755. Our boutique is open ONLY on designated shopping days. We are not open year round.
    All shopping days are held on Saturdays between the hours of 9am and 2pm. No appointments are necessary, nor do we make them.

    For additional information please visit our website:  Belleoftheballproject.com

    OCTOBER 3:  FRESHMAN SEMINARS MAKE-UP SESSIONS

    If you missed your Freshman Seminar, you will receive a pass for a make-up session.

    • You are to report directly to the Media Center; attendance will be taken at the seminar. The seminar will last the entire period.
    • All freshmen are expected to attend a seminar; it is required.

    SEPTEMBER 30:  SENIORS - PINELLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (PEFSA) OPENS!

    PEFSA

    SEPTEMBER 28:  COLLEGE PLANNING

    9:00am-2:00pm, Lakewood High School, 1400 5th Ave, St. Petersburg 33705

    Register by contacting Dr. Lewis Brinson of Pinellas County Schools - brinsonle@pcsb.org - 727.588.6436

    COLLEGE PLANNING

    SEPTEMBER 27:  SENIOR SEMINARS MAKE-UP SESSIONS

    If you missed Tuesday's Senior Seminars, you will receive a pass for the 4th period makeup session.

    • You are to report directly to the Media Center; attendance will be taken at the seminar. The seminar will last the entire period.
    • All seniors are expected to attend a seminar; it is required.

    SEPTEMBER 24:  SENIOR SEMINARS

    The Guidance Department will be calling Seniors down to the Media Center by last name; the specific alpha breakdown will be posted in classrooms and hallways.

    • You are to report directly to the Media Center; attendance will be taken at the seminar. The seminar will last the entire period.
    • All seniors are expected to attend the seminar; it is required.
    • Due to the large number of students attending each seminar, you are asked to attend your assigned seminar only.
    • If you are unable to attend your assigned seminar due to OJT, Dual Enrollment, or Virtual School, make-up sessions will be held 3rd and/or 4th period in the Media Center on Friday, September 27th.
    • If you miss your assigned seminar, as well as both available make-up sessions, the PowerPoint presentation will be posted on the school website for your viewing. You are still required to return all relevant paperwork back to your school counselor.

    SEPTEMBER 23-27:  FRESHMAN SEMINARS

    Ms. Sturgill will be presenting information to the Freshmen through science classes this week.

    • If you are unable to attend your assigned seminar, make-up sessions will be held on Thursday, October 3rd.
    • If you miss your scheduled seminar, as well as the available make-up sessions, the PowerPoint presentation will be posted on the school website for your viewing. You are still required to return all relevant paperwork back to Ms. Sturgill.

    SEPTEMBER 21:  FAMU TEEN TAILGATE DAY PARTY

    3:00pm-6:00pm, FAMU, 400 W. Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32307

    FAMU Teen Tailgate Day Party

    SEPTEMBER 21:  16th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SERVICE ACADEMY INFORMATION FAIR

    11:00am-1:00pm, Sarasota Military Academy, 801 N. Orange Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236

    Service Academies Represented: U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Marion Military Institute

    Who Should Attend:  All students in the eighth grade and higher who are interested in attending any of the nation’s military service academies and their parents.  It is important for both students and parents to understand the admission and nomination processes.  Early participation is encouraged in order to develop the strongest candidates for these highly competitive institutions.

    Information to be Presented: Successful candidates attend the academies at no cost and receive an Ivy League level education and training experience.  Each service academy will detail its program during breakout sessions after welcoming remarks by Congressman Buchanan. There will be presentations in separate areas with admissions representatives available to answer questions and provide information to students and parents.

    Contact: Joan Hansen at (941) 951-6643    

    Please RSVP by emailing me at Joan.Hansen@mail.house.gov

    SEPTEMBER 21:  USF ST. PETE OPEN HOUSE

    8:30am-1:00pm, USF St. Petersburg, 140 7th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

    We'd like to invite your students to attend our upcoming Open House event on September 21, 2019. Open House is a great opportunity to get a taste of what it's really like to be a USF St. Petersburg Bull.

    What can your students expect at Open House?

    Students will get to experience so much more than a typical campus visit, including opportunities to:

    • Meet with faculty and staff from their academic area of interest
    • Attend breakout sessions on the admissions process, financial aid & scholarships, the first-year experience, residence life and more
    • Explore our sunny campus on a student-led tour

    Interested students can sign up now to reserve their spot by going to usfsp.edu/events

    Our admissions application is now open!

    SEPTEMBER 21:  BELLE OF THE BALL HOMECOMING SHOPPING DAY

    9am-2pm; 1210 Holt Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755

    Belle of the Ball Project is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization, which provides prom and homecoming dresses to high school girls in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Citrus. and surrounding counties for their high school dances. Our mission statement is “No girl should be denied the opportunity to attend her high school dance because of financial difficulties” We are a 100% volunteer organization and rely on donations and volunteers. For volunteer and donation information, please visit our website.

    Girls can choose from over 3,000 dresses organized by size and color. Many of the dresses are new with tags. Girls qualify for a dress if they appear in person and attest that they are currently having financial difficulties. No documentation is necessary. We provide all forms. Girls also qualify if they have been referred by school or agency officials, or other non-profit organization. No referral letter is required. We operate on the honor system. Our 3,000+ dress boutique  is located at 1210 Holt Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755. Our boutique is open ONLY on designated shopping days. We are not open year round.
    All shopping days are held on Saturdays between the hours of 9am and 2pm. No appointments are necessary, nor do we make them.

    For additional information please visit our website:  Belleoftheballproject.com

    SEPTEMBER 16-20: SALVATION ARMY HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE REGISTRATION

    Salvation Army Holiday Assistance Registration

    SEPTEMBER 18:  A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

    6:00pm–8:00pm, Empath Health, Gathering Place, Building 100, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater 33760

    Again and again we find ourselves hearing or reading about senseless acts of violence across our country. We often feel helpless and unsure how to comfort and support the children in our lives as they grapple with this information.

    Join Empath Health and members of our community as we discuss:

    • Talking to children about recent events and helping them express their feelings and concerns.
    • What to look for in children who are struggling and how to help them

    Audience participation will be encouraged and supported by Empath Health counselors specifically trained to work with children and traumatic and complex grief. Childcare and a light meal provided. This is a FREE event.

    RSVP online at: EmpathHealth.org/CommunityConversation

    Walk-ins are welcome.

    SEPTEMBER 17:  DARTMOUTH INFORMATION SESSION

    7:00pm, Tampa Preparatory School, 727 W Cass St, Tampa, FL 33606

    Dartmouth Comes to You!

    Admissions officers travel worldwide to host information sessions and also travel to hundreds of high schools, meeting with students and guidance counselors. We'd love to meet you!

    Admissions Resources:

    Register at: https://apply.dartmouth.edu/portal/near-you?id=9469b9b2-7788-4eef-ad50-1f19d53114f9

    SEPTEMBER 17:  HARVARD, PRINCETON, UVA, WELLESLEY, YALE INFORMATION SESSION

    7:00pm, Berkeley Preparatory School, 4811 Kelly Rd, Tampa, FL 33615

    Harvard, Princeton, the University of Virginia, Wellesley, and Yale would like to spend some time with you in your own backyard.

    You know our names, but find out more at our evening programs this fall.  Don’t miss your opportunity to hear admissions officers from all five schools discuss the variety of opportunities one can find at our institutions. Learn about scholarships and our generous need-based financial aid offerings.
    We are committed to making education at our schools affordable, accessible, and unforgettable.  Please join us.

    Visit: http://www.hpuwy.com/

    Register at: https://apps.admissions.yale.edu/register/?id=b4dd9a1b-251b-4f40-9df4-a3ee7e06e520

    SEPTEMBER 11:  Special Guest PINELLAS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (PTeC) LUNCH VISIT

    Stop by their table during lunch!

    Learn more about PTeC

    SEPTEMBER 9:  OPERATION GRADUATION

    The school counselors will be speaking at this month's Senior Meeting. We will be presenting an overview of the upcoming Senior Seminar. Parents will get a glimpse of the various topics and resources that will be presented to the Class of 2020.

    SEPTEMBER 7:  COLLEGE ESSAY WORKSHOP

    2:00-3:00pm, Cleawater/Countryside Library (Multi-Purpose Room), 2640 Sabal Springs Dr. 33761

    Is The College Application Essay Worrying You?

    Attend a FREE one-hour Workshop where you will learn What Colleges Really Want! (Parents and Teachers are welcome to attend.)

    Learn to write a creative, captivating personal essay that will be difficult for them to deny!

    Presenter:  Maria Gerakios (gerakiosm@pcsb.org), Honors English Teacher from Countryside High

    SEPTEMBER 7:  BELLE OF THE BALL HOMECOMING SHOPPING DAY

    9am-2pm; 1210 Holt Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755

    Belle of the Ball Project is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization, which provides prom and homecoming dresses to high school girls in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Citrus. and surrounding counties for their high school dances. Our mission statement is “No girl should be denied the opportunity to attend her high school dance because of financial difficulties” We are a 100% volunteer organization and rely on donations and volunteers. For volunteer and donation information, please visit our website.

    Girls can choose from over 3,000 dresses organized by size and color. Many of the dresses are new with tags. Girls qualify for a dress if they appear in person and attest that they are currently having financial difficulties. No documentation is necessary. We provide all forms. Girls also qualify if they have been referred by school or agency officials, or other non-profit organization. No referral letter is required. We operate on the honor system. Our 3,000+ dress boutique  is located at 1210 Holt Ave. Clearwater, FL 33755. Our boutique is open ONLY on designated shopping days. We are not open year round.
    All shopping days are held on Saturdays between the hours of 9am and 2pm. No appointments are necessary, nor do we make them.

    For additional information please visit our website:  Belleoftheballproject.com

    SEPTEMBER 3:  HURRICANE DAY

    All Pinellas County Schools and school district offices will be CLOSED on Tuesday, Sept. 3. All school-related activities are cancelled.

    Storm-related online resources:

    Pinellas County Emergency Management: http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/

    National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

    SEPTEMBER 2:  Labor Day LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

    No school for students.

    AUGUST 31:  Bright Futures MID-YEAR (DECEMBER) GRADUATES' BRIGHT FUTURES DEADLINE

    Mid-year (December) graduates must complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) by August 31, 2019, if you wish to receive funding for the 2020 spring term. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this application deadline. If you do not graduate mid-year as planned and wish to apply as an end-of-year graduate, you must submit the 2019-20 FFAA (which opens October 1).

    AUGUST 28:  Open House Night OPEN HOUSE NIGHT 

    6:30pm

    Students, P-L-E-A-S-E provide your parents with a written copy of your schedule. Room numbers do not show up on Parent Focus.

    AUGUST 28:  PINELLAS COUNTY YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE OPEN HOUSE

    3:00-4:30pm, 315 Court St., Clearwater, 5th Floor Conference Room

    Looking for leadership opportunities? Interested in politics? Want to learn more about County government?

    APPLY NOW: www.pinellascounty.org/yac/

    WHO: High school students grade 9-12 who are interested in participating in YAC

    WHAT: Meet and greet with County Commissioners and past YAC participants

    RSVP: yac@pinellascounty.org, 727-464-3568

    AUGUST 23:  Special Guest NATIONAL AVIATION ACADEMY (NAA) LUNCH VISIT

    Stop by their table during lunch!

    Learn more about NAA

    AUGUST 23:  Dual Enrollment OFF-CAMPUS (SPC) DUAL ENROLLMENT DROP DEADLINE

    This is the last day students may drop an SPC Dual Enrollment course without penalty. After the fifth day of the term, students will have a W on their transcript.

    AUGUST 21:  LAST DAY TO SUBMIT A SCHEDULE CORRECTION FORM

    This is the last day you may turn in a form to your counselor.

    AUGUST 20:  Dual Enrollment ON-CAMPUS (OHS) DUAL ENROLLMENT DROP DEADLINE

    This is the last day students may drop an Osceola Dual Enrollment course without penalty. After the fifth day of the term, students will have a W on their transcript.

    AUGUST 20:  LAST DAY TO PICK UP A SCHEDULE CORRECTION FORM

    Schedule correction forms will be available during lunches from August 14th-20th.

    • A form is required for each class you wish to change (e.g., you will need two forms if you wish to change two of your classes).
    • Forms that lack a parent signature will not be accepted.
    • Submitting a form is not a guarantee that your schedule will be changed.
    • Requests submitted via phone or email will not be accepted.

    We do not change:

    • Classes that were requested, unless you wish to increase the rigor of your schedule
    • Teachers
    • Class periods
    • Lunches

    AUGUST 14: Back to School IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL, WARRIORS! 

    We hope you had a great vacation and that you are refreshed and ready for the new year!

     

    Students in Virtual courses, make sure to activate your classes ASAP if you have not already done so!

     

    If there is an error concerning your schedule, you are to fill out a "Schedule Correction Form," one for each class in question. This form must be completed in its entirety, including all required signatures, and submitted to guidance by August 21 for the request to be reviewed.

    No phone messages or emails will be accepted for schedule corrections. This is to ensure that all students have their schedules corrected quickly and efficiently.

    The process for schedule corrections is as follows:

    1. Students may pick up a "Schedule Correction Form" during lunch at the guidance table in the cafeteria between August 14 - August 20.
    2. The form(s) must be filled out by a parent, student, and teacher. We will return any incomplete forms if all three sections are not completed.
    3. Return the completed form(s) to the guidance table in the cafeteria, during lunches, by Wednesday, August 21.

    Just a reminder: The form is for schedule corrections ONLY. Change of mind requests at this late date will not be honored. If you received what you requested or received one of your alternates, you will need to remain in that class. Schedule corrections also will not be honored for period preference, lunch preference, teacher preference, and/or personal opinion of the difficulty of a course.

    SUMMER VACATION:  COMPLETE YOUR SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS!

    If you've forgotten which classes you signed up for:

    • Log into your Focus account.
    • Change the year to “2019-2020” in the drop-down menu.
    • Click on “My Information”.
    • Click on “Class Requests” in the drop-down menu.

    DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CLASS REQUESTS.

    The school may make the following changes to your requests:

    • An elective may be dropped in order to add a Reading class based on your FSA ELA scores.
    • Your math choice may be changed based on your math grades and EOC scores.

    AGAIN, DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CLASS REQUESTS.

Last Modified on May 29, 2020