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    2nd Semester Schedule Changes:

    We are now collecting requests for 2nd semester schedule changes and will begin making changes after the Winter Break.

    Requests MUST be made using the ONLINE SCHEDULE CORRECTION FORM - requests made via emails and/or phone calls will not be honored.

    This form MUST be submitted by 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 27th (the sooner, the better).

    Submit ONE form for EACH class that requires correction.  

    Submitting a form is NOT a guarantee that a schedule will be changed.

    If a request is approved, please be aware that the order of classes and/or teachers may change.

    Schedules that are changed, will NOT be changed back.

    Request denials or approvals will be sent via email, so be sure to CHECK YOUR EMAIL.

    Schedule corrections will NOT be made for the following reasons:

    •    Change of mind about course selected at registration, including alternate course selections.
    •    Personal opinion as to the difficulty of the course.
    •    Desire to have class at a more convenient time.
    •    Teacher preference.
    •    Concern that course will negatively affect GPA.


    Students make sure you are checking your PCSB email account!

    Your student email address is your username plus @pcsb.org.

    For example, if your username is "r2.d2" then your email would be r2.d2@pcsb.org.


    Parents

    Please make sure the school has accurate and/or updated contact information. This includes:

    • Best phone number to reach you at.
    • Current home address.
    • An email address that you check regularly.

    Please contact your student's alpha clerk if any of the above information needs to be corrected and/or updated.


    Extended Learning Program (ELP)

    Are you in need of credit recovery or grade forgiveness? The Extended Learning Program (ELP) is up and running! Sign up today to get back on-track!

    Application


    Seniors

    Now is the time to complete your:

    FAFSA - DO IT NOW, the longer you wait, the less likely you will receive any funding

    FFAA - by June 2nd


    Early Admission

    Early Admission 2021-2022 Checklist

    Early Admission Application Directions

    Early Admission website

    DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 10


    Early College

    Early College 2021-2022 Checklist (including link to online application)

    You MUST have an electronic copy of your current transcript and qualifying test scores available to submit WITH the application. You should not begin the online application until you have these documents and an SPC ID number.

    Early College website

    DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 10


    PERT

    If you still need to take the PERT for the Early College Program, Early Admissions, or Fall 2021 Dual Enrollment eligibility, we will be administering the PERT on February 5th.

    Sign up here using your R2.D2 account

    You can also take the PERT through SPC.

    https://web.spcollege.edu/survey/31137


    COMMITMENT TO CHARACTER MONTHLY TRAIT

    JANUARY = SELF-MOTIVATION

    Working in a careful and consistent manner without giving up.


    JANUARY 22:  Algebra 1 and Geometry EOC Retakes Day 2, Biology EOC Retakes

    JANUARY 26:  Biology EOC Retakes

    This date is only for students who are also taking the GEometry EOC Retake.

    JANUARY 26:  PSAT Makeup Date

    JANUARY 27:  Final Day for 2nd Semester Schedule Change Requests

    Requests MUST be made using the ONLINE SCHEDULE CORRECTION FORM - requests made via emails and/or phone calls will not be honored.

    This form MUST be submitted by 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 27th (the sooner, the better).

    Submit ONE form for EACH class that requires correction.  

    Submitting a form is NOT a guarantee that a schedule will be changed.

    If a request is approved, please be aware that the order of classes and/or teachers may change.

    Schedules that are changed, will NOT be changed back.

    Request denials or approvals will be sent via email, so be sure to CHECK YOUR EMAIL.

    Schedule corrections will NOT be made for the following reasons:

    •    Change of mind about course selected at registration, including alternate course selections.
    •    Personal opinion as to the difficulty of the course.
    •    Desire to have class at a more convenient time.
    •    Teacher preference.
    •    Concern that course will negatively affect GPA.

    JANUARY 27:  FAFSA Live Virtual Q&A

    7:00pm, https://www.facebook.com/mypinellasschools/live

    Join Pinellas County Schools for a live virtual Q&A session to learn more about completing the Free Application forFederal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Learn and ask questions about eligibility requirements, how to complete the application online and more.

    Visit PCSB.ORG/FAFSA for more information.

    FEBRUARY 2:  UCF Virtual College Visit

    3:30pm-4:30pm, https://ucf.zoom.us/s/92029804943?pwd=SEZZQjRJQWJQWkZBK0IvZVpORWFtdz09

    From application to graduation, you'll be inspired to do amazing things. To think big. To dream even bigger. Learn more about taking the next step to beccome a Knight.

    FEBRUARY 3:  PATHe Junior Year Workshop

    6:00-8:00pm

    RSVP:  https://bit.ly/3ojUkQV

    PATHe

    FEBRUARY 5:  On-Campus PERT Administration

    Due to the uncertainty of PERT testing availability at SPC at this time, OFHS will be offering the PERT on our campus this semester. This will help to ensure students that are interested in SPC's dual enrollment programs have an opportunity to take this test for eligibility.

    Please remember you may also use ACT or SAT test scores to qualify without having to take the PERT. If you meet the criteria below, please email your counselor to learn more about how to use these scores for DE purposes:

    ACT:

    • English 17+
    • Reading 24+
    • Math 19+ for Intermediate Algebra (21+ for College Algebra and above)

    SAT:

    • Reading subscore 24+
    • Writing subscore 25+
    • Math subscore 24+ for Intermediate Algebra (27.5+ for College Algebra and Above)

    PERT testing will be held in the OFHS Media Center and begin promptly at the start of 1st period on Friday, February 5. The PERT is untimed and students will be dismissed as they finish testing to return to class or return home to log in to MyPCS. This will count as a school related function for attendance purposes.

    Please be aware that seating is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. The online form must be completed using your R2.D2 account. A confirmation receipt will be sent to your the R2.D2 (PCSB) email address once the form is submitted.

    SIGN UP HERE

    FEBRUARY 6:  BigFuture Days

    BigFuture Days West + Southwest, Saturday, February 6, 4:00-8:00 PM

    Sign up for College Board's first-ever virtual college fairs!

    Whether you've already started your college search or have no idea where to begin, we want to connect you with colleges that might be a good fit for you. BigFuture Days gives you a chance to get information about multiple colleges from college admissions officers and current college students.

    Here are five reasons to attend BigFutures Days:

    1. Explore colleges in a way that's informative but not overwhelming.

    2. Connect directly with colleges to get answers to your questions and show your interest in attending.

    3. Hear from current collge students who know what it's like on campus.

    4. Take key college planning steps like searching for colleges and exploring scholarships.

    5. Join these free events from a computer or mobile device.

    VIDEO

    Go to cb.org/bigfuturedays to register and learn more!

    FEBRUARY 10:  Early College and Early Admission Application Deadline

    FEBRUARY 15:  No School!

    FEBRUARY 22-26:  Freshman Registration Week 1

    FEBRUARY 23-25:  FSA-ELA Writing/Reading Retakes (3-day assessment)

    FEBRUARY 23:  BigFuture Days

    BigFuture Days Southeast, Tuesday, February 23, 5:00-9:00 PM

    Sign up for College Board's first-ever virtual college fairs!

    Whether you've already started your college search or have no idea where to begin, we want to connect you with colleges that might be a good fit for you. BigFuture Days gives you a chance to get information about multiple colleges from college admissions officers and current college students.

    Here are five reasons to attend BigFutures Days:

    1. Explore colleges in a way that's informative but not overwhelming.

    2. Connect directly with colleges to get answers to your questions and show your interest in attending.

    3. Hear from current collge students who know what it's like on campus.

    4. Take key college planning steps like searching for colleges and exploring scholarships.

    5. Join these free events from a computer or mobile device.

    VIDEO

    Go to cb.org/bigfuturedays to register and learn more!

    FEBRUARY 24:  PATHe Sophomore Year Workshop

    6:00-8:00pm

    RSVP:  https://bit.ly/3ojUkQV

    PATHe

    MARCH 1-5:  Freshman Registration Week 2

    MARCH 3:  In-School SAT Administration for Juniors

    MARCH 7:  BigFuture Days

    BigFuture Days Northeast, Sunday, March 7, 4:00-8:00 PM

    Sign up for College Board's first-ever virtual college fairs!

    Whether you've already started your college search or have no idea where to begin, we want to connect you with colleges that might be a good fit for you. BigFuture Days gives you a chance to get information about multiple colleges from college admissions officers and current college students.

    Here are five reasons to attend BigFutures Days:

    1. Explore colleges in a way that's informative but not overwhelming.

    2. Connect directly with colleges to get answers to your questions and show your interest in attending.

    3. Hear from current collge students who know what it's like on campus.

    4. Take key college planning steps like searching for colleges and exploring scholarships.

    5. Join these free events from a computer or mobile device.

    VIDEO

    Go to cb.org/bigfuturedays to register and learn more!

    MARCH 8-12:  Junior Registration

    MARCH 9:  ACT-NCR Administration

    MARCH 11:  BigFuture Days

    BigFuture Days Midwest, Thursday, March 11, 5:00-9:00 PM

    Sign up for College Board's first-ever virtual college fairs!

    Whether you've already started your college search or have no idea where to begin, we want to connect you with colleges that might be a good fit for you. BigFuture Days gives you a chance to get information about multiple colleges from college admissions officers and current college students.

    Here are five reasons to attend BigFutures Days:

    1. Explore colleges in a way that's informative but not overwhelming.

    2. Connect directly with colleges to get answers to your questions and show your interest in attending.

    3. Hear from current collge students who know what it's like on campus.

    4. Take key college planning steps like searching for colleges and exploring scholarships.

    5. Join these free events from a computer or mobile device.

    VIDEO

    Go to cb.org/bigfuturedays to register and learn more!

    MARCH 13-21:  Spring Break!

    MARCH 22-26:  Sophomore Registration

    MARCH 22-31:  Incoming Freshman Registration

    MARCH 24:  PATHe Freshman Year Workshop

    6:00-8:00pm

    RSVP:  https://bit.ly/3ojUkQV

    PATHe

    MARCH 31:  End of Quarter 3

    APRIL 1-2:  No School!

    MAY 31:  No School!

    JUNE 2:  Graduation!!!

    3:45pm (Start of Ceremony); Tropicana Field

    Please note: all graduation dates, times and locations are tentative and subject to change, based on CDC recommendations and state and local health and safety guidelines.

    JUNE 9:  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!


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    JANUARY 21:  Algebra 1 and Geometry EOC Retakes Day 1, US History EOC Retakes

    JANUARY 20:  Semester 2 Begins

    Any student with a virtual school release period in their schedule MUST be signed up for their class TODAY! If you are not, you will be placed into an Osceola class by the end of the week.

    Do not forget to ACTIVATE your class as soon as possible! Failure to activate your class in a timely fashion could lead to you being dropped from the class by the virtual school.

    JANUARY 18-19:  No School!

    JANUARY 18:  Youth Leadership Summit

    8:30am - 12:30pm, online

    The Power of Giving Youth Leadership Summit is a virtual conference hosted by the Ryan Nece Foundation!

    This summit is a direct reflection of our mission to create opportunities for teens to embrace the Power of Giving through volunteerism and inspirational leadership programs.

    Register here: https://ryannecefoundation.launchtrack.events/register/power-of-giving-youth-leadership-summit/contact

    JANUARY 15:  End of Semester 1

    JANUARY 12-15:  Semester 1 Exam Schedule

    Tuesday, January 12th:

    PERIOD 2 = 7:25am – 7:51am

    PERIOD 3 = 7:56am – 8:22am

    PERIOD 4 = 8:27am – 8:52am

    PERIOD 5 = 8:57am – 9:22am

    PERIOD 6 = 9:27am – 9:52am

    PERIOD 7 = 9:57am – 10:22am

    PERIOD 1 Review and Exam = 10:32am – 1:29pm

    Lunch = 1:29pm – 1:59pm

    Wednesday, January 13th:

    PERIOD 2 Review and Exam = 7:25am – 10:22am

    PERIOD 3 Review and Exam = 10:32am – 1:29pm

    Lunch = 1:29pm – 1:59pm

    Thursday, January 14th:

    PERIOD 4 Review and Exam = 7:25am – 10:22am

    PERIOD 5 Review and Exam = 10:32am – 1:29pm

    Lunch = 1:29pm – 1:59pm

    Friday, January 15th:

    PERIOD 6 Review and Exam = 7:25am – 10:22am

    PERIOD 7 Review and Exam = 10:32am – 1:29pm

    Lunch = 1:29pm – 1:59pm

    JANUARY 14:  Virtual Information Session for the Early Admission Program

    6:00-7:30pm

    Please use this link to pre-register for this session:

    https://spcollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DcUW7RNcT9qQPas5n4Piug

    JANUARY 13:  Last Day to Sign Up for the Winter EOC Retakes

    EOC Request for Scholar Designation Eligibility

    Algebra 1 - Day 1: January 21, Day 2: January 22

    Geometry - Day 1: January 21, Day 2: January 22

    US History - January 21

    Biology - January 22

    JANUARY 12:  Virtual Information Session for the Early College Program

    6:00-7:30 pm

    Please use this link to pre-register for this session:

    https://spcollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_edNqF1fPS3mPFL3kzk8HnQ

    JANUARY 7:  Virtual Information Session for SPC Dual Enrollment

    6:00-7:30pm

    Please use this link to pre-register for this session:

    https://spcollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kO4XhnreR928Gk9jCwDuIQ

    DECEMBER 19 - JANUARY 3:  Winter Break!

    DECEMBER 14-18:  Winter Week! Winter Week

    MONDAY – Candy Canes and Gum Drops Day. Everyone wears stripes or polka dots.

    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.

    Deck the Halls afternoon

    TUESDAY – Ugly Sweater and Socks Day. Everyone wears an ugly winter sweater and/or holiday socks.

    No activity planned.

    WEDNESDAY – Blizzard Day. Everyone dresses head-to-toe in white.

    No activity planned.

    THURSDAY – Polar Express Day. Everyone dresses up as a character from the movie, The Polar Express.

    Find the Bells Challenge

    Find the hidden bells and turn them in for a prize during the snack break or lunch in the cafeteria.

    FRIDAY - Flannel Day. Everyone dresses in flannel.

    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.

    *MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES AND ALL STUDENTS MUST REMAIN IN DRESS CODE. NO HATS.

    DECEMBER 17:  ASVAB Administration

    Any Juniors and Seniors who are interested in taking the ASVAB on December 17th can sign up for the test using the link below:

    ASVAB SIGN UP

    Learn more about the ASVAB

    DECEMBER 15:  Naviance Day

    All students (9th-12th grade) will complete the required Semester 1 Naviance activities in their 4th period class.

    There will be a modified bell schedule on this day.

    DECEMBER 10:  Fall Semester Seminar Day

    Students in grades 9-11 will view a Seminar presentation in designated classes that will go over graduation requirements and post-secondary planning.

    Credit checks for MyPCS students will be mailed home the week prior.

    Fall Seminar

    10th Grade - World History classes

    11th Grade - U.S. History classes

    Freshman Seminar

    9th Grade - Earth Space Science and Biology classes

    DECEMBER 7-10:  Dual Enrollment Dual Enrollment Textbooks MUST be returned

    All SPC textbooks MUST be turned in to the ECP classroom at the SPC Campus in which the majority of their classes were held during finals week beginning Monday, December 7th and no later than 3:00 pm Thursday, December 10, 2020; students who attend the St. Petersburg/Gibbs, Downtown or Midtown campuses should report to the Seminole campus.  If the classroom is not open, students are to report to the dual enrollment office at that campus.

    • Clearwater SPC – SS 139; Mrs. Kit Ewing
    • Seminole SPC – PW 706; Mrs. Kelly Rich
    • Tarpon Springs SPC – PS 1229; Mrs. Annie Updegraff

    -Students must bring a printed copy of the RETURN OF TEXTBOOKS form completed by student which identifies all textbooks being returned (image on phone is not acceptable).

    -Students must wear a mask and maintain social distancing protocols when entering SPC campus to return books.

    -Students must return any textbooks rented from the SPC Campus Bookstore directly to the respective SPC Bookstore no later than Thursday, 12/10/20 or the bookstore will place a charge against the student/parent credit card provided upon receipt of book.

    -Students scheduled for Spring Term DE who do not have ALL Fall term DE textbooks returned by deadline will be withdrawn from Spring Term classes.

    -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.

    -Students will be responsible for replacement cost of any textbook not returned, checks payable to Pinellas County Schools, submit to the ECP Counselor at the SPC Campus.

    DECEMBER 7:  PCS FAFSA Event

    6:30-7:30PM; Facebook Live and YouTube

    We’re excited to announce Pinellas County Schools’ first virtual FAFSA event! The School Counseling Department will host a FAFSA 101 Information Session on Facebook Live and YouTube this Monday, December 7th at 6:30 PM.

    The session will include a brief overview including how to begin the FAFSA, resources for additional guidance and an interactive Q&A segment with a panel of local experts: Brooke Pair, Caley Forbes, and Todd Smith, Executive Director of Financial Assistance Services at SPC.

    The FAFSA event will be simulcast on the PCS Facebook page and PCS YouTube channel. Both platforms are accessible to the public—Facebook and YouTube accounts are not required.  To support those who can't attend and provide resources to all, a recording of the live session and corresponding will be available at www.pcsb.org/FAFSA

    NOVEMBER 23-27:  Happy Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Break!

    Gobble, gobble, Warriors! We hope you have a relaxing break!

    NOVEMBER 23:  Free Meals for 300 Families

    Free Meals for Thanksgiving

    NOVEMBER 20:  Dual Enrollment   SPC Spring Dual Enrollment Registration Deadline

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

    NOVEMBER 19:  SPC Online FAFSA Completion Event

    5:30pm-7:30pm, Zoom

    The evening will begin with a brief presentation and then families/students will be able to go to online rooms for individualized assistance.

    FAFSA Event  

    NOVEMBER 18:  Explore SPC: Virtual Majors Fair Event

    6:00pm-8:00pm

    Students will have the opportunity to:

    • Learn about our admission process.
    • Explore SPC majors (Certifications, Associate, and Bachelor's degrees).
    • Find out about our short-term training programs.
    • Discover our transfer programs to USF and FAMU.
    • And best of all – you can apply to SPC for FREE!

    Get your free ticket and learn more at: SPC.EDU/MAJORS

    NOVEMBER 17-18:  EOCs FOR SCHOLAR DESIGNATION

    Biology (Scholar Designation)

    17-Nov

    US History (Scholar Designation)

    18-Nov

    Geometry (Scholar Designation - DAY 1)

    17-Nov

    Geometry (Scholar Designation - DAY 2)

    18-Nov

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    NOVEMBER 17:  SPC INFO SESSION FOR EARLY ADMISSION

    High School Families:
    We are excited to present you with an opportunity to get a jump start on qualifying for the Dual Enrollment, Early College, and Early Admission programs for the next school year. This opportunity is made possible through a partnership between St. Petersburg College and Pinellas County Schools. You could earn high school and college credits simultaneously at no cost to you!

    2020 Virtual Information Session for the Early Admission Program
    (Current PCS Juniors/Rising Seniors)
    Tuesday, November 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Please use this link to pre-register for this session:
    stpe.co/spcearlyadmissioninformationsession2020

    NOVEMBER 16: PSAT MAKEUP DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    We will be offering the PSAT to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who have not yet taken the PSAT for the 2020-21 school year. By filling out this form, you are registering to take the PSAT on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 during the school day.

    The deadline to register is Monday, November 16th at 2:00 pm. -- EXTENDED TO 11:59PM ON NOV 18

    DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU HAVE ALREADY TAKEN THE PSAT THIS YEAR.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION LINK -- CLOSED

    If you are a junior registering for the test, you must pay for the exam by following this link: LINK IS CLOSED

    NOVEMBER 14:  WOMEN EXPLORING SCIENCE WEBINAR

    Women Exploring Science

    NOVEMBER 13:  EARLY ADMISSION APPLICATION OPENS

    NOVEMBER 12:  SPC ONLINE FAFSA COMPLETION EVENT

    5:30pm-7:30pm, Zoom

    The evening will begin with a brief presentation and then families/students will be able to go to online rooms for individualized assistance.

    FAFSA Event

    NOVEMBER 10:  EARLY COLLEGE APPLICATION OPENS

    NOVEMBER 10:  SPC INFO SESSION FOR EARLY COLLEGE

    High School Families:
    We are excited to present you with an opportunity to get a jump start on qualifying for the Dual Enrollment, Early College, and Early Admission programs for the next school year. This opportunity is made possible through a partnership between St. Petersburg College and Pinellas County Schools. You could earn high school and college credits simultaneously at no cost to you!

    2020 Virtual Information Session for the Early College Program
    (Current Sophomores/Rising Juniors)
    Tuesday, November 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Please use this link to pre-register for this session:
    stpe.co/spcearlycollegeprograminformationsession2020

    NOVEMBER 9:  SPC INFO SESSION FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT

    High School Families:
    We are excited to present you with an opportunity to get a jump start on qualifying for the Dual Enrollment, Early College, and Early Admission programs for the next school year. This opportunity is made possible through a partnership between St. Petersburg College and Pinellas County Schools. You could earn high school and college credits simultaneously at no cost to you!

    2020 Virtual Information Session for PCS Dual Enrollment
    Monday, November 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Please use this link to pre-register for this session:
    stpe.co/spcdualenrollmentinformationsession2020

    NOVEMBER 6:  DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN EOC RETAKE FOR SCHOLAR DESIGNATION ELIGIBILITY

    If you would like to retake an EOC in order to satisfy a Scholar Designation requirement, today is the last day to do so.

    Request to test form

    NOVEMBER 5:  SPC ARTS INFO FEST

    The SPC Arts Info Fest has been re-scheduled to THIS Thursday!

    learn more about taking your talents to the next level after high school. 

    With sessions in Music/Music Recording Arts, Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts, Digital Media, and Photography, there truly is something for everyone to explore.

    It's Virtual and it's Free. 

    Register here... https://arts-info-fest.heysummit.com/

    NOVEMBER 5:  SPC ONLINE FAFSA COMPLETION EVENT

    5:30pm-7:30pm, Zoom

    The evening will begin with a brief presentation and then families/students will be able to go to online rooms for individualized assistance.

    FAFSA Event  

    NOVEMBER 2-3:  SENIOR PICTURES

    SENIORS! You can now book an appointment for your senior portrait. Pictures will be taken November 2nd and 3rd at OFHS in the auditorium. Follow these instructions and contact Ms. Deatley at deatleyr@pcsb.org with questions.

     

    1. Go to https://new.leonards.com/

    2. Click on Book Appointment

    3. If you don’t have one already, create an account.

    4. Enter your access code; if you don’t have one select don’t have it. It will ask you your school and student ID# to verify you and then give you your access code.

    5. If it doesn’t find your access code for you, you must call customer service at 1-800-215-4852 to have an account added.

     

    Sitting Fee:  $10.00 paid online

     

    BOYS:  Wear a white t-shirt or other non-collared shirt.  

    Due to covid and the inability to share clothing, the male clothing (tux/suit) will be photoshopped on you, unless you bring one.

     

    GIRLS:  Wear a tank or top that you can drop off your shoulders.  If you are an on-campus student, you must be in dress code during the school day, so wear the tank under your regular shirt.

    Also, think about the neckline. Do you want to wear a necklace? Earrings?  The drape will be provided.  It will be single-use or cleaned before usage.

    OCTOBER 31:  Happy Halloween

    OCTOBER 30:  AP COURSE DROP DEADLINE

    If you want to pursue a change, please have a parent email your assigned alpha counselor.

    OCTOBER 30:  UNDERCLASSMEN PICTURE DAY

    Order forms will be distributed in Language Arts.

    Students will go to the auditorium as usual with their language arts teachers.   

    MyPCS students will also report to the auditorium during their language arts classes. Those who can’t make it will be accommodated on the picture makeup day later in the year.

    If students are dressed up for spirit week, they can always get their picture taken on makeup day instead.

    OCTOBER 29:  FSU Admissions Workshop EXCLUSIVELY for Foster Youth and Homeless Seniors

    7:00pm, connect.fsu.edu/register/USPAppDay

    Since 2012, Florida State University’s Unconquered Scholars Program has been dedicated to improving access to higher education for foster care alumni and homeless students to ensure they experience the long-term professional and personal benefits associated with educational attainment.  

    By collaborating with your team, we seek to build a strong pipeline for foster youth and students experiencing homelessness into one of the nation’s top 20 public universities – Florida State!  

    To demystify the application process and offer hands-on assistance, the FSU Admissions Department is hosting a virtual workshop exclusively for foster youth and homeless high school seniors on October 29th at 7 PM.  Workshop registration information is included in the attachment. 

    For more information about the Unconquered Scholars Program, please visit http://care.fsu.edu/College-Programs/Unconquered-Scholars-Program

    OCTOBER 29:  PSAT FOR 9th GRADE TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

    OCTOBER 28:  PATHe SENIOR YEAR WORKSHOP

    6:00pm-8:00pm; Microsoft Teams

    The PATHe program is excited to announce that we will be hosting a virtual workshop for seniors and their families on October 28th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

     

    This workshop will focus on building awareness of post-secondary opportunities and the application deadlines and admission criteria associated with each, as well as financial aid information. 

     

    Interested participants can RSVP by going to following link. The workshop will be held using Microsoft Teams.

    OCTOBER 28:  ON-CAMPUS PERT ADMINISTRATION

    Due to the uncertainty of PERT testing availability at SPC at this time, OFHS will be offering the PERT on our campus this semester.  This will help to ensure students that are interested in Dual Enrollment have an opportunity to take this test for eligibility.

    If you qualified for Fall 2020 Dual Enrollment through PSAT scores, we do not yet know if that will still be an option for Spring. To ensure that you have the scores necessary for DE, you should sign up to take the PERT.

    Please remember you may also qualify for Dual Enrollment through ACT or SAT test scores without having to take the PERT. If you meet the criteria below, please email your counselor to learn more about how to use these scores for DE purposes:

    ACT:

    • English 17+
    • Reading 24+
    • Math 19+ for Intermediate Algebra (21+ for College Algebra and above)

    SAT:

    • Reading subscore 24+
    • Writing subscore 25+
    • Math subscore 24+ for Intermediate Algebra (27.5+ for College Algebra and Above)

    PERT testing will be held in the OFHS Media Center and begin promptly at the start of 1st period on Thursday, October 28.  The PERT is untimed and students will be dismissed as they finish testing to return to class or return home to log in to MyPCS.  This will count as a school related function for attendance purposes.

    Please be aware that seating is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The online form must be completed using your R2.D2 account.  A confirmation receipt will be sent to your the R2.D2 (PCSB) email address once the form is submitted.

    SIGN UP HERE

    OCTOBER 27:  PRIVATE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR

    6:00pm – 8:00pm

    Who will participate:
    Members of PCUF – a consortium of private colleges and universities in the state of Florida. The PCUF members are:

    AdventHealth University
    Barry University
    Eckerd College
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Flagler College
    Florida Institute of Technology
    Florida Southern College
    Jacksonville University
    Keiser University Flagship Campus
    Lynn University
    Nova Southeastern University
    Ringling College of Art and Design 
    Rollins College
    Saint Leo University
    Stetson University
    Southeastern University
    University of Miami
    University of Tampa
    Warner University 

    How to participate:

    Simply click the below button during the fair times to connect with admission representatives. Each college and university will have representatives available to speak to you via their virtual platforms.

    Click Here to Join the Virtual Fair

    OCTOBER 26:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    OCTOBER 23:  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 January 15.

    OCTOBER 23:  END OF QUARTER 1

    Stay on top of your grades, Warriors! Doing awesome? Stay awesome! Or, is it time for some tutoring? Should you set up a virtual 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 23:  COLLEGE T-SHIRT DAY

    OCTOBER 22:  PRIVATE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR

    6:00pm – 8:00pm

    Who will participate:
    Members of PCUF – a consortium of private colleges and universities in the state of Florida. The PCUF members are:

    AdventHealth University
    Barry University
    Eckerd College
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Flagler College
    Florida Institute of Technology
    Florida Southern College
    Jacksonville University
    Keiser University Flagship Campus
    Lynn University
    Nova Southeastern University
    Ringling College of Art and Design 
    Rollins College
    Saint Leo University
    Stetson University
    Southeastern University
    University of Miami
    University of Tampa
    Warner University 

    How to participate:

    Simply click the below button during the fair times to connect with admission representatives. Each college and university will have representatives available to speak to you via their virtual platforms.

    Click Here to Join the Virtual Fair

    OCTOBER 22:  PINK OUT

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, wear pink to school and to the Varsity football game against Largo (game is away @Largo).

    OCTOBER 21:  Dual Enrollment   SPC SPRING DUAL ENROLLMENT REGISTRATION OPENS

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

    OCTOBER 21:  UNITY DAY

    Unity Day was started by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center as a signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month. The call to action was to "Make it Orange and Make it End. Unite Against Bullying!"

    Break out your ORANGE gear to show your support for bullying prevention.

    The first 100 students to see Mrs. Nymark during the 10 minute break in the cafeteria, who are sporting their orange shirts, can pick out an orange vinyl sticker!

    OCTOBER 19-23:  COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK

    This year, we will be hosting a a variety of virtual activities and workshops to assist you with your post-secondary planning! All access links will be posted on the College Application Week page.

    Oct 19-23     SPC Free Application Week

    You will be able to apply to SPC for FREE throughout the ENTIRE week!

    Oct 19        How to complete the SSAR and Common App

    This workshop will guide you on how to complete the SSAR efficiently and accurately. The SSAR allows you to enter, track and submit your academic record electronically to participating colleges and universities. We will also be sharing information on how to fill out the Common App.

    Oct 20        Pinellas County Schools Annual Financial Aid Seminar

    If you are planning to attend a post-secondary institution and you are concerned about how to obtain financial aid, we invite you to view this seminar sponsored by Pinellas County Schools and hosted by the district’s financial aid counselor.

    Oct 21        Writing an Effective and Engaging College Admissions Essay

    Our guest speaker is a product of PCS, is an Associate Director of College Counseling, has conducted “Crafting a Competitive Admission Essay” workshops at various college admission conferences, as well as hosted her own TED talk!

    Oct 22        Introduction to Naviance Scavenger Hunt

    Now’s your chance to learn about Naviance, a new online tool that can be used to research colleges, majors, and careers. Additional features: build a resume; research and apply for scholarships; take learning style and career assessments; and much more! Complete the scavenger hunt for a chance to win a prize!

    Oct 23        St. Petersburg College Application Assistance Day

    SPC academic advisors will be available via online break-out sessions to assist in the application process! Come down to the Media Center between 1:30 and 2:30pm to get help finalizing your application.

    Wear your best college gear on Friday, October 23!

    And remember, "College: It’s not a dream, it’s a plan."

    OCTOBER 20:  StriveScan VIRTUAL COLLEGE EXPLORATION - COLLEGES THAT CHANGE LIVES

    4pm

    You're invited to connect with New College of Florida Admissions and Alumna during StriveScan Virtual College Exploration - Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL).

    During the 45 minute session, you'll hear about academic programs, campus life and the admissions process.

    High School Students can register by clicking here.

    OCTOBER 17:  USF SAT STRATEGY WORKSHOP

    To prepare students to sit for the November or December SAT exam and learn last minute test taking strategies, please join USF for our annual Free SAT Strategy Workshop, now being offered Live Online, October 17th. We usually ask participants to bring a canned good or non-perishable food item for our Feed-A-Bull food pantry on campus as “entrance fee” to attended the Workshop. Due to COVID and the Workshop being virtual, we ask participants to donate to the charity of their choice. To register for the Free SAT Strategy Workshop please go to Register Here. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND - Limited Seat Availability

    If students are interested in preparing for the SAT exam or trying to raise their score and qualify for scholarships such as Bright Futures, please go to SAT Prep Course to sign up for the online course that begins October 28th! Use the promo code ATXJDW for $100 off the course.

    OCTOBER 17:  PSAT FOR 9th AND 10th GRADE MyPCS STUDENTS

    OCTOBER 15:  VIRTUAL ESE COLLEGE, CAREER & LIFE FAIR

    6:00-7:30pm
     
    Every year, Pinellas County Schools holds a college and career fair to help high school students with disabilities and their families plan for the future.
     
    The ESE College, Career & Life Fair is especially important for 11th- and 12th-graders. The FREE event provides information about financial aid, career training, job skills, college, supported living and more. This year's fair will be virtual.

    Don't miss this great opportunity to plan for the future!

    You can register for the Preview and the Table Talks starting Oct. 5.
     
    If you have questions, contact ESE team member Dr. Jayme Joslyn at 727-588-5079.

    ESE College, Career & Life Fair Flyer:

    OCTOBER 15:  SUS: YOUR COLLEGE ADVENTURE AWAITS WEBCAST

    7:00pm, http://webcast.fiu.edu

    Deans/Directors of Admission at the 12 Florida public universities will host a panel discussion. SUS: Your College Adventure Awaits

    OCTOBER 15:  FAU APPLICATION DAY

    3:30pm

    Please join Ms. Christina Humphries, your Admissions Counselor at FAU, for a virtual Q&A session.

    FAU will be hosting a Live Zoom Session to answer any and all questions you may have about applying to FAU! Please see Zoom link below to pre-register:

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://fau-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrd-Ggqj8vGdHGuivFGclFx9gv5NmePnwn

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    OCTOBER 14:  PSAT FOR 11th GRADERS AND 10th GRADE TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

    Students are expected to be on campus prior to the start of testing, which begins promptly at the start of 1st period, 7:25am. They should arrive no later than 7:15am. Locators will be posted throughout the cafeteria and main hallways for all students, and students should go directly to their testing site, no later than 7:15am. Calculators will not be provided, so please make sure to bring your own approved calculator. Also, it is highly encouraged that students eat a well-balanced breakfast prior to testing and bring a water bottle and snacks for breaks during testing. 

    A few additional reminders: 

    1. Please complete the COVID-19 self-screening in the morning before leaving to come to OFHS and test. You can access this at https://www.pcsb.org/Page/33484.  
    2. Once you arrive on campus at OFHS, please park in the student parking lot near the gym. 
    3. Please enter campus and report to your testing site by 7:15am. 
    4. If you arrive after 7:25am, you may have to enter campus through the front office. Inform them that you are testing for the PSAT, and after confirming your name is on the list of testers, they will let you proceed to their testing site 
    5. Testing should end around 11:45am for standard time testers. 
    6. Remember to wear a mask while on campus. All testers will be socially distanced while testing in accordance with CDC and DOH guidelines and recommendations. 

    If you have any questions, please reach out to your alpha clerk.

    OCTOBER 12:  SENIOR SEMINAR DAY

    This year, the school counselors will be hosting a virtual Senior Seminar presentation through Microsoft Teams on October 12, 2020. A link to the presentation will be posted on the Class of 2021 Team at 8am, which can then be accessed at any time throughout the day. The presentation, as well as all resource links, will also be accessible at 8am on this website under the “Seminar Presentations & Resources” section.

    Each student in the Class of 2021 is expected to attend in order to receive the critical information that they will need throughout their Senior year in preparation for graduation and post-secondary planning.

    Parents are encouraged to attend as well and will receive credit for October’s fundamental meeting after completing an exit ticket.

    Please have your credit check that you received in the mail at hand during the presentation as we will be going over it in great detail.  We will also provide information on how you can follow up with your school counselor should you have any questions.  

    Senior Seminar

    OCTOBER 8:  VIRTUAL ACADEMY DAY

    6:00-8:30pm

    Join Rep. Charlie Crist and representatives from our nation's five service academies and learn more about the nomination process.

    This virtual event will provide attendees with a broad information on the admissions and nomination processes students will navigate during the service academy application cycle.

    Zoom Weblink: https://ushr.zoomgov.com/j/1601858734?pwd=aHV5NnV4a3FyRHNEMnRiQVY3MzF6dz09

    OCTOBER 8:  ON-CAMPUS PERT ADMINISTRATION

    Due to the uncertainty of PERT testing availability at SPC at this time, OFHS will be offering the PERT on our campus this semester.  This will help to ensure students that are interested in Dual Enrollment have an opportunity to take this test for eligibility.  Registration for the actual Dual Enrollment courses is not until November and more information will be coming at a later date regarding the registration process.

    If you qualified for Fall 2020 Dual Enrollment through PSAT scores, we do not yet know if that will still be an option for Spring. To ensure that you have the scores necessary for DE, you should sign up to take the PERT.

    Please remember you may also qualify for Dual Enrollment through ACT or SAT test scores without having to take the PERT. If you meet the criteria below, please email your counselor to learn more about how to use these scores for DE purposes:

    ACT:

    • English 17+
    • Reading 24+
    • Math 19+ for Intermediate Algebra (21+ for College Algebra and above)

    SAT:

    • Reading subscore 24+
    • Writing subscore 25+
    • Math subscore 24+ for Intermediate Algebra (27.5+ for College Algebra and Above)

    PERT testing will be held in the OFHS Media Center and begin promptly at the start of 1st period on Thursday, October 8.  The PERT is untimed and students will be dismissed as they finish testing to return to class or return home to log in to MyPCS.  This will count as a school related function for attendance purposes.

    Please be aware that seating is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The online form must be completed using your R2.D2 account.  A confirmation receipt will be sent to your the R2.D2 (PCSB) email address once the form is submitted.

    If we hit full capacity for testing on October 8, we will open an additional testing date and release another sign up form.

    SIGN UP HERE

    OCTOBER 5:  Dual Enrollment   SPC SPRING SCHEDULE VIEWABLE

    Now would be a good time to see your counselor about dual enrollment in order to get your paperwork started. 

    OCTOBER 5:  BOCA CIEGA HS ANNUAL (VIRTUAL) COLLEGE FAIR

    6:00-8:00pm

    See how bright your future can be! Meet with over 65 colleges and universities from around the United States on Zoom, and learn about admission requirements, programs, and what you'll need to start the next chapter of your education.

    For more information, visit: https://www.pcsb.org/collegefairs

    SEPTEMBER 25:  START WITH HELLO POSTER CONTEST VOTING DEADLINE

    Vote for your favorite poster by 2 pm Friday, Sept 25!

    Be sure to click on your choice and hit submit at the bottom (please just vote for 1!)

    Winner will be announced Monday the 28th!

    VOTE HERE

    SEPTEMBER 21-25:  START WITH HELLO WEEK

    Vote for your favorite poster by 2 pm Friday, Sept 25!

    Be sure to click on your choice and hit submit at the bottom (please just vote for 1!)

    Winner will be announced Monday the 28th!

    VOTE HERE

    SEPTEMBER 23:  FREE SAT FOR THE CLASS OF 2021

    SEPTEMBER 22:  EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM (ELP) BEGINS

    Are you in need of credit recovery or grade forgiveness? The Extended Learning Program (ELP) begins Tuesday, Sept 22. Sign up today to get back on-track!

    Application - Sign up using your RD.D2 account.

    SEPTEMBER 17:  START WITH HELLO POSTER CONTEST SUBMISSION DEADLINE

    START WITH HELLO WEEK is coming!

    Share your artwork and compete to win the first place prize!

    Email Mrs. Nymark at nymarkk@pcsb.org for more info!

    SEPTEMBER 9:  BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

    6:30pm-8:00pm, Virtually

    This process will mirror the type of schedule families have followed in the past, but it will be done completely virtually!

    We’re excited to be able to offer this opportunity virtually for all of our families to get to meet all of their amazing teachers, for both brick-and-mortar and MyPCS Online students! 

    1st period will begin promptly at 6:30pm, with 10 minute periods and a 3 minute break in between each.

    Teachers will either:

    • A) create a Teams meeting for Back to School Night in their Canvas calendar, or
    • B) create and post a hyperlink to the meeting on their Teams page.

    Parents will access the meeting from their child’s account.

    SEPTEMBER 7:  Labor Day LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

    No school for students.

    SEPTEMBER 1-2:  MyPCS TEXTBOOK PICK-UP DAYS

    2:30-4:30pm

    MyPCS students will be able to pick up textbooks on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm – 4:30pm. 

    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, 2020, if you wish to receive funding for the 2021 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 2020-21 FFAA (which opens October 1).

    AUGUST 28:  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.

    You MUST email your counselor in order to drop your DE course.

    AUGUST 28:  LAST DAY TO SUBMIT A SCHEDULE CORRECTION FORM

    This is the last day you may submit an online Schedule Correction Form.

    Just a few reminders regarding the Schedule Correction Form:

    • A form is required for each class you wish to change (e.g., you will need to submit two forms if you wish to change two of your classes).
    • Forms that lack parental acknowledgment/permission 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 (this includes selected alternate classes), unless you wish to increase the rigor of your schedule
    • Teachers
    • Class periods (e.g., moving a class from one period to another)

    AUGUST 24: 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 either Pinellas and/or Florida Virtual School courses (not MyPCS), make sure to activate your classes ASAP if you have not already done so!

     

    If there is an error concerning your schedule, we ask that you complete the online Schedule Correction Form.

    To ensure that all students have an opportunity to have their schedules corrected quickly and efficiently, no phone messages or emails will be accepted for schedule corrections.

    Just a few reminders regarding the Schedule Correction Form:

    • A form is required for each class you wish to change (e.g., you will need to submit two forms if you wish to change two of your classes).
    • Forms that lack parental acknowledgment/permission 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 (this includes selected alternate classes), unless you wish to increase the rigor of your schedule
    • Teachers
    • Class periods (e.g., moving a class from one period to another)

    AUGUST 21:  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.

    You MUST email your counselor in order to drop your DE course.

    AUGUST 20:  SENIORS - DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR THE FREE 9/23 SAT

    Students may opt-in to take the SAT at NO COST on Wednesday, September 23 - Early enough to submit the results during the college application process.  

    USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER TODAY!

    You must login to Office 365 to complete the registration form which will ask you to provide your first and last name, school and PCS username (your R2.D2).

    💥 Deadline to register is AUGUST 20th at 6pm. 💥

    Once you have registered, you'll receive a message confirming the registration. At this point, no further action is required, but you'll be hearing from the school surrounding testing a few days prior to the September 23rd test date.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Reitz at (727) 547-7717 ext. 2311 or at reitzli@pcsb.org.

    AUGUST 17:  Dual Enrollment OFF-CAMPUS (SPC) DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES BEGIN!

    Book Flyer - includes other important information

    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.

     

     

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