Principal's Message

  • Jan 10 , 2021


    In preparation for these mid-term exams, it is important to encourage your child to do their best on each and every assessment.  These exams weigh in at 10% of their final semester grade.  This means that they can make great improvements to any grades from Quarters 1 and 2 by studying, committing, and focusing.  No grade is final until it is averaged with their final exam so this is one last, great, opportunity for students to reach success.  It has been a great year of learning and growth so far, but we still have work to do.  Let’s finish strong and continue our focus on helping your child throughout exam week.


    Finally, as we wind down the semester, I want to thank you for your continued commitment to your child’s education, the trust you place in our amazing teachers and faculty, and the support you have provided to the school that supports your children. 


    As always, thank you for your time, have a great night, and GO BLACK KNIGHTS!

    1st Semester Exam Schedule














    9:40 – 11:25


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    4th period

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    2:25 – 4:10


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    Winter Break Challenge-

    Congrats to all of the students who participated! Azalea finished 8th out of 28 schools. We will have a Spring Break Challenge in March, let’s place in the top 3.

    Learning Option Change Request for 2nd Semester

    Please click the link below to indicate a request to return face to face beginning on January 20th, 2021. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED YOUR CHILD’S NAME, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO SO AGAIN. Please note that there may be changes to your child’s schedule and / or teachers in an attempt to meet the needs of all learners. To receive bus transportation, the address in FOCUS must be accurate. If you changed addresses, you will need to update your address via the Student Reservation System @ , then provide the school two proofs of residency (lease, mortgage, utility bills) matching the new address; the parent/guardian’s name must be on the proofs.




     Starting Thursday, Dec. 3, children in Pinellas County 18 years & younger are eligible for 7 days’ worth of breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner meals.  Child does not need to be enrolled in Pinellas County Schools or be present for pickup No ID required for pickup.  Meals are distributed, EVERY THURSDAY, on a first-come, first-served basis from 4:45-6 pm. Please use the “service road” located just east of Azalea Middle on 22nd Ave N.



    Bringing food on campus

    Families, please do not bring fast food items for students during lunch time. Items will not be delivered to students during lunch and will remain in the office until the end of the day. All students that attend Azalea Middle, due to our Title 1 status, are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch daily.


    Campus Expectations:

    It is expected that students display acceptable behaviors on campus at all times. Students are asked to come to school wearing masks and acceptable attire in compliance with the dress code, walk in hallways, use appropriate language, arrive to class on time with needed supplies, keep their hands to themselves and use appropriate voice levels when speaking. Consequences, to include after school detentions, In School Suspensions, ABS or Out of School Suspensions will be assigned to those students who cannot abide by school and class rules.


    Dress Code

    The dress and grooming of students shall be neat and clean, promoting a positive educational environment. The administration will be the final judge about whether a student’s clothing is appropriate for school or whether it will create an environmental climate that is distracting to learning. Principals, faculty, and staff members will enforce the dress code. Failure to comply with the dress code will be handled similarly to other disciplinary infractions. Non-compliance may result in consequences including but not limited to detention, in-school suspension and loss of eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities. MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.


    Requirements for student dress in all schools are listed below:

    1. All shirts and blouses must cover midriff, back, sides, and all undergarments including bra straps at all times. All shirts, tops, and dresses shall have sleeves and cover the shoulders.

    2. Shorts, skirts, divided skirts, dresses and culottes are allowed. They must be mid-thigh length or longer.

    3. All trousers, pants, or shorts must totally cover undergarments, including boxer shorts.

    4. All clothing, jewelry, or tattoos shall be free of the following: profanity; violent images, wording or suggestion; sexually suggestive phrases or images; gang related symbols; alcohol, tobacco, drugs or advertisements for such products.

    5. Safe and appropriate footwear must be worn. Inappropriate footwear includes, but is not limited to, roller skates, skate shoes, and bedroom slippers.


    Further Clarification/Other Requirements:

    1. Form fitting leotard/spandex type clothing is not allowed unless proper outer garments cover to mid-thigh length or longer.

    2. See through or mesh fabric clothing may only be worn over clothing meeting requirements.

    3. Clothing must be appropriate size, with the waist of the garment worn at the student’s waist.

    4. Clothing not properly buttoned, zipped, fastened, or with inappropriate holes or tears shall not be worn.

    5. Clothing and footwear traditionally designed as undergarments or sleepwear shall not be worn as outer garments.

    6. Sunglasses may not be worn inside unless a parent provides a doctor’s note to the school.

    7. Bandanas or sweatbands are not allowed to be visible on school grounds during the regular school hours.

    8. Hats or other head coverings may be worn during outside P.E. activities and may not be worn during any portion of the regular school day without the expressed permission of the principal.

    9. If the school has a mandatory school uniform policy, the student must adhere to those requirements.


    District Application Program Information:


    Boca Ciega High:

    We would greatly appreciate it if you could pass this information along to your 8th grade students and families in advance of our Discovery Night on 11/4/20 from 6pm to 7:30pm.  This year’s Discovery Night will be an in-person event, with personalized small group/individual campus tours for our guest families.  The BCHS will not have 8th grade shadowing days this year, hopefully we can bring this back in the fall of 2021.


    Hollins High

    The Academy of Culinary Arts, The Academy of Entertainment Arts, and Cambridge. Please share this information with your 8th grade counselors, students, and families. We plan to host a live virtual tour of our programs and campus on Discovery Night, November 9th, 6pm-7:30pm with a Q & A Session included. We will post additional information on our website for families to view since we are not offering the opportunity to shadow this year.


    Lakewood High School:

    Lakewood HS Discovery Night – November 13th. 2020. 6pm-7pm • High School Programs – November 2, 2020, 6:30pm-7:45pm • All District Application Programs (DAP) – November 7, 2020 9am-10:15am

     AMSET Program at Lakewood High School. Please encourage your families to explore AMSET at the Upcoming DAP fairs on 11/2, and 11/7. The AMSET Program will also be presented at Discovery Night on 11/13.


    Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School

    Discovery Night: December 1st at 6pm: Please check the Tech High website for more information and links to Teams meetings as we get closer to December

    Of course, we are happy to answer any questions about the application process. Please feel free to contact us at (727) 545-6405 or email Ms. Howard at



    Report Cards will be emailed to familiess. We ask that all parents frequently check Focus to monitor their child’s performance at school. Please remember that if a student does not pass a class during the school year, they will be required to attend Summer Bridge to make up that credit in order to be promoted to the next grade level.



    “Extended Learning!  Monday – Thursday, we have a variety of programs to offer from 4:15 – 5:15.  We even offer transportation for those that want to stay later and be involved. Transportation is provided to the bus stops listed below:

     o Westgate Elem. o 74th Street Elem.   o 2nd St E & Orion LN  o 85th Ave & Boca Ciega Dr.

    o Boca Ciega H.S.  o John Hopkins M.S. o Child’s Park Rec  o Thurgood M.S. o Bay Point M.S.

      If your child needs academic support or would like to participate in clubs or enrichment programs, please complete the attached permission form and send it back to school so we can register your child. Please email for additional information/assistance.




    School Improvement Goals:

    1. Instructional Practice specifically relating to Standards-aligned Instruction

    2. Improve Conditions for Learning (discipline, attendance and grades)

    3. Bridging the Achievement Gap

    Please contact Susan Alvaro, for more information on how to join SAC.