• Principal's Memo March 29 2021.docx 

    Summer Bridge 2021 - MS (2).pdf 

    Spanish Summer Bridge Middle School 2021.pdf 


    March 29, 2021


    Dear Azalea Black Knight Families,


    Pinellas County Schools will be offering face-to-face Summer Bridge programs. Could your child benefit from extra learning time over the summer? Summer Bridge prevents learning losses and promotes learning gains. Prepare your child for maximum success when the school year begins. Register for Summer Bridge soon. The Summer Bridge Middle School Program helps students develop and strengthen skills in math, reading, science and social studies.


    The program uses technology and hands-on, project-based activities to keep students engaged in learning. Middle school students will also have the opportunity to choose an elective. Our school will be offering math, science, language arts, reading, social studies, art and Physical Education.


    Transportation is available. Free breakfast and lunch will also be provided.


    Azalea Middle will also offer the Boys and Girls Club of the Suncoast. You can speak to Michael D. Wardlow, Great Futures Middle School Academy Director Office: 727-893-2606 Ext 2308   Email: Wardlowm@pcsb.org


     Summer Bridge programs will run Monday through Thursday, June 21 through July 15. Learn more and find a link to register at PCSB dot ORG slash SummerBridge (www.pcsb.org/summerbridge).


    All summer programs will comply with Pinellas County Schools health and safety protocols.


    Please call our school at (727)893-2606  if you have questions or need help with the registration process. Make sure to secure your child’s seat soon.


    FSA Testing- FSA Writes

    April 5th-April 12th FSA Writes for MyPCSOnline

    April 13th-16th- FSA Writes 8th grade Face to Face students

    April 20th-23rd- FSA Writes 6th grade Face to Face students

    April 27th-30- FSA Writes 7th grade Face to Face students


    Late Busses- If a bus is delayed more than 30 minutes, a broadcast will be sent via phone relaying the bus number(s). Please contact the school is your phone number has changed so that you can receive updates.



    Math IXL- Students have access to a great math resource that helps students master essential skills measured on the FSA. Please encourage students to use Math IXL at home, prizes awarded for students who use Math IXL the most. Students access Math IXL via the Clever App. The first week we awarded 35 students with a cookie from the cafeteria. Each week is a different prize.



    Credit Recovery-

    Students who earned an “F” in any core course will be expected to retake that class using the online program Edmentum. Please note that students CAN NOT be promoted to the next grade level if they have any “Fs” as a semester grade. We are mailing Failure Letters home this week, please encourage student to access Edmentum either at school or home to retake the required courses to complete student’s current grade level. Students have the opportunity to stay after school daily to complete this coursework with the assistance of certified teachers, from 4:15 pm until 5:15pm, Monday through Thursday. Students may use the Activity Bus for transportation home.



    Sports/School Physicals $10- please see coupon at the bottom of the memo. Must have copy of coupon for discounted price.



    Athletics- Students who are interested in Track must turn in paperwork to Ms. Davis in the 8th grade office or Coach Griffin in the Gym prior to the first practice on Tuesday, March 8th.




     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.




    “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 schottlerk@pcsb.org 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, alvaros@pcsb.org for more information on how to join SAC.