• Dec 6, 2020


    Dear Azalea Middle Black Knight Families,


    Pre-FSA Testing begins Tuesday, December 8th for face to face students.

    For MyPCSOnline Students enrolled at Azalea Middle will begin the Pre FSA (Florida Statewide Assessment) testing shortly. We need for you to select a date, once you click the link provided. These dates are for our online students to take an assessment. If you select an a.m. date, please drop your student off in the Media Center/Library Parking lot by 8:45 am and pick up in the same location at 10:30 am. If you select a p.m. date drop off is by 12:45pm and pick up is at 2:30 pm. Your child will take this assessment via online, so no supplies are required. As expected in all testing environments, masks will be worn and students will be safely distanced in the testing area. 

    Please use the link below to make your request:


    If you are unable to use the link, please email warecam@pcsb.org with your student's name, grade and preferred date/time.

    Monday, Dec 14 @9am

    Monday, Dec 14 @1pm

    Tuesday, Dec 15@9am

    Tuesday, Dec 15 @1pm

    Wednesday, Dec 16 @9am

    Wednesday, Dec 16 @1pm




     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.


    Boys and Girls Volleyball Tryouts begin soon, please complete attached paperwork and return to Coach Simmons.


    Boys and Girls Club

    AMS is happy to announce that we are in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, who will provide year-round FUN activities in the mornings and afternoons for FREE! YES, for FREE! 

    The first 50 students who sign up before November 20th for the program will be entered into a raffle to win a KINDLE along with numerous other prizes!

    If you haven’t noticed already, QR-codes are located EVERYWHERE on campus. When I say EVERYWHERE, I mean EVERYWHERE – Scan one with your phone to complete an easy survey and give your input on what programs you will like the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast to offer here at AMS! This program is set to launch in January 2021. Please do not hesitate to speak with Coach Mike & Felecia, who are on campus every day, or go visit your grade level office for further details.

    New laptops are being distributed:

    We are still collecting laptops, from Face to Face students.  A student must return the previously assigned laptop, even if it was assigned from another school, before they can receive a new one. If there is any damage, a form must be completed prior to the assignment of a new laptop. Face to Face students, once they’ve returned the older laptop, will receive paperwork to be assigned a new laptop. This paperwork must be completed in it’s entirety by a parent/guardian and returned to the school before a new laptop is assigned. Each new laptop including a charger, will be assigned in a bookbag with the device number clearly written on the outside of the bag. It is your child’s responsibility to carry the bag to and from school daily as it will be utilized in most classes. Laptops will be stored in classes before lunch and during PE.


    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 https://www.pcsb.org/techhigh 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 howardd@pcsb.org


    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 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.

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