• Middle School Sports Update:

    Highlander Volleyball

    Pinellas County Schools administrators and coaches have met and decided that  the priority this year is that Middle school students have the opportunity to compete in all three sports( regardless of the season and if we have play-offs). Here are some important dates.

    November 30th                   We will start making announcements about the volleyball season and will have meetings to distribute participation paperwork. 

    December 1st                     First Informational Meeting - 6pm on Teams - Click Here to Join on Teams

    January 4th                         Official practice for volleyball can begin

    January 5th                         Boys and girls volleyball divisions and schedule is distributed and posted (We are planning for between 8-10 games)

    January 18th                        Regular season begins

    February 19th                       Regular season ends

    February 22nd                      Basketball practice begins

     Please remember that all these plans are TENTATIVE and can be affected by COVID incidents in our schools and Tampa Bay Area in general.


    Please Fill our the Middle School Participation Packet. Please fill out the Student’s Accident Insurance which is on the Athletics and Extra Curricular tab on PCS website. Students will also need a physical that is less than 1 year old. New this year is an ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS FORM. This must be completed by parents and students.

    Middle School Participation Packet

    Student Accident Insurance Link


    Please contact Ms. Flannery (Girls) at flanneryk@pcsb.org , Mr. Vanaman (Boys) at vanamanj@pcsb.org or Mrs. Watson (Athletic Director) at watsonje@pcsb.org for more details.

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  • Information for School Athletics

    Athletic Director - Mrs. Jenieff Watson - watsonje@pcsb.org

    Sports and Approximate Season Start Times
    All sports except cheerleading field one boys and one girls team selected from the three grade levels.

    • Volleyball – August-October
    • Cheerleading – August-January
    • Basketball – November-January
    • Track – February-April
    Dunedin Highland Middle School is in a competitive league and playing time for all sports is not guaranteed. It is left to the coach’s discretion based on practice and game performance as to how much playing time is garnered by your child.

    Requirements for Eligibility
    All students are required to fulfill the following requirements at the time of tryouts. Any student that does not comply will not be eligible to tryout. The GPA requirement does not apply to incoming sixth grade students during the first grading period.
    • Participation Form signed by the legal guardian (https://www.pcsb.org/Page/1547)
    • 2.0 GPA that is checked at the end of every six weeks
    • $5.00 school insurance - Student Insurance
    • Updated sports physical dated after (these are good for 365 days from the date of the doctor’s signature)

    All paperwork must be copied and brought to the appropriate tryout and handed to the coaches. Paperwork that is on file in the offices will not be accepted as proof due to Pinellas County regulations and liability. The paperwork that is submitted will be kept on file for the year and is accepted for all of the school sports. You do not need new copies for every tryout that is held.

    Transportation and Requirements for Driving Students

    The county does not provide buses to away games and all schools rely on parent volunteers for transporting players to away game sites. Upon completion of an away game, players are not provided a ride back to Dunedin Highland Middle School and it is the parents’ responsibility to pick up their child from the away site promptly upon completion of the event. PCSB policy only requires coaches to remain at practice or the game site for no more than 30 minutes following completion of the event.

    Because we depend on volunteers to drive, we are required to comply with county policies applicable to being with students when not in the presence of a school board employee. All drivers must be Level II cleared by the county and fingerprints and a background check are required. For information regarding Level II screening, please visit www.pcsb.org. Also, the proper amount of insurance coverage on your vehicle and passengers is required. The volunteer and driving forms are located in the front office. Background checks and fingerprinting are completed by a third party and take approximately three weeks to complete. If you plan to drive for volleyball or cheerleading, which begin at the beginning of the year, please consider completing your Level II screening prior to the start of the school year. When driving only your own child the forms are not necessary.



    School Insurance Info