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Welcome Back!

Good Evening Panther Families,


This is Melissa Athanson, principal of Palm Harbor Middle. I want to welcome each of you our school. As you know, school starts Wednesday, August 14th at 9:40 am. Our doors will open to greet students at 9:20 am. We ask that students do not arrive on campus earlier than 9:10 as there is no supervision. Parents of bus riders please allow additional time for pick up and drop off from your child’s bus stop.  Make sure that your student has it written down their morning and afternoon bus route. Parents we ask if you are going to utilize our car circle that you have patience. Please make sure that you pull up all the way to the end of our car circle to expedite this process. I assure you that this process will get better once everyone learns our system. 

When students arrive on campus Wednesday, they will need to locate and report to their homerooms. We have signs posted throughout the building. 7th grade students, if you have not yet dropped off your shot records but have them with you; please take them directly to the cafeteria so you can get your schedule. Students may not remain on campus if they do not have this information on file.

Parents, students will receive their lockers during homeroom on the first day of school. Students will need to have a school purchased lock in order to get a locker assigned to them. Locks will be available for purchase in the morning for $5. Every student receives a free breakfast daily.  Lunches are $2.75. You can send money in with your students or you may put money on their account using the following link:

Schedule changes can be completed through a schedule change request form. Students can get these through their homeroom. Our first priority is to make sure that all students have a schedule. We will then make adjustments based on availability of classes.  Thank you for your patience with this process.

Your student will be bringing home documents for you to fill out; please return them as soon as possible. Please include in this information an email address and current phone number.

We look forward to an amazing year.  Thank you