We are closely monitoring the status of Hurricane Irma. Pinellas County Schools’ safety managers are communicating regularly with Pinellas County Emergency Management to stay apprised of the status of Hurricane Irma and the potential impact on our region.
Please consider preparations you need to make at this time to keep you and your family safe if our area is affected by severe weather. If you haven’t done so already, please review your safety plans, gather necessary supplies and communicate your plans with family and friends. Pinellas County Emergency Management provides information on their website: http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/prepareahead.htm.
You may have questions regarding possible school or facility closures. Here are questions and answers to help keep you informed:
Q: Will schools be closing?
A: We are monitoring the path of the storm. A decision regarding school closure has not been made yet.
Q: When will we know if schools will close?
A: If a decision needs to be made regarding school closure, it will likely be made in the next 24-48 hours. School closure decisions will depend upon the storm’s forecast over the next 48 hours.
Q: How will information regarding school closure be communicated?
A: If a weather-related closure is needed, the decision will be communicated in multiple ways:
- PCSB Emergency Information Phone Line: (727) 588-6424. Call this phone number to hear a recorded message regarding the status of schools.
- A recorded phone message will go to all employees and families.
- An e-mail message will go to all employees to their PCSB email address.
- An e-mail message will go to all families to their email address listed in FOCUS.
- Information will be posted on www.PCSB.org
- Information will be shared with local TV, radio, print and online news outlets.
- Information will be shared on the PCSB Facebook and Twitter:
Storm-related online resources:
Pinellas County Emergency Management: http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/
New Student Orientation is on Friday, August 4th at 9:00 am in our auditorium. This is a great opportunity for your child to become familiar with our school, procedures, polices and staff. At 8:30, our coaches will available in the courtyard in from of the auditorium. We hope to see you there!
Please mark your calendars! Back to School Night will be held on Thursday August 24th at 7:00pm. This is great opportunity for you to meet all of your child’s teachers, and become more familiar with our school. At the end of our back to school night, we will have our first PTSA meeting of the year! We hope you can make it to our Back to School night on August 24th!
As you are probably aware, our school utilizes a modified student uniform dress code that will start on the first day of school. I encourage you to look at our modified dress code policy on our school website and our Facebook page. If you do not have computer access, please come by the school to pick up a copy of our dress code policy. The dress code policy will also be in our summer newsletter. Again, we will begin monitoring the dress code of the first day of school. Students will not be permitted to go to class if they are not in compliance.
On Thursday, August 3rd, parking permits and lockers will be sold in our auditorium to seniors, from 8 am until 9 am, and then to our juniors from 9am until 10am. Sophomores will be from 11:00 to 12:00 pm.
Fall sports begin practice on Monday, July 31st! If you are planning to participate on the first day, all athletic paperwork must be completed and turned into Mrs. Biddle prior to July 24th!
Freshman will be able to purchase their lockers immediately following our freshman orientation on August 4th in the cafeteria.
We are look forward to an incredible school year together.
Two year's in a row, The Washington Post has rated Clearwater High School as the most rigorous High School in Pinellas County! We were ranked 1st in Pinellas County, 49th in the state, 235th in the nation! Way to go CHS!
For the third time, Clearwater High School is being recognized as a Model School by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Hundreds of schools apply, and approximately twenty of the nation’s highest performing and rapidly improving schools are accepted as models.
As a result of this recognition, Clearwater High School will have the opportunity to present at the Model Schools Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in June. Clearwater High School is the first and only school in the Tampa Bay Area to receive this distinction! Clearwater High School is being recognized for continuing to raise rigor and relevance for their students through a personalized relationship building learning approach within a Wall-to-Wall Academy Model. The availability of industry certifications and internship opportunities truly prepares their students to be college and career ready.
Clearwater High School received the Family and Community Involvement Award at the state level!
"Spark plugs" for Family and Community Involvement
The award is sponsored by the Florida PTA, the Florida Department of Education, State Farm Insurance and Wells Fargo!
It's is designed to promote and recognize exemplary school practices that increase family and community involvement. All entries must be school-initiated projects that focus on specific family and/or community involvement strategies.
These academies function as Small Leaning Communities and are centered on key interest areas of our Clearwater High students. This “academy environment” offers each student more personalized attention, recognition and care from teachers, staff, and peers. Integral to this “Academy Methodology” is the interest and career-themed approach designed to engage all students with learning that is rigorous and relevant!
1. BLIS Academy of Business, Leadership, & International Studies (includes CAICC & ROTC)
2. STEAM Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, Aeronautics, & Mathematics
3. FAME Academy of Fine Arts & Media Education
4. SHARE Academy of Sports, Hospitality, and Recreational Education
100 % Student Success
The mission of Clearwater High School is to build relationships that will allow us to provide a rigorous educational process which gives students the relevant information and skills needed to prepare them for college and career pathways that will truly develop a foundation for life that enables and challenges them to be successful in a global and multicultural society.