Call out 09/25

Good afternoon Tech High families,

I hope you have enjoyed an extra day for students to be home and, hopefully, make sure they are caught up with all assignments and prepared for any upcoming quizzes or tests.

Here are some of the things you will need to know for the upcoming week at Tech High:
1.) PCS Food & Nutrition Department is surveying students about the current lunch options to find out what meals they like and which items they would like added to their lunch menus. The department will use students' choices to create future menus. Please encourage your child to take the Food & Nutrition Student Lunch Survey. The survey will close on Oct. 9, 2023.

They can access the survey at or by using this QR code:

2.) We will have a Coast Guard recruiter on the stage in the cafeteria during both lunches on Tuesday, 9/26 for any students interested in finding out more about opportunities after graduation.

3.) We have some more retake testing taking place this week. BEST Alg 1 EOC retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, 9/26 and FAST PM3 Reading retakes are scheduled for Wed. 9/27. BEST Geometry retakes are scheduled for Thursday 9/28. This round of retakes is intended for any students that have previously taken EOCs or PM3 tests, but have not met their testing requirement for graduation yet. Dr. Campbell has sent notifications to all families of students who will be testing. Please do everything you can to ensure that your child is present for their testing days and ready to take their time, concentrate, and do their best on these assessment opportunities.

4.) Pinellas Technical College would like to invite our school community to their Open House from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 10th on the Clearwater Campus and on Tuesday October 3rd, on the St. Petersburg Campus. Attached are flyers with details of these events. This is the perfect time to visit and obtain information about the variety of career technical training opportunities available at Pinellas Technical College. 

5.) On Tuesday, October 3rd from 9:00-11:00, all Seniors have the opportunity to apply to St. Petersburg College for free.  We will have an SPC representative helping students fill out free applications in room 1-219.  This is a great opportunity to complete an application that is free, plus you can use the application for years to come!

Senior students should sign up here:

To prepare for this day they will need:  social security number and 2 forms of a parent's ID to establish in state tuition. These could include: Florida DL #, Fl Voter Registration # (available on Florida Voter website), or Florida car registration # or License plate #. Both forms of ID must be items that have been valid for 1 year. 

7.) Last week, we said farewell to a valued Tech High staff member. After 38 years of service to Pinellas County Schools, our groundskeeper, Joe Johnson, has retired. He has always been a favorite with our students and staff and we wish him all the best in his new chapter.  

Thank you to all of our Tech High families for all the ways you support our school and our community. I am always amazed by the way we work together to provide opportunities and assistance for each and every student. I am honored to have the privilege of serving our students, staff, and families. Together, “We are… Tech High!”

In Case You Missed It…
1.) Academic tutoring is available during both lunches Mon – Thurs. and after school from 2:15 – 3:15 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the cafeteria. Please encourage your child to attend tutoring for assistance in any subject areas where they are struggling. Please see the attached form Tutoring Schedule 23-24.docx  for more information.

2.)   Attendance: Did you know that if your child is out of school just 2 days per month, by the end of the year they will have missed 10% of their school year? Attendance is important and there is a very significant correlation between good attendance and academic success. Please partner with us to ensure that your child is at school on time every day. If your child has to miss school, please report their absence to Ms. Howard at or call the school at (727) 545-6405 x. 2007. Attendance matters

3.) We are excited to announce that the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Application is now open through November 1,  2023. This is an opportunity for students in 6th – 9th grade to receive a tuition only Florida Prepaid scholarship, a volunteer mentor and a College Success Coach.
To be eligible, candidates must be on Free/reduced lunch, attend a Pinellas County Public middle or high school and have the aspiration to attend college or technical school but not the financials means. To learn more about this life changing program, please visit or check out the attached flyers: TSIC Apply Now Flyer.pdf       TSIC Application Flyer 2023 - 2024.pdf