Pasco County schools went back in session for the second semester on Jan. 6, and here are some reminders for in-person and virtual learning for students, and parents:
- Check your parent and student portal. If you have not yet done so, parents should create a portal account. Visit PascoSchools.org and click on the myStudent link.
- Make sure portal contact information is correct (phone number, email and mailing address). If not, file an update.
- Attendance is taken regularly for both in-person and virtual learning, and is a priority for Pasco County Schools.
- Read the Spring 2021 Education Plan for information related to the health and safety of students.
- Review the Student Self Screener link.
- If help is needed for login, devices, meals, health and mental health, text 813-320-3004.
For additional information and more details, visit Pasco.k12.fl.us/news.
The Pasco County Schools’ school choice application window opened on Jan. 7 and will close at 4:30 p.m., on Jan. 21.
The application is available through the myStudent parent portal. Parents who do not have a portal can establish an account at PascoSchools.org, and clicking on the myStudent link.
This will be the only application window for all grade levels and contains all school choice options, including STEAM magnet schools, Starkey Ranch K-8, International Baccalaureate, and the Cambridge Programme.
The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative will offer these online Parent Connect meetings:
- Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m.: Pre-K and elementary school, for caregivers of children ages 3 to 9
- Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m.: Middle and high school, for caregivers of children ages 10 to 18.
Participants must register through the calendar feature at HCPLC.org.
Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) will host a virtual “Linking in Faith and Education (LIFE), Spirit, and Wellness Support and Resource Summit: Equity and Advancement of Minority Males in America” on Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The summit will bring together individuals, behavioral health communities, career resources and congregations to discuss social justice and equality issues as they relate to Black and brown underrepresented populations.
There will be a panel discussion on equity and advancement of minority males in America, followed by breakout sessions on leadership/mentoring; politics, policing and civic responsibility; life skills; and, mental health and spirituality.
The event will be presented by PHSC LIFE and Success Academy, and cohosted by Eastern Florida State College and the Florida African American Student Association.
The first 200 registrants will receive a free lunch from Grubhub, sponsored by Humana Bold Goal.
To register, visit PHSC.edu/about/events.
Andrew James, of Lutz, was named to the fall Dean’s List at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia.
Riley Wood, of Land O’ Lakes, was named to the Honor Roll at Bethel University’s College of Arts & Sciences and College of Health Sciences, in McKenzie, Tennessee, for the fall semester.
Pasco-Hernando State College, in accordance with CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines, will offer a select number of courses for in-person learning in the spring.
Each class will allow up to 12 students in the classroom, with social distancing applied to each space.
Remote learning and hybrid courses still will be available as the school continues to add more in-person courses in the coming months, with safety at the core of the plan.
A full list of in-person courses can be found at PHSC.edu/in-person.
The college’s re-entry plan can be viewed at tinyurl.com/ybj5cuym.
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