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Principal Meeting Agenda – FYI
Florida Academic Standards Review- ACTION NEEDED

The Florida Department of Education has established timelines and structures to collect feedback on our current academic standards. We encourage each of you and your staff to take time to provide feedback around this critically important work. Your voices our so important in this process and we would love for Pasco to have a significant amount of input provided. Please visit: for feedback forms and additional information related to the review process.  Teachers will receive this same info in their May newsletter, but please encourage all of your staff to weigh in!

End of the Year PMP Determinations – Action Needed
Here are the current versions of the PMP Guidelines and Matrices for Spring 2019. These documents are also available on the Elementary Learning Network.
Please reference the timeline within the guidelines for fall decision-making. End of year Progress Monitoring Plan (PMP) determinations are to be made by 4:00 pm on May 24, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Waselewski, Asst. Director, Office for Leading and Learning.
Priority Professional Development Days - Leaders review and take action

During the CNA visits, priority schools will receive a very brief overview of the processes for submitting requests for priority professional development support for the 3 days of PD chosen by the school during July 8-18th.  In addition, each school will be provided a Professional Development Menu of support with companion Description document.  These documents share specific offerings that OLL and SSPS can provide with descriptions of these offerings to give schools insight on opportunities based on upcoming school goals and needs.  These documents can also be found here.  Professional Development

The timeline for submitting needs is included on the PD menu and below:

*Notes:  Feel free to submit needs when ready and confirmations will be shared accordingly

              This timeline takes the place of deciding on PD during the April Title I planning days.  
ESY Professional Development-Save the Date – Share with teachers

The Office for Leading and Learning will be offering professional development for teachers and reading interventionists who will be teaching 3rd Grade Summer Reading Camp or Title I Extended School Year (ESY K-2) for ELA. Please have your ESY/SRC teachers mark their calendar for Tuesday, June 4thfrom 8:30-3:30. Please note: Stipends will be paid and additional details will be shared soon.

Summer Reading Interventions-SIPPS Placement Test – Share with teachers

If you plan to utilize SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words)for intensive interventions this summer, then you will want to administer the placement test prior to the end of the school year. You will want to screen all Level 1 3rd graders to rule out foundational skills for their summer intervention(Only screen students attending ESY/SRC.)  This will allow your teachers and reading interventionist to form groups and prepare during the ESY/SRC planning day in order to maximize instructional time. For any student, K-2, you will use the K-3 SIPPS Placement Test.  For Level 1 3rd graders, you will want to use the 4-12 SIPPS Placement Test.  The directions and decision rules are located on the placement test.

Summer Science Symposium Offered by DOE – Share with teachers

Last year the Florida Department of Education provided a Summer Science Symposium focusing on standards-based lessons and aligned activities. Teachers across the state were invited to participate in one of three regions. Last year’s attendees returned to their districts with a wealth of inspiring lessons focused on key standards for the courses and the subsequent annual assessment. Members of our Science Team serve as both Content Developers and Facilitators on this State project.

 Preparations are underway for another Summer Science experience for elementary, middle, and high science teachers in the form of a STEMposium. This year, in addition to engaging, standards-aligned lessons and activities, there will be breakout sessions focused on STEM education and careers.

 This summer, the training will take place at Middleton High School

4801 N. 22nd Street, Tampa, FL from July 15th-19th.

 Each district is allocated a set number of spots for participants. If you have a teacher who may be interested in participating in this awesome experience, please forward this link for them to complete this application of interest by April 22nd.

Advancing Leaders Academy 2019-2020 – FYI

Advancing Leaders Academy provides aspiring school and district leaders with professional learning and personalize growth opportunities related to Leadership Excellence.

Do you have interest in the following:

  • Aligning yourself with Pasco County Schools’ Vision of Leadership Excellence
  • Polishing and refining your personal leadership skills
  • Discovering the interconnectedness of our district
  • Networking and building relationships with leaders from across our county

If so, Advancing Leaders Academyis for you!

Participants will engage in seven full-day sessions:

Session 1:  Developing a Strong Core and Growth Mindset

Session 2:  Leading and Learning Together

Session 3:  Shaping a Vision of Excellence

Session 4:  Systems Thinking (Focus on Schools)

Session 5:  Systems Thinking (Focus on District Departments)

Session 6:  Managing and Leading

Session 7: Cultivating Leadership in Everyone


Hear from our 2018-2019 Advancing Leader Academy Graduates!

Apply Today!  The application is open from 4/25/19 to 5/5/19.

Contact Vaughnette Chandler, Coordinator for Leadership Development at vchandle@pasco.k12.fl.usor 813-794-2710 for more information.

Kindergarten Registration – FYI

Last week you received your materials for kindergarten registration. You should have received an English and Spanish version of the Kindergarten Registration poster, as well as curriculum guidesin both English and Spanish. We are excited to announce that we will be able to offer all incoming kindergartners with access to SmartyAntsagain this summer, through a community grant provided by Achieve3000.  All incoming kindergarten students will have access to this online resource from now until September 30th free of charge. Our hope is that this will help our incoming kindergarten students preview skills in a fun and engaging way.  Attached you will find the Englishand SpanishSmartyAntsflyers to send home with the families of incoming kindergarteners.   If you have any questions, contact Danielle Varcardipone. 

Important Dates
April 17 District Vision and Success Committee
April 19 No School for Students
April 22 – May 3
Elementary Spring Writing Benchmark – Opinion Writing
April 23 Elementary Principal Meeting
April 23 Middle School Athletic Directors Meeting
April 24 Secondary Principal Meeting
April 24 Progress Reports: Grades entered in myStudent by 9:00 a.m.
April 25 Secondary Design Team Meeting
April 25 Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
April 26 Progress Reports
April 30 High School Athletic Directors Meeting
April 30 – May 24
VPK Assessments – AP3 (4 Year Olds ONLY) Administration Window

Instruction at a Glance

Click each grade level below to access content for ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade


Teacher Newsletters

Here are the links for Teacher Newsletter:


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade