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Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Student Feedback- ACTION NEEDED

During our principal meetings last week we had the chance to talk about the progress of SEL work happening in Pasco. Our next step is to gain better understanding of our students thoughts, feelings, responses, etc. related to SEL. Your task is below:

  1. Meet with a group of students from you school and talk to them about SEL and the work happening in Pasco (SEL Infographic.pdf)
  2. Listen to their reactions, thoughts, feedback, etc.
  3. Record notes from the conversation in this form: SEL Student Feedback and Insights  
Dual Enrollment Registration-Summer Term - Action Required

Please reference the updated Summer 2019 Dual Enrollment Course Request Worksheet for important dates and deadlines. Please share the dates and deadlines on the course request worksheet with all of your eligible students as well as their parents. It is important to note that only current 10th and 11th graders are eligible for summer DE and can only register for Term III at a maximum of 8 credits hours. PHSC has worked hard to make some enhancements that will assist our counselors tremendously. These have been share with the AP over DE as well as the counselors.  Please contact Samantha Del Valle or Lynn Young with questions.

 Opportunities through PHSC

  • Did you know Dual Enrollment students are eligible for internships through PHSC? PHSC will be hosting 2 events in April to showcase these opportunities. Please share this information with school counselors as well as students who may be interested.
  • PHSC offers a number of scholarship opportunities. The priority deadline to apply is April 12th. Please be sure to share this website with school counselors, career specialists as well as students.
Dual Enrollment 19-20 Course Approval - Action Required

Schools need to complete the DE Course Approval Form to get official approval from PHSC to offer DE courses for the 19-20 school year. Below are the rolling deadlines established for our district to turn in the forms and be notified of approval/denial. Schools need to have the form turned into Samantha Del Valle 24 hours prior to the deadline in order to be considered in the window.

  • March 15th Pasco deadline – notified by PHSC on April 15th
  • April 15th Pasco deadline – notified by PHSC on May 15th
  • June 15th Final Pasco deadline – notified by PHSC on July 15th

Due to the PHSC accreditation guidelines, the maximum number of credits that can be offered in a 4-year period is 29 credits to ensure that a student can earn only 49% of the AA degree on the high school campus. Please review this document to see how many credits your school has offered over the last 3 years to determine your available number of credits.  If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Del Valle or Tonia Shook.

Nearpod Webinar Series - Content and Curricular Focus - Share with Teachers

Nearpod is providing a series of webinars from January to April designed to address content in our K-12 curriculum. These webinars will highlight content that Nearpod provides in support of relevant curricular topics, engagement strategies, differentiation strategies, and assessment data from Nearpod reports.

Participants can click on the link to register.  All teachers with Nearpod access will be sent an email with the webinar offerings. 

Here is March’s available webinars:

March 2019






Changing the Game with Nearpod: Using Nearpod to Elevate Student Learning



9:00 – 9:45am EST



Reports & Data to Drive Instruction



9:15 – 10:00am EST



Integrating Nearpod into Your Canvas Course



9:00 – 9:45am EST



High School Reading Update – FYI

Due to the new requirements within House Bill 7069, all teachers who provide intensive reading instruction must be reading endorsed or certified by July 1, 2020.  NG-CARPD will no longer meet the certification requirements to provide intensive reading instruction.  Please reach out to Evette Striblen if you have any questions.

2019-20 AP Changes – FYI

Attached are the changes that will be coming in the 2019-20 school year for Advanced Placement. This information was presented to AP Coordinators at our last meeting on February 13th. A district wide plan for next steps for the communication to all stake holders will be sent prior to the close of the school year. Please contact Kristin Ingold with any questions.

AP Review Day – FYI

Attached is the AP Review Day flyer that will take place on March 30th, from 8:30am – 12:30pm at the district complex. Hard copies of the flyer will be sent to AP Coordinators at your school to distribute to teachers. This information has been sent to AP Coordinators and AP teachers. Please contact Kristin Ingold with any questions.

#PascoMath Algebra 1a/1b Course Recommendations – FYI

Option 1:

Students take Algebra 1A concurrently with Algebra 1 (giving them 2 math classes for the year). The teacher/s would align the Algebra 1A assignments to support Algebra I. The first 1-2 weeks of Algebra 1A would involve preparation (i.e. week of inspirational math) and norm setting, followed by tier III supports. After formative, unit, and quarterly assessment data from Algebra 1 is gathered, the class is used as a tier 2 intervention for the major work of Algebra 1. Focusing on the major FSA tested standards would allow teachers to provide intervention and extension along with tutoring and conceptual development. The #PascoMath developed Algebra 1A curriculum and/or Tier 2 intervention resources can be used from the Secondary Learning Network. 

Option 2:

Students take Algebra 1A as freshman and then Algebra 1 as Sophomore. An Algebra 1A curriculum will be developed by #PascoMath that suggests pacing and standard coverage based on major FSA tested standards in Algebra 1. This gives these students a head start with the most important standards before they enter Algebra 1.

Together We Lead and Learn- Call for Proposals: FYI

On Monday, March 11th all Pasco staff will receive a “Call for Proposals” for the Together We Lead and Learn events this coming July. We encourage school leaders, teachers and teams to submit proposals to share, showcase, facilitate, etc. sessions that are most beneficial when offered by the practitioners themselves. The number one stakeholder group that all people indicate wanting to learn from are the practitioners in the field which means we need YOU!  Please consider submitting a proposal and encouraging your rock star teachers, teacher teams and school staff to submit. Here is a preview of the flier that will go out on Monday.

Important Dates
March 1-15 Quarterly Check 3 window for elementary and middle schools
March 6 SAT School Day (alt Dates 3/27, 4/9, 4/23) Administration
March 7 Secondary Design Team Meeting
March 9 County History Fair Event
March 11 – April 12
Continuous Improvement Site Visits Completed
March 14 Priority School Meeting
March 15 End of Quarter 3
March 15 Teacher Evaluations-End of Cycle Conference must be completed for Instructional employees and ratings finalized for non-instructional non-reappointments. All others are due April 19th

Instruction at a Glance

Click the links below to access the Instruction at a Glance document for each content area.

Language Arts Courses

Mathematics Courses

Reading Courses

Science Courses

Social Studies Courses


Teacher Newsletters

Training Title Teachers who Attended Information/ Training Received What to Expect in the Classroom Questions to Ask
Classroom Management: Understanding and Managing Behavior on 2/21/19 K-12 classroom teachers

Participants will work collaboratively in exploring key variables that impact student behavior.

Participants will understand and apply basic behavior principles to improve student behavior in class.

Participants will develop and be able to implement a classroom reinforcement system to improve student behavior in class.

A class-wide positive reinforcement system in place.

An effective management system in the classroom to

redirect students as soon as they exhibit challenging behaviors.

What incentives are you utilizing in your positive reinforcement system?

What behaviors are you hoping to increase as a result?

What are your strategies to quickly manage challenging behaviors to de-escalate the situation and avoid power struggles?