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ESY Guidelines, ESY Allocation Requests – Action Required

The ESY Guidelines and ESY MOU are in draft form and will be submitted for Board approval in May 2019. The draft forms of these documents will be shared with schools soon. NOTE – neither the Board nor USEP has approved these documents, so everything is still in draft. Allocation requests are being collected through a web-based application and directions for ESY allocations are attached.  Please submit the allocation requests no later than April 10, 2019.  Contact information for assistance is included in the attached instructions. 

TEDxPascoCountySchools - Action Required

The TEDxPascoCountySchools event is on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  Please submit your school representative’s name and information to OLL by clicking on this link.  Names are due to OLL by Friday, April 5, 2019.  School representatives need to be sure to submit the speaker release form and email PowerPoint presentations to Laurie Butler by Friday, April 26th.  A schedule for the day of the event is below.  Additiona information has been shared with your building’s TEDx Contact Representative.  If you have any questions, please email Rachel Hatten.


Please note that there are three different timeframes for presentations on May 4th depending on your school.  Students need only attend the session for which their school is assigned.

Session 1: Select Elementary Schools


Achieve Center at Richey, Anclote Elementary, Bexley, Calusa, Chasco Elementary, Cotee River, Cypress, Deer Park, Dr. Mary Giella, Fox Hollow, Gulf Highlands, Gulf Trace, Gulfside, Hudson Elementary, James M. Marlowe, Longleaf, Mittye P. Locke, Moon Lake, Northwest, Odessa, Richey, Schrader, Seven Springs, Shady Hills, Sunray, Trinity, Trinity Oaks

Session 2: Select Elementary Schools


Centennial Elementary, Chester W. Taylor, Connerton, Denham Oaks, Double Branch, Lacoochee, Lake Myrtle, New River, Oakstead, Pasco Elementary, Pine View Elementary, Quail Hollow, Rodney B. Cox, San Antonio, Sand Pine, Sanders Memorial, Seven Oaks, Veterans, Watergrass, Wesley Chapel Elementary, West Zephyrhills, Wiregrass Elementary, Woodland

Session 3: All Middle and High Schools –


8:15 am: Student check in at Center for the Arts at River Ridge

8:45 am – 9:00 am: General audience seating

9:00 am: Event begins

11:00 am: Event ends*

11:15 am: Student check in at Center for the Arts at River Ridge


11:45 am – 12:00 pm: General audience seating

12:00 pm: Event begins

2:00 pm: Event ends*

2:15 pm: Student check in at Center for the Arts at River Ridge

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: General audience seating

3:00 pm: Event begins

5:30 pm: Event ends*

* Conclusion times for the TEDx events are tentative and subject to change due to the length of the presentations.


Center for the Arts at River Ridge

11646 Town Center Road

New Port Richey, FL 34654

Priority Professional Development Days - Leaders review and take action - Action Required

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.
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.

  • 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.

High School Reading Decision Tree DRAFT for 2019-20 – Share with teachers

Please find the draft for the decision tree to place students into Reading courses for the 2019-20 school year.  Please note that this is in draft form until the state approves our K-12 Reading plan.  If you have any questions, please contact Evette Striblen.

IRLA Levels Accuracy window – Share with teachers

Our final IRLA Levels Accuracy window will be from April 12-25. Please complete and share the attached Levels Accuracy Reflection Document at the end of the window, to help us better support your teams and plan forward for summer and 2019-20.  Please contact Evette Striblen if you have any questions.

Summer Reading Endorsement Schedule – Share with teachers

Summer 2019 Reading Endorsement Course Offerings: Registration opens in myPGS on May 1, 2019.

Pasco County Schools offers five reading endorsement courses throughout the school year and summer to provide our teachers an opportunity to add the endorsement to their teaching certificate. In order to receive the endorsement, teachers complete courses that develop their understanding of the foundations of language, research of best practices, assessment, and differentiation in reading, as well as a semester practicum. Once all five courses are successfully completed, teachers can add the endorsement to their certificate. 

This document lists the courses offered this summer, their myPGS course number, and details about the dates that the courses run for the summer session.  Please share this with anyone who may be interested in your buildings.

We are anticipating high enrollment in these courses; please encourage teachers to register quickly.  If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Hatten.

Preparing New Principal Program– FYI

The application window for the 2019-20 PNPP Program is from March 13th 2019 through April 5th, 2019. The Preparing New Principals Program (PNPP) provides future principal candidates with learning experiences that align with the Florida Principal Leadership Standards as well as Pasco’s Vision for Leadership Excellence.

All required documentation must be submitted before the job ad closes to be considered during the application window.

PNPP Program Application Requirements:

Camp Invention® – FYI

Camp Invention® is coming to Trinity Oaks Elementary School from June 17th-20th and to Wesley Chapel Elementary School from July 22nd-25th!  Through activities focused in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), entering K-6th grade campers learn a variety of 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, technology literacy, creativity and persistence. 

We also have *limited* space available for Leaders-in-Training and Leadership Interns. 

For entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students, our Leader-in-Training program is a unique opportunity for middle school students to gain mentoring skills and leadership experience while helping guide campers throughout the week (and they get to play with the science, as well!). 

For high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and college students, our Leadership Intern program is the ultimate college or resume builder. Leadership Interns also earn 40 volunteer hours for graduation, college and scholarship requirements and they will receive a letter of recognition from the USPTO. 

Find out more at!  Pasco employees get $30 off with code “HOST” when they register through the Program Team Member tab.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and contact Brittany Barker or Elizabeth Hamilton for questions.

Financial Literacy Expo – FYI

Thank you all for putting out the flyers and posters at your schools to promote the Financial Literacy Expo Events. Below is a reminder of the purpose of the events and associated materials.

Pasco County Schools in partnership with our valued community partners is excited to host two Financial Literacy Expo Events on April 1st at Marchman Technical College and April 4th at Wesley Chapel High School from 5-8 p.m.  These events are a way for parents/guardians, employees, community members and students to learn about financial planning. There will be an expo style event in the dining room/cafeteria showcasing our valued financial experts. There will also be brief informational sessions that we encourage you to attend.

Please use this flyer to advertise these events to all stakeholders. Printed flyers will be sent to schools for advertisement. We are asking that schools distribute this FAQ document to their support staff and other staff members as needed so that schools are able to answer questions parents may have about the events and how to register.  The district will be sending phone calls home as well as posting information on social media. Please share/retweet all social media posts you see about the Expos. If you have any questions about the Expo events, please contact Tina Stavrou.

Instructional Materials Purchasing Procedures- FYI and Share with LDC, Coaches, RMA, etc. – FYI

Some revisions have been made to the instructional materials purchasing procedures that we want to make you aware of for the 19-20 school year. Your school bookkeepers are receiving this information at the bookkeeper meeting, but we also wanted to make sure you have it as well. 

Moving forward, the process outlined in the Instructional Materials Approval Process Chart.docx (which also lives in the digital bookkeeper handbook and on OLL sharepoint site) will be in place for all print and digital instructional material purchases. We have expanded the “pre-approved lists” in an effort to create efficiencies and have developed a mach form in order to seek approval for resources that you are hoping to purchase that aren’t on the approved lists. 

Important Dates
April 2 Report Cards: Print and Distribute
April 3 Title I Parent Engagement Liaison Meeting
April 9
Time and Effort – A-87 certifications for March due to Finance Services
April 9 Priority School Meeting
April 1-12
FSA ELA 4-10 Writing, FSA Grade 3 Reading Administration Window
Apr. 12-26
IRLA Levels Accuracy Window 3

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

Content Area myPGS Section # Date & Time Location Target Audience Focus/Learning Goal
World Languages #13359



Portable 8A

District Office Complex

6-12 World Languages Teachers This training will focus on how to take full advantage of MyLearning (Canvas) to support, enhance, and advance student learning through the use of various technologies and strategies supported by Canvas. It will also focus on tools that are available through Canvas that will make teacher assessment and grading easier in order to promote a student-centered classroom.