In order to protect the health and safety of employees, staff, and students, all those who access Pasco County School locations must self-screen for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19 daily. If you answer YES to any of the questions, you should NOT be on a school campus or school district office. All three self-screeners – the Student Self-Screener, the Employee Self-Screener, and the Visitor Self-Screener – are accessible from the district’s COVID-19 protocols page and are posted on each school web page.

Hello Jaguar Families!

Included is information and reminders for Monday 5/24- Thursday 5/27.

Wednesday 5/26 is the last day of school for all students. Please ensure your child has completed all their work for the 4th quarter and has communicated with their teachers any questions they may have about their grade or the class.

No back packs on campus 5/24-5/26: Students are not to bring their backpacks to school on 5/24-5/26. Lunch boxes and a small purse/draw string bag is OK. If they bring their bag, they will be placed in our front office conference room.

MSOL Devices drop off and item pick up Thursday 5/27 8-10am: We will be collecting all items checked out to MySchool Online students and/or quarantine purposes on Thursday, May 27th from 8:00 – 10:00 AM. This will be a “drive-thru” process.  We will be collecting all items behind the school, at the 8th grade pick up area near the media.  These items can include laptops, chargers, Hotspots, textbooks, or any item needing to be returned to the school.  Please be sure to have the device/items labeled with your child’s full name and include all the items together for an easy pick up. Please note that all laptops and chargers used for MSOL must be returned to the school. During this time, you can collect any certificate or pre-purchased yearbook if you still need to pick them up. Please have a piece of paper with your child’s full name and grade on the dashboard of your car and note what that you are picking up, a pre-purchased yearbook or honor roll certificate. 

Last call for all testing make ups:

District Finals: We will be doing makeups for these assessments on Monday -Wednesday throughout the day. Please remind your student to listen for the ALL call on the intercom for when to attend their makeup session and come to the HUB.

FSA: We will be offering computer based FSA makeups for 7th grade tests and above on June 1- 4 at JW Mitchell High School. To secure a seat for this final chance to test, please fill out the survey available on MyLearning (and below) and include all up to date and correct contact information, as well as the tests your student needs to complete by May 25th. Our testing coordinators will confirm the information provided and check that there is availability to take the test. Once they can confirm, you will have a confirmation email sent to your provided email address with your student’s testing schedule for June 1- 4 by May 28th. The school district will not provide transportation, and this will be the last chance to make up missed FSA and EOC tests for the 2020-2021 school year. Only the tests listed on the form are available, and space is limited, so please complete it as soon as possible. https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=aaJT4khSVE6bZ7duOoYiIOjLa0dlbOFKqncgcFd5rClUMU43WTE2TDNCMVVKQjdNWFZNR002MDFQQS4u

Parents of 8th grade students:

Congratulations on your child’s promotion to high school. Students must meet the promotion requirements to participate in our promotion ceremony. Our promotion ceremony is a virtual ceremony for our families. It will be a live ceremony for our students only on Tuesday 5/25, this allows our students to celebrate with their classmates while still following Covid guidelines. No parents are allowed on campus for this event. The ceremony will be recorded and the video will be shared with families on Wednesday 5/26 at 7pm and the link will be found on our Facebook page and website to allow you the opportunity to have this memory forever.

8th grade early pick up on 5/25 Administration is aware that many of you have expressed you want to start your celebration early. If you want to check your 8th grade student out of school after the promotion ceremony, you may pick up your child at the bus loop off of Photonics Drive on May 25th starting at 12:45 PM-1:30pm. You will drive through the bus loop and pull forward and wait for your child to come to your car. Please wait for an adult to sign your child out and then you may leave. Thank you for following this procedure.

Extended School Year (ESY summer school): Students who have not met the requirements to be promoted or who have many courses to make up have been invited to ESY. This program will be on the JWMHS campus but will be led through SSMS teachers and administration. Your child has received this invitation, please ensure they return it to school by 5/26 to their counselor. If you have questions, please reach out to Ms. McCormick, AP, kmccormi@pasco.k12.fl.us 

Parents of current 6th graders. (7th graders for the 21/22 school year)One of the requirements for all 7th graders to attend school is to have the Tdap immunization. Please take your child to your physician or local Health Department for the necessary immunizations as soon as possible. Please return the required certificate of immunization to the school so we can document it in our records. Please email a copy/picture of your child’s immunization record verifying your child meets this requirement to Mrs. Cefalu, our school nurse,  dcefalu@pasco.k12.fl.us . If you do not provide this documentation your child will not receive their class schedule during registration and may be excluded from school until proof of vaccine is provided. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Yearbooks– If you have not purchased your yearbook yet, please do! Details on our school website and order right through RYCOR. The price is $50. https://ssms.pasco.k12.fl.us/school-store-yearbooks/

SSMS PTO 21/22: We are looking for parents and community members in joining our PTO for the upcoming school year! There are many different ways to support our school, if you are interested, review this letter and fill out the form and submit to: ssmsptso@gmail.com PTO Welcome & Membership

Parents and families, we thank you for a great school year! We know this year has been unique and has had many challenges but through our school and home partnership and commitment to our students and school community, we had an excellent year. We hope you all have a very restful and enjoyable summer! Please keep up with our school website and social media for information for the upcoming school year! Thank you!

We put a lot of communication on our social media sites, please be sure to like our Facebook pagefollow us on Twitter and check our website weekly!

Thank you for your continued partnership. Have a great summer!
Mrs. Figliomeni