Monday, September 18, 2017

Free Meals for ALL Students through October 20th

We will be providing meals at no cost to ALL students through October 20th.  Meal choices may be limited due to availability and will not follow the published menu.  Limited ala cart items may still be available for purchase.  Adult meals will be available for purchase if food inventory allows.

UPDATED with New Dates - Pasco Nonprofit Gives Students Cinderella Treatment

Update: Due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, Fivay High School’s Cinderella Project has been rescheduled for 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Thursday, Sept. 28. Gulf High School’s Cinderella Project also will be rescheduled, but no dates have been set. An updated media advisory will be sent once the new dates have been confirmed.

 

Who: Pasco County Schools students and The Cinderella Project of Pasco County

What: The Cinderella Project of Pasco County Homecoming Boutique

When: 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mon., Sept. 18, and Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Gulf High School
2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wed., Sept. 20, and Thursday, Sept. 21, at Fivay High School

Where: Gulf High School, 5355 School Road in New Port Richey
Fivay High School, 12115 Chicago Ave. in Hudson

Why: The Cinderella Project of Pasco County is known for providing girls from indigent families with the necessary garments to make their prom a dream come true, and now it will do the same for homecoming.

How: The Cinderella Project of Pasco County will provide new and gently used dresses and shoes to indigent young ladies in time for this year’s homecoming festivities. The garments will be available in a boutique setting, and signs will be posted on the two school campuses to provide directions to their respective boutiques. To learn more about The Cinderella Project of Pasco County, where to donate clothing, and how to make cash donations, visit the organization’s Facebook page at The Cinderella_Project Pasco County or contact Julie Rockwell at (727) 372-2530.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

EOC Press Release - IRMA Storm Debris Pick Up

Please click here to read the 9-12-17 EOC IRMA storm debris pick up press release.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Pasco Schools Update 7: School Opening Delayed

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (September 11, 2017) – After reassessing the situation in shelters, our revised tentative plan is to reopen schools on Monday, September 18.

In an effort to prepare schools for the return of students, we still are mobilizing the return of custodians on Tuesday.  Custodial staff that assisted with shelters will be given consideration when the clean-up schedule is developed. The plan is for all remaining staff to return to work on Friday, September 15.

This plan is subject to change.   If we are unable to restore schools to acceptable operational levels by Friday, we will not resume classes on Monday.  We will notify everyone of any changes.

No athletic team practices or other student functions will resume until Friday, at the earliest.

Evacuees continue to clear out of shelters, and buses are being coordinated to transport those without their own transportation from every shelter that needs them.

IMPORTANT - Pasco Schools Update 6

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (September 11, 2017) – Evacuees are clearing out of shelters, but if they get home and their home isn’t habitable, we will keep five shelters open for them temporarily:  Fivay, Mitchell, River Ridge, Sunlake and Wiregrass Ranch high schools.

Buses are on the way to Wiregrass Ranch and Wesley Chapel high schools to transport patients and assisted living facility residents.  The transportation of special needs evacuees will likely take many hours, but the school district and Pasco Emergency Operations Center are working together to respond as quickly as possible to transport those without their own transportation.

Our tentative plan is to reopen schools on Thursday, and a final decision will be announced by noon Wednesday.  In an effort to prepare schools for the return of students, we are mobilizing the return of custodians on Tuesday.  Custodial staff that assisted with shelters will be given consideration when the clean-up schedule is developed. The plan is for all remaining staff to return to work on Wednesday, and a final decision on this return will be announced by 6:00pm on Tuesday.

Shelter cleanup has already commenced; however, the task is significant. We are also surveying our structural and operational needs like electricity, air conditioning, fuel for transportation, food, etc. If we are unable to restore schools to acceptable operational levels by Thursday, we will not resume classes on Thursday.

We will let everyone know the plan for making up these hurricane days as soon as a decision has been made.  The district is weighing its options at this time, which may include holding school on the two hurricane days we have built into our instructional calendar on the Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week or extending school hours for the remainder of the semester.

The school board meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, has been canceled.  The public hearing on the budget will be rescheduled; details will be released as soon as possible.

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