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.

Here are the Highlights from the Weekly School Messenger Call for the Week of October 24th!

Good Evening, Mustangs!

We are now in the second half of first semester and students needs to make sure that they are continuing to work hard. For GPA purposes, the grade posted on the transcript is a combination of Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 grades. There is still time to improve your semester grade that will be on your transcript! Report cards will be released on Tuesday, October 26th.

This week is Red Ribbon Week and on Monday, wear RED to show that you are proud to be drug free! On Friday, say “Boo” to Drugs and dress up for Halloween. Please make sure that your costume is in good taste and adheres to our dress code. Please do not bring any costume props that are weapons or violate or Code of Conduct.

On Monday, October 25th Mrs. Chamberlin will hold the Post Academic Planning Night for all underclassmen at 6:30PM in the Media Center. Register here: https://forms.office.com/r/uHnKjYyaC0

The PSAT is Tuesday, October 26th for all sophomores as well as freshmen and juniors who paid to take it. Please eat a good breakfast and good a good night’s rest so you can do your best! As a reminder, if you score high enough, your PSAT score can serve as a score that would meet the requirement for the Algebra 1 EOC is you are a 10th or 11th grader that has not met this graduation requirement. Take advantage of another opportunity to meet this!

On Wednesday, October 27th we will have our Flu Shot Clinic. Students were given permission slips during RANCH two weeks ago. If you have not turned yours in and want to have the flu shot administered, you can still do so. Please bring the paperwork to the clinic by Tuesday!

Congratulations to Bebel Vieira who was named our Outstanding Senior for the Class of 2022!

Congratulations to Mustang Volleyball who remains undefeated this season and has won the District Championship! Congratulations to Girls Mustang Cross Country who won the SAC Championship this weekend and Kayla Groppe who is the individual SAC Champion! Boys Mustang Cross Country is the runner up and Joshua Hindman came in 3rd overall! Congratulations to  Girls and Boys Mustang Golf who both won the SAC Champion for the West! Best wishes to all of our teams as they participate in Districts and Regionals this week!

We are so proud of our Ashley Colegrove who is a returning member of the FHSAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee that makes decisions regarding sports and athletes in the State of Florida!

All paperwork for Winter and Spring Sports will now be completed online at Athletic Clearance (https://athleticclearance.fhsaahome.org/). This can also be found on our website. If you played a fall sport, see Mrs. Dixon for a copy of your paperwork so that you can upload it.

As a reminder, all tickets for sporting events must be purchased via GoFan (https://gofan.co/search) and we will not accept paper tickets or screenshots. The ticket must be on your mobile device.

October is also Mental Health Awareness Month and we will be viewing different videos in RANCH regarding mental health and what students need to do if they need assistance.

If you have an eSchool placeholder, on campus or off campus, please continue to work on your classes as they need to be completed by the end of the first semester.

Freshmen! Please make sure that you order your FREE MustangU Class of 2025 t-shirt by visiting this link:  https://accounthub.imagedepotexpress.com/jwm_freshman_u_tees/shop/home. Enter your code: jwfresh21 to get your shirt and it will be delivered directly to the school.

Parking on campus is a privilege and you must have a hangtag and spot to park on campus. Applying for a spot does not guarantee parking. In fact, there is a currently a waiting list for those who want to park. If you have not applied, you will not be on the waiting list if a spot opens. Please follow our rules.

Please make sure that you can pass the Covid-19 screener (Student Covid-19 Screener) each morning that is found on our website. If you cannot, please stay home. If you are positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed to someone who is positive for Covid-19, please stay home and contact your administrator so that we can help you with your school work.

The best way to be successful at JWMHS is to listen to the things we say and read the information that we put out. We communicate in a variety of ways and ask that you make sure that you are paying attention and following us on social media.

Please read our JWMHS Electronic Newsletter, Around the RANCH. You can find it here:  https://www.smore.com/msak0 and we will be putting a lot of information in this newsletter that can assist you throughout the year.

We want to remind you that you need to respect each other and just be nice. Calling each other names, posting negative things online, and acting inappropriately towards each other is uncalled for and unnecessary. Again, just be nice. And if you can’t find something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.

We hope you have a great evening! Thank you for reading! Go Mustangs!