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2019-20 Course Cards & Applications

Course Cards for 2019-2020 School Year — next year’s 7th/8th are DUE 2/27

RBSMS 2019-2020 6th Gr Course Card
RBSMS 2019-2020 7th Gr Course Card
RBSMS 2019-2020 8th Gr Course Card
WCHS 2019-2020 9th Gr Course Card: FRONT
WCHS 2019-2020 9th Gr Course Card: BACK
ZHS 2019-2020 9th Gr Course Card: FRONT
ZHS 2019-2020 9th Gr Course Card: BACK

Articulation: MOVING UP

Current 6th & 7th grade Articulation Timeline

  • Wed 2/20 Thu 2/21:      Registration in cafeteria: 
    • 2nd hr: 6th grade
    • 3rd hr: 7th grade
  • Mon 2/25: Parent Course Card Presentation @ Community Connections
  • Wed 2/27:   ALL DUE: Course card, applications for Infinity & AVID

Current 8th grade Articulation Timeline

  • Wed 1/30:     √ Field trip to WCHS for zoned students (Ms. Lessem)
  • Thur 1/31: √ WCHS Curriculum Fair for students and families
  • Wed 2/6:       ZHS course card presentation to 8th grade 1st hr

Current 5th grade Articulation Timeline

  • √ Wed 1/30:     ES admin/counselors at RBSMS for planning meeting
  • Fri   02/15:     ES accept/decline Pasco Pathways school choice (Infinity)
  • Monday 3/4-Friday 3/7: Elementary Articulation Week
  • Mon 3/04 10am      Pinsky/Band/AVID presentation at WZES
    • 2:15pm   Pinsky /Band/AVID presentation at CWTES
  • Tues 3/05 10am      Pinsky /Band/AVID presentation at Woodland ES
    • 2:30pm  Pinsky /Band/AVID presentation at NRES
  • Thu 3/07 10am Pep Rally in Gym for WZES/WES/CWTES/NRES students
    • 5:30pm Parent University evening for students & families
  • Thur 3/14:      ES Course Cards due to ES (do NOT courier)
  • Fri. 03/15:      Pinsky goes to ES to collect cards (3/16-3/24 Spring Break)

Q3 Progress Reports

This week is the last chance to turn in work or retake quizzes before grades are pulled for Quarter 3 Progress Reports.

  1. Go to myStudent to check your grades .
  2. Talk to your teachers about what you can turn in for credit and the last day to turn it in.
  3. Be sure to use your ACT time to ask questions for anything you don’t understand.

Welcome Back to Q3!

Welcome back to Quarter 3!  Students will receive Semester 2 schedules in their first hour (2nd period) classes Tuesday 01/08.

Some upcoming dates:

  • 01/10:  Town Hall meetings for 2nd semester’s  expectations (teacher escort students to cafeteria at appointed times)
  • 01/15:  Report cards go home for Q2
  • 01/21:  Holiday — no school for students/staff
  • 01/31:  Honor Roll for Q2

Join Remind for updates and school information on upcoming dates!

RBSMS Counselor Remind

Infinity & AVID Applications

2/6/19 Update for Infinity Academy applicants:

  • Students who received acceptance emails for Infinity:  district will update the myStudent account to reflect acceptance. 
  • Students who were accepted but didn’t yet respond must respond by 2/15. 
  • Students who applied but didn’t receive an acceptance email will still be considered for open seats.

Mrs. Pinsky will present at our feeder elementary schools information about our school’s curriculum,  Infinity Academy and AVID elective.

Day10 AM PresentationPM Presentation
Monday 11/26Woodland ESNew River ES (12:15)
Tuesday 11/27West Zephyrhills ESChester Taylor ES (2:00)
  • Students and parents can apply for Infinity at this link until the application window closes 12/14 3/15: .
  • Students and parents can apply for AVID at this link
  • Teachers will be contacted for references, the student’s academic, assessment, attendance, and behavioral history will be compiled, and all factors including the student’s essay on the application form will be reviewed in January March 2019.
  • Notifications about application status will occur late January April via the parent-provided email from the application.
  • Please contact Mrs. Pinsky via email or phone (813 794 6500) if there are any questions about the application process, course cards, electives, or the Infinity Academy program.

Red Ribbon Week 2018

Monday 10/22 starts Red Ribbon Week, a nationwide week celebrating healthy, drug- free choices. Each day we dress to support the fun theme and promote a healthy, chemical-free life.


Video: Bethany Hamilton


SUPERHERO TUESDAY    Video: Chelsie Hightower   Pictures:

TWIN/TEAM Wednesday       Video:  P.O.D.          Pictures: 

UNITY Day (Orange)            Video:  Adam Wainwright          

Wear RED, Video: Dartanyon Crockett      ASSEMBLY Pictures:

2018 RBSMS Red Ribbon Week Guest Jeannine Laurence, MADD’s Power of You(th)

Video 1        Video 2