Volleyball – Coach Marshall had tryouts yesterday (8/17) and we had a great showing. He will be posting those who made it today on the Patel Volleyball Instagram page (@PatelHSVolleyball). After speaking with him, he will allow anyone who missed tryouts who is interested to be on the team come to practice Wednesday at 3:30pm. However, you must be cleared on our AthleticClearance.com website before doing so. There will be a parent meeting in the next couple of weeks for anyone who made the team.
Cross Country – Cross Country will have an interest meeting on August 24th. If you are planning to run or want to know more about running this season please join us on Monday August 24th at 6:30 pm via zoom. The meeting will last approximately 30 minutes. During that time we will discuss tryouts, fees, suggested running gear and shoes, expectations of being on the Cross Country Team, and practice times. It is important that the runner and a parent or guardian is present at this meeting.
Coach Werner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Cross Country
Time: Aug 24, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
If you have any questions before the meeting through sending an email to Crosscountry@patelhs.org . Also follow us on Instagram @pateltrailblazer_running.
Boys and Girls basketball – There will be an open gym on Saturday September the 12th for all interested basketball players. There may be a fall league for boys basketball that is TBD. Both of these are contingent on players being cleared. Nobody can step on the court before their paperwork is submitted.
Cheer – Cheer will be ramping up very soon. on 8/24 your videos are due to coach Wilkinson. Contact her at Cheer@Patelhs.org. Once again keep getting your paperwork submitted. In person tryouts will be September the 1st in the cafeteria.
Athletic fees – fees are broken down into 3 areas
Trouts fee = $5
Athletics fee = $75
Individual Sport fee = varies by sport
Athletics Store – a PHS Athletics store with all ADIDAS merchandise is coming within the next 2 weeks. It will have numerous items including a shirt for each sport we offer at PHS. I will be posting a lot about it in the coming days on our Insta page (@PatelhsAthletics). You will not want to miss the opportunity to grab these items.
If you have any questions about ANYTHING athletics related please call me or email me.
Thank you and I hope you have a great week,
Information Letters Sent – August 11, 2020
Please check your e-mails for instructions that were sent for In-person and E-Learning.
Start Date Update – August 11, 2020
Last night, our board voted to change our start date to 8/31. We will still be opening with both traditional 5-day and E-learning as the original plan stated, but starting on August 31st.
Please note the bell schedule has been revised since last sent, this is to ensure we meet instructional minute requirements while also following the Hillsborough County School Calendar. Revised 8/10/2020.
Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times!
We added headphones with a microphone, so that both traditional and remote learners will be able to communicate via online platforms. We are asking learner’s to puchase/bring their own for sanitation purposes.
If you have iPhone headphones, you can also purchase/use an existing adapter – similar to: iPhone Adapter Example
E-Learning Update – August 6, 2020
As many of you already know, Hillsborough County Public School (HCPS) has decided today to start school on 8/24 with 4 weeks of E-learning only. As a charter school, we usually follow the safety guidance of Hillsborough County Public Schools. Their decision today was based on the expert advice from medical professionals at TGH and USF Medical. The PHS school board will discuss the HCPS decision and very soon and confirm whether or not we will be following this guidance. Thank you for your patience and support of the school.
E-Learning Reminder – August 4, 2020
Patel High School is in the final stages of planning for opening school on August 24th. Please be sure to contact us via e-mail by August 7th if you wish to change your decision on returning to school in-person or e-learning. This will help us organize the classes in order to best maintain safety for our learners and staff. As a reminder, all learners will be receiving synchronous instructions, all lessons allow any learner to log in to their classes from home if they are not able to attend school in person on any giving day. The same lessons will be taught to both e-learning and in-person learners by the same facilitators, to ensure standards are met.
Hillsborough County Schools has sent a Declaration of Intent to their families which has a deadline of 7/17/20. If you received this Declaration of Intent, you have the option to do the survey, but PHS will not see the results. As a Public Charter school, our re-opening plan will not be contingent on Hillsborough’s decision. Our school-based survey and the needs of our school will determine our plan. Considering Covid-19 trends and recent legislative decisions, we are still in the process of finalizing our re-opening plan. As soon as a decision is made for our school, we will communicate it to our families.
Today, Hillsborough County Schools announced that face coverings will be required for all staff, students, and visitors until further notice. We will be enforcing the county mandate with our finalized re-opening plan.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Principal, Patel High School