STEINBRENNER HIGH SCHOOL (FAQ’s)
Attendance Line – 792-5131 (press 1)
Student Affairs Office – 792-5131 ext. 231
Guidance Office – 792-5131 ext. 225
Athletics – 792-5131 ext. 221
Assistant Principal for Curriculum: (Kelly King)
How can I check my child’s grades? During the first week of school, your child will be given an Edline activation code to bring home to you. You will use this code to activate your child’s Edline account; then you will be able to check your child’s academic progress.
How often will Edline be updated? Teachers will update Edline approximately every 2 weeks.
Where do I find the supply list? There is no standard supply list for high school students. During the first few days of school your child’s teachers will discuss the necessary supplies for each course.
How does my child get a schedule change? Schedule changes will be limited to the following reasons only: not having the prerequisite, failure of a previous course, 12th grade student needing a course for graduation, or passing a course in virtual or night school. Counselors will be available August 7th and 8th to address these concerns or students may fill out a Request for Schedule Change form the first week of school.
If I have a concern about my child’s progress in a class, what should I do? Contact the teacher via email or phone and set up a conference. Be sure that your child is part of the conference.
What can I do to ensure my child’s success in high school? Help your child stay organized and monitor his/her homework and study habits. Be sure to contact teachers immediately if you notice that your child’s grades are not reflective of his/her potential and effort. Encourage your child to be present at school every day and every period.
What if my child attended a private school and hasn’t taken FCAT before? Students are placed into reading and math classes based on available test scores. These courses are designed to provide students with the skills needed to be successful on FCAT. All 9th and 10th grade students will take the FCAT in April. All 11th and 12th grade students without passing FCAT scores will test in October (this includes 11th and 12th grade private school students who have not taken FCAT previously).
How can I meet my child’s teachers? You can meet your child’s teacher during Open House on August 16th from 9:00am to 12:00 or during Conference Night on September 20th from 4:00-6:30.
Assistant Principal for Student Affairs: (Holly Clemmons, Ben Gerhardt, & Mark Watson)
What is the traffic pattern in the morning? Drivers who are dropping off will proceed to the North gate on the property near Martinez Middle School. Parents dropping off or picking up will travel along the perimeter of the parking lot toward the back of the gym and may drop-off/pick-up anywhere along the curb. Student drivers will enter the North gate and turn left down the middle lanes to park.
NOTE: Any child who is eligible to ride the bus is encouraged to do so!!! Students riding the school bus limit the amount of traffic entering and exiting our campus. Bus transportation makes for an on-time arrival to school!
Can my child drive to school and how does he/she get a hangtag? Only Seniors are permitted to drive to school. Seniors may start buying parking hangtags at Open House on August 16th from 9:00am to noon. The cost is $5.00. Students will need to bring the following when purchasing a hangtag: Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration, Insurance Card, and application signed by parent.
When can my child purchase a locker and what is the fee? Locker sales will start August 23-29, according to grade level. The cost is $2.00.
What do I do if my child is absent? Call the school at (813) 792-5131 and press 1 to report your child’s absence. You have a 24 hour window to excuse your child’s absence. Absences not called in within 24 hours will not be excused.
Where do I sign my child in/out of school? Student Affairs Office
Can my child have a cell phone or Ipod on campus? All electronic devices must be out of sight from first to last bell of the day.
What is the dress code at Steinbrenner High School?
-Shoes shall be worn. Skate tennis shoes and bedroom slippers are unacceptable.
-Clothing that exposes the entire shoulder, tube tops, spaghetti straps, or similar types of clothing may only be worn with a blouse or shirt. (THERE IS NOT A TWO-FINGER RULE IN PLACE.)
-Clothing exposing the torso or the midriff, either front, back, or sides shall not be worn.
-Clothing shall not expose the mid-chest area.
-Clothing not properly fastened or with tears that are indecent shall not be worn.
-Undergarments shall not be worn as outer garments.
-All pants and shorts shall be secured at the waist.
-Underwear shall not be visible.
-Mini-skirts, mini dresses, and short shorts shall not be permitted (hemlines shall be no shorter than fingertip length.)
-Head coverings/hats shall not be worn.
-Garments and/or jewelry that display sexual, vulgar, drug, gang, weapons, or alcohol-related wording or graphics, or which provoke or may tend to provoke violence or disruption in the school shall not be worn.
-Wallet chains shall not be worn.
Can I deliver lunch, birthday balloons, flowers, etc. to my child at school? We do not accept any deliveries. School lunch is provided daily or students may bring their own lunch.
Can my child bring their prescription medication or Ibuprofen to school? All medication needs to be checked into the clinic with our school nurse..
Assistant Principal for Administration: (Eddie Henderson)
What GPA does my child need to be able to participate in extra-curricular activities? Students need to have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. All 1st semester 9th graders are eligible to participate. Eligibility policies will come into effect at the start of the second semester.
Is there any paperwork that needs to be filled out for athletics? Yes, paperwork can be picked up in the main office. All questions on how to complete the paperwork can be answered by the Assistant Principal for Administration, Eddie Henderson.
Where do I turn in my child’s paperwork for athletics? All paperwork should be turned in to the coach of the sport that your child will be participating in.