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.

Family Weekly Message: September 10th, 2021


Good afternoon Cotee River Families, this is Mrs. Slusser with your weekly message.

Please make sure you log in to your parent portal to view your child’s Quarter 1 progress report. After reviewing, reach out to your child’s teacher if you do not already have a conference scheduled.  It is important for us to work together to reach your child’s fullest potential. This week Mrs. Schiro will work with 4th and 5th grade children who were interested in joining Student Council.  Also, a day this week we will conduct our mandatory ATP drill with our staff and students.


Mark your calendar to join us October 2nd: Hunger Walk and Fall Festival: Saturday, Oct 2 at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey. How to sign up to be part of Our School Wide Team: The One Community Now hunger walk is approaching quickly and we need more team members to sign up!

Here is the link and register under Cotee River Team


Please continue to support our efforts to keep our scholars and staff healthy. Screen your child before coming to school each day by using the daily screener.  The screener can be located on the district county website, along with our current guidelines.  If you have any questions on whether or not you should send your child to school, please contact our front office at 727 774-3000 to discuss next steps.  In addition, the use of masks and other personal protective equipment will remain highly recommended, but not required in almost all school situations and environments.  However, given the significant increase of cases, usage is strongly encouraged for students to protect themselves and help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our schools.


Student Notification of Potential Exposure to Positive Individual at School: For students that are notified of having potential exposure to an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19 at school, the parent may:

    • Continue to send the child to school
    • Choose to keep their child at home
      • Parent/Guardian must notify the school that they are choosing to keep their child at home due to potential exposure or the child has become symptomatic.
      • It is important that you contact us, if you are choosing to keep your child home, due a potential exposure or your child has become symptomatic in order for us to excuse the absence.  If we do not receive a call, the absence will be marked unexcused.


We look forward to seeing everyone’s bright smiling faces ready to learn Monday morning, no later than 9:40. Take care.