The Government of Pasco County, Florida has released their 2022-2025 Strategic Plan. Below is the information they provided as part of the release of the strategic plan.
Author: Jay @ Welcome to Trinity!
News: Pasco County Schools Bell Time Changes
The following information was sent out to parents of students attending as Pasco County School.
“Due to the chronic bus driver shortage, many students are arriving late to school every day, which results in a loss of instructional time. To address the problem, the school district is proposing a mid-year change to school bell times. Under the proposed plan, school starting and ending times would be adjusted starting January 4, when students return from Winter Break.”
Download the draft Pasco County Schools Bell Schedule for 2021-2022 using the link below.
Events: Starkey Ranch Fall Fair
Event: Starkey Ranch Fall Fair
Date: November 13, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: 11880 Lake Blanche Drive, Odessa, Florida 33556
Come out to the Starkey Ranch District Park on Saturday, November 13 for some fall fun! There will be shopping, local vendors, food trucks, inflatables, and Touch-a-Truck. Open to the public, this is a great way to celebrate fall and support local businesses! The Fair will held at the Starkey Ranch District Park, 10am-2pm, and is hosted by Starkey CARES.
Coming Soon – Island Fin Poké Company – Trinity
Coming Soon to Trinity is Island Fin Poké Company – a quick casual restaurant that serves incredible Hawaiian style poke in a cool casual environment and transports you from the everyday to that surf shack on the beach. Build your own Poke bowl and try their sustainably sourced fish, house made sauces & over 25 toppings!
Island Fin Poké Company will be opening their first location in Mitchell Plaza at 3198 Redeemer Way in Trinity!
Traffic Update: McMullen Booth Lane Closures Will Impact Traffic for 2-3 Weeks
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Starting Monday, Oct. 4, two lanes of southbound traffic along McMullen Booth Road just north of State Road 580 in Clearwater will close to traffic. The city of Clearwater’s contractor will begin the process of repairing the broken sewer pipe along the roadway, and the dual lane closure is anticipated to be in place for two to three weeks.
On Sunday, a 24-inch sewer main pipe broke 20 feet below the surface of the road, causing a hole to open up, which resulted in the closure of a single lane.
Beginning Monday at 9 a.m., two lanes will be closed. Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes, if possible.
The city will provide an update later in the week once crews excavate and know more about the needed repairs.
Events: Hope UMC Pumpkinpalooza
Coming Soon: Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop in Starkey Ranch
According to a news article posted here, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop will soon be opening a location in Starkey Ranch.
A taste of Philadelphia’s legendary Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is closer than you think to opening up here in the Tampa Bay area!
They’re quite popular in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Washington. And now they’re coming to Florida. The closest one to us at the moment is in Atlanta, but they have big plans to enter the Tampa area with over a dozen locations in the works. Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop was founded in 1976. They now have over 100 locations around the United States. The first two Tampa area locations will open this summer. One will be in Odessa in Starkey Ranch. The other will be in Lutz at the Willow Bend Towne Center. Others will later open in Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Pinellas counties.
Can your taste buds handle what Capriotti’s is cooking?
News: Trinity and Starkey Ranch Baseball League Coming!
We are excited to hear that Trinity and Starkey Ranch will be getting their own baseball league! This is a long time coming and the season starts this coming Fall. Check out all of the great information below and if you want to sign up, please click the link at the bottom of the article!
2021 Trinity and Starkey Ranch Fall Recreational Baseball Registration
Dates / Times
We will be located at Starkey Ranch District Park in Odessa, FL from Sept 11, 2021 – Oct 30, 2021. Because we only have 1 field for fall season (more fields are being built ahead of Spring), our Fall season will be focused on skill-building and offer scrimmages in the latter half of the season.
Practice & Scrimmages – Saturdays
- T-Ball + Rookie: 9am – 1pm
- Minor + Major: 1pm – 5pm
Additional optional practice – Sundays
- All levels: 9am – 1pm
Youth Sports Florida’s recreational baseball program consists of four age-based levels depending on the player’s age as of May 1 of the current year. Program emphasis is on fundamentals of the game as players are shown the basics of hitting, throwing, catching and base running within a framework of teamwork and sportsmanship.
All coaches are volunteers and coaches set up the practice location, day and time. Rosters, schedules, uniforms and equipment are distributed to coaches before your first game. Players will be contacted by the coach of their team. Practices will begin in September. Please note coaches will be required to complete a background check.
Special Request Policy
Coach and teammate requests will be considered carefully, but there is no guarantee they will be honored. For requests to be considered, the registration must be turned in by the registration deadline.
What about the girls!?!
A softball program will be coming soon. In the meantime, our baseball program is co-ed at all age groups and girls are welcome!
T-Ball for ages 4-6
Ballplayers ages 4-6 learn hitting and fielding fundamentals in a supportive team environment. Young athletes hit the ball from a batting tee which is height-adjusted for a level swing, batting in order through the line-up for the entire game. The primary goal is to begin to instruct young players in the fundamentals of baseball in a supportive team environment.
Rookie (machine/coach-pitch) for ages 7-8
Designed primarily for ballplayers ages 7-8, this division makes use of a pitching machine and/or coach-pitch to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field. Fear of actually being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants.
Minor for ages 9-10
Recommended for ballplayers ages 9-10. Players build and refine their fundamental skills while beginning to understand game strategy and teamwork.
Major for ages 11-12
Features a 46′ pitching distance and 60′ base paths. Special base running rules are also in effect.
Events: Trinity Farmers Market
Trinity Farmer’s Market
The Trinity Farmer’s Market is going to be held on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 starting at 9:00 a.m. in Trinity Commons, located at Generations Christian Church.
Over 80 vendors will be present for this event so there will be a very large variety of things to see.
Check out the Event Information Page on Facebook!
News: Pasco County Schools To End mySchool Online
This email is an update on the school district’s status regarding COVID-19 and our plans for the future.
Based on recent trends and initial guidance from the state, we will not offer the mySchool Online option next school year. We expect the vast majority of our students to be back in the classroom for in-person learning, and for our employees to return to the classroom or office.
Below is a set of Frequently Asked Questions.
How did you reach this conclusion?
The number of positive COVID-19 cases involving our students or staff have decreased dramatically since the high marks of January. We have seen occasional spikes, yet the overall trends are clear and they are promising. We continue to monitor the numbers closely – both in our schools and in the community at large.
Recent vaccinations are another promising sign. Thanks to our partnership with the Health Department and the efforts of our own employees, we have been able to vaccinate thousands of our employees.
What learning options will be available next school year?
At the start of the pandemic, our school district offered three learning options for students: traditional in-person learning, mySchool Online, and Pasco eSchool. Going forward, we expect the vast majority of students to attend school in person.
Pasco eSchool will remain as an option. It has been a nationally recognized option for Pasco students for more than a decade, and we plan no changes to our successful Pasco eSchool.
mySchool Online will no longer be an option.
Why are you eliminating mySchool Online?
The mySchool Online option was created as a temporary option during the pandemic. The Florida Department of Education only authorized Florida school systems to offer mySchool Online type options for the 2020-2021 school year, and current indications are that such programs will not be authorized by the state for the 2021-2022 school year.
Also, despite our best efforts, our data show that many students who opted for mySchool Online are not succeeding academically and would benefit from a return to in-person learning. There is also a growing body of evidence regarding the mental health benefits of attending school in person with classmates.
Will masks be required in the fall?
No final decision has been made regarding masks. At this time, the county still has a mask order in place, and that could change in the coming months. However, at this time we cannot say with any certainty whether masks will be required or optional, or some other status.
What options are available for medically fragile children?
For a small number of students, Hospital/Homebound is a service to continue instruction at home or in the hospital. Hospital Homebound is not a school of choice and state criteria for eligibility must be met. It is for students who are medically diagnosed as too medically compromised to attend school. Additional information regarding Hospital/Homebound can be found at this link.
I have more questions. Where can I go for answers?
You can submit questions and comments via Let’s Talk. We have created a “Trending Topic” called Education Options for 21-22 in Let’s Talk.