Starkey Ranch / Trinity School Rezoning Information

30 Sep

With the scheduled opening of Starkey Ranch K8 school for the 2021 school year, there will be a rezoning taking place in order to evenly distribute the population across the available schools. Here is the latest information.

Questions and Answers

  • When will the boundaries change? If approved by the School Board, these changes will go into effect at the start of the 2020-21 school year.
  • Which students will be affected? Students currently zoned for Dr. John Long Middle, Pasco High, Pasco Middle, Quail Hollow Elementary, Wesley Chapel High and Wiregrass Ranch High Schools may potentially be affected.
  • How will I know which school my child will be attending next year? The maps posted on the rezoning page of the Pasco County Schools’ website, detail the impacted areas:  pasco.k12.fl.us/planning/page/rezoning
  • Will rising seniors be allowed to remain at their current school? Yes, students who will be seniors during the 2020-2021 school year will remain at their current school.  Bus transportation on a senior-only bus will be provided for those seniors who are currently eligible for bus transportation.
  • If my child was previously approved for school choice to attend an out-of-boundary school that is now impacted by boundary changes, do I need to complete a School Choice-Open Enrollment Application for the 2020-21 school year? No, for this rezoning, the Superintendent has determined that students currently on school choice, who are at a school that is being rezoned, will not have to reapply for school choice to remain at their current school.
  • Can my child attend an out-of-boundary school?  School Choice applications are accepted in December and January for schools that have available seats. Parents may submit a request for their child to attend one of those schools for the following year.  Siblings of rising seniors and students entering the highest grade served at a school (5th or 8th graders) will be given priority in the school choice process.  Click here for more information about school choice.
  • How do these boundary changes affect bus transportation for my child? Transportation is provided to zoned schools for students who live further than 2 miles from the school.  However, transportation to a non-magnet school, that is outside the student’s attendance zone, is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
  • My child is in an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program. Will there be any change due to the new boundaries?  If the program your child is in is unique to the school you currently attend then no, the boundary changes should not impact his/her educational services at the newly zoned school.  If the same services are offered at the newly zoned school then yes, the boundary changes may impact the school your child attends.
  • How will decisions about school choice applications be made? The district has a Board approved Controlled Open Enrollment Plan.  This plan, reviewed and revised annually as needed, complies with state and federal laws.  It established preferences for school choice requests and guides all decisions for parental requests to attend a school of choice.  The plan may be viewed at: http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/library/ed_choice/Controlled_Open_Enrollment_plan.pdf

 

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Grand Opening: UrgentVet Trinity

30 Sep

UrgentVet Expands its Tampa Bay Presence With New Clinic in Pasco County
Open 365 days a year, the clinic offers an affordable alternative to veterinary ER


ODESSA, Fla. 
 Sept. 30, 2020 – UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, announced today it is expanding its presence in the Tampa Bay area by opening a third local clinic. The new clinic, which is located at 12307 State Road 54 in Odessa, is opening its doors to the public tomorrow, Thursday, October 1.

Officially named UrgentVet-New Port Richey, the clinic at the intersection of State Road 54 and Trinity Boulevard offers convenient access for pet parents residing in New Port Richey, Odessa, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel and throughout northern Hillsborough County. Its physical location is at the entrance to the Starkey Ranch master-planned development, making it particularly accessible for residents of the booming community.

“Pasco County has some of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in all of Tampa Bay, and we’re excited to open a clinic right in the heart of that growth,” said Dr. Jim Dobies, Founder, UrgentVet. “We feel that this new site allows us to serve a huge population of pet parents who may never have had access to a clinic like ours before.”

The new clinic will be UrgentVet’s fifth nationally and the third to open in the Tampa Bay area behind Westchase (August 2019) and Brandon (February 2020). Founded in 2015, UrgentVet also has locations in the Charlotte Metro area.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all UrgentVet clinics have adopted new processes to ensure the safety of both pet parents and employees.

Pet parents can use the website to check their pet in, and call or use the clinic’s intercom to alert staff once they arrive. The UrgentVet team will wear masks to limit any potential exposure while retrieving the pet, allowing pet parents to remain safe in the comfort of their car. In cases of euthanasia, a total of two visitors are allowed to accompany the pet inside.

UrgentVet fills the widening care gap that exists between traditional daytime veterinary practices and specialized 24-hour emergency hospitals, providing affordable after-hours relief on weeknights, weekends and holidays year-round.

Like its other Tampa Bay locations, UrgentVet-New Port Richey will be open from 3 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and Noon to 8 p.m. on holidays.

The vision behind the UrgentVet practice model is to provide dogs and cats with trusted after-hours acute care just like an urgent care for humans. Pet parents in the area should continue to take pets to their primary care veterinarian for wellness care and routine visits, but UrgentVet-New Port Richey offers a trusting and compassionate option after-hours.

UrgentVet clinics routinely treat vomiting, diarrhea, lacerations, wounds, and skin and ear problems among many other presenting complaints.

On average, an UrgentVet bill is about 40% less than what a pet parent might pay for comparable services at a veterinary ER. No appointments are necessary, and pet parents who check in online can request that the clinic send a text message when it’s time to come in.

UrgentVet’s stress-free experience for pets is enhanced by the clinic design and special training the staff receives. All veterinarians and support staff are “Fear Free Certified Professionals,” which means they’re skilled in caring for both the pet’s physical and emotional well-being.

In addition, there are separate dog and cat waiting areas for pets and their parents to avoid what might be anxiety-inducing situations. All exam rooms have dimmable lighting for anxious animals, relaxing music to soothe the pets and each member of the staff wears sprayable pheromones for a calming effect.

The clinic itself is 2,100 square feet with a total of five exam rooms—two for large dogs, two for small dogs and one exclusively for cats—in addition to a separate comfort room. Other features include an in-house diagnostic lab, digital X-ray machine, ultrasound and cloud-based medical record-keeping software. The large dog rooms contain state-of-the-art lift tables, which also double as a non-slip scale, that lower to the floor for easy access for dogs who may be too heavy to pick up.

With all of its clinics, UrgentVet aims to develop strong relationships with neighboring primary care veterinarians, a practice that the new clinic staff has already started. After a pet’s visit, UrgentVet delivers lab work and X-rays with a referral letter to that pet’s veterinarian within 24 hours so that they can be informed and schedule a follow-up visit at their location.

“We know how deeply our pet parents care for their pets, and so we do whatever we can to ease what might be a tense or scary situation with compassionate care,” Dr. Dobies said. “Our goal is never to replace a primary care vet but rather to be there in the times that those vets aren’t able to be.”

For more information, visit UrgentVet.com.

About UrgentVet
Founded by Dr. Jim Dobies, UrgentVet is the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets. Offering after-hours services, UrgentVet provides pet parents with an affordable and convenient alternative to 24-hour emergency vets. UrgentVet currently operates clinics in Belmont, North Carolina; Fort Mill, South Carolina; Westchase, Brandon and New Port Richey, Florida (Tampa Bay), Florida.

Trinity Take Out – Christo’s Family Restaurant – Coronavirus 2020

20 Mar

Due to the coronavirus, the Governor of the State of Florida has ordered that all restaurant dining rooms be closed. For our Trinity owned restaurants to survive, they will need to go to take out and delivery service only. We will be updating this page with those restaurants information as well as their specials. Please support them.

Christo’s Family Restaurant
3136 Little Rd
Trinity, Florida 34655
(727) 376-4082

Menu: Click Here for Christo’s Family Restaurant Menu

Note from Christo’s:

✳️ CHRISTO’S FAMILY RESTAURANT HAS OFFICIALLY TRANSITIONED TO CURBSIDE AND TAKE OUT ONLY. ✳️

Thank you so much for your cooperation with this.

Our hours are from 8am-8pm – Here is our menu – Everything is available for order. Just call us at 727-376-4082 with your order and the make and model of your car or you can pick-up at the door.

Trinity Take Out – Harps of Trinity – Coronavirus 2020

20 Mar

Due to the coronavirus, the Governor of the State of Florida has ordered that all restaurant dining rooms be closed. For our Trinity owned restaurants to survive, they will need to go to take out and delivery service only. We will be updating this page with those restaurants information as well as their specials. Please support them.

Harps of Trinity
7813 Mitchell Blvd
Trinity, Florida 34655
(727) 264-6852

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Got a restaurant that needs to be features here? Please contact us at [email protected]

 

Food Review: Blaze Pizza in Trinity

1 Dec

Prior to Blaze Pizza opening their Trinity location in The Villages at Mitchell Ranch, I had never heard of them before. I was intrigued by their menu and by some of the things I had heard from friends and family who had tried the concept in other areas. I was also interested in trying out their “Keto” pizza.

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve been on Keto for almost two years. Keto-friendly pizza is a myth and practically every place that advertises it doesn’t know what they’re talking about and will serve you a pizza that will surely kick you out of Ketosis after the first slice or two. With that said, I gave it a shot. After doing some research on their Keto product, it does, in fact, appear to be completely Keto friendly. I’m sold. Let’s try it.

Blaze Pizza was pretty busy the first time we went there. It was a Saturday night around 6:30 p.m., and the line was well outside of the door. This wasn’t a good first sign, but it turned out the line moved pretty quickly. I was a novice at ordering, so I stumbled a bit but ended up with their Keto crust, spicy red sauce, and some meatballs, pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms. My family ordered two additional, non-keto friendly Pizzas.

They were quickly sent to the oven, and within a few minutes, our names were called. The pizza’s not only looked fantastic; they were very, very good. Everyone was happy with their pizza, no complaints from anyone in our party.

We’ve been back to Blaze Pizza 4 times in the past two months. Each time, the service has been great, and the resulting pizza has been phenomenal. We haven’t had a bad experience with them, and I don’t think you will either.

Blaze Pizza in Trinity is located in The Village at Mitchell Ranch. Their address is 3194 Word Way, Suite H-3, Trinity, Florida 34655. Their phone number is (727) 250-0777.

Starkey Ranch: K-8 School To Open In 2021!

27 Aug

According to the folks over at Starkey Ranch, the long awaited Starkey Ranch K-8 School will open in August 2021, just in time for the 2021-2022 school year! The official ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for September 5th and actual construction will begin in October of this year. More information below compliments of Starkey Ranch.

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Groundbreaking alert! Starkey Ranch will soon be home to an innovative Pasco County kindergarten through 8th grade school right in the neighborhood. The new school, with gymnasium, playground, track, athletic fields and an exciting technical theater and library, will be located adjacent to Whitfield Park in a beautiful natural setting.

 

The school groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for September 5th. Mike Gude, Director of Construction Services and Code Compliance for Pasco County Schools, says that construction is set to begin in October 2019 and our new K-8 will be open in August of 2021 for the 2021/22 school year.

 

Mr. Gude was happy to share some highlights, “Like all new County schools, the Starkey Ranch K-8 will offer the latest innovative features and technology to support our STEM and Career & Technical Education (CTE) focus. We are doing our best to ensure the school design is flexible space-wise to accommodate the evolving Arts and Engineering curriculum. A digital design lab is being talked about and we’ll have great spaces for Family and Consumer Sciences. Plus, there will be a really innovative focus on the performing arts.”

An adjacent “technical theater” and library are also being built! At the theater, students can learn the basic technical aspects of running a real production and putting on performances. It will also be a wonderful venue for the K-8 drama, dance and music programs. “And remember,” Mike points out, “All of this is geared to K-8 students! It’s always all about the kids.”

Designed with a color palette compatible to Starkey Ranch and set against the natural Florida beauty of our community, we are sure our new K-8 will join the ranks of the top-rated schools our Starkey Ranch students currently attend. During non-school hours some facilities will be open for shared-use activities by Starkey Ranch and Pasco County.

Images and Renderings by Harvard Jolly Architecture. Click on the image for a larger version.

Looking to move to Starkey Ranch?

Interested in finding your new home at Starkey Ranch? You’ll want the experts by your side! Annie and Kevin Rocks of The Rocks Team are Starkey Ranch residents and the premier real estate agents in Starkey Ranch. Annie and Kevin Rocks will work with you understand your needs and help you get the home you’ve always dreamed of in one of the most beautiful communities in Tampa Bay!

www.TheRocksTeam.com
[email protected]
Office: 727.847.4444
Cell: 727.777.3264

 

 

Grand Opening – Chipotle in Trinity – July 23rd!

20 Jul

Chipotle is coming! Chipotle is coming! I think it’s the question we get asked the most, when is the new Chipotle in Trinity opening? We have the news! The new Chipotle in the Villages at Mitchell Ranch will be opening on Tuesday, July 23rd!

If you’re not familiar with Chipotle Mexican Grill often known simply as Chipotle, is an American chain of fast casual restaurants in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada,Germany, and France, specializing in tacos and Mission-style burritos. Its name derives from chipotle, the Nahuatl name for a smoked and dried jalapeño chili pepper. The fast casual company trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CMG.

Chipotle is one of the first chains of fast casual dining establishments. Chipotle’s menu consists of five items: burritos, bowls, tacos, quesadillas, and salads. The price of each item is based on the choice of chicken, pork carnitas, barbacoa, steak, tofu-based “sofritas”, or vegetarian (with guacamole, which would be at an extra charge otherwise). Additional optional toppings are offered free of charge, including: rice, beans, four types of salsa, sour cream, cheese, and lettuce

Opening Soon: Five Below in Trinity on July 5, 2019

1 Jul

The latest store to schedule their grand opening in the new Villages at Mitchell Ranch is Five Below! Five Below has scheduled their grand opening for Friday, July 5th at 9:00 am.

If you’re not familiar with the brand, Five Below Inc. is a publicly-held chain of discount stores in the United States, which sells a wide array of products costing up to $5.The company’s target demographics are typically children and teens, and typically operates outlets in strip malls.

Five Below carries products in a wide range of categories. Five Below locations may offer items such as trading cards, sports related items, games, toys, fashion accessories, bath and body related items, candy, snacks, beverages, home decor, school supplies and stationery, books, accessories for electronic devices, DVDs, computer software, novelty items and gag items, as well as seasonal items.

This will be the first Five Below location in the Trinity area and we are excited to have them in our community!

Visit Five Below online by clicking here.