Orlando Science High School

Issue 13

Weekly Newsletter: 11/8/2019

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Principal's Corner

Dear Orca Families and Students,

I hope everyone had a great week. This week's newsletter is filled with many important reminders and announcements that we cannot wait to share with you.

On November 2nd, we had our 3rd Annual Fall Festival and it was a great success. On behalf of entire staff, students and families, I would like to thank our great OSS PVO and our president Mrs. Canatay for putting together our 3rd Annual Fall Festival! This event could not happen without a great organization and dedication. Thank you, OSS PVO, for all your hard work for our students and school! It is very much appreciated!

Congratulations to our high school Science Olympiad Blue team for receiving the 4th place overall at the Austin Invitational. I wish the team best of Luck at their next Dodgen Invitationals! Go Orcas!

Students and parents, please join us at the Veterans’ Day parade this Saturday at the City of Orlando's annual Veteran's Day Parade. Our school will be at the corner of Robinson and Orange Ave (Staging area 42). Our senior students had an honor to carry the City of Orlando’s Parade banner this year!

Parents, if you would like to join me a conversation with a cup of coffee, you are invited to Principal’s Breakfast. You may RSVP from the link below in this issue.

Orcas, Jeremiah Ice cream is coming to OSS on Thursday, November 14th at Ice cream social during lunch. You can purchase different of flavors of Jeremiah’s selection and enjoy with your friends!

We are in the Week-8 in our Science Fair timeline. Please see the details and the required forms at our Science Fair Headquarter Corner. Please reach out your student’s science teacher should you have any questions.

Parents, our 2020-21 school year Re-Enrollment window is opened. Please see the important reminder and the necessary link below to secure your spot for 2020-21 school year.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend, we will see you on Monday! It’s great to be proud Orca!


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

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Fall Festival Thank You!

We would like to let all of our OSS volunteers and PVO members know that we are thankful for you and the hard work and long hours you put in to make the Fall Festival a success. We would also like to that the families who came out and enjoyed the festivities. We appreciate your support. We hope everyone had a great time!

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Veterans Day Monday, November 11th

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All OSS Middle High students and their families are welcome to join us at the corner of Robinson and Orange Ave (Staging area 42) in downtown Orlando at 10am to walk in the City of Orlando's annual Veteran's Day Parade. The event starts at 11am and ends at 1pm. Students wear an OSS shirt and walking shoes. Hope to see you there! Find parking maps and road closure information HERE.

homecoming spirit week 11/11-11/15

Students will have the opportunity to show their OSS School Spirit next week for our annual Spirit Week celebration before the Homecoming Dance! We look forward to having some fun and watching everyone show their creativity next week! All dress downs must follow the OSS dress code. Go Orcas!

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Jeremiah's Gelato for sale on 11/14

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In celebration of Spirit Week, the Jeremiah's gelato truck will be at OSHS during both lunches on Thursday, November 14th. We will offer $3 small and $4 medium gelato in the following flavors:




We could use two parent volunteers for each lunch to help us monitor students while they enjoy their gelato. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you for all of your help!

Thanksgiving food drive

Orlando Science High School Outreach Club is hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive this season from November 11th-21st. Please consider contributing to those most needy in our Central Florida Community by donating non perishable food items. Students will bring them to their homeroom classes and our Outreach club will get the items to Second Harvest Food Bank. Thank you for your support!

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Homecoming November 16th

OSS Chess Tournament

Calling all Chess competitors! There is an OSHS single elimination chess tournament coming. It is open to ANY OSS high school chess player. There will be a maximum of 32 participants, with Chess Club members getting the first opportunity to register. After this, signups are first come, first served. It will be conducted over the course of 5 weeks on Thrusdays during club time. Round one will begin next Thursday, November 14th and the victor will be crowned after Round five on December 19th. Any student or staff member can register with Mr. Kennedy. Good luck!

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Next Breakfast with the principal 11/19/2019


Parents, Mr. Yalcin would like to invite you to Breakfast With the Principal. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and some great conversation with your child’s Principal, Mr. Yalcin! This is a good forum to ask questions & give feedback.

Tuesday, November 19th

Friday, December 6th

Please use the link below to sign up.

PSAT 8/9 December 5th

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Mu Alpha Theta hosts Central Florida Math Tournament 12/14/19

CFMT 2019

The Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society of Orlando Science High School invites all 4th and 5th grade students to compete at the Central Florida Math Tournament (CFMT) to be held on Saturday, December 14th, 2019.

Registration is now open! If you would like to register your student for this year's Invitational, visit the registration page and fill out the form with your student's information. Please note that CFMT is an individual math contest and each student needs to register separately.

Registration must be completed online at our website https://www.ossmualphatheta.com/cfmt no later than Friday, December 6th, 2019. The registration fee is $15 per student and should be paid online via School Pay. The competition is open to first 250 students who apply.

The competition will take place at Orlando Science Elementary School campus which is located at 2611 Technology Drive, Orlando FL 32804.

More information about this year's competition is at our website www.ossmualphatheta.com. Please contact us at ossmualphatheta@gmail.com if you have any questions.

We hope you will find this competition a rewarding mathematical experience for your students, and we look forward to your participation at our invitational on December 14th.


Orlando Science High School Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society
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Science Olympiad UT Invitational

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OSS Middle and High students traveled to Austin to compete in the UT Austin SciOly invitational on October 26th. High school and middle school took 2 teams each (Teams Blue and Red). We are pleased to announce our High School Team Blue placed 4th overall in the high school division! And our Middle School Team Blue placed 3rd overall in the middle school division! Well done Orcas! Strive for Excellence!

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ice cream social - Thursday November 14

Jeremiah Ice cream is coming to OSS for an awesome ice cream social. This is great opportunity for students to enjoy the delicious flavors of the Jeremiah's selections and support the school fundraising event as well. Small sizes are $3 and mediums are $4.
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OSHS News 11.8.2019

OSHS Announcements 11.8.2019

Science Fair Weekly Update

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College Career Corner

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Class of 2023 1st Quarter College Guidance Classroom Visit Summary

Myself and Mr.I. successfully conducted the first quarter College Guidance classroom lessons to all 9th grade students on October 8th and October 9th. These are the items that were covered during the visit:

  • Students logged into their Naviance (same as OSS-Connect) account and took two "personal assessments tests" ("Do What You Are and Career Interest Profiler") and checked their suitable careers based on the results of assessments.
  • GPA Calculations with regular, honors, and AP classes for the current year.
  • "College and Career Readiness-9th grade" OSS-Connect account has been introduced. You may find some useful sources for the college readiness.

You can reach us at any time if you have any questions.


Gulistan Bolat

NEW School Community Service Hours

FLDOE and OCPS are implementing a new Community Service Hours process, along with new required forms and required essays. Please check out this information before you start your community service project.
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OSHS Technology Drive Campus Traffic Map

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30/30 Dismissal Rule

What is Delayed Dismissal? 30/30 Rule?

The “30/30 Rule" is a Delayed Dismissal Weather procedure that the nationally recognized. It is required that the “30/30 Rule” be enacted by the school if thunder is heard within 30 seconds of a lightning strike. Orlando Science Middle/High follows this rule.

When 30/30 Rule is implemented, students will not be dismissed until 30 minutes has passed from the last sound of thunder. However, parents/guardians who wish to pick up their child/children during delayed dismissal, will be allowed to sign out their child/children at the cafeteria or front office.

In order to pick up your student(s) from the cafeteria or front office during this procedure, parents/guardians must bring their dismissal sign to the front door of the school to sign their child/children out. If you do not have a dismissal sign, you will need to provide a picture ID and be on the school pick-up list to pick-up the child/children. Bus riders will be delivered home when conditions are all safe for dismissal.

An automated telephone and/or email message will be used to notify parents/guardians about delayed dismissals. Always be sure to update the school when your phone or email information changes. Thank you for your cooperation on our students’ safety.

OSS Connect Quick Links

Did you know students can access ALL of their academic online resources using Quick Links on the OSS Connect Homepage? Use the blue tab to expand the selection on the right side of the homepage. Here your child can access the OSS online resources all in one place. This is one of the many great features of OSS Connect!

OSS Connect Parent Access

Parents can create an OSS Connect account to view their students' academic progress, attendance, discipline, upcoming events and more. Multiple students can be added under one parent account for an easy access. Each student has a unique "Parent Access Code". Please use this code to add each of your students.

  1. Go to the following URL https://ossconnect.orlandoscience.org/radix/portal/signup/index.php
  2. Enter the parent access code, birthdate of the student this code belongs to, Student ID (if asked) and your relationship to the student.
  3. If the information is correct, you will be redirected to a page where you can see your student's name. If this is your student, click continue, if not, click cancel and contact the school.
  4. After the verification is completed, you will be redirected to registration page. On this page, you will create a new parent account by providing the information requested and selecting a password for your account. Click on "Create my new account" when done.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email that contains a link to click to complete account creation. Once you click on the link in confirmation email, you will be directed to the site and your account will be ready to use.
  6. Once you logged in to the site, you can add another student by clicking on the "Add new student" link located on your dashboard.
Note: Access parent portal via Radix Mobile App on any IOS or Android device. Search for the word "Radix Mobile" on your app store.

Parents: Join the OSS Middle High PVO!

OSS Middle High Parents: Welcome back to school! We have some wonderful events planned to make this year a memorable one for our Orcas. Join us in helping to make these events a huge success and register below. We look forward to working with you!

All OSS volunteers must complete an ADDitions application EVERY YEAR in order to volunteer. Complete or update your application using the link below.

Easy Ways to give back to OSHS

The BOX TOPS Program is all new for 2019!

BoxTops has a NEW way for schools to earn money from your purchases! See the details below. Thank you for your support of OSS!

Box Tops New App: Scan for your School

OSS is an Amazon Smile School

This is an easy way to help raise money for Orlando Science Schools. Use the link below when shopping from Amazon. AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Orlando Science Schools via Discovery Education Services, Inc. whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Office Depot & Office Max

Office Depot provides the school with 5% back in credits for FREE supplies when you make a purchase of qualifying school supplies. Simply provide the school ID at checkout.

OSES School Code: 70228302

OSS School Code: 70218341

Important Forms

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Report Card Dates and PTC Days

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Attendance Matters

Attendance is a key to the success of your student's learning. If you have any attendance concerns such as upcoming absences, extended absences or questions, please contact Ms. Rebel.

OSHS Handbook

Students and families that have any questions about the 2019-2020 Code of Conduct, Discipline Plan, Reward system and many other OSHS topics should refer to OSHS handbook attached here.

Birthday Dress Down Form

Orcas interested in dressing down for their birthday MUST submit a "Dress Down Day" form (found below) to Ms. Rebel at least two business days prior to the requested dress down date.

Walker/Bus Rider Form

Orcas who walk or take the LYNX Transportation bus service must have a "Walker/Bus Rider" form on file. Return completed forms to Ms. Rebel.

OSHS 2019-2020 Tutoring Schedule

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Free/Reduced Meal Application

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Attention OSS Middle High Families receiving meals for the Free and Reduced Lunch program:

You must complete an application for 2019-2020 school year. If you have not done so, your student's benefits from last year will expire on September 23rd, 2019. It is important to renew your application beforehand so that there is no interruption with your student's meal services. Click the link below to renew your application for 2019-2020.

OSHS November Meal Menu

OSHS Events: Mark your calendars

City of Orlando's Veteran's Day Parade

Saturday, Nov. 9th, 10am-1pm

Corner of Orange Ave and Robinson St., Downtown Orlando, FL

See the detials above.

OSHS Homecoming

Saturday, Nov. 16th, 7-11pm


BReakfast with the principal

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 8-8:45am

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

Use the RSVP link above to sign up.
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