Orlando Science High School Campus

Issue 2

August 24, 2018 Weekly Newsletter

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Principal's Message

Dear Families and Students,

I hope your second week at Orlando Science High School was a success! Students are getting used to the school procedures and classroom routines.

As we conclude our second week, I like to thank all parents and students for following instructions during our dismissal and pick up procedures. This helps to maintain smooth traffic lanes. As we continue to assess and implement procedures on our Technology Drive campus, we appreciate your continued participation and patience.

For those of you who missed the first newsletter, please be advised that each week the Orlando Science High School "Weekly Newsletter" will be sent home via email and may also be found on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Our weekly newsletters are great resources to stay informed about school activities, reminders and important information. If you have students at the Lynx Lane campus, there is a link to their weekly newsletter at the bottom of this page for your convenience.

This week, I would like to introduce you our media center specialist, Meghan Singleton. We are excited to design our media center a place where our students read, research, enjoy and study. We are looking to increase our books in our library - we would ask our parents to donate some books for our students. You may see our amazon wish list for our new media center in this weeks newsletter.

Our parent volunteer organization is holding their first meeting on Wednesday, August 29th at High School Tech campus cafeteria. I appreciate all that our parents do to help our school, teachers, and students. We cannot be successful without your support. If you have not signed up our PVO, we encourage you to do so. Please find the details below.

Seniors, This is your year, 2019! I encourage you to be on top of your courses as well as your college applications. Please meet with Mr. I and check your progress and get the most up to date information and upcoming important deadlines. We will be hosting our senior dinners and breakfasts this year. Please stay tuned to our College Center corner.

Our curriculum night is set on Thursday, September 6th from 5:30-8:00p.m. Please be sure to mark your calendars. This is the best time to learn about your student's grade, specific curriculum, online resources, student progress monitoring system and about many learning resources we offer. I hope to see all of you there!


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

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Important Payment Update!

Please be advised for the 2018-2019 School Year we will NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING CASH as a form of payment. We will continue to accept checks, credit cards, and SCHOOL PAY. Thank you for your understanding.

2018-2019 Technology Drive High School Campus Dress Code

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Technology Drive High School Orcas Families please make sure to review the Dress Code with your students. Dress Code may be found on page 29 in the OSS Handbook HS 2018-2019 below.

Important Student Medical Alert Check

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If you have a student with any medical conditions such as asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes or any other serious medical conditions please contact Mrs. Foley via email ASAP for the paperwork that will be needed for the 2018-2019 school year.

2018-2019 Emergency Forms

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please be advised that all Orlando Science Students must have a 2018-2019 Emergency Student Information Form on file for the 2018-2019 School Year. These forms are not optional, and per the OSS Handbook ALL students must provide this form whether they are on campus full time or dual-enrolled. You will also find this form on www.orlandoscience.org , select the “Enrollment Form” button located on the navy blue bar on the left-hand side of the web page select the “Enrollment Forms” Link. Please note you will only need pages Five and Six.

You may also find the forms in the link below labeled "CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018- 2019 EMERGENCY FORM"


Jennifer Foley

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 Mrs. Foley.

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What is 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 front office.

In order to pick up your student(s) from the 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.

Join the OSS Parent Volunteer Organization!

Dear Orlando Science Lynx Lane and Technology High School Families,

It is time, once again, to join the Parent Volunteer Organization (PVO). Membership is $25 per family for returning families and $30 for new families, your membership dues go directly back into the school to provide items and supplies for our teachers. We are also asking that PVO members work with specific committees (School Improvement, Fundraising, Volunteer Work, Teacher Appreciation, Events, Etc.) Please utilize the SCHOOL PAY link below to pay your dues.

If you have questions, comments, or requests, you may email OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org . A formal PVO committee, including president and vice-president, will be announced at the end of the first quarter of the 2018-2019 School Year. PVO will hold bi-monthly meetings that will inform parents of progress, agendas, and upcoming events.

Thank you for all of your help and support as we look forward to a great year.

Meet the Media Specialist

Hello OSHS families, I am Mrs. Singleton, the new Media Specialist on campus. One of the exciting benefits of having a new school building is the potential to create a respectable library from scratch! The new Media Center in room 324 is a beautiful, welcoming space and we want our students to be using it as soon as possible.

The first step in preparing the space for our students is to stock the shelves. Our students love to read and, creating a Media Center which relects their age, interests, and diversity, is a priority. Your donations of new or gently used items from our Amazon Wishlist are most appreciated. Items do not need to be purchased from Amazon.com but they should be new or gently used.

Take note that the OSHS Media Center Amazon Wishlist is meticulously maintained by myself and our teachers. We take the time to specifically choose items which benefit the minds and skills of our students.

If you would like to donate books from this list, you may bring them to the Media Center during Curriculum Night. If you do so, I will enter your name into a Barnes and Noble gift card raffle prize (one raffle ticket per item).

If you would like to donate items and prefer to have them shipped, please deliver to:

Orlando Science High School

Attn: Media Center

2600 Technology Drive Suite 300

Orlando, FL 32804

Be sure to message me if you choose to have items shipped so I may acknowledge your contribution.

I look forward to making this Media Center a place where your student will want to come and learn.

Orca Pride!

Mrs. Singleton

Media Specialist


407-299-6595 Ext. 3324

Good afternoon,

We would like to welcome you to a new and exciting school year with your senior student here at OSS. We will be organizing many events with our fellow team member teachers, administrators and parents to keep you updated with events, information and deadlines throughout the year.

As our first event of the year, you are invited to our senior dinner on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 5pm in the new Technology Drive building. The dinner is open to parents and students. Please make sure you attend this dinner to receive information about the step by step requirements and expectations during the senior year. SAT and ACT tests and scholarships. Additionally, our senior sponsor team will provide you with many other must know information. We expect our dual enrollment students and parents to attend as well.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday afternoon! Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime if you have any questions.

Kindest Regards,

Mr. I

OSS College Center

Join the Neuroscience Club!

Ms. Balci's PLTW Human Body Systems class enjoyed a presentation from Mr. Bello this week. He is the Central Florida Neuroscience Brain Bee coordinator and he gave students information about the Brain Bee Competition and answered questions about college applications & AP courses.

If you are interested in the Neuroscience Club, please contact Ms. Balci.

Interested in joining Beginning Band?

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If you are interested in learning to play an instrument and be a part of the OSS Band, please contact Mr. Jenkins as soon as possible at andrew.jenkins@orlandoscience.org

Birthday Dress Down Day Form!

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

Orcas keep clipping those BOXTOPS!

It’s time to turn in those Box Tops you’ve been saving all summer!

Please send them with your student to turn into Mrs. Foley.


To see a complete list of products, go to:


Also, it is very important to check those expiration dates.

(We do not receive any credit for expired Box Tops.)

Please remember that BOX TOPS are a wonderful FREE way to raise funds for our school. Each Box Top is worth $.10 and really adds up. Please make sure to continuously send these in so that I can mail them before their expiration dates.

The monies received go to supporting our Academic and Sporting Teams, the PLTW (Project Lead the Way) along with many other OSS programs and classroom needs.

If you would like to learn more about the Box Tops program go to: www.btfe.com . Please register or login today. Make sure that you designate Orlando Science Schools as your school to support, not the elementary.

Thank you so much for your support of Orlando Science High School.

For questions or thoughts please email me at jmallonee@cfl.rr.com.


Denise Mallonee

Walker and Bus Rider Release Form

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Orcas who walk or take the LYNX Transportation bus service must have a "Walker/Bus Rider" on file. If you are in need of the form you may find it below. Return completed forms to Mrs. Foley.

Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-August

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Orcas Apply For Free/Reduced Meals Today!

Orcas, we ask that you take a moment and fill out the OCPS Free/Reduced Meal Application today! To fill out the application simply click the START FRESH photo above or click the link below. For more details regarding the application please select the appropriate link below.

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Next PVO Meeting: August 29th 2018

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Join the OSS Middle and High School for their first PVO meeting of the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, August 29, 6-8pm. The meeting will be held in the new High School Technology Drive cafeteria on the 2nd floor. Parents from all three campuses are invited to attend and learn more information about the OSS Fall Festival that will take place on October 20. We will need many parents to volunteer during the event to ensure a successful outcome. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. Contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org if you have any questions.


2018-19 Curriculum Night: Thursday, September 6, 2018

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Curriculum Night is a wonderful opportunity to speak with your students’ teachers and discuss what they will be learning during the 2018-19 School Year.

Join us on Thursday ,September 6th, 2018 from 5:30-8:00PM!

2018 PVO Sponsored Fall Festival

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The 2018 PVO Sponsored Fall Festival will be held on Saturday October 20th 2018, please select the link below for more information!!


2018-2019 Report Card & Progress Report Dates

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2018-2019 Parent Teacher Conference Night Dates

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Check out the Orlando Science Lynx Lane Middle School Newsletter!

Upcoming Technology Drive HS Events

PVO Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 29th, 6-8pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

Join the OSS Middle and High School for their first PVO meeting of the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, August 29, 6-8pm. The meeting will be held in the new High School Technology Drive cafeteria on the 2nd floor. Parents from all three campuses are invited to attend and learn more information about the OSS Fall Festival that will take place on October 20. We will need many parents to volunteer during the event to ensure a successful outcome. Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. Contact OSS.PVO@orlandoscience.org if you have any questions.


Senior Dinner #1

Thursday, Aug. 30th, 5-7pm

Orlando Science School Technology Campus


2018-2019 Orlando Science Technology Drive HS Curriculum Night

Thursday, Sep. 6th, 5:30-8pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

Curriculum Night is a great way for families to learn about their student's curriculum and what they will be learning for the 2018-2019 School Year.
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