Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

March 4th-8th 2019 Weekly Reminders

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Dear Orlando Science Families,

Help us spread the word about the opening of our Orlando Science East Campus located near UCF. It will be opening August of 2020 for grades K-6 with the addition of a higher grade each year to include grades K-8 by 2022. Students attending our East Campus will be able to continue at Orlando Science Charter High School which is located on Technology Drive. We would like to welcome our new East Orlando Campus to our Orlando Science family. They will have the same outstanding programs and educational model that we currently have at our existing campuses including:

  • Small class size and individual attention for our students
  • Award-winning academic and extracurricular programs
  • Robotics, Science and Math Olympiad programs
  • State of the art STEM classrooms, labs and media center
  • Dedicated teachers and staff
  • Hands-on learning experiences
  • Full-time Gifted program

Orlando Science Charter School is a tuition-free STEM-focused public charter school. Orlando Science has been rated the #1 school in 2018 and 2019 in Central Florida by Niche. US News also rated Orlando Science Charter High School the best high school in Central Florida.

While our plans are progressing, we would like to ask for your participation by filling in an interest application to help us determine the capacity of each grade level. If you are on the waitlist for one of our current campuses or would like to transfer your children to the east campus, please complete the application form below by February 15th, 2019.


Yalcin Akin, Ph.D

Executive Director

Orlando-Seminole- Osceola

Science Charter Schools

OSS Parents and Students Complete the ADvanced Sacs/Casi Survey Today

Dear Parents,

As Orlando Science Middle High School is an AdvancED SACS/CASI accredited school, we are engaged in an ongoing continuous improvement process, of which all stakeholders are a part. Surveys are a means to systematically engage all our stakeholders in two-way communication. They provide school leaders and teachers a view into the thinking and perceptions of our stakeholders.

Careful analysis of the results enriches understanding of areas of strength and effectiveness as well as those areas that possibly need improvement. The survey results will enable our school leaders to measure stakeholders’ attitudes and help target improvement strategies focused on student achievement as well as school and system effectiveness.

Taking the survey also will help stakeholders understand the AdvancED Standards for Quality and provide a means for learning about what a parent, student or staff member should be looking for in a high quality at Orlando Science Middle/High.

Your cooperation and support in completing the surveys will be greatly appreciated. The surveys will remain open by Friday, March 30th at 11:59 p.m. Please let me know should you have any questions


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed.
Orlando Science Schools – Middle/High

Go Orcas, Strive for Excellence!

Stay in the Know and Follow OSS MH on Social Media!

Deadline to Order Cap and Gown Packages is this Friday March 8th 2019

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Attention 8th Grade Orcas: Submit your 2019-20 School Year Course Preference

8th Grade Orcas, It is time to request your 2019-20 school year courses!

Take time to carefully select possible courses in the order of your preference. Due to class size restrictions, prerequisites and your academic readiness, you may not be assigned the classes you requested. Sometimes, your last choice is the only option that will work when creating a schedule. Therefore, please complete all of the course categories including the contingency (back-up) course offerings. We will try our best to accommodate your requests. All final placement decisions will be made by the administration and guidance departments after reviewing students' end of year grades and test scores.

If you are not satisfied with your schedule or have different needs, please do not hesitate to email Mr. I until the end of the first two weeks of the new school year. Students should check their high school graduation requirements from the Florida Department of Education's website.

Please feel free to see Mr. I for further questions. FLDOE Graduation Requirement: http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7764/urlt/1415forwardflyer.pdf For detailed course description please visit http://www.cpalms.org/Public/search/Course . For information about the AP classes please visit https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse

2018-2019 Lynx Lane Assessment Calendar


Below you will find the 2018-2019 Lynx Lane Assesment Calendar, please keep these dates in mind when planning any upcoming appointments and vacations. It is also important to note that on the following days listed below we will not be holding our regular early release schedule, instead, we will follow our standard release schedule to allow more time for testing.

  • May 1st 2019-7th Grade will be released at 2:48PM & 6th and 8th Grade will be released at 2:52PM
  • May 8th 2019-7th Grade will be released at 2:48PM & 6th and 8th Grade will be released at 2:52PM
  • May 15th 2019-7th Grade will be released at 2:48PM & 6th and 8th Grade will be released at 2:52PM
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FSA Afternoon Study Session Information

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RSVP to the Language & Culture Picnic Today!

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The Orlando Science Schools Foreign Language Department cordially invites all of our Orca Families to the Family Fun Day Language and Culture Picnic Fundraiser! The event will take place on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at the Technology Drive Field from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM. There will be food for sale(please see below), games, activities, singing, and dancing. If you are interested in attending please RSVP below!

BBQ Chicken $5, Gyro $5, Drinks $1 and Ice Cream $2.

Kona Ice Day-March 14th 2019

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Purchase your tickets today for the OSS Lynx Lane Drama Club Production of "Alice in Wonderland"

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Follow the OSS Lynx Lane Drama Club Down the Rabbit Hold during their production of "Alice in Wonderland" on Thursday, March 28th, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased in advance through the 25th of March for a discounted price of $3 using the link below.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $5. For additional questions or concerns please reach out to Mrs. Reagan for more information.

Daylight Savings: This Sunday March 10th 2019

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10th Annual Education Guide Art Contest Sponsored by Gatorland

Theme: “Protecting Endangered Species”

Eligibility: ALL students K-12th grade (Judging is in 4 groups (K-2, 3-5, Middle and High School)

Deadline: April 8th, 2019

Award Ceremony: Crayola Experience in May 2019

Prizes: $100 for each 1st place winner and $50 for each 2nd place winner

All 40 finalists receive their artwork framed, tickets to Crayola Experience, Gatorland and other prizes.

Submit the completed entry form and drawing to:

Gatorland Art Contest

14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail

Orlando, FL 32837

* Please review the attached sheets for full contest information and guidelines*

Doodle for Google: Due March 8th 2019

Use your imagination to create a Google Doodle based on what inspires you.

How to enter

We're excited to see some amazing doodles this year. Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail us the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg. The contest is open for entries until March 18, 2019 8:00pm Pacific Time (PT), so here's some information to help you get started:

  1. Download or print the entry form.
  2. Doodle:
    Artists create their doodles using any materials they want.
  3. Write:
    1. Doodle description - Write an artist statement to tell us a bit more about what you have drawn and how it represents something that inspires you.
    2. Fill out the rest of the required information and sign the entry form.
  4. Submit:
    1. Enter the contest.
    2. Entry form doodles: If the doodle is created directly on our entry form, you can either upload them to our site as a .jpg or .png (visit the enter tab) or mail them in (address listed on the enter tab).
    3. Detached doodles: If the doodle wasn't created directly on our entry form, take a high res digital photo or scan of the doodle in good lighting and combine it with the entry form.

8th Grade Gradventure Consent Form and Guidelines

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Join OSS for Fun in Orlando

Saturday in the Park-march 9th 2019

Orlando Science Middle High will be joining the College Park Association for another wonderful "Saturday in the Park" ! For more details please select the link below.


Winter Park Art Festival-March 15th-17th 2019

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals. The Festival debuted in March 1960 as a community project to bring local artists and art lovers together. It is produced by an all-volunteer board and draws more than 350,000 visitors each year.

This year OSS will showcase our STEM Art Contest Winners and School Wide Art! For more information please select the link below!


Orcas Do you have a sUGGESTION?

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Pizza Day Every Thursday

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We are excited to announce that Pizza Day will return beginning next Thursday, February 14th, 2019 and continue each Thursday until the end of the year. The cost is $2 for one slice of pizza or $5 for two slices of pizza and drink. Students may purchase their pizza/combos during lunch.


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The OCLS has partnered with OSS Middle/High to provide free Virtual Library Cards (VLC) to all students. There are many wonderful online resources students can use from any computer with their credentials. Check out the website www.ocls.info and go to Research and Learning to explore all the learning opportunities the library offers. Use the credentials listed in the picture above to log in and enjoy!

Attention: Lynx Lane ADDitions Volunteers

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2018-2019 Lynx Lane Birthday Dress Down Form

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Orcas this is just a reminder that students interested in dressing down for their birthday must submit a "Birthday Dress Down Day" form found below two days prior to their birthday dress down day request. If a form is submitted less than the two days or is not submitted they will be considered out of dress code and they will not be approved to dress down.

2018-2019 OSS Middle & High Yearbook Now on Sale! Order before Price Increase February 4th 2019

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3rd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival Fundraiser- Saturday, November 2nd 2019

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The OSS PVO Committee representing the

Elementary, Middle, Junior High, and High School

are holding their Third Annual Fall Festival to raise funds for our schools!

Annual OSS Fall Festival Fundraiser will be held on

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Something for everyone, from toddler to adult with Inflatable houses, jousting, and slide; Games; Food; Bake sales; Silent auction; Raffles; Vendors; Health Fair

TIME: 11am – 5pm

LOCATION: OSS Elementary and Middle School

2611 Technology Dr. Orlando, FL. 32804

PARKING: Free parking at Magic Mall with shuttle service to the school. $5 Preferred Parking at the Technology elementary and high school parking lot

This is where we need your help! We have various sponsorships at all levels available to fill. If you would like to be a business sponsor, individual sponsor, or know of a business that would be willing to be a sponsor, please contact us.

We are working diligently to fill all the spots.

With your help, we can reach this year’s goal to increase our profits!

Please feel free to contact our PVO Committee below for more information on sponsorship levels, to submit a sponsor referral, or if you would like to become involved with the PVO committee. Our kids are this country’s future; please help us support our school’s needs by supporting the efforts of the OSS PVO committee.


Visit our webpage for one stop shop for festival information:


rsvp TO THE mARCH 27TH 2019 pvo mEETING

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Important Lynx Lane Questions and Answers

How do I purchase a replacement Agenda?

Lynx Lane Orcas who are in need of a replacement agenda may purchase one using the link below. Once you purchase the agenda please email a copy of your SchoolPay receipt to Mrs. Caggiano.


Whom should I contact if my student was or will be absent ?

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

What do I need to do if my student is a bus rider or walker ?

Orcas who walk or take the Lynx Bus transportation must have "Walker/Bus Rider" form on file. If you need form you may find it below. Students must sign out at the front office before leaving school each day.

How do I contact My Student's Teachers ?

Here at OSS, email is the best way to reach your student's teachers with any questions or concenrs. All OSS Staff Emails maybe found on the staff directory tab on your student's OSS Dashboard.

Where can I find the 2018-2019 Dress Code?

The 2018-2019 Dress Code can be found in the link below, beginning on page 29.


Can I make payments with Cash?

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.

What do I need to do to Volunteer at the OSS Lynx Lane Campus and or attend OSS Field Trips?

Orlando Science Families interested in volunteering at the OSS Lynx Lane Campus during the 2018-2019 School Year must be ADDitions approved. Below you will find the link to apply for ADDitions for the 2018-2019 School Year.


How do I join the OSS PVO(Parent Volunteer Organization) Team?

The OSS PVO Team is accepting new members all year long! 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.

When are Progress Reports/Report Cards Released ?

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Amazon Smile and Office Depot's Give Back to Schools

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Orlando Science Families, great news! If you shop on Amazon or Office Depot then you may eligible to support Orlando Science Schools! Below you will find information on both of these wonderful organizations and their links. Happy shopping!


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.


OfficeDepot Gives Back

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


Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-March

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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.

Important LOST AND FOUND CLEAN OUT Information

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2018-2019 Lynx Lane Tutoring Schedule

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Check out Orlando Science Technology Drive Campuses Newsletters!

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FortifyFL app is now Available

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OSS Families: See the important message below regarding FortifyFlorida.

We are pleased to announce that the FortifyFL app is LIVE. Now, any student, educator, parent or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or www.getfortifyfl.com. The Florida Legislature directed this tool’s development in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.

The app, which is available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, is critical to ensuring all Florida schools are safe environments where students and educators can experience and share the joy of learning without fear.

We hope that you will become familiar with this tool and help us spread the word about it with your students and their families. Please note that the official app’s logo will look exactly as it does in the graphic above.


Pam Bondi and Pam Stewart

Attorney General and Commissioner of Education

Click Below for the the OSS Middle High Calendar

Important Monthly Events Lynx Lane Campus

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MS Basketball VS Crown Point at FLOC

Monday, March 4th, 5pm

3000 C.R Smith ST, Orlando FL 32805

Relay for Life Spirit Week

Monday, March 4th, 7:30am to Friday, March 8th, 5pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

The 2019 LYNX LANE Relay for Life Spirit Week will take place during the week of March 4th-8th, 2019. Dress Down Passes are $3 per day or $10 for the whole week and may be purchased in RM 148 or via the SCHOOLPAY link below. Passes are on sale during the week of February 25th-March 1st 2019, passes WILL NOT be sold during the week of March 4th 2019. All OSS Dress Down Guidelines apply.

  • Monday-Dress to Impress
  • Tuesday-Twin Day
  • Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday-Sports Day
  • Friday-Standard Dress Down Day

Purchase your Passes: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Dress-Down-Week/SdVaWlR

OSS Dress Down Guidelines: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OByl8JSqMmGGYHbwXsgpZWhhJeZb5x8M/view?usp=sharing

6th Grade FSA Afternoon Study Session(RM 138)

Monday, March 4th, 3-3:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

MS Basketball Game VS Chickasaw @ OCPA

Tuesday, March 5th, 5:30pm

10250 University BLVD, Orlando FL 32817

7th Grade FSA Afternoon Study Session(RM 138)

Thursday, March 7th, 3-3:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

8th Grade FSA Afternoon Study Session(RM 138)

Friday, March 8th, 3-5pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Last Day to Order 8th Grade Graduation Packages

Friday, March 8th, 7:30am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Language and Culture Picnic

Saturday, March 9th, 11am-2pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

The Orlando Science Schools Foreign Language Department cordially invites all of our Orca Families to the Family Fun Day Language and Culture Picnic Fundraiser! The event will take place on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at the Technology Drive Field from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM. There will be food for sale(please see below), games, activities, singing, and dancing. If you are interested in attending please RSVP below!

BBQ Chicken $5, Gyro $5, Drinks $1 and Ice Cream $2.


6th Grade FSA Afternoon Study Session(Rm 138)

Monday, March 11th, 3-3:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Kona Ice Day(Relay for Life Fundraiser)

Thursday, March 14th, 7:30am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Stay tuned for more details.

Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

Friday, March 15th, 7:30am-3pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Spring Break(Schools are Closed and District Offices are Closed)

Monday, March 18th, 7:30am to Friday, March 22nd, 5pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Special Agent Kauffman 6th and 8th Grade "Dangers of Social Media" Student Presentation

Monday, March 25th, 8:30-10:30am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Special Agent Kauffman 7th Grade "Dangers of Social Media" Student Presentation

Monday, March 25th, 10:15-11:30am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

7th Grade Students will bring their lunches to the presentation.

6th Grade FSA Afternoon Study Session(RM 138)

Monday, March 25th, 3-3:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

K-12 PVO Meeting

Wednesday, March 27th, 6-8pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

Lynx Lane Drama Production: Alice in Wonderland

Thursday, March 28th, 6:30pm

3100 Edgewater Drive

Orlando, FL

7th Grade FSA Afternoon Study Session(RM 138)

Thursday, March 28th, 3-3:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

8th Grade FSA Afternoon Study Session(RM 138)

Friday, March 29th, 3-3:30pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

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