Orlando Science High School

Issue 12

Weekly Newsletter: 11/1/2019

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Principal's Corner

Dear Orca Families and Students,

I hope you had another wonderful week at Orlando Science! We have a few exciting announcements and recaps to share with you.

It is the day! Tomorrow is our 3rd annual Fall Festival! Our great PVO and president Mrs. Canatay made a great effort to put this event together. Our great families and parents donated and sponsored several areas to contribute to their school’s fundraising event. I hope you and your family will enjoy the food and the festival tomorrow!

Our science olympiad teams continue getting great results from the invitational tournaments. Our division C team received 4th place overall from the Austin invitational tournament in Texas this past Saturday. Keep up the great work Orcas!

Our high school Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society is hosting “Central Florida Math Tournament” to 4th ad 5th grade students. Please welcome to share the news in your area. More information and flyer is found in this issue.

Attention Orca families, if you are 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 expired on September 23rd, 2019. It is important to renew your application beforehand so that there is no interruption with your student's meal services. If you have not applied to the program yet, Please check the link and more information about the steps below.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend, we will see you on Monday!

It's great to be a proud Orca!


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

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Fall Festival is tomorrow, November 2nd!

The OSS K-12 Family Fall Festival is finally here! It will take place at the elementary school campus, 2611 Technology Drive from 11am-5pm. We hope to see you there!

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Daylight Saving ends 11/3/2019

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Next Breakfast with the principal November 5th


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 5th

Tuesday, November 19th

Friday, December 6th

Please use the link below to sign up.

University of South Florida Field Trip November 6th

Attention 11th and 12th grade OSHS students only: Orlando Science College Center is organizing a field trip to one of the largest universities in Florida, the University of South Florida. It is called College Preview Day on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 7:00am to 3:30pm. Please read the information on this form carefully, then sign and return the permission slip to Ms. Rebel as soon as possible after you make your payment on School Pay. First come, first served! (51 Seats Available)

Tijuana Flats spirit night 11/6/2019

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The OSS Athletic Department will be having our first ever fundraiser spirit night at Tijuana Flats on Wednesday November 6 from 5-8 at the Winter Garden location. Please join us for a yummy meal and help support our athletics! We hope to raise enough money this year to purchase soccer uniforms for our middle school team!

Homecoming November 16th

OSS Chess Tournament

OSHS is pleased to announce that we are hosting an in-school chess tournament! All students interested in participating should contact Mr. Kennedy for details and registration.

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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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October Students of the Month

These students were nominated by their teachers as students October students of the month! They were recognized for demonstrating ORCAS character traits:

O: Outreach towards community

R: Respect and compassion for all

C: Celebrate diversity

A: Advocate for a safe learning environment

S: Strive for excellence

Congratulations Orcas! Keep up the great work!

OSHS October Teacher of the Month: Ms. Lizarazo

Ms. Lizarazo is one of our awesome OSHS Spanish teachers. She won the distinction of teacher of the month by being nominated by her peers. The success of our Hispanic Heritage Celebration is due to Ms. Lizarazo's hard work and commitment to honor Hispanic Heritage. She is also able to both challenge and support her students that need it most. Congratulations Ms. Lizarazo for your well deserved recognition!

Red Ribbon Week 2019

Thank you to our students and staff for celebrating this year's Red Ribbon Week! Our OSHS Orcas pledge to be Drug Free!

OSHS Red Ribbon Week2019

OSHS News 11.1.2019

11 1 19 Just In Case news

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

3rd annual OSS Fall Festival

Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 11am-5pm

2611 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

All OSS K-12 families are invited! Click here for the 2019 Fall Festival details: http://www.orlandoscience.org/fall-festival/uncategorised/fall-festival

Breakfast With the Principal

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 8am

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

OSHS Homecoming

Saturday, Nov. 16th, 7-11pm


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