Orlando Science High School

Issue 2

Weekly Newsletter - August 23, 2019

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Principal's Corner

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. Please be advised that Texas Ave. will only be used when exiting the technology campus, please do not use this road to enter to the campuses. This affects the traffic and operation in the campus. As we continue to assess and implement procedures on our Technology Drive campus, we appreciate your continued participation and patience.

Seniors, This is your year, 2020! 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.

Please join me to congratulate Tanvi, Deshna, Arnav, Nelson, and Joel for being recognized by Florida Department of Education for earning a perfect score on an EOC Assessment. These students strived for their excellence. Congratulations!

Parents, if you have not had a chance to sign up to our great Parent Volunteer Organization (PVO), You may still do so. Please see the registration details in this issue. We look forward to seeing your involvement in our school events. Our 2019-20 School Year Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) dates and Report Card/Progress Report Card Dates are set. You may find the details below.

Our curriculum night is set on Wednesday August 28th from 5:30p.m.-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!

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. I hope everyone will have a great weekend!

It’s great to be a proud Orca!


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


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Perfect Scores

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A distinguished group of OSS students has been recognized by the Florida Department of Education for earning a perfect score on an EOC Assessment.

Tanvi R earned a perfect score on the Biology EOC Assessment

Deshna S and Arnav P earned perfect scores on the Statewide Science Assessment

Nelson Y and Joel R earned perfect scores on the U.S. History EOC

Each student received a congratulatory certificate from Governor DeSantis.

Congratulations to these Amazing Orcas!

Environmental Club helps OSS go green!

OSHS is going GREEN! Our Environmental Club teamed up with JJ's Recycling and placed recycling bins in the lunchroom, classrooms and offices. Thank you to Ms. Lizarazo and her Environmental club members for helping to get students and staff in the habit of recycling!

Ice cream social

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OSHS Orcas ended their second week of high school on a sweet note with an ice cream social courtesy of Mr. Yalcin. Thank you to our volunteers, the students enjoyed themselves!

OSHS Technology Drive Campus Traffic Map

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OSHS Curriculum Night 2019

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Use the Curriculum Night Bell Schedule below as a guide for the evening.

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College Colors Day 2019

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News for the class of 2020

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1st Senior Breakfast

As our first event of the year, you are invited to Senior Breakfast on September 6th 2019 from 8:15 - 10:00am for parents and students. Please make sure you attend this breakfast to receive information about the college application process, SAT & ACT, scholarships and many other senior year events. We will be providing you with a calendar of all the items on our agenda for the 2019-2020 senior year!

Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday morning! Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime if you have any need or questions.

Kindest Regards,

Mr. I and Senior Class Sponsors

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.

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

All OSS K-12 Families are invited to attend the First General PVO meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 6-8pm at the High School cafeteria. Learn about the Fall Festival and come join us in helping to make this fun family event a HUGE success! Find more details and RSVP to the meeting using the link below. Hope to see you there!

Fall 2019 Picture Day!

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OSS High School picture day is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27th. Before picture day you can order online using the link below with the following code: JA209074Q0. All students will have their photos taken for school records, yearbooks and student IDs.

2019-2020 Report Card & Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) Schedule

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New Orange County Text 911 Service

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Citizens and visitors in Orange County can now send a text message to 911 during an emergency or life-threatening situation. When seconds matter, a voice call to 911 is still the best and fastest way for a 911 call taker to retrieve and deliver life-saving information in the event of an emergency. However, there are certain circumstances where a text to 911 may be a better option. These include:

  •  You are hearing impaired
  •  You are speech impaired
  •  Making a voice call places you in a dangerous situation
  •  You have tried to call 911 but cannot get phone reception

If you choose to send a text message to 911, please remember the following:

  •  Always provide your exact location and the nature of your emergency
  •  Remember to silence your phone if you are in a dangerous situation
  •  Avoid using slang, social media jargon, and abbreviations
  •  Do not send photos, emojis, or videos
  •  Do not send a group text

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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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.

OSHS 2019-2020 Tutoring Schedule

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OSHS August Meal Menu

OSHS Events: Mark your calendars

OSHS Picture Day

Tuesday, Aug. 27th, 7:45am

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

OSHS Curriculum Night

Wednesday, Aug. 28th, 5:30-8:30pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

National College Colors Day

Friday, Aug. 30th, 7:45am

OSHS 2600 Technology Drive, Orlando, FL

All OSHS students may dress down in recognition of the National College Colors Day.

1st Senior Breakfast

Friday, Sep. 6th, 8-10am

OSHS Cafeteria

K-12 PVO Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 11th, 6-8pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

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