From The Principal's Desk
October 23, 2022
Welcome to Our Newsletter!
Meet us here weekly to know what's happening at Odyssey!
Communication is the key to success! Stay informed by viewing our website and staying connected via Facebook and Twitter.
Mrs. Beatriz B. Smith
Principal of the Dragons
ODMS HOTLINE - 407- 207 3850. Ext. 5222257
STARTING MONDAY, OCTOBER 17. You can call and leave us a message any day, at any time! We will call you back!
Please leave a voice message with the following pieces of information:
- Your name
- Your student's name and grade level
- Your phone number
- A brief description of what you and your family need.
A member of our Student Support Services will call you back. All calls are confidential.
We are Family. You are not Alone. Talk to Us.
Please talk to your students about their grades. Report Cards will go home tomorrow, Monday, October 24. You can also go to Skyward Parent Access to view your children's grades.
As always, thank you for your support,
Beatriz B. Smith
From Student Services
FROM THE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
Tickets sold at the door. Cash Only. Students: $2 - Adults: $3
The National Junior Honor Society of ODMS is announcing a project WE CARE-Hurricane Help! There will be boxes in all grade levels ELA and other classes, as well as in the main office and the media center.
We will be reaching out to help OUR community that has been displaced due to Hurricane Ian. We will be collecting TOWELS, toiletries, soaps, shampoos, and towels - bath towels, and hand towels.
The due date for the donations will be Thursday, October 27, 2022.
Also, NJHS will be working with our ODMS PTSA on Movie Night and will be selling candies, chips, and refreshments. Mark your calendar and join us in November for the MOVIE NIGHT. We will have loads of fun!
Mrs. Janice Lebron
7th Grade Language Arts
Odyssey Middle School
From Ms. Erickson - Tutoring Opportunities
Advanced 7th Grade Math Students: Tuesday and Friday before school in Room 707
Regular 7th Grade Math Students: Wednesdays before school in Room 720
Tracy G. Erickson
Tier 1 Math Intervention Teacher
Questions? Email :Tracy.Erickson@ocps.net
DRESS CODE Non-Negotiables:
NO PAJAMA PANTS or SLIPPERS
1. Clothes shall be worn as they are designed. For example, suspenders should be over the shoulders, pants secured at the waist, belts buckled, no underwear as outerwear, and no underwear exposed.
2. Clothing must cover the body from one armpit across to the other armpit and down to
approximately mid-thigh. Tops must have straps. Undergarments must not be viewable. Rips, holes, or tears in clothing must be below mid-thigh.
3. Shoes shall be worn at all times and should be safe for the school environment. The following shoes are not acceptable for any OCPS student: cleated shoes or shoes with wheels.
4. Headgear shall not be worn on campus during the school day unless the headgear is approved by the principal.
6. See-through, revealing, or mesh garments must not be worn without appropriate coverage
underneath that meets the minimum requirements of this dress code.
7. Clothing and accessories that endanger students or staff shall not be worn.
Individual schools are expected to use the state and district dress and grooming guidelines as minimum standards; any adjustments may be made upon approval of the principal’s supervisor. The principal at each school reserves the right to determine what appropriate dress is for the school as detailed in these minimum standards.
Phones confiscated by school administrators will be available for parent pick up in the front office.
FROM MS. SANTANA
In the hopes of encouraging school spirit and discouraging misbehavior, Odyssey is offering a new elective called the Dragon Student Advisory Council.
The purpose of the Dragon Advisory Council is to strengthen students’ voices by providing the Administration with feedback and guidance on matters of importance and concern within Odyssey. This Council will ensure student voices are heard, promote school spirit by engaging in conversations with the principal and school administrators, and seek input from students to provide recommendations to the administration that will develop and sustain a positive and happy school climate.
The Dragon Advisory Council has already been hard at work planning and meeting with the administration to get some fun activities approved.
Odyssey Middle School
Spooky Door Decorating Contest
Character Dress Up Day
Missed ODMS Newsletter? No problem:
Happy Sunday ☀
Thank you to all of you who joined us at Astro last Friday, it was such a fun skate party!!! Thank you Astro Skate and our dragon families for supporting our school, we really appreciate it.
Donations for students affected by Hurricane Ian Oct 24th - 28th
As you know many families were affected by Hurricane Ian and unfortunately few students from Odyssey had their houses flooded. Our NJHS and PTSA are collecting donations for these families.
If you want to contribute, PTSA has a box in the front office to collect gift cards this week. Some gift card suggestions: Restaurants, Movie Theater, Walmart, Target, Publix, Aldi, Kohls, Home Depot, and Lowes.
All donations will be delivered to those families in the following week. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
October 26 - Wednesday - Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night!!!
📣Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night!!!
This Wednesday, October 26, dine to donate at Texas Roadhouse by Semoran. Take a break from your kitchen and order a fresh meal from scratch at Texas Roadhouse from 5 to 9 pm.
Remember to mention Odyssey MS or show this flyer and 10% will be donated to our school.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
🎃 October 31st - Monday 9-9:20 am
PTSA invites you for some fun and FREE Halloween Games in the morning at the school entrance by Media Center, you don't want to miss it. Play to get a treat sponsored by your PTSA!!!
📽 November 4th - Friday - 6-9 pm FREE Family Movie Night at Odyssey bus loop
We are looking for donations and volunteers for this event, if you would like to help please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.