Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

April 1st-5th Weekly Reminders

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

FSA Writing Assessment: April 2nd & 3rd

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Lynx Lane Orcas will be taking the FSA Writing Assesment on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 and Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019. We would like to remind you to make sure all Orcas arrive to school on time, get plenty of sleep and eat a well-balanced breakfast.

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

2018-19 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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Teacher Appreciation Week & Teacher Appreciation Spirit Week

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Moving Across Literacy Challenge

The Moving Across Literacy Challenge for the 2018-2019 School Year is officially underway! Each number listed below the grade level is the number of book slips grade level students have submitted that they read! For every 25th Book Slip submitted that student will win a small prize. Congratulations to our first sets of winners, if your name is listed below please see Mrs. Sturm in RM 124 for your prize!

Yusra L(8th Grade), Eman A(8th Grade), Siva D(7th Grade), Alika M(6th Grade), Preston S(8h Grade), Kyla P-B(8th Grade), Jayden H(8th Grade), Ishaan D(7th Grade), Aidan B(7th Grade), Hamza T(6th Grade), Leo B.(6th Grade), Ashuana K(7th Grade), Joshua O(6th Grade), Aaliyah A(6th Grade), Rushi P(6th Grade), Aleena (7th), Robert D(6th), Ethan R(6th)

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Gatorland Art Contest-Due April 8th 2019

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*

8th Grade Graduation Information

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Deadline to Submit Payment/Permission Slip for 8th Gradeventure is this Friday April 5th 2019

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Pizza Day Every Thursday

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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.

Order your 2018-2019 OSS MH Yearbook before Friday, april 5th

3rd Annual PVO Sponsored Fall Festival Fundraiser- Saturday, 11/2/2019

OSS K-12 PVO Meeting, April 24th 2019

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Important OSS Questions & 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 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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Ways to Give Back to Your School!


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



Hello OSS Families!

Please remember that BOX TOPS are a wonderful FREE way to raise funds for our school. Each Box Top is worth $.10 and they really add 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 sport 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 support.

To see a complete list of products go to: https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products

Also, it is very important to check those expiration dates. We do not receive any credit for expired Box Tops.

Thank you so much for your support of Orlando Science Middle High School. For questions or thoughts please email me at jmallonee@cfl.rr.com.

Happy Clipping!

Denise Mallonee


Our School System has recently updated our accounts on LinkedIn would love for you to join our network! Please see below for links to the official LinkedIn Company Pages for each of our campuses and feel free to share with current families and alumni.

April Student Birthdays

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Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-April

Lynx Lane Lost & Found Cleanout

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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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OSS Middle High Calendar

Lynx Lane Monthly Events

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FSA Writing Component

Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:30am-2:45pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Grades 6th-8th

FSA Writing Component

Wednesday, April 3rd, 7:30am-2:45pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Grades 6th-8th

Noetic Learning Math Contest Spring

Thursday, April 4th, 8am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Mathletes Grades 3rd-8th

10th Annual Art Contest by Gatorland Deadline

Monday, April 8th, 5pm

This is an online event.

Teacher Appreciation Spirit Week Dress Down Passes On Sale

Monday, April 15th, 7:30am to Friday, April 19th, 4pm

2427 East Colonial Drive

Orlando, FL

Stay tuned for more details.

Annual OSS Band Video Game Tournament

Friday, April 19th, 5-9pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Stay tuned for more details.

Teacher Appreciation Spirit Week

Monday, April 22nd, 7:30am to Friday, April 26th, 5pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Details coming soon.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, April 29th, 7:30am to Friday, May 3rd, 5pm

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Stay tuned for more details.

OSS K-12 PVO Meeting

Wednesday, April 24th, 6-8pm

2600 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

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