From The Principal's Desk

January 23 , 2022

Welcome to Our Newsletter!


Although masks are not a requirement for students, please help us to keep all Dragons safe by having your student wear a mask when on campus. As always, thank you for your continued support.

Mrs. Beatriz B. Smith

Principal of the Dragons

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It is very important for students to return to school daily if they are not experiencing any illness or symptoms. We are seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases after the recent surge in the community. We have learned from the pandemic that the vast majority of children benefit academically from face-to-face instruction, so we are asking parents to please have their child return to school and attend every day. We want to ensure their academic progress for the second semester.

Along with their academic health, your child’s physical health is important to us. We require all adults on campus to wear facemasks currently, and encourage facemasks for our students. Our cleaning and disinfecting procedures remain the same as last year. You can review all procedures in our Health and Safety Manual posted on the front page of

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From Ms. Finnin

Literacy Week is January 24 -28. The theme this year is “Launch Into Literacy, Blast Off Into New Worlds.’

There is a door decorating contest open to all faculty and staff. Judging will be on January 28.

I hope to see your door decorated.

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Vaccination Sites

The FDA and CDC have now made the COVID-19 vaccine available to children 5 to 11 years old. COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary but strongly encouraged. Our partner, Health Hero Florida, is providing these clinics now so our students can be fully vaccinated and protected against COVID by the Winter Break holidays.

These are walk-up events open to all OCPS families as well as anyone who needs a vaccine or booster. Parents or guardians must accompany children and sign the Department of Health’s consent form. Children will receive the two-dose Pfizer vaccine, but all brands and boosters will also be available for others.

Basketball Season is Here!


Please remind students that from now on, for any home sports game they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Late arrivals will be considered unexcused unless parents come to the front office to sign students in.

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Bacio Ice Cream Special

Bacio Ice Cream Shop is giving a SPECIAL DISCOUNT to our students!!!!

Show your school ID to get 15% OFF at Bacio every time you stop by for some delicious ice cream, milkshake, or sundae.

Thank you, Bacio!!!!

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Tokyo Spirit Night

Spirit Night at Tokyo Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Thursday - January 27th - 4:30pm-9pm

20% of your purchase will be donated to our school.

Thank you for your support!

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Dragon Sweatshirts, T-shirts, PTSA Membership

All spirit apparel and PTSA membership can be purchased online and delivered to you at school. Here is the link to our PTSA online store:

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