From The Principal's Desk

January 09 , 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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January 9th

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Be sure to give a word of thanks to our District Police, School Resource Officers, and OCPS Security team members for their commitment to keeping us safe.

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Valencia College Horizon Scholars Program

Valencia College Horizon Scholars Program Valencia College, in partnership with Take Stock in Children, provides college scholarships and mentors to low-income youth in Orange County. Scholarship recipients and their parents/guardians sign a performance contract pledging that the student will remain in school, complete program requirements, stay drug-free and out of trouble and that the parent/guardian agrees to support and encourage the student to achieve their full potential. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a 2-year college scholarship (60 credit hours) purchased by the Valencia College Foundation from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. If you have any questions about this application, email or call 407-582-3008.

  • We will be holding virtual presentations via zoom on January 25th or February 17th. Please have the parents or guardians visit Information Session Dates to register.

Please download the forms with more information below.

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Orange County Public Schools is currently in the process of adopting 6-12 English Language Arts Instructional Materials that are aligned to the new Florida B.E.S.T. Standards. All publishers on the FLDOE Bid List were contacted and all communication related to the adoption process was facilitated in EdCredible.

Resources for the 6-12 English Language Arts adoption are accessible below:

In accordance with FL Statute 1006.28, community members are invited to review the selected 6-12 English Language Arts products.

Public Hearing

When: January 11, 2022, at 4:45 PM

Where: The OCPS School Board Room, 1st Floor of the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center, 441 West Amelia Street, Orlando, Florida, 32801

Online product review access for the 6-12 English Language Arts Committee selections is provided below. Visit the accordion on this page for “Instructional Materials Community Feedback” to address any questions or concerns related to these products prior to arriving at the Public Hearing.

Lake Nona High School is going to host a vaccination clinic on Saturday, January 15th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary but strongly encouraged. We hope you will seriously consider this opportunity to vaccinate your children, and consult your child’s medical provider if you have questions. The walk-up event is open to our Dragon families as well as anyone from the public who needs a vaccine or booster.

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.
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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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