Orlando Science Schools Lynx Campus

Issue 12

November 1, 2019 Weekly Newsletter

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Principal's Corner

Dear Orca Families and Students,

I hope you had another wonderful week at Orlando Science! We have a few exciting announcements and recaps to share with you.

It is the day! Tomorrow is our 3rd annual Fall Festival! Our great PVO and president Mrs. Canatay made a great effort to put this event together. Our great families and parents donated and sponsored several areas to contribute to their school’s fundraising event. I hope you and your family will enjoy the food and the festival tomorrow!

Our science olympiad teams continue getting great results from the invitational tournaments. Our division B team received 3rd place overall from the Austin Invitational tournament in Texas this past Saturday. Keep up the great work Orcas!

Orcas, our Lynx Campus PVO is organizing a Skate Night on November 22nd! Please join us with your children and families in this amazing event! Please see the details below.

Our high school Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society is hosting “Central Florida Math Tournament” to 4th ad 5th grade students. Please welcome to share the news in your area. More information and flyer is found in this issue.

Attention Orca families, if you are receiving meals for the Free and Reduced Lunch program, you must complete an application for 2019-2020 school year. If you have not done so, your student's benefits from last year expired on September 23rd, 2019. It is important to renew your application beforehand so that there is no interruption with your student's meal services. If you have not applied to the program yet, Please check the link and more information about the steps below.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend, we will see you on Monday!

Go Orcas, Strive For Excellence!


Abdulaziz Yalcin, M.Ed


Orlando Science Schools-Middle/High

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Fall Festival November 2nd

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Next Breakfast with the Principal 11/4

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Parents, Mr. Yalcin would like to invite you to Breakfast With the Principal. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and some great conversation with your child’s Principal, Mr. Yalcin! This is a good forum to ask questions & give feedback. Please click the link below to sign up for the Lynx campus.

Solar Bears Field Trip November 5th

OSS Middle is going on a field trip Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to see the Solar Bears. Field trip permission forms were due on October 17, 2019. Those who have paid and have turned in permission forms are scheduled to attend. See the permission form for all the details.

OSS Middle High friday night teen skate Night November 22nd

OSS Middle High is excited to announce a TEEN NIGHT Skate Night! Join your fellow orca families at Astro Skate on Friday, November 22nd for an evening of skating and fun with your friends! Pre-purchase your tickets for $7 using School Pay beginning next week or pay $8 at the door. We hope to see you there!

School Pay Link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/OSS-Middle-Skate-Night/ScydjBJ

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PSAT 8/9 December 5th

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Mu Alpha Theta hosts Central Florida Math Tournament 12/14/19

CFMT 2019

The Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society of Orlando Science High School invites all 4th and 5th grade students to compete at the Central Florida Math Tournament (CFMT) to be held on Saturday, December 14th, 2019.

Registration is now open! If you would like to register your student for this year's Invitational, visit the registration page and fill out the form with your student's information. Please note that CFMT is an individual math contest and each student needs to register separately.

Registration must be completed online at our website https://www.ossmualphatheta.com/cfmt no later than Friday, December 6th, 2019. The registration fee is $15 per student and should be paid online via School Pay. The competition is open to first 250 students who apply.

The competition will take place at Orlando Science Elementary School campus which is located at 2601 Technology Drive, Orlando FL 32804.

More information about this year's competition is at our website www.ossmualphatheta.com. Please contact us at ossmualphatheta@gmail.com if you have any questions.

We hope you will find this competition a rewarding mathematical experience for your students, and we look forward to your participation at our invitational on December 14th.


Orlando Science High School Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society
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NJHS Induction Ceremony 2019

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On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) held their first induction of the year. NJHS is a community service club that focuses on helping students develop their leadership skills and give back to the community. NJHS hosts events such as the Winter Formal, Toys for Tots Basketball game, and Relay for Life just to name a few. Thank you to everyone who attended the ceremony! We would like to congratulate the following students for being inducted into this prestigious organization:

Aleena P.

Alexander B.

Annabelle S.

Beatriz G.

Chaevin K.

Chetna G.

Dayaan S.

Emily D.

Flavio C.

Hatcher R.

Juliana D.

Mahad B.

Micah W.

Michael C.

Peter K.

Salma R.

Sara C.

Sneha P.

Zakaria E.

october Character Award winners

Outreach towards community

Congratulations to these amazing Orca teachers and students for showing the ORCAS core values each day!

7th Grade

Teacher: Mr. Adair - Mr. Adair goes out of his way to help not only his students, but also his fellow teachers, with any questions or issues that arise. He generously shares his resources with everyone. He also works hard to involve our school in community events such as the Central Florida Walk & Roll For A Cure that he helped organize last month.

Student: Kaiden M. is one of the kindest students at OSS. He goes above and beyond to assist his teachers. He is kind to all of his classmates and always has a positive attitude and happy demeanor. He encourages everyone around him and we are very grateful to have him at our school.

8th Grade

Teacher: Ms. Velez

She has worked diligently on providing opportunities for our school to participate in assemblies to hear from local authors, present student projects, and promote history. She also plays a major part in filming the “OSS Morning Show” that is meant to provide our students with a witty and factual source of news and entertainment.

Student: Anya G.

Exhibits excellence in character by helping other students with their academics, emailing the teacher to ask questions for the benefit of others, and assisting in the preparation of academic events such as Literacy Night. Anja always volunteers to do the aforementioned and never asks for a reward in return; her character is altruistic and she acts with the upmost integrity.

September students of the month

Congratulations to Phillip F. and Jason P.! They were were nominated by their teachers for September Student of the Month for being role model students and setting an example of what it means to be an OSS Orca. Well done students, keep up the great work!

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Literacy Night at Lynx 2019

Literacy Night 2019 was a big success! Thank you to the students and their families for taking time out of your busy schedules to come and celebrate literacy at OSS Middle. Also a big thank you to Mrs. Killian and our amazing ELA department teachers for organizing such a fun and informative event! Enjoy the video from Literacy Night 2019 below.

OSS Literacy Night

Red Ribbon Week 2019

Thank you to our students and staff for celebrating this year's Red Ribbon Week! Our OSS Middle School Orcas pledge to be Drug Free!

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Orlando Science Middle High celebrates Red Ribbon Week!

October 28th – November 1st

Each year, National Red Ribbon Week is celebrated. Thousands of schools across the country use this time to engage youth in dialogues about the importance of making positive life choices and avoiding drug and alcohol abuse.

There were several activities throughout this week at the Lynx campus!

  • Monday, October 28th: Red Ribbon Week introduction during lunch. Red Ribbon Week Video during lunch.
  • Tuesday, October 29th : Red Ribbon Art Project will be distributed to Lunch Period classes. Best lunch class wins pizza party. Red Ribbon Week Video during lunch.
  • Wednesday, October 30th: Sign pledge to grow up safe, healthy, and drug free. Red Ribbon Week Video during lunch.
  • Thursday, October 31st: Wear Red to say BOO to drugs. Red Ribbon Week Video during lunch. Red Ribbon Week Video during lunch.
  • Friday, November 1st: Red Ribbon Art Projects are due. Judging will begin to determine the pizza party winner. Red Ribbon Week Video during lunch.

Science Fair 2019-2020

Week 7: experiments continue

Purchase a Replacement Agenda here

OSS Connect Parent Access Information

OSS Connect Parent Access Codes have been sent out via email for parents to view their students’ academic progress, tardies, conduct, upcoming events and more.

Parents can create an OSS Connect account to view their students' details. Multiple students can be added under one parent account for an easy access. Each student has a unique "Parent Access Code". Please use this code to add each of your students.

  1. Go to the following URL https://ossconnect.orlandoscience.org/radix/portal/signup/index.php
  2. Enter the parent access code, birthdate of the student this code belongs to, Student ID (if asked) and your relationship to the student.
  3. If the information is correct, you will be redirected to a page where you can see your student's name. If this is your student, click continue, if not, click cancel and contact the school.
  4. After the verification is completed, you will be redirected to registration page. On this page, you will create a new parent account by providing the information requested and selecting a password for your account. Click on "Create my new account" when done.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email that contains a link to click to complete account creation. Once you click on the link in confirmation email, you will be directed to the site and your account will be ready to use.
  6. Once you logged in to the site, you can add another student by clicking on the "Add new student" link located on your dashboard.

Note: Access parent portal via Radix Mobile App on any IOS or Android device. Search for the word "Radix Mobile" on your app store.

OSS Connect Quick Links

Did you know students can access ALL of their academic online resources using Quick Links on the OSS Connect Homepage? Use the blue tab to expand the selection on the right side of the homepage. Here your child can access the OSS online resources all in one place. This is one of the many great features of OSS Connect!


What is Delayed Dismissal? 30/30 Rule?

The “30/30 Rule" is a Delayed Dismissal Weather procedure that is nationally recognized. It is required that the “30/30 Rule” be enacted by the school if thunder is heard within 30 seconds of a lightning strike. Orlando Science Middle/High follows this rule.

When 30/30 Rule is implemented, students will not be dismissed until 30 minutes has passed from the last sound of thunder. However, parents/guardians who wish to pick up their child/children during delayed dismissal, will be allowed to sign out their child/children at the cafeteria or front office.

In order to pick up your student(s) from the cafeteria or front office during this procedure, parents/guardians must bring their dismissal sign to the front door of the school to sign their child/children out. If you do not have a dismissal sign, you will need to provide a picture ID and be on the school pick-up list to pick-up the child/children. Bus riders will be delivered home when conditions are all safe for dismissal.

An automated telephone and/or email message will be used to notify parents/guardians about delayed dismissals. Always be sure to update the school when your phone or email information changes. Thank you for your cooperation on our students’ safety.

Lynx Lane Traffic Map

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Join 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.
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Easy Ways to Give Back to OSS Middle!

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!

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Box Tops New App: Scan for 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


Important Forms

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Walker and Bus Rider Release Form

Orcas who walk or take the LYNX Transportation bus service must have a "Walker/Bus Rider" form on file. Return completed forms to Ms. Foley.

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 Mrs. Caggiano.

OSS Middle Handbook

Students and families that have any questions about the 2019-2020 Code of Conduct, Discipline Plan, Reward system and many other OSS Middle School topics should refer to OSHS handbook attached here.

Dress Down Request Form

Orcas interested in dressing down for their birthday MUST submit a "Dress Down Day" form (found below) to Mrs. Caggiano at least two business days prior to the requested dress down date.

2019-2020 Lynx Lane Tutoring Schedule

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Middle/High Charter Lunch Menu-october

Attention OSS Middle High Families receiving meals for the Free and Reduced Lunch program:

You must complete an application for 2019-2020 school year. If you have not done so, your student's benefits from last year will expire on September 23rd, 2019. It is important to renew your application beforehand so that there is no interruption with your student's meal services. Click the link below to renew your application for 2019-2020.

Important Payment Update

Please be advised for the 2019-2020 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.

Lynx Lane Events: Mark your calendars


Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 11am-5pm

2611 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

All OSS K-12 families are invited! Click here for the 2019 Fall Festival details: http://www.orlandoscience.org/fall-festival/uncategorised/fall-festival

Breakfast with the Principal

Monday, Nov. 4th, 8-8:45am

2427 Lynx Lane

Orlando, FL

Use the RSVP button in the newsletter to join Mr. Yalcin for Breakfast with the Principal.

Solar Bears Field Trip

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 8-10am

400 West Church Street

Orlando, FL

Astro Skate Night

Friday, Nov. 22nd, 6-8pm

866 South Goldenrod Road

Orlando, FL

Central Florida Math Tournament

Saturday, Dec. 14th, 8am

2601 Technology Drive

Orlando, FL

See the details in the newsletter above.
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