It's Almost Time to Come Back!

From The Principal's Desk - July 24, 2022

Welcome to Our Newsletter!

Welcome to Odyssey Middle School!

My weekly newsletter will keep you updated about events, the school calendar, and all the important information you will need in order to support your student to have a very successful middle school experience. Please watch your email for the link to future editions and to know all we have planned for our new Dragons!

Can't wait to meet you!

Mrs. Beatriz B. Smith

Principal of the Dragons

Important Information That You Cannot Miss!

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Every student at Odyssey will receive a new laptop this school year. OCPS is in the process of distributing these devices which should happen this week. We have tentatively scheduled our Device Checkout for the first week of August. More information will be sent out to you via newsletter, school website, social media, and phone calls. Stay tuned!
We are combining the Guided Tour and Device Checkout for our new dragons. This week, another edition of the newsletter will get to your mailboxes with all the information you will need.

OCPS families,

As you prepare for the upcoming school year we want to remind you that the 2022 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday begins Monday, July 25, and runs through Sunday, August 7.


For a complete list of tax-exempt items visit our website or click on the link below.

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 10.

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*Teachers may ask for additional items for their own classes.

ATTENTION 7th Grade Parents


All student immunizations must be up-to-date to attend school in Orange County. The immunizations are recorded on a Florida Certification of Immunization (DH 680) form, which can be obtained through the Orange County Health Department or your doctor’s office. All students entering Orange County public schools for the first time should have a physical exam completed and documented by a licensed physician within the last calendar year.

Immunization and Physical Requirements for School Attendance
Physical Exam within one year of school entry
Valid Florida DH 680 Immunization Form
(Any color paper is acceptable for the DH 680 form, blue paper is not required)


Click here for a listing of all scheduled summer immunization events.

Click here to download the Vaccine Consent Form.

Click here to download the TDAP Consent Form.

* Students must have: a most recent immunization record, as well as an original Birth Certificate, passport, or other government ID

* Those with private insurance and Medicaid can go directly to their medical care provider and obtain these same services.


Contact the Florida Department of Health in Orange County School Health Program at 407-858-1438 or the Immunization Program at 407-858-1444.

Orange County Health Department List of Service Providers

A continuation of a one-mill property tax will be on the ballot to:
  • Fund essential operating expenses

  • Compensate teachers and support staff

  • Preserve academic programs, arts, athletics, and student activities

This continuation is of the millage in place since 2010. Without it, OCPS will lose the funding necessary to fully support teachers, staff and students. On Aug. 23, Orange County voters will decide if the one-mill property millage should be continued for an additional four years.

Important Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: July 25, 2022

  • Vote by mail begins July 20, 2022

  • Early Voting: Aug. 8-21, 2022
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