From The Principal's Desk
August 27, 2023
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Mrs. Beatriz B. Smith
Principal of the Dragons
From Ms. Kitts - Testing Coordinator
Florida’s state test requires our students to be tested three times throughout the year.
The first FAST test is taking place at Odyssey next week on Tuesday, August 29th, and Thursday, August 31st. Your student has a letter that was sent home with them explaining the FAST test and how to access resources.
It is imperative that your student be here and on time to school on both dates of testing August 29th and August 31st.
Thank you for your support as we get our students tested. If you have any questions please reach out to the school.
Learning Resource Specialist
Odyssey Middle School
OCPS employees and families,
Hurricane season runs through Nov. 30, 2023, and the state of Florida is offering its second Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 26 – Sept. 8, 2023. During that period, you can stock up on qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from sales tax. For a list of items, click here.
As a reminder, there are prioritized severe weather (hurricane) days listed on our 2023-24 school calendar.
Also, there is a resource assistance platform for families in need, it is called OCPS Community Connect. The free resources are in areas such as mental health, tutoring, housing, meals, and much more.
SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL
We are currently at 93 PTSA members, we are 107 PTSA members away from our goal of 200 members! We ask all families to please purchase a PTSA membership, for $10 you will be a PTSA member for the 2023-2024 school year with no obligations.
You should join our PTSA because your membership can help you build a village to support your child and connect you locally and to a nationwide network that supports all children. When you belong to our PTSA, you will be connected to important school and community resources. Will you support our efforts by becoming a member?
Click here to purchase your membership: https://odmsdragons.memberhub.com/store
If you would like to know more about our school and PTSA goals and activities planned for this school year, join us on Tuesday, August 29th in the Media Center.
➡️ SAC - School Advisory Council Meeting at 5 pm - 5:30 pm
➡️ PTSA General meeting at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the media center
September Membership Goal: If we have the entire ODMS staff sign up to be a PTSA member, PTSA will have a surprise for both the staff and students! Want to sponsor a teacher or staff member? Feel free to purchase a membership for them, all you have to do is under “Student name,” enter the name of the staff member you would like to sponsor. Dragons, you have until Open House to get all the staff signed up as PTSA members.
Interested in Spirit Apparel? Check out our online store where you can purchase t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items.
Save the date: September 28th from 3 pm-10 pm Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse