What an amazing week in Warrior Country! From the impromptu senior prank last Friday, to Baccalaureate Tuesday, and the walkout and parade, our seniors have had a week to remember! We are looking forward to an amazing graduation Monday at 2:30pm at UCF. If you missed out or forgot to purchase a 2022 yearbook and still want one, reach out to Ms. Stokes at jessica.stokes@ocps.net. She is getting a second shipment that will have a summer arrival of June or July. Contact her to get on the wait list to purchase. You won’t want to miss out…it’s incredible! Underclass parents, the end of the year is near so stay on your students about finishing all work and staying on top of their grades. CFE testing will being on Monday. Lastly, we are offering a full menu for summer school this summer including an enrichment camp and of course our course recovery. Please contact us if you are interested and as always, please reach out if you need anything at all.

Matt Turner

Principal

All WOHS students will be turning in their laptops at the end of the year. Mrs. Wallner is in need of volunteers in the media center with the collection process. The seniors will go first on Thursday, May 12th with underclassmen to follow at the end of the year. Please help if have some time! Click here to sign up. Thank you!

In August, all students will need to pick up a new laptop. Dates and times for pickup will be provided over the summer.

Incoming students will also need to obtain a West Orange HS school ID at that time.

We are in need of underclass parents or students to help with Baccalaureate and the Senior Parade so that senior class families can enjoy these events. Please consider helping! Click here for more details and to sign up.

Join the West Orange HS PTSO! This Membership drive is the ONLY fundraiser for the PTSO. Membership dues and donations fund virtually 100% of PTSO-sponsored programs such as the Ultimate Warrior Scholarship, Teacher Grants, multiple Teacher & Staff Appreciation events, the College & Career Center, the School Nurse program, our Angel Fund, and more.


Please don't forget to have your student join as well. Membership in the Parent, Teacher, STUDENT Organization looks very good on a college application!! And don't forget to add in a teacher appreciation donation (they really deserve it) and a donation for our scholarship fund.


Click here to download the form to bring to our next PTSO meeting. Click here to pay online.

Please contact Lori Benton at membership@wohsptso.org

if you have any questions or to receive your promo items.



Please share this newsletter sign-up link with any incoming parents and students, so they start receiving important information in our newsletter including information about upcoming course selections and counselor meetings. http://eepurl.com/c0hSO9


Click here to view the West Orange HS Rising Freshmen Parent Night Orientation. The video is approximately 30 minutes long and contains all the information needed to get you started at West Orange HS.


School website: https://westorangehs.ocps.net/


Get connected:

Facebook: WOHS PTSO

Instagram: woptso

Twitter: wohsptso


All incoming Class of 2026 Warrior students and parents should join the Class of 2026 Remind group by texting @WO2026 to 81010.



All incoming Class of 2026 Warriors should follow westorange2026 on Instagram.



Report cards can be viewed using Skyward Family Access, which is under Quick Links on the OCPS home page. If you have any questions, please reach out to the school.



All OCPS high schools will be instituting a requirement of parking car tags for all cars entering campus for drop off and pick up. Parents will receive information soon and will be required to register via a Google form and a pickup date for the hang tags will be scheduled. Thank you in advance for helping us institute this important additional security measure.

Culinary Arts

West Orange High School is excited to have a Culinary Arts Program for the 2021-2022 school year. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and relevant commercial foodservice knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific hands-on technical skills. The content includes occupation-specific hands-on technical training and employability skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared for the following entry-level positions such as: steward, prep cook, pantry cook, fry cook, banquet cook, retail and cafeteria line cook.

Culinary Arts Program

INTRODUCTION TO FOOD PREP 1-2

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and relevant commercial foodservice knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Hospitality & Tourism career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific hands-on technical skills.

COOKING METHODS AND TECHNIQUES 1-2

The content includes occupation-specific hands-on technical training and employability skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared for the following entry-level positions such as: steward, prep cook, pantry cook, fry cook, banquet cook, retail and cafeteria line cook.

Step 1: Open the link to the fillable Emergency Student Information Form and complete.

Step 2: Save the document to your computer as a pdf with your child's name in the title. EX (JohnDoeEmergencyForm.pdf)

Step 3: Open this link to answer a few identifying questions and upload your completed form.

Step 4: Repeat these steps as necessary to complete a form for each of your children attending West Orange High School.

If you have any questions please contact Mandi Brown.

The OCPS McKinney-Vento Program (MVP) provides support to families currently in housing transition due to financial hardship. Housing transition includes those lacking a fixed, adequate, or regular housing situation. Depending on the situation, this can include families living in shared housing, garage or studio apartments, hotels, shelters, and/or cars. If your family or a family you know is currently living in housing that fits this description, we ask the family complete the OCPS digital Student Residency Questionnaire or SRQ. Once completed an OCPS McKinney-Vento Program staff member will review the information. If the family qualifies, a staff member will reach out to explain rights and supports provided by the McKinney-Vento Act.


To complete the SRQ, families can visit the OCPS McKinney-Vento Program website at https://homeless.ocps.net and click on the link labeled Digital SRQ or they can link directly to the SRQ by going HERE. For additional questions, families can call 407-317-3485.


If you are a teacher, club sponsor, team coordinator, parent or student with information or pictures to share in our newsletter regarding anything going on at West Orange HS, please email it to communications@wohsptso.org so we may include it in this newsletter and on our social media.

Welcome to the WOHS HERO program. The HERO program is how West Orange HS tracks student tardies throughout the school day. We ask that all parents sign up for a HERO account so you can be notified when your son/daughter is late to classes. You can also see if they received a consequence for that tardy. We do keep Tardy to School separate from Tardy to Class because Tardy to School can be counted towards Truancy. Click here to create a Parent account and add your student. Click here to view the instructions.

School bus transportation information for eligible students is on the OCPS website under "Find A Bus".

Please remember that West Orange High School PTSO is set up as a charity for Amazon Smile. Just choose us as your recipient charity by selecting West Orange High School PTSO Inc. It is the same as shopping on Amazon. We get a percentage of all purchases made.

Click here to go shopping!


The Crisis Text Line is a great resource for someone who doesn’t want to talk but would be more comfortable texting. Please talk and share with your students. https://www.crisistextline.org/

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Sign up to receive our weekly PTSO newsletter HERE .

By subscribing you will receive weekly communications regarding all that is going on at West Orange.

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For latest information by text message from your PTSO -

To register, text @wohsptso to the number 81010

If anyone has trouble with 81010, they can try texting @wohsptso to (407) 502-5362.

or send an email to: wohsptso@mail.remind.com

Click HERE for information on the Remind App

To view past Remind messages click HERE

West Orange HS Communications

West Orange HS Remind Text Messages

Texts sent from the guidance office, class events, volunteer opportunities and more. . .

Text 81010:

Senior Class Code: @wo2023

Junior Class Code: @wo2024

Sophomore Class Code: @wo2025

Freshman Class Code: @wo2026

West Orange High School Info: @wohsinfo

Dual Enrollment students: Text @wovcde to 81010

Twitter: @WohsPtso


Be sure to Opt In. Connect Messenger allows the school to send text messages to parents and the staff which is convenient for short reminders. In order for the school to be able to send a text message that you can receive each person must opt-in. To opt-in please text ANY of the following: “Y”, “YES”, “OPTIN”, “OPT IN” or “SUBSCRIBE” to 68453.

WOHS on Social Media

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Click here for directions for accessing Skyward for parents (if you currently do not have access). If you are having difficulties you can contact westorange_hs@ocps.net.

You will see these in classroom windows all around our school and across digital platforms too. Every student deserves a safe learning environment free from bullying and bigotry. YOU are welcomed here!



Click here for directions for accessing Canvas for parents (if you currently do not have access). If you are having difficulties you can contact westorange_hs@ocps.net.

Please support our PIEs

West Orange is being considered for possible rezoning beginning the 2022-2023 school year. OCPS is asking for input on rezoning plans that may affect West Orange HS. High School 113-H-W-4 is a relief school that will impact West Orange and Windermere. A community presentation was made on March 4th. Click here to view and compare the 4 proposed options. Option 2 and 4 affect West Orange and basically take the students who attend SunRidge MS that live near the corner of Avalon and Stoneybrook and send them to WOHS instead of Windermere. Click here to provide your input.

“Hope for Healing Florida is an initiative about helping good people in crisis by leveraging the resources of our state agencies, private partners and our state administration. Click here for resources.

Please share this link for our West Orange HS PTSO newsletter with your friends and neighbors so these parents don't miss out on important information that we will be providing to help with the transition.

http://eepurl.com/c0hSO9

Connect to us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our website too!!

Have a question? Email communications@wohsptso.org


The Meningitis vaccine is not required for high school students, but most colleges require it. It is a very important immunization for college students (and those living in heavily populated, close living quarters). Click here for information from the CDC.

Like our page on Facebook / Check out our website / Follow us on Twitter

WE ARE NOW ON INSTAGRAM!!

There is a lot that goes on at WOHS every day. We post numerous items on the PTSO Facebook page, website and Twitter during the week. These include events, pictures, videos, updated schedule items, sports scores, news, etc. Please like and follow our West Orange High School PTSO Facebook page, check the website for updates and follow us on Twitter. All calendar items can be seen in Facebook events. You can now find us on Instagram!! Please feel free to share any information regarding your class, club, sports team, etc. by emailing communications@wohsptso.org. All of the information in this newsletter is provided by YOU!

Please make sure to keep your contact information up to date. If your address, email or telephone number has changed, please make sure to let WOHS know. You may contact them at 407-905-2400.

Please let the PTSO know if your email has changed by emailing communications@wohsptso.org.



OCPS is committed to providing parents with resources to help their student(s) succeed. Click here to check out this parent resource page and information for High School Parents.

School safety is everyone's business. Do your kids know how to report a concern? OCPS District Police Chief Holmes explains that there are 3 ways to report tips anonymously: Call 1-800-423-TIPS, go to www.speakouthotline.org or by using the P3 Campus App.

Students can also tell any staff member at their school.

Click here to become one too!