Please drop off any remaining library books and textbooks you have at home to the WOHS front office, Monday through Friday, from 9 am - 2 pm.
All district offices and schools will be closed on Fridays through July 24th. Visitor hours are from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Thursday, at all school and district offices. For health and safety reasons, all visitors must have an appointment prior entering any district facility or school.
Report cards will be available in Skyward on Monday, June 15th. In the coming week WOHS will also mail home the final report card for all students. Report cards will be mailed to the address on file with our school, please email Margaret.Beadle@ocps.net to update or change mailing address ASAP.
As the School Board prepares to consider plans for reopening schools, we want to encourage you to review three options for your child. Click here to view a description of the choices so you can begin considering which is best for your family. This will help to clarify the options that were discussed last Tuesday.
The options include:
1) face-to-face five days a week
2) Orange County Virtual School
a potential innovative model
If and when the state approves an innovative plan there will be an on-line registration to select a model for your child for the 2020-21 fall semester which ends in December. We will send an update after the board meeting on Tuesday.
There will be an OCPS School Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 14th starting at noon. The meeting will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/OCPSboardmeetings. The school board will continue their discussions about how to return to school. Click here for a summary of discussions from the meeting this past week.
OCPS will continue to support our families with meals during the summer. The OCPS Summer Nutrition Program begins Monday, June 1st, with free meals for children ages 18 and younger. Breakfast and lunch will be distributed by Orange County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services from 9 a.m. to noon. On Thursdays, children will receive two days of breakfast and lunch. Meals will also be distributed for children at select community sites. Click here for the complete list of locations.
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.
West Orange HS Remind Text Messages
Texts sent from the guidance office, class events, volunteer opportunities and more. . .
Senior Class Code: @wo2020
Junior Class Code: @wo2021
Sophomore Class Code: @wo2022
Freshman Class Code: @wo2023
West Orange High School Info: @wohsinfo
Dual Enrollment students: Text @wovcde to 81010
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.
Congratulations and welcome to our new Principal Mr. Matthew Turner. He comes to West Orange HS from his role as Principal at Westridge Middle School. Welcome to the West Orange family!
West Orange HS is waiting to address student parking until they determine the plan of returning to school. We will send an update in July about the plan with enough time for families to prepare.
Teen Xpress is out in the community and on the frontlines providing healthcare services to teens and adolescents during this time. Please see the flyer for more information about where and when families can expect to be seen.
All scheduled patients will receive a COVID-19 screening prior to being seen by the nurse. We are diligent about sanitizing all contact areas in the unit between patients and are utilizing standard hospital PPE.
Students will receive their class schedule during Warrior Welcome which is scheduled to be held on Thursday, August 6th from 10am-1pm. This is a great opportunity to pick up your schedule, learn the whereabouts of your classrooms, meet your teachers, learn about clubs and activities, join the PTSO and purchase spirit wear.
OCPS invites families to "see" the world using Nearpod virtual field trips. You can even message them a picture of your "travels" and they will select one lucky family for a prize each week. This week, explore the continents of the world! To start, just go to https://join.nearpod.com and enter the code for
your tour choice.
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.
It is 2020 Census time. You will begin receiving census information in the mail, online or by phone. Do it now to avoid repeated attempts to contact. The census is the foundation for measuring the nation's population and includes all persons living in U.S., including citizens and non-citizens. An accurate and complete population count is vital as population numbers are used for determining the allocation of millions of dollars of federal and state funding for education. Use the pre-loaded icon on their LaunchPad homepage. All responses to the census questions are confidential. It is safe, it is easy and it is our civic duty to be counted. Please take part in
the 2020 census. https://2020census.gov/
“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.
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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.
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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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the covid pandemic, the printing plant for the yearbook in Texas is shut down. At this point Ms. Poor has no idea when it will re-open. Optimistically, yearbooks may arrive this summer but most likely it will be in the fall. Anyone with questions regarding outstanding balances on a senior salutation or a yearbook should address them to Ms. Poor at email@example.com and copy the email to the WOHS bookkeeper Ms. Kim Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please monitor all school communications for further updates. As information is gained it will be released to students and 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.