OCPS families, as a result of the passage of a new law this week in Tallahassee, masks will now be optional for students in OCPS buildings and vehicles. Parent notes are no longer required and staff will no longer monitor face mask compliance.

After the Thanksgiving break, beginning on Monday, November 29th, masks will be optional for all adults, including visitors, vendors, and volunteers on OCPS property.

Additionally, if you were one of the 5,600 people who received the COVID-19 vaccine during one of our vaccination events, thank you. The COVID vaccine is voluntary but strongly encouraged. There will be more vaccination events in our schools after the Thanksgiving break. Times and locations are available at ocps.net, click on the COVID-19 information graphic.

Schools will be closed next week for the holiday. We hope you and your family have a joyous and safe Thanksgiving, we are thankful that you are a part of our OCPS family!




Save the date for the WOHS Winter Formal on Saturday, January 29th.

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.




Join the West Orange band, cheerleaders and Warriorettes in the WOHS Courtyard before school starting at 7am on football game days.

Wear your blue and orange!


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.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and head to your favorite spot to view the West Orange HS Marching Band in the annual Winter Garden Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4th at 10am. A long-standing Winter Garden holiday tradition will delight spectators and bring in holiday cheer! Don't forget to look for the Big Guy himself at the end of the parade! The parade starts on Dillard Street and continues down Plant Street.

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.

Click here for details on the electives offered in the

2021-2022 school year.

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.



Congratulations to West Orange High School, who has been ranked in the U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings. Click here to see the rankings!

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: @wo2022

Junior Class Code: @wo2023

Sophomore Class Code: @wo2024

Freshman Class Code: @wo2025

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.

5,635 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given out at OCPS high schools last week, and OCPS is hosting more events after Thanksgiving! If you got your first shot, return to the same location for your second. If you missed your opportunity, come on in and start the vaccination process. Adults needing their vaccine or a booster can also attend, all brands will be available. Guardians must accompany minors.

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!