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.

The Florida Department of Education has issued a Reopening Schools plan for the upcoming school year. The OCPS school board and district staff are studying the plan and will provide further details as they become available. Click here to read report.




Incoming freshmen and new students should click here to sign up for the West Orange High School Freshman and New Student Orientation which is being held on Monday, July 20th and Tuesday, July 21st.


Click here to view the latest update from OCPS.

Here is some guidance from our school nurse:

Protect yourself and your community from COVID-19. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home when you are sick.


There has been no indication that wearing a mask will prevent you from getting sick. If you are sick, wearing a mask may protect others but keeping yourself at home would also protect others and is preferred. Masks will not be provided by the school.


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.

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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.

If students have any technical issues during distance learning, students will first need to fill out a tech request form. Mrs. Obelar will then contact them and try to fix the laptop over the phone. If she can’t trouble shoot the laptop then she will tell them to request an appointment using the appointment form. Once they make the appointment they will bring their laptop and charger to the school. If they only need a replacement charger then they can just fill out the appointment form without filling out the tech request form.

Tech request form

https://tinyurl.com/WOHStechsupport

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.

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.




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.


Lunch Money

If you will not have any students attending an OCPS school for the next school year, you may request a refund of your lunch money account from

OCPS Food & Nutritional Service by completing this form. Refund may take up to 8 weeks to process. EMail FSRefund@ocps.net with any questions.

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.



Spirit Wear has some new designs including the blue in dri-FIT. Please email spiritwear@wohsptso.org if you are interested in purchasing.

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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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!

Click here to obtain the Florida teens read book list. OCPS provides reading lists by grade level, the ability to search for books, apps, interactive literacy websites, e-books, parent resources, and literacy events around town. Students may also access the OCPS’s Summer Reading Challenge via LaunchPad. This challenge encourages students to read and log their minutes electronically. Click here for more information from the OCPS Reads website.



If you have any questions on student laptops, please email brenda.obelar@ocps.net.



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.

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 kimberly.poor@ocps.net and copy the email to the WOHS bookkeeper Ms. Kim Hudson at kimberly.hudson@ocps.net.

Please monitor all school communications for further updates. As information is gained it will be released to students and parents.



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.

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is consulting parents as stakeholders for state Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as part of the state plan for the federal Perkins Law. They are collecting general information on knowledge and opinions of parents through the 2019 Parent Survey of Public School Students (Grades 6-12). The survey is open now through November and can be accessed by clicking here. To take the survey in Spanish, simply click the survey link, and in the top right corner of the page,click the drop down arrow and click “Español.”




Student tech help is available when you are at home by emailing studenthelp@ocps.net.

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!