Welcome to the 22-23 school year! We’ve have been so excited to have our students back and we’ve had an excellent few days! We know this year will be an amazing one! I wanted send you a couple of reminders. First, our students services team is working diligently to get all students into the proper classes. If your student needs a schedule change make sure they complete the schedule change form and if you have any questions feel free to contact me or our assistant principal in student services, Amanda DiMarzo. Secondly, don’t forget that free lunch service has stopped and our lunchroom has now returned to normal operations. Don’t forget to fill out the free/reduced lunch form on the OCPS website. Lastly, it is our goal for each and every one of our students to participate in an activity or club with an extra-curricular component. As opportunities arise, please encourage your student to get involved! They will be happy they did.

As always, feel free to reach out to me if you need anything at all. Here’s to an amazing year and Go Warriors!


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A continuation of a one-mill property tax will be on the ballot to:

Fund essential operating expenses

Compensate teachers and support staff

Preserve academic programs, arts, athletics and student activities


This continuation is of the millage in place since 2010. Without it, OCPS will lose the funding necessary to fully support teachers, staff and students. On Aug. 23, Orange County voters will decide if the one-mill property millage should be continued for an additional four years.


Important Dates:


Vote by mail begins July 20, 2022

Early Voting: Aug. 8-21, 2022


The Big Picture

Without a continuation of the one mill, OCPS will have $1,677 less in per-student funding than what pre-recession funding would provide today, adjusted for inflation.


Without an extension of the one mill, OCPS anticipates a 2023 budget reduction of $177 million which will impact many hundreds of teachers, academic programs, arts and athletics.


Further details can be found here.







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.

For enrollment and withdrawal information, please visit the WOHS Enrollment/Withdrawal Procedures for the most up-to-date information about procedures and documentation. You can find information about school curriculum at WOHS Curriculum Guide.

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.

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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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West Orange HS Remind Text Messages

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

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Freshman Class Code: @wo2026

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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.

“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.

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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.

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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.

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