If you ordered a yearbook and have not picked it up, please stop by the front office during school work hours to pick it up.

Did you forget to purchase a 2022 yearbook, but still want one?

The West Orange journalism students are ordering a second shipment of yearbooks for anyone interested in purchasing! Order through yearbookforever.com for $125 and books will arrive this summer. Once books arrive you will be contacted via email to pick yours up in the front office. Any questions reach out to Ms. Stokes and jessica.stokes@ocps.net.


If you have any books or a laptop to return, please drop them off in the Media Center anytime during summer school hours (schools are closed on Friday).

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.

Orientation for incoming Freshmen and new students to West Orange HS will be held on Monday, July 25th from 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm in the WOHS Cafeteria.

Parking decals for students on campus will go on sale on Monday, July 11th.

The first day of the 2022-2023 school year is Wednesday, August 10th.

The 2022-2023 NHS Application Is Live!


WEST ORANGE JUNIORS AND SENIORS:

It’s time to consider the National Honor Society! If you have a cumulative, weighted GPA of 3.5 or above, and you want to apply to the 2022-2023 National Honor Society, please read this message carefully. Use your OCPS school account and join the NHS Google Classroom. To initiate the NHS application process, follow the steps below:

Remember, you must SUBMIT the electronic form in addition to

PRINTING and RETURNING the application.

THE NHS APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 31, 2022. RETURN APPLICATIONS TO MR. SMITH IN ROOM 433. GOOD LUCK!

Go to www.classroom.google.com.

Click on the “+” sign beside your name; choose

“Join class” and enter the code inside

the quotation marks (all lowercase, no punctuation): “lpcltai”.

Click on the “2022-2023 STEP #1 - NHS APPLICATION PROCESS” assignment.

Read and follow the qualifications and instructions precisely.

Complete the personal data questions, submit your answers and

print the NHS application. (For the questions regarding your schedule,

please put “Unknown” or “NA” for periods 1-7until you receive your official schedule. After you have your schedule, please edit the document immediately. It is vital that NHS knows your class schedule.)

If you have questions, please email the NHS Adviser, Mr. Meke Smith, at: meke.smith@ocps.net


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.

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

Twitter YouTube Instagram Facebook

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!