Monday, May 17, 2021
Colonial High School
CHS Community Member,
This past week we enjoyed a wonderful Senior Drive Thru and as the pictures below illustrate, the students and staff really had a terrific time. Thank you so much to all of the students, teachers, staff, and volunteers that worked behind the scenes to make sure this special event was a success. Next up for our Seniors is graduation day! We are looking forward to Monday's ceremony at the Amway Center and more proud of these graduates our teachers and administrators could not be!

While we have the Class of 2021 graduation this week we are also administering CFEs (Please see the daily testing schedules and bell schedules for both campuses below.) Our Grenadiers have studied very hard since last August to reach the point of their CFEs, so once again I encourage students to get a good night's sleep the evening before an exam and to eat a healthy breakfast the morning of an exam. These two actions can help students to perform at their very best.

I hope you enjoy this latest edition of The Colonial Connection and best wishes for a successful week ahead!

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2021!

Dr. Maestre
Principal

Pictured very top: Boys volleyball.
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Main Campus:
6100 Oleander Drive
Orlando, FL 32807
(407) 482-6300

Freshman Campus:
7775 Valencia Collage Lane
Orlando, FL 32807
(407) 249-6369
Laptops for Underclassmen
Grenadiers may keep their laptops this summer if returning in August
If you are remaining a Grenadier for next year, you will keep your laptop over the summer. If you have any technical issues, submit a ticket to tinyurl.com/colonialTECH. More information can be found on the Grenadier Gate CANVAS site.
Colonial Snapshot of the Week
"Colonial High School congrats THE GRAD - Class of 2021!"
Senior Drive Thru Highlights
Grenadiers of the Month!
May 2021
Female Grenadier: Isabel Oliveras
Male Grenadier: Oscar Mazariegos
From left to right: Lujane Ramadan, Kendra Longdon, Kariliz Blanco, Kayshla Cabral, Litzy Monroy, Isabel Oliveras, Oscar Mazariegos, Arnold Alvarado and Marc Varada.
Athletics
FREE Sports Physicals
ALL OCPS ATHLETES will now be REQUIRED to also have an ECG before being allowed to participate. For FALL Athletes the deadline is August 2 – The first day of the official start of Fall practices.

On June 26th from 9:00am-1:00pm “Be A Player” is offering free physicals and ECGs to OCPS athletes from any school. This event will take place at Jones High School. This event is limited to the first 800 athletes with a pre-registration line opening at 8:00am. Attached you will see the pre-registration form that can be filled out and submitted in advance to Jordan Klarfeld at JSJKlarfeld@beaplayer.org. Walk ups will only be accepted if there is still availability.
Upcoming Testing: Common Final Exams
Freshman Campus CFE Schedule:
Main Campus CFE Schedule:
Cambridge and Advanced Placement
Please visit the link for Cambridge and Advanced Placement testing. Students need to bring several number 2 pencils and a calculator if needed. In compliance with CDC guidelines, students must maintain social distancing at all times and they absolutely must wear a mask while on campus. Cell phones and other electronic devices will be prohibited from the testing room, so we are strongly encouraging students to leave them at home or in their vehicles.
AICE (Cambridge) testing is in blue on this calendar and AP testing is in red

For “AM” Cambridge testing, students should arrive by 7:20 and meet in the media center. For “PM” Cambridge testing, students should plan to arrive by 11:30 and meet in the media center.

AP testing students will report directly to their testing rooms.

Unfortunately, we do not provide transportation to and from school for testing of any kind.

If I can answer any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Sharon.Christensen-Jones@ocps.net
After School Tutoring
Grenadiers Speak Up
Students - speak up using the link on your Grenadier Gate Canvas page.
Community Resources
Emergency Rental Assistance Program:
Source: Orange County Government; Click here for more details
OCPS
2021-2022 Calendar
Latest Community Update (May 12)
Dr. Jenkins just released her next YouTube Community Update which is only 4 minutes long, but touches upon a number of topics helpful to our Colonial community such as the use of face masks, plans for LaunchEd learning at home in 2021-2022, summer school, and more. Please click here.
Monday's Motivational Moment!
As we near the end of the 2020-2021 school year, we share this poem that underscores the importance of goal setting in our lives. Written by one of the world's most famous authors - "Anonymous" - it should particularly resonate with our 12th grade Seniors bound for college, military service, and the private sector this summer.

While this poem applies to all of us, we encourage our Seniors to reflect upon their true dreams and goals. They should write down specific goals and develop a plan as they move forward beyond high school as proud graduates of the Class of 2021!
SUCCESS BEGINS WITH GOALS

When I think of what it is that sets some people apart,
I think that goals in life must be the place to start.

Imagine playing football on an unmarked field of green,
not a goal line to be sought, not a goal post to be seen.

It would be an aimless battle where there nothing to be gained,
not a thing to strive for, not a goal to be obtained.

We must have purpose in our lives for the flame that warms the soul
is an everlasting vision, every person must have their goal!
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Have a wonderful week Grenadiers!
Dr. Maestre, Principal
Colonial High School
Sunday, May 16, 2021
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Principal: Dr. Hector Maestre Hector.Maestre@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Ms. Joann Dorries joann.dorries@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Dr. Timothy Flynn timothy.flynn@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Ms. Elizabeth Fuller elizabeth.fuller@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Mr. Michael Mezger michael.mezger@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Ms. Kimberly Parsons kimberly.paternoster@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Dr. Mary Vetter mary.vetter@ocps.net
Assistant Principal: Mr. Jonathan Zenzel jonathan.zenzel@ocps.net
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