The Eagles' Call!
Edgewater High School Community Brief
Monday, July 27, 2020
Over the past week, we have fielded more parent phone calls than any other week in my four years as principal. And, I have to say it was great!

Yes - I said it was great! When you decide to leave the classroom and move into school leadership, you leave behind a bit of the personal interaction and you trade it in for system development, policy implementation, and decision making in aggregate.

You lose some of the personal touch. This week allowed us the opportunity to get into the weeds with you about decisions best for your child, help with formulating schedules, etc.

These conversations were refreshing because we could be of service to you and entrusted with our best advice for your child.

Mark Shanoff, Ed. D
Edgewater High School 
"The Pride of College Park and Orlando"

Pictured very top: Congratulations to U.S. Marine Corps JROTC Cadet Ryan Thompson, Class of 2020, as he is on his way to Arizona State with a $180,000 scholarship.

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Content & Upcoming Events
In This Issue

Reopening FAQs
Class of 2024
Back-to-School Physicals
Community Service Forms
Transcript Requests

Dates to Watch For

July 20: FREE Back-to-School Immunizations began through Florida Health - Details
July 27 (NEW!)
: Deadline to submit the Fall 2020 Choice Registration Form
July 27:
Appointments can be made from this point forward with Dr. Mulfort, EHS College and Career Specialist
July 27:
Virtual community meeting on Edgewater field lighting - register at
August 7-9:
Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday - Details
August 21 (TENTATIVE)
: Start of 2020-2021

Our two 2019-2020 school resource officers, Ofc. Maria Thomas and Ofc. Sam Davila, with a number of our Eagles on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (Jan. 9, 2020).
Reopening Schools: OCPS Frequently Asked Questionsreopening   

Questions are coming in about reopening schools. Many of the answers are within the profiles of the three school reopening models and more may be in the presentation slides from the school board's July 7 work session and the July 14 board meeting. For general Q & A see below:


For the upcoming school year, the attendance office asks that you use the OCPS attendance document when your child is absent.  Please complete and turn in with a copy of any necessary legal documentation to the attendance office within 48 hours of a student returning from absence - OCPS Excused Absence Form
Class of 2024classof2024     

Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure everyone's safety, we are moving our annual Freshman Frenzy, originally scheduled for July 29 in the cafeteria, to a virtual platform. We have asked our faculty/staff sponsors to work with our TV production teacher so we can produce a video that will provide our freshmen families with great information about our clubs/sports/activities. We expect to push this out to everyone the first full week of August. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!
College & Career Resource Centerccrc 

Please complete the following form detailing your college/career path in order for Edgewater's College & Career Resource Center to best meet your needs for the 2020-2021 academic year: 
  • If you've already completed this survey, you do not need to complete it again.
Welcome to Senior Year!!! Top 30 Juniors
  • You received an e-mail back in May if you were in the "Top 30." You will have a special session before school begins. You will receive a separate e-mail if you fall into this category.
Appointment Requests
  • Students and parents can request an appointment at 
  • Availability begins July 27, 2020.
  • Appointments made prior to the 27th will be cancelled/rescheduled until after the 27th.
Edgewater community footnote: The chart immediately above from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows how the cost of getting a college degree in the U.S. has risen almost 1,200% in just 40 years. During that same time, overall inflation is up 230%. This is one reason why it is so important that our college bound Eagles take a close look at the excellent material Dr. Mulfort, Edgewater's College and Career Specialist, has prepared for the Class of 2021 - "Welcome to Senior Year" (We also believe many of our underclassmen and their parents will find it equally interesting!) 
Back-to-School Physicalsbacktoschoolphysicals   

Community Service Formscommunityserviceforms  

Looking ahead to the upcoming year, attached are two OCPS forms needed by students and the community when engaged in community service projects:


Edgewater's Marine Corps JROTC cadets helped to deliver the Thanksgiving food drive meals to our families this past November!
Transcript Requesttranscriptrequest    

Please see the following form when seeking a copy of a student's transcript:

Eagle Athleticsathletics  

Our Lady Eagles golf team about to compete in the district tournament in Ocala on October 14 last fall. Players included Amari Terry, junior, Alexa Harris, senior, coaches Beth Smith and Ken Harris, and sophomores Theori Thomas and Madeline Roush.
Athletic Physical Clearance is Going Digital! 
We are excited to announce that we are moving our athletic physical clearance process digitally for the 2020-21 athletic calendar season. Please be sure to read the following instructions on completing this process. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to our Athletic Trainer, Melissa Belcher at 
Edgewater Athletics Instagram
Fall Sports 
* Bowling (Boys and Girls) - Any students that are interested in participating in bowling, you can contact Coach Steinhorn at Tryouts and details to follow.
* Cheerleading (junior varsity and varsity) - Please contact Coach Dunston if you are interested in participating in cheerleading. You can email her at We will update tryout information at a later date.
* Crew (Boys and Girls) - Any students that are interested in participating in crew, please contact Coach Brad at More information to follow.
* Cross Country - If you are interested in running cross country at Edgewater, contact Coach Corbo at Tryout information will be updated.
* Football (Freshmen, Junior Varsity and Varsity) - Any students that are interested in playing freshmen, junior varsity and varsity football, please email Coach Duke at Tryouts and details to follow.
* Boys Golf - If you interested in playing golf for the Edgewater Eagles, please contact Coach Brewer at We will update tryout information at a later date.
* Girls Golf - Any girls interested in playing golf, please contact Coach Smith at Tryout information will be updated soon.
* Swimming (Boys and Girls) - Please contact Coach Whitted if you have an interest in participating in swimming.  You can reach Coach Whitted at Details to come soon.
* Girls Volleyball (Freshmen, Junior Varsity and Varsity) - If you are interested in playing volleyball, please contact Coach Washington at Tryouts and details to follow. 

Leadership Team

Principal - Dr. Mark Shanoff -
Assistant Principal of Instruction - Jodi Blevins -
Assistant Principal - Teleshia Jones -
Assistant Principal - Betsy Leis -
9th & 10th Grade Dean - Anamarys Rodriguez -
11th and 12th Grade Dean - Kirk Malcolm II -
Student Support and Operations Resource Teacher - Dr. Kim Bispott -
Academic Dean - Melissa Gray -

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