The Eagles' Call!
Edgewater High School Community Brief
Monday, April 27, 2020
Fast forward 50 years . . . think of the amazing stories our kids will have for the next generation or two generations of their families about how in 2020, schools closed, sports ceased, planes were empty, and life came to grinding halt. We are living through history and making history at the same time. Whenever we resume school within our traditional venues, I am heartened by how many new skills we will have at our fingertips to deliver instruction. How we can ensure students continue with instruction even when absent? Now we have a proven way for teachers and students to continue connecting from a distance.

I get it, though. Nothing is as organic or meaningful than face-to-face instruction or kids interacting with each other. But the remainder of the year will be spent continuously refining instructional delivery in this model for two purposes - to continue distance learning at a high level and determining which elements of distance learning can become part of the overall instructional enhancements when we return to a traditional model of attending school.

Thanks for continued support as we live through and make history!

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

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Content & Upcoming Events
In This Issue

Helpful Tips & Info.
EHS Org. Chart
Distance Learning Resources
Staff Working Virtually
Progress Reports
Parent Survey - COVID 19
Grab-and-Go Meal Days
Class of 2020
AP Exams
Tech Issues
Student Health Center
Athletics - Fall Season
Closing Images
Dates to Watch For

May 1: New deadline for Valencia DE test scores
May 2:
SAT Cancelled
May 4-8:
National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6:
Quarter 4 Progress Reports
May 25:
Memorial Day

Helpful Tips & Information for Parentshelpfultipsparents

We have curated all of the communicated information to parents in one easy-to-use reference guide.

EHS Organizational Chartorgchart 

Please reference the organizational chart for contact information at EHS!

Distance Learning Resourcesresources   

Plan Your Week

Set  a Routine

Building Resilience in Adults:

The University of Florida Lastinger Center - Distance Learning Resources:

EHS Faculty, Staff and Administrators Working Virtuallyehsvirtuallyworking 

Kirk Malcolm II, Discipline Dean 

Krysta Field, Biology Teacher
Paul Meek, US Government Teacher

Tammy Miller, Facilities and Discipline Clerk
 Ashley Stephenson, School Counselor

Zaneta Isukh, US History Teacher
Dr. Regina Hightower, Credit Recovery Teacher

College and Career Resource Centerccrc2   

Contact Information 
Do you need help with scholarships, residency forms, scholarships, FAFSA, Dual Enrollment, applications etc? Students and parents can text, call or email any questions or to schedule an appointment for a help session. I am here and miss working with all our students!

Google Voice number for texts and messages: 407-796-2617 
Office hours:  Mon/Tues/Fri 8-11am, Wed 12-3pm, Thurs 11-2pm    

Senior Information 
Please continue to notify Ms. Neiswanger of any college acceptances, scholarships awarded and FAFSA completions!

Given the uncertain circumstances surrounding COVID-19, many colleges and universities are offering students the option to delay making their admission deposits, options to move their admission term etc. Please make sure that you are checking your email and college/university admissions portals for updates.

In need of scholarships? Check the OCPS Scholarship Bulletin: 

Additional scholarships will be posted on Canvas for students as they are received. Please make it a habit to check the EHS Student Connected: Student Information Canvas page for  announcements often!

Deadlines Extended: 
* Young Lawyers Scholarship extended until May 11th
* The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Epsilon Epsilon Zeta Scholarship extended until May 16th

Seniors you can now access the Senior Survey on Naviance. Please complete your survey ASAP! The OCPS deadline to complete is May 1st. Thank you to those students who have already done so. The directions to access your survey are on Canvas.

* Students who are unable to access the survey can email Ms. Neiswanger for assistance.

Valencia Dual Enrollment Fall 2020 applicants 
We still have no updates on alternate assessments to meet testing requirements. We DO know that they deadline for scores will be extended past May 1st. As more details become available, they will be sent to students via email and Canvas.

Below are several links that can help students with the college planning process including upcoming virtual college fairs.

COVID-19: So What's Next?! Assisting Juniors & Seniors in College Admissions
By College Greenlight (Links to an external site.) 
Click here (Links to an external site.) to view a recorded webinar with information on  COVID-19 and college admissions for Juniors and Seniors.

Accept group list of colleges who have changed their admission decision day to June 1st 
(Links to an external site.)

List of Colleges that are test optional 
(Links to an external site.)
VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS is hosting an Online College Block Party April 28th and 29th! 
(Links to an external site.)

NAVIGATE 2020 Virtual Conference and College Fair   
This event is free-of-charge to attendees and is designed to help students and colleges connect safely during the COVID-19 crisis. The event will be live for three days, packed with informative sessions about the college decision process. During those three days, students can also browse interactive college fair booths, chatting live with admissions representatives.

After three days of live interactions, this event will remain posted at the event site until the COVID-19 crisis is over. Register soon, space is limited. 

Opportunity Jobs AcademyOJA 

Please click here for a LARGER VIEW of the flyer  
Progress Reportsprogressreports  
Wednesday, May 6th  

Parents, Quarter 4 Progress Reports will be released on May 6th. Please make this date on your calendar so you can discuss your child's grades prior to the end of the school year!

Florida Department of Health Surveysurvey  

The Florida Department of Health (FDH) is requesting your assistance with a health survey.  As Florida continues to work to fight the spread of COVID-19, the FDH launched a new survey, Stronger Than COVID-19 Community Action Survey.

This survey is intended for Florida residents to anonymously answer a brief series of questions which the Department will use to help inform and improve the state's response to COVID-19. 

Food Distribution Updatefooddistributionupdate 

On April 20, student food distribution started taking place at EHS on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m only. Student food distribution will no longer occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Senior Informationclassof2020

Students, please be sure to follow the SGA webpage for up-to-date information concerning your class:

Seniors, you have an address verification task that needs to be completed to process refunds for Grad Bash and Prom. You will find it under the Class of 2020 page on the website.

Be sure to follow SGA on social media so we can feature you in our challenges coming up. Faculty is invited to join in as well! Check them out below!
  • Instagram: @ehs_sga
  • Twitter: ehs_sga3100
AP Examsapexams  

* For the latest information on AP Exams please reference the link below:

* AP mock exams will be cancelled due to COVID-19. Please reach out to your AP teachers to get instruction on how they would like you to access any practice exams or materials.

* Free AP Review Classes - Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, you can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These courses:
  • Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you.
  • Will be available on-demand, so you can access them any time.
  • Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons including topics from the final 25% of the course
  • To access the live classes and recordings, visit the AP YouTube channel or find your course schedule below. We'll be adding more courses soon.

Student Technology Concernstechnologyconcerns  

Student Technology Concerns: Tech availability will be Monday through Friday at the Auditorium Ticket Booth from 9 AM-10 AM.  If computers must be swapped out, there could be a charge depending if the computer is damaged. Also, replacement chargers will be available (for a fee). If those times are not convenient, please reach out to Dr. Teleshia Jones at

The fastest way to get technology assistance is under the tech ticket option on your Launchpad under "digital support" or under "general information" on the student information Canvas page.

Student Health Centerstudenthealthcenter 

The Edgewater High School Student Health Center is closed while campus is closed.  As you prepare for summer camps, college, and other future plans, you may need an immunization record completed and signed by a medical practitioner.  If you find you need this and are unable to see your primary care clinician, our Nurse Practitioner, Darcy Ravndal, can complete this for you at no cost.  Please send, via email, your requested information and any scanned documents associated with the request. Please send to

Eagle Athleticsathletics  
  • 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.
Closing Images of the Week - Signs of the Timesclosingimages   

1. Jobless rates are lower and paychecks are larger as education levels rise:
Note: Most economists expect the unemployment rate to jump next month due to Covid-19. However, the difference in the joblessness rate between those with college and those without will again be significant as frequently higher educated workers are more likely to be able to work from home, and historically have been less likely to become unemployed during recessions.

2. Face mask usage:


Source: Gallup; read full article

3. Which of the following do you miss the most?

Source: CivicScience; Read full article

4. China vs. U.S. college degree growth:

Source: The Wall Street Journal; read full article

5. OCPS has many advantages given its distance learning program vs. millions of students throughout the world:

Source: UNESCO; read full article

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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