The Trojan EXPRESS!  
Your Community Brief from Evans High School
Monday, June 22, 2020     
Speaking at this year's Class of 2020 virtual graduation ceremony.
With summer in full swing, some of our students have begun vacation by working full time, traveling, attending summer school, or just relaxing. I am certain that our Trojans are anxiously waiting perspectives dates from the school, which will provide information on when they can re-start their academic/athletic and performing arts interests as Trojans.

As for me, I'm grateful for the time during the summer, as it provides me an opportunity to reflect, unwind and process for personal and professional improvement. I hope you and your students have that time as well!

I would like the welcome the Class of 2024 to Trojan Territory, 4949 Silver Star Rd. - home of the Trojans! For the Class of 2024, we will start a new tradition called, "The Trojan Charge." This event will introduce our freshmen students to our three pillars of success, Pride, Determination and Perseverance. During this time, workshops will occur with a focus on academics, clubs and athletics, school-wide expectations. More information will be forthcoming regarding the date and time of this event. A promotional video has been provided for you to view  Stay tune to our school website, social media and student e-mail.

Students and parents, final report cards for the 19/20 school year are available in the Skyward portfolio. We also sent out official report cards to your on file mailing address.
GO Trojans!

Rolando Bailey

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In this Issue 

Freshman Orientation
Virtual Ceremonies
Virtual Graduation
Student Spotlight
Trojan Athletics
HUB Happenings
Teen Xpress
OCPS Calendar
Vital Signs
Dates to Watch For
June 15: Reports Cards on Skyward
July 6: Cheer, Football, Girls Volleyball pre-season conditioning begins (below)
July 23: Freshman Virtual Orientation
August 10: Start of 2020-2021

Freshman Orientationfreshmanoreintation   
Our Freshman Virtual Orientation will take place on Thursday, July 23rd at 6pm. Links will be available through the school website, Facebook and Twitter. Stay tuned for more information on our Freshman events.  
Virtual Ceremoniesvirtualceremonies
2020 Senior Awards video link:
2020 Senior Awards website: 
2020 Senior Farewell Video: 

Virtual Graduation Highlights virtualgraduation

On June 5th, Evans celebrated the Class of 2020 with a virtual graduation. We hope to celebrate together in person in July, but in the meantime here are some images from that experience.
Student Spotlight studentspotlight
Javahri Johnson and Evon Thompson

to see one of our many Senior superstars, Javahri Johnson, who is featured on the #OCPSGrads story.  

In his short interview, Javahri shares how excited he is to continue studying music at FSU. He has been in Evan's chorus for the last three years. Pictured above is is the famous James D. Westcott Building on the FSU campus in Tallahassee.   
Our Valedictorian, Evon Thompson, is headed to Harvard!! Read more about his journey in this Orlando Sentinel article "Evans High School senior: From Jamaica to Pine Hills to Harvard." We know that Evon is equipped to serve, lead, and create in his post-secondary education and beyond. Congratulations and we look forward to seeing the great things that he accomplishes.

Trojan Athletics . . .trojanathletics  
Looking ahead to the upcoming 2020 fall season!   
Sports Physicals
To participate in an FHSAA sanctioned sport at Evans High School you must have an up to date high school physical on file with the Athletic Training Staff (middle school physicals do not transfer over).  All physical paperwork is done digitally at There is a new athletic physical process for the 2020-2021 school year. Please make sure you read ALL the directions. It requires a PARENT to create an account and go through all the steps for clearance. Paper copies have been provided at the front office as well. Remember, physicals need to be in 48 hours in advance!

To find the direction on how to complete this online physical process please do the following:
  1. Go to  
  2. Go to the "More" tab - Click on the "Physicals" link under Athletic Training
  3. Open the "Instructions for Submitting a Physical Packet" line
  4. Please read all the directions.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Mrs. Tiffany Edwards, Head Athletic Trainer, at

At this point and time there will not be an official physical day/night for students to come and get a physical on campus. You are encouraged to contact your primary care physician to schedule an appointment to get the physical or contact a walk-in clinic to schedule an appointment.

Preseason Conditioning Information
Cheer will begin conditioning on July 6th. The days will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 10 to 12:30. Students must have a current physical on file to participate. The actual tryout date will be July 27th at 10:00 am. All athletes will meet in front of the dance room for conditioning and tryouts. For questions or concerns please contact

Preseason conditioning for 9th - JV - and Varsity Football will start on July 6th. All participants must have a completed sport physical to participate in preseason conditions. Any questions please contact Coach Vernon Mitchell at

Evans vs. Jones, August 16, 2019
Girls Volleyball
Preseason conditioning for Girls Volleyball will start on July 6th. Monday thru Thursday 9:30 - 11:30. Tryouts will start on July 27th. All participants must have a completed sport physical to participate in preseason conditions. Any questions please contact Coach Goodwyn at

The bowling tryouts will start the first week of school. You MUST have a completed sports physical on file to participate. For questions or concerns please contact Coach M. Delaney

Boys & Girls Cross Country
The Cross Country program for boys/girls will start the first week of school. No running experience needed. Cross country will help you get into great shape for any other sport you would like to participate in. If you have any questions or concerns please contact:
Boys Head Coach: Coach Carter
Girls Head Coach: Coach Daniley

2019-2020 Cross Country
HUB Happeningshubhappenings   

Free Student Health Services this Summer Teenexpress
Teen Xpress

Teen Xpress will provide health services to OCPS students this summer. They will be located at Colonial High School's main campus as well as other sites on certain days of the week (below). Teen Xpress services are open to any Orange County students from 11 to 18 years old. Services are free and you do not need to have insurance.

OCPS 2020-2021 Calendar ocpscalendar
(Subject to change based on the Covid-19 situation)

Vital Signs vitalsigns

Once every year, the U.S. Dept. of Labor releases their analysis of the relationship between acquiring an education and the impact on American's chances of being out of work and their average pre-tax weekly paycheck. They recently published their findings for 2019. Once again the pattern repeats itself - those with more education have lower odds of being unemployed and higher weekly earnings.  
Leadership Team 
Pride - Determination - Perseverance 

Principal: Rolando Bailey 
Assistant Principal: Kenya Nelson Warren
Assistant Principal: Esther Hodge
Assistant Principal: Heather Kreider
Assistant Principal: Clarence Truitt
Assistant Principal: Lataniah Smith:
Senior Administrator: Casey Waugh

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