The Trojan EXPRESS!  
Your Community Brief from Evans High School
Monday, September 14, 2020      
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work to support each and every Trojan. Parents, if your student is experiencing issues or have questions related to academic instruction and technology (computer issues, CANVAS, BBB) please submit your concern to If you have concerns related to attendance, etc. please visit our school website and connect to link It is our goal to respond to your concern in a timely manner.  

We have reached the mid-point of the 1st 9 weeks. Progress Reports will be available on Thursday, September 17th via Skyward. This will be an ideal time to review your student academic successes or identify concerns; be sure to check in with your student and look over their Canvas with them. In the event you need to schedule a virtual parent conference, please contact our student services offices at 407-522-3400 ext. 6232249

At this time, we are now offering families the opportunity to examine their current learning platforms, either Face-to-Face or LaunchEd@home. If you feel your high school child needs to change, you can request it. Changes will not start until the second marking period, which begins on October 13th. Please carefully consider any move, as your child's schedule will change in more ways than just the platform. It is quite possible, as we continue to focus on student and faculty safety, that a schedule will change teachers, periods, lunches and even courses (especially electives). Very important, please look for confirmation from a school official, student services... that your request has been granted. This will come directly from your assigned Guidance Counselor or Assistant Principal, Mrs. Heather Kreider.

To make a change from Face-to-Face to LaunchED@Home and vice versa, you will need to request the educational model change using the Evans Survey found on our website under our student services tab or through the link below. You will need to fill out a new survey for each child.

Evans Educational Model Change Link

The deadline to submit your request is next Friday, 9/18/2020. We will not be able to honor any requests after that date. Please be mindful that you will need to be comfortable with the choice until January. You will have another opportunity to evaluate your child's learning platform at the semester break.

Rolando Bailey

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Pictured very top: A special shout out to our cafeteria staff who work tirelessly to provide grab and go meals for our students face to face as well as those in LaunchEd. We appreciate all your hard work!  
In this Issue  
College and Career Center
Trojan Spirit
Picture Day
Trojan Athletics
Class of 2021
Testing Updates
Teacher Spotlight
HUB Happenings
Community Resources
Dates to Watch For
Sept. 15: Virtual Parent Financial Aid Info. Session, 6-7:30 PM
Sept. 16: SGA Game Night (Big Blue Button at 3:30 PM)
Sept. 16 & 17: OCPS Financial Aid Nights
Sept. 17: Progress Reports
Sept. 17: Varsity Football at home vs. West Orange Warriors
Sept. 18: Deadline for Learning Platform Change for 2nd Nine Weeks - Evans change survey

This week's Parent Tech Tip video focuses on getting help for your child (click image).
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Virtual Parent Financial Aid Night
Tuesday, 9/15/2020 - 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Link will be on Canvas through Big Blue Button

This coming Wednesday & Thursday!
1) OCPS will also be hosting a Virtual Financial Aid Night
Wednesday, 9/16/2020 - 6:30 p.m-Link is located in CCRC Canvas Course / Announcements

2) OCPS will be hosting a Spanish Speaking Virtual Financial Aid Night
Thursday, 9/17/2020 - 6:30 p.m. - Link is located in CCRC Canvas Course / Announcements

Also this coming Wednesday . . .
Valencia - "Explore the Possibilites"
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 3:00pm
* Register at 
* Registration is required to attend. Each student that attends will be entered for the scholarship drawing.
* Valencia will be giving away one $500 scholarship for each high school.

Helpful Links:
ACT & SAT Testing Dates & Deadlines -
Evans High School - Scholarships -

Evans High School - Virtual College Visits -

NOTE: In order to access the documents above, please be sure to utilize your OCPS Google Drive.

Additional Scholarship Websites:
Scholar Snap - - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
Peerlift - - A great resource for scholarship and summer programs.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund - - Represents Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This fund has awarded more than $300 million in assistance to students and member-schools.
UNCF - - Multiple scholarships for African American students.

Trojan Spirit!trojanspirit   
National College Colors Day '20        
Our faculty and staff might have gone to different colleges, but they are united by their pride! Thanks for participating and showing your college colors! Thanks for SGA for organizing another great spirit event!

Picture Daypictureday      
Trojan Athleticstrojanathletics

Football Season Opens Thursday vs. West Orange
The Mighty Trojans of Evans High School will start their Football season at home against the Warriors of West Orange on Thursday, September 17, 2020 in the Trojans Stadium. The Football game will be live via Facebook Live, tune in to one hour before the game to access the streaming of the game.

Volleyball at Colonial this Wednesday
On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 our Volleyball Team will take on the Grenadiers of Colonel at Colonel High School, JV 5:30 PM, Varsity 7:00 PM

"Running Trojans Cross Country Team" at West Orange Wednesday
Cross Country will participate in the 2020 West Orange Invite at West Orange High School starting at 5:30 PM.

* Make sure you follow all of your Evans Athletics on our highly recognized website 

Male Athlete of the Month - Tyler Jones
Tyler Jones, an 11th grader and a member of the football team, received the Male Athlete of the Month  "Bracing for Greatness" award provided by Baptiste Orthodontics.

Tyler Jones with Principal Bailey
Female Athlete of the Month - Kadiann Jackson
Also receiving the "Bracing for Greatness" award is our Female Athlete of the Month, Kadiann Jackson who plays Volleyball and is in 12th grade. They met through video chat to award the students and get to know what their goals are for the future. We appreciate Baptiste Orthodontics for their continued support!

Trojan Athletics Partner

Class of 2021classof2021
Testing Updatestestingupdates

1. Seniors in need of the FSA ELA and/or Algebra 1 EOC graduation requirement received an email survey from Ms. Schomberg on Thursday, September 3rd.  This survey is very important to help scheduling testing for graduation requirements. If you receive one of these emails, and have not completed the survey, please do so as soon as possible.

2. Seniors in need of a FSA ELA graduation requirement will have an opportunity to retake this test starting September 14th. The FSA ELA Retake has three sections and is given over three days. Seniors listed in Skyward as Face to Face will test September 14th - 16th. Seniors taking classes through LaunchEd will be scheduled to test the weeks of September 21st and September 28th.

3. Seniors in need of the Algebra 1 End of Course Exam graduation requirement will have an opportunity to retake this test starting September 14th. The Algebra 1 EOC two sections and is given over two days. Seniors listed in Skyward as Face to Face will test September 17th - 18th. Seniors taking classes through LaunchEd will be scheduled to test the weeks of September 21st and September 28th.
Trojan Teacher Spotlightteacherspotlight

Native to Orlando, Ms. Tischer is happy to start her teaching career at Evans High School! Ms. Tischer grew up in Orlando, and is an alumnae of Boone High School and Stetson University. She enjoys traveling, reading, fishing and horseback riding. When she isn't at school, you can find Ms. Tischer fishing the intercoastal, and spending time in nature with her dog Ollie. Before teaching, Ms. Tischer was a professional photographer and worked for a real estate marketing company. Ms. Tischer is excited to continue her teaching journey here at Evans and loves the commitment each of her students shows through this new kind of school year.

Ms. Tischer, Language Arts
HUB Happeningshubhappenings    
Student Feature 
The NAACP's ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technical and Scientific Olympics) Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics is a year-long enrichment & achievement program for high school students of African/African American descent. It is designed to stimulate and encourage high academic & cultural achievement of participants.

ACT-SO culminates in a local and national competition where students compete for awards and prizes totaling over $100,000. We had 3 Evans High students participate in the virtual regional competition here in Orlando, FL: Giannina Daniels-Lajon, Ben Joseph and Anuvidya Singh.  

Giannina received the Silver Medal in Drawing. Anuvidya received the Bronze Medal in Painting. Ben Joseph won Gold in Painting and participated in the national virtual competition that occurred on August 13th.

Ben Joseph's art piece won Gold in Painting
Student Ben Joseph who won Gold in painting stated "I used acrylic paint and gouache on a 16x20 canvas board. The painting is supposed to represent the Black community and the hope we have to be able to get out of our situation in America, and while we can always see the hope on the other side we are still held back by the "cell bars" (Systematic oppression, racism and discrimination). This painting means a lot to me because in a way this is how I feel everyday being Black in America."

Sign-Up for a Free Library Card: 
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and the Orange County Library System is celebrating by encouraging everyone to sign up for a library card. Libraries provide educational opportunities and resources that foster lifelong learning. As children head back to school, now is the perfect time to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all - a free library card. Between September 1-30, click here to access service card and sign-up online! 
Community Resourcescommunityresources
Orange County Support for its Citizens - "Orange Cares"

As part of the Federal CARES Act, Orange County Government has received $243 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds. These funds will be distributed back into the community, and used for local government expenses related to the response to COVID-19.

Orange County Government has this information and applications available on its webpage. Listed below are three of Orange Cares' major support areas:

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to talk about how to best support a student please don't hesitate to reach out.  

It is essential that we all take care of our mental health, especially during these unprecedented times. If you or someone you know is struggling please reach out to get assistance. You can contact me for support, resources, and information on EAP benefits.

Let us join together in breaking the silence and ending the stigma.

Micaela Stone, MSW
Social Worker
(407) 852-3200 ext. 6105317
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Line staffed with trained counselors 24/7
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 1-888-333-2377
  • Provides referrals for support groups and mental health professionals
Veterans Crisis Line, 1-800-273-8255, press 1
  • For U.S. Military Veterans
Trevor Lifeline, 1-866-488-7386
  • The only national 24/7 national lifeline for LGBTQ youth
Central Florida Behavioral Hospital, 407-370-0111
  • Provides 24/7 no cost in-person and virtual mental health assessments and outpatient services
NAMI Greater Orlando Resources

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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