The Pioneer Express! 
Your Community Brief from Oak Ridge High School
Friday, March 13, 2020

The campus is quiet today as our Pioneers have departed on a well earned spring break. Their teachers are still here finishing up 3rd quarter final grades and regular classes will resume again on Monday, March 23.

Today is the very last chance for any of our ORHS parents & guardians to take a couple of minutes and share their views on our annual parent survey (link just below). The survey will be taken down at the end of the day so if this applies to your household, please take the survey today. We need your feedback for school improvement planning. Thank you.

Have a wonderful spring break and I am looking forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, March 23 for a successful on-time start to the final nine-week quarter! 
Ms. Jennifer Bellinger

Pictured very top: Congratulations!Join us in congratulating Oak Ridge High School's 2020 valedictorian (Khoa) and salutatorian (Faith). We are so proud of you and can't wait to see what the future has in store for you!  #proudtobeapioneer #oakridge #greenandgold

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Dates to Watch ForUpcomingevents  
Friday, March 13
  • Student Holiday-Teacher Workday - No School for students
  • Varsity Baseball vs Foundation Academy @ Foundation Academy - 5:00PM
Monday, March 16 thru Friday, March 20
  • Spring Break - School Closed
Monday, March 23
  • Boys Tennis vs St. Albans NJ @ US Tennis Academy - 3:30PM
  • Softball vs Jones @ Home - 4:00PM
Tuesday, March 24
  • Varsity Baseball vs Evans @ Evans - 4:00PM
  • Softball vs Winter Park @ Home - 4:00PM
  • Girls Lacrosse vs Freedom @ Freedom - 6:00PM
  • Boys JV & Varsity Volleyball vs Timber Creek @ Home - 6:00PM
Wednesday, March 25
  • Varsity Baseball vs East River @ East River - 4:30PM
Thursday, March 26
  • Girls Tennis vs Cornerstone @ Home - 3:30PM
  • Varsity Baseball vs Evans @ Home - 4:00PM
  • Softball vs Foundation Academy @ Foundation Academy - 5:00PM
  • Girls Flag Football vs Windermere @ Windermere - 6:00PM
Friday, March 27
  • Boys Tennis vs Cornerstone @ Home - 3:30PM
Saturday, March 28
  • Boys Tennis vs Columbus Ohio @ US Tennis Academy - 3:30PM

Tutoring and transportation available Monday through Thursday from 2:30-4:30PM. Come see us and get the assistance you need to be academically successful! See you there.

Senior News
Plan ahead Class of 2020!

No Early Release Wednesdays
Plan Ahead - No Early Dismissal Wednesdays: April 1 and May 6
Mark your calendars now - in order for all students to complete their SAT or FSA tests without concern for running out of time, all OCPS students will be scheduled for a full school day instead of the normal early dismissal on two more Wednesdays: April 1, and May 6, 2020.  

Masquerade Mystic - A Night in Disguise

College Board Opportunity Scholarship Winner 
Jalen Turner
Congratulations to Jalen Turner for earning a $1,000 scholarship for SAT practice through the @collegeboard #opportunityscholarship #thisisoakridge #pioneerpride #satprep #classof2021

SAT Program 

Registration for the March SAT is now closed, but you still have two more chances to test this spring.

No Excuses Mentoring Program (NEMP) 
Alumni Brother Spotlight  

THANK YOU to our 2019 Oak Ridge High School alumni brothers Benji Fleury & Jovan Mickens for sponsoring a $500 book scholarship for one of the current seniors in the program! This is a great example about paying it forward to your community. Thanks again gentlemen!

Latest Information - Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

Orange County Public Schools is in constant communication with the Florida Department of Health regarding the spread of COVID-19. As of March 12, Florida has 26 confirmed cases of the disease (none in Orange County) and two deaths. Florida is still considered a low-risk region.

OCPS is following appropriate protocols to protect staff and students. The district's current cleaning products are proven effective against the Coronavirus (the virus that causes COVID-19). Over Spring Break, custodial crews will sanitize all schools and offices.  

Please follow the link below for detailed information on the OCPS website.

Remaining Parent Academies  
Final opportunities for this school year: March 28th & May 16th 

There are two more Parent Academies scheduled for this school year: March 28th at Ocoee High School and May 16th at Winter Park High School. The OCPS Parent Academy is committed to sustainable impact on student success, parenting and advocacy and personal growth/wellness. The goal of the district initiative is to empower, engage and educate families and caregivers by providing high-quality training sessions, resources and access to skills and services.

Families and caregivers are provided a choice of two adult training sessions, access to childcare during the event (ages 4-18), a free lunch and access to the exhibit hall. Mark your calendars - you don't want to miss it!

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Leadership Team 

Principal: Jennifer Bellinger
Assistant Principal: Michele Browne
Assistant Principal: Dr. Brian Sanchez Corona
Assistant Principal: Luz Gonzalez Cartagena
Assistant Principal: Orlando Norwood

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