OCPS News (10/2015)
School Information from OCPS October Newsletter:
There have been several rezoning community meetings this past month regarding the three new K-8 schools opening in 2017 (Audubon Park Area and Parramore Area) and 2018 (Lake Como Area). District 6 schools to be impacted by this rezoning are Howard and Lee Middle, Audubon Park, Fern Creek, Hillcrest, Killarney, Lake Como and Princeton Elementary. There are a few more meetings scheduled regarding this rezoning on October 20 and December 8. See Zoning Timeline for more information about the K-8 rezonings.
A great way to get involved and keep up-to-date on what’s happening in the school district is to attend School Board Meetings and Work Sessions.
https://www.ocps.net/Pages/Detailed-Calendar.aspx for a complete listing of board meeting/work session dates and topics. Be sure to hover over the date and the information will be displayed or you can scroll down below the calendar for an event listing with many more details.
OCPS Rezoning (10/2015):
Hi neighbors! Thank you to all who came out to the Rezoning Meeting last night. Here’s a recap for residents being rezoned from Blankner to Lake Como…
1) Rising K and above in Fall of 2017 and their siblings will be grandfathered and able to continue at Blankner through the 8th grade.
2) School Board members are looking at grandfathering back to Pre-K in Fall 2017, and taking a look at how the application/lottery for Pre-K currently works. They indicated they are willing to work with these specific families individually to help them ensure they attend Blankner if desired. No definite commitment at this time.
3) Only siblings that are born by school start of 2017 will be eligible for grandfather clause.
4) The new K-8 at Lake Como will be opening Fall 2018, and the purpose of the restructuring is to get our entire neighborhood in the same school going forward in order to “preserve community” and “straighten up the lines.”
Neighbors are working on a census of those in the rezone area to give to the board, in order to provide information about families and their children’s ages, etc. so they can begin working with those families who have special circumstances they would like considered.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment. Thanks! Windsor
From Orange County Public Schools regarding rezoning meetings:
Neighborhood Relations Manager Susan Harris from City of Orlando Office of Communications & Neighborhood Relations
Since it is difficult to determine everyone who will be impacted by Orange County Public Schools rezoning plans, we are sending you this notice from Orange County Public Schools:
Three new K-8 (kindergarten through 8th grade) school projects are underway in Orange County and they will trigger student rezoning starting now to commence in the 2017-18 school year. Three community meetings are scheduled for you to come hear about and ask questions of staff regarding the proposed changes.
For information now and throughout the process, go to the Student Enrollment webpage at www.ocps.net or call407.317.3342.
If your child attends one of these schools, now or in the future, we encourage you to attend one of the three community meetings:
• Blankner K8 school;
• Audubon Park, Brookshire, Cheney, Conway, Dover Shores, Fern Creek, Hillcrest, Kaley, Killarney, Lake Como, Lake George, Lake Silver, Orange Center, or Princeton elementary schools;
• Grand Avenue Primary Learning Center;
• Conway, Glenridge, Howard, Jackson, Lee, Maitland, or Memorial middle schools.
The community meetings will be Monday, September 21, Thursday, September 24 and Monday, October 12. The community meetings start at 6:30 p.m., at school board headquarters, 445 W. Amelia Street in downtown Orlando.
At the meetings, you will be able to see maps and ask questions of staff. These are only informational meetings. No formal action or votes will be taken.
The school board will hear public input at its formal Rule Development workshop on Tuesday, October 20 at 4:30 p.m. At that meeting, the proposed options will be presented and the school board may determine to advertise one or more options for a public hearing. The earliest date for a public hearing and a final vote is Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
All meetings will be held at School Board headquarters located at 445 West Amelia Street, Orlando.
2015 Graduation Schedule
|Apopka||May 28||10 a.m.||UCF|
|Boone||May 21||8 p.m.||UCF|
|Colonial||May 19||10 a.m.||Amway|
|Cypress Creek||May 26||8 p.m.||UCF|
|Dr. Phillips||May 21||3 p.m.||Amway|
|East River||May 27||8 p.m.||UCF|
|Edgewater||May 19||3 p.m.||Amway|
|Evans||May 21||8 p.m.||Amway|
|Freedom||June 1||10 a.m.||UCF|
|Jones||May 27||8 p.m.||Amway|
|Lake Nona||May 29||3 p.m.||UCF|
|Oak Ridge||May 21||10 a.m.||Amway|
|Ocoee||May 30||3 p.m.||UCF|
|Olympia||May 30||10 a.m.||UCF|
|Timber Creek||May 29||8 p.m.||UCF|
|University||May 28||3 p.m.||UCF|
|Wekiva||May 27||3 p.m.||Amway|
|West Orange*||May 19||8 p.m.||Amway|
|Winter Park||May 28||8 p.m.||UCF|
|Winter Park Tech||May 28||7 p.m. ||Winter Park HS|
|Orlando Tech||May 29||7 p.m.||Jones HS|
|Westside Tech||June 1||7 p.m.||Ocoee HS|
|Mid Florida Tech||June 2||7 p.m||Oak Ridge HS|
|*This date/time/location may change.|
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