Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge (I expect others will follow).
A Message From Osceola School District Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop and spread throughout the country,
Update: March 30, 2020 as of 6:15 p.m. The State advised all school districts to extend the school closures through May 1, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we certainly miss our students, their safety, and the health of our community, remains of critical importance. All events through May 1 have been cancelled at this time, but there are no changes to graduation as of yet. Our digital learning plans are now being enacted, and we will continue to support our students, families, and teachers on this new learning journey.
School closures are now in effect for all K-12 schools, the district’s VPK and Extended Learning Programs, Osceola Technical College, and the Adult Learning Center Osceola. That date will be reevaluated every two weeks to determine its feasibility as the pandemic progresses. At this point, we await clarification from the state regarding student make-up day requirements, any waived days from our regular calendars, and any employee-related decisions required pursuant to this direction. All statewide assessments have been cancelled this school year. Information regarding graduation requirements, graduation ceremonies, and other end-of-year activities will be forthcoming as the situation progresses. For now, all mass gatherings of 10 or more individuals are canceled on our campuses until May 1, 2020.
To ensure our children will not go hungry while school is not in session, our School Nutrition Services Department will provide pack-and-go free meals for students at 12 designated sites, which can be found on the school district’s website, from March 23 – April 15, between the hours of 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Students will need to be with their parents or guardians who come to pick up the meal items, and we will utilize a drive-in procedure through our bus loops to minimize person-to-person contact.
FREE Breakfast and Lunch Pick-Up
March 23 through March 27, 2020, at the following sites:
• Michigan Avenue Elementary – 2015 S. Michigan Avenue in St. Cloud • Lakeview Elementary – 2900 5th Street in St. Cloud
• Ventura Elementary – 275 Waters Edge Drive in Kissimmee
• Denn John Middle – 2001 Denn John Lane in Kissimmee
• Central Avenue Elementary – 500 W. Columbia Avenue in Kissimmee
• Osceola High – 420 S. Thacker Avenue in Kissimmee
• Kissimmee Middle – 2410 Dyer Boulevard in Kissimmee
• Sunrise Elementary – 1925 Ham Brown Road in Kissimmee (Poinciana)
• KOA Elementary – 5000 Koa Street in Kissimmee (Poinciana)
• Deerwood Elementary – 3701 Marigold Avenue in Kissimmee (Poinciana)
• Westside K-8 School – 2551 Westside Boulevard in Kissimmee
• Cameron Preserve
• Narcoossee Middle – 2701 N. Narcoossee Road in St. Cloud • Liberty High – 4250 Pleasant Hill Road in Kissimmee (Poinciana)
• Holopaw Church
Meals will be available for pickup between 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at each location. Families can go to school/site nearest them to pick up food even if they do not attend that school. Families will drive up in the bus loops, and they will be handed meals through the vehicle window. Students must accompany the parent/adult when they are picking up the meals, and meals can be provided to children not of school age if they are in the group picking up the food.
Las comidas estarán disponibles para ser recogidas entre las 9:30 a.m. y las 11:00 a.m. en cada ubicación. Las familias pueden ir a la escuela / lugar más cercano para recoger comida, incluso si no asisten a esa escuela. Las familias conducirán en las paradas de autobús y se les entregará las comidas a través de la ventana del vehículo. Los estudiantes deben acompañar al padre / adulto cuando recojan las comidas, y las comidas se pueden proporcionar a niños que no están en edad escolar están en el grupo recogiendo la comida.
Valencia College has closed its campuses to students and employees until 3/30. Classes that are already online will continue as normal. Most face-to-face classes will resume on 3/23 in an online format. PLEASE check your Atlas Account and email for updates.
PERT Testing for DE Candidates – Cancelled for March 30 & 31
(At this time, the test score deadline has been extended to Friday, May 1st)
Marc Mero Visits NDHS with a special message of hope.
NDHS teachers, Mrs. Bermudez, Mrs. Barrett, and Miss Dubin, met Manny Scott (and his two children), an original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the 2007 hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny Scott has energized almost two million leaders, educators, volunteers, and students worldwide with his authentic, inspiring messages of hope.
New Dimensions High School Named 2016-2017 Schools of Excellence By Florida’s State Board of Education for 2016-2017
State Board of Education designates a school as a School of Excellence if the school’s percentage of possible points earned in its school grade calculation is in the 80th percentile or higher for schools comprised of the same grade groupings (elementary, middle, high, and combination) for at least two of the last three school years if the school meets the qualifying criteria. To be eligible, schools also had to receive a grade of A or B in each of the most recent three school years. Each of the schools will retain the designation for up to three years.
NDHS Biomedical Sciences Program Now In Partnership w/ the University of Central Florida College of Medicine