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Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are some of the frequently asked questions. Click the question to reveal the answer. 

How will I be notified in an emergency?

We will communicate with you through one or all of these sources:

  • OCPS Connect Orange*
  • District and/or School Website
  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Local Media Outlets (Radio or TV)

Please ensure the correct telephone number is listed on school records, at all times, to ensure you receive Connect Orange messages.

* calls are mass notifications that do not include any individual identifying information

Where would I pick my student up in case of an emergency?

Please do NOT arrive at a school site until you are notified of the pick up location.  Parents or guardians will pick up at the school site, or at an alternate location, depending on the emergency situation.  Notifications will be communicated through OCPS Connect Orange, social media, news media, and may be published on the district or school website.

What type of advice and/or guidance can I provide to my student on safety precautions for getting to and from school?

  • Students should walk in groups or pairs.
  • Students should travel on a designated route, and parents should know the route their student is taking.
  • Students should check in with a responsible individual when they arrive at home.
  • Students should be taught to always be aware of their surroundings.
  • Students should avoid alleys on their designated route to/from school.
  • Students should walk on designated sidewalks and in well-lit areas.
  • Parents should notify the school when after-school procedures change.

Support in the Community

Bullying

Bullying in schools is of increasing focus for Florida schools, districts, and for the Florida Department of Education. Florida Statute 1006.147, also known as The Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act, requires school districts to adopt an official policy prohibiting bullying and harassment of students and staff on school grounds, at school-sponsored events, and through school computer networks.

What is Bullying? 

Systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees that is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment; or unreasonably interfere with the individual’s school performance or participation.

Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities

The Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET) creates and facilitates a network of key stakeholders committed to assisting in the provision of a quality system of care for students with or at-risk of emotional and/or behavioral challenges.  

OCPS SEDNET Contacts:
JoDee Buis 407-317-3200 extension 200.2844
Lisa Diamond 407-317-3200 extension 200.2843

Suicide and Mental Health

Crisis

  • IMAlive - An online crisis network where you can online chat to receive help on issues such as mental health, family difficulties, depression, suicide, crime violence, etc. https://www.imalive.org/
  • Crisis Text Line - Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text.  https://www.crisistextline.org/texting-in
    • Text HOME to 741741 in the USA.

     

More State of Florida Website Resources

FDLE Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators: https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/sops/home.jsf

Florida Department of Children and Families: http://www.myflfamilies.com/

Contact Us:

445 West Amelia Street
Orlando, FL 32801-1129 

Telephone: 407-317-3200
extension 200-2073

Campus Safety

Specific ways parents can help ensure campus safety at your school include:

  • Enter and exit the building through the main entrance.
  • Sign in at the front office.
  • Be timely in picking up your child after school and after school function

Orange County Public Schools provides health care services throughout the District delivered by advanced nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and school health aides/health room assistants. Learning Community Registered Nurses provide education and monitoring of school personnel. They attend school meetings with parents and school staff to develop individual student health plans and to determine health services needed.

School Health Services Link - Orange County Public Schools / Departments / Exceptional Student Education / Related Services / School Health Services

Find out more about Zika prevention on the School Health Services website.

Click here to go to OCPS Guidance and Mental Health ServicesOrange County Public Schools / Departments / Student Services / Guidance and Mental Health Services


Safety update to School Board
(Feb. 27, 2018)

Click to watch the OCPS YouTube video of the presentation.  Video (22:08)