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Principal's Message

 Dr. Fernandez, Principal



Dear Discovery Families,

On Monday, 7th grade students will be taking the Civics EOC and 8th grade students the NGSS Science. Student testing locations can be accessed via your child’s Canvas platform. The first bell will ring at 9:20 a.m. Students need to be in their testing rooms by 9:25 a.m. Please make sure your child has a good night’s rest and eats a healthy breakfast. 

The Common Final Exam (CFE) testing window is May 13th through May 25th.  LaunchED students will take these exams at home and must have their cameras on during the exam. Feel free to check with your child’s teachers for the date(s) they plan to administer their exam. 

On May 3, 2021, the Governor issued two executive orders regarding safety protocols, specifically face coverings. The district has received guidance from the Florida Department of Education, clarifying that “Neither EO-21-101 nor EO-21-102 impact any school district’s policies for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.” Accordingly, the school district’s policies and protocols will stay in place throughout the summer. OCPS’ safety protocols are detailed in the Health & Safety Procedures Manual which is available at https://www.ocps.net/. The district will continue to review and evaluate current safety policies and protocols for the 2021-22 school year.  
Please remind your children to wash their hands, to wear their masks to cover both their nose and mouth, and to maintain a social distance from others both on and off campus.

Thank you, Explorer Families, for your continued support of Discovery Middle as we “Prevail in Excellence.”

Sincerely,

Dr. Gloria E. Fernández
Principal
Updated 5/7/2021




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About Discovery Middle School

Celebrating more than 25 years of serving students and our community, Discovery Middle has a longstanding tradition of excellence. Recently recognized by the State of Florida as a "School of Excellence", Discovery Middle offers advanced courses for high school credit, a plethora of elective courses such as art, band, chorus, guitar, orchestra, foreign language, computer technology, STEM, and Latinos in Action.  Student artwork has been recognized in local museums and art shows and have won numerous art competitions. Our band, chorus, and orchestra students have received superior ratings from All-County and All-State competitions. We offer computer courses where students have the opportunity to earn both high school credit and Microsoft industry certification. Students who participate in STEM are often found working on engineering projects that prepare them with real-world skills such as problem-solving, collaboration and decision-making while utilizing principles learned in their math and science courses. Our Latinos in Action partner with our neighboring school, Waterford Elementary to tutor students in reading and math. Simply put, Discovery Middle is a school of excellence and innovation. 

Phone: 407-384-1555
Fax: Fax 407-384-1580
Address: 601 Woodbury Road, Orlando, FL 32828-7104
Email: [email protected]

Innovation School Plan

Discovery Middle is partnering with other stakeholders to integrate the arts into all content areas. According to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, arts integration is defined as, "an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both."



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