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Virtual Meet the Teacher 2020

Welcome to Discovery Middle School's
Virtual Meet the Teacher

Welcome Message from Dr. Fernandez, Principal at Discovery Middle

Virtual Meet the Teacher What to Do the First Day of School
Student Schedules
Bell Schedule
Meet Your Teachers
Meet Your Leadership Team
Supply Lists
YMCA After School Zone

What to Do the First Day of School

All students, including Face-to-Face and LaunchED students, will be having instructional days that include many of the typical exercises at the beginning of a school year and standard instructional time starting Monday, August 10th. The nine days will provide opportunities for all staff and students to become comfortable with the LaunchEd platform, as it will be our default should we need to pivot from Face-to-Face during the pandemic.

On August 21st, our Face-to-Face students will transition to the physical classroom. Here is what all students need to do on Monday, August 10th before first period starts at 9:30:

  1. Make sure you have a copy of your student schedule.
  2. Look at the Discovery Bell Schedule to see when classes start.
  3. At 9:25 AM, go to Launchpad (launch.ocps.net) and have the student log in with their student number and their password.
  4. Click the Canvas icon.
  5. On the Canvas Dashboard, the student will click their first period class.
  6. Once in the class, the student will click Conferences in the left-hand navigation.
  7. The student will click the Big Blue Button conference link to join the class.
  8. The student will repeat steps 5 - 7 for each class period.

Printable Version: "What to do the first day of school" (English and Español)

What to do the first day of school What to Do the First Day of School
(Video Tutorial)

Student Schedules

Your student will be able to find their schedule starting Friday, August 7th through Skyward on Launchpad. The schedule will include classes, teacher names, and class periods.

  1. Go to launch.ocps.net.
  2. Have the student log in with their student number and their password.
  3. Once in Launchpad, click the Skyward Production app.
  4. Once in Skyward, click Schedule in the left navigation.
Student Schedules How to Find Your Student Schedule
(Video Tutorial)

There will be no schedule changes at this time. Any questions regarding schedules, please email your grade level guidance counselor.

Mrs. Shank ([email protected]) - 6th grade and 7th grade M-Z
Ms. Rollins ([email protected]) - 8th grade and 7th grade A-L

Meet Your Teachers!

Teachers may teach more than one subject and grade level, so look for your teacher's name under their core content area.

English Language Arts and Reading

Mrs. Holman
Mrs. Linton-Robinson
Mr. Mattson
Mrs. Smith
Mrs. Vallin
Mrs. Walsh
Ms. Welborn
Mr. Wood

Math

Mrs. Courtney
Mrs. Dunmire
Mrs. Froelich-Mathews
Mrs. Maples
Mr. Murray
Mrs. Ross
Mr. Shadle
Mr. Stanford

Science

Ms. Bonville
Mrs. Cayo
Mr. Edminster
Mrs. Pacecca
Mrs. Ramdatt
Mrs. Walsh

Social Studies

Ms. Brown
Mr. Gentry
Ms. Gonzalez
Mrs. Hill
Mrs. Peterson
Mrs. Sievert
Mr. Walsh

Electives

Mr. Armstrong (Guitar)
Mrs. Baker-Roberts (Art)
Ms. Chowdhury (Art)
Mrs. Holman (Latinos in Action)
Mr. Mahani (DIT and Engineering)
Mrs. McDonald (Theater)
Mr. Olson (ICT)
Mrs. Patino (Spanish)
Mrs. Rosario (Chorus and Orchestra)
Mr. Saidat (Band)
Mr. Vallin (STEM)
Mr. Walsh (SGA)

Physical Education

Coach Burke
Coach Foster
Coach Ton

ASD Unit

Mrs. Roberts
Mrs. Sanchez
Mr. Schmidt (ASD Teacher and Behavior Specialist)

Meet Your Leadership Team

Dr. Leptz (Assistant Principal and 6th Grade Administrator)
Mr. Wilson (Assistant Principal and 7th Grade Administrator)

Ms. Bailey (ESE Coordinator)
Mrs. La Sala (Media Specialist)
Mr. Peters (SAFE Coordinator)
Mr. Reynolds (Dean)
Mrs. Staley (ESOL and Testing Coordinator)

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