Orange County Public Schools announces graduation dates for class of 2021
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County Public Schools officials have announced graduation dates for the class of 2021. Timber Creek High School, May 26 at 2 p.m.University High School, May 26 at 7:30 p.m.Evans High School, May 27 at 8:30 a.m.Jones High School, May 27 at 2 p.m.Ocoee High School, May 27 at 7:30 p.m.Orange Technical College, June 2 at 8:30 a.m.District officials said the schedule is based on the availability of the arena during NBA playoffs or Solar Bears hockey games. In the event the Amway Center is unable to host any of the ceremonies on the above dates, alternative locations will be determined, the county said. Superintendent Barbara Jenkins spoke about these preliminary plans during her Community Update video, which was released Friday. All guidelines and protocols are being made in conjunction with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County and the Amway Center.
West Orange High School reopens after positive cases of COVID-19
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Students and staff members at West Orange High School are returning to class on Thursday after the campus shut down due to about a dozen positive cases connected to campus. West Orange High School is the second school to shutdown after Olympia High School reported several positive cases last month. Live at 6:30 a.m. @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/J19mJRI1B1 — Ezzy Castro (@EzzyCastro) October 1, 2020Meantime, several football players at Edgewater High School recently tested positive for the virus, according to Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins. Jenkins said a football game scheduled for Oct. 2 between Edgewater High School and Wekiva High School has been canceled as a precaution. “Edgewater High School team had a couple of cases, one of them was in the rapid testing the other was symptomatic,” she said.
Edgewater High vs. Wekiva High game canceled after positive COVID-19 cases
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Edgewater High School vs. Wekiva High School football game scheduled for Oct. 2 has been canceled after two positive coronavirus cases were confirmed, according to Orange County Public Schools. School officials said the positive cases resulted in quarantines among the Edgewater High School football team. OCPS said the decision to quarantine players does not impact all of the students at Edgewater High because of face-to-face football player cohorts. School officials said the entire campus will be disinfected. The district said Wekiva High School is looking for a team to play on Friday.