Home' Nonahood News : NONA 080116 Contents It’s that time of year again! Time to grab your book bag and lace up your shoes for the start of the
2016-2017 school year! We hope all our teachers, administration and students enjoyed a relaxing, fun-
filled summer vacation!
Meet the Teacher for incoming 6th grade students will be held on Thursday, August 11, from 6-7:30
p.m. and for new and returning 7th and 8th grade students on Thursday, August 11, from 3-5 p.m. This
is a great time to meet your teachers and visit their classrooms, reconnect with friends and join PTSA!
You won’t want to miss it! We also have begun planning fun activities for our students that will occur
throughout the year and are excited about collaborating with our students, teachers and parents to make
this the best year yet at LNMS!
Mark your calendars! We look forward to seeing all of our new and returning students at Lake Nona
Middle School soon.
Jill B. Dykstra-Nykanen
LNMS PTSA President
Lake Nona Middle School
Lake Nona High School
Welcome back to another wonderful year at Lake Nona High School! This year brings positive changes
to our campus. All students will receive a laptop as part of the OCPS (Orange County Public Schools) digital
implementation. Students will be able to receive their laptops during our digital rollout dates shown below:
Monday, August 1:
Soft rollout with select students
Tuesday, August 2:
Wednesday, August 3:
Thursday, August 4:
Friday, August 5:
All times are from 8-11 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.
If you cannot make these dates, you will be able to receive your laptop the first week of school. Parents
must be in attendance with their students to receive the laptop device.
Our Return of the Pride dates are as follows:
Seniors Only – Monday, July 25: 8 -11 a.m.
Juniors – Monday, July 25: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sophomores – Tuesday, July 26: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Freshmen (last names beginning A-M) – Wednesday, July 27: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Freshmen (last names beginning N-Z) – Thursday, July 28: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
To promote a smoother transition into the 2016-17 school year, students are able to come in during these
times to take care of some first-week obligations. These include getting student schedules, IDs, hall lockers
and PE uniforms. In addition, juniors and seniors who want to park on campus can purchase their parking
spot and hanging tag for the school year. (ALL student parking spots will be numbered, and students will park
in their assigned spot for the entire school year.)
OCPS also has implemented a new cell phone policy across all Orange County schools. Cell phones are
allowed on campus, however, they must be used only before school and after school. Phones must remain
put away during school hours.
We are excited about the start of a great school year! We look forward to seeing you at our digital rollout
and Return of the Pride days. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 407-956-8300.
Dr. Lach Named
Begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5
Ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 7
Congratulations to Lake Nona Orthodontist Dr. David
Lach, who was recently recognized nationally as
Central Florida’s top Invisalign specialist for adults
and children. Dr. Lach was the first doctor to bring
this exciting technology to his Oviedo practice in the
1990s and has now become the most experienced
provider in all of Central Florida. As a result of at-
taining the highest level of experience and expertise
using Invisalign over the past 25 years in practice, Dr.
Lach now treats nearly half of his patients with In-
visalign, including highly complex and difficult cases
who have been told or assumed not to be candidates.
During this sales tax holiday period, Florida law di-
rects that no sales tax or local option tax (also known
as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on
Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling
for $60 or less per item
Certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item
The sales tax holiday does not apply to:
Any item of clothing selling for more than $60
Any school supply item selling for more than $15
Books that are not otherwise exempt
Personal computers and computer-related accessories
Rentals or leases of any of these items
Repairs or alterations of any of these items
Sales of clothing or school supplies in a theme
park, entertainment complex, public lodging
establishment, or airport.
“Clothing” means any article of wearing apparel,
including all footwear (except skis, swim fins, roller
blades, and skates) intended to be worn on or about
the human body. Clothing does not include watches,
watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, or handkerchiefs.
This exemption does not apply to sales of clothing,
wallets, or bags in a theme park, entertainment com-
plex, public lodging establishment, or airport.
“School supplies” means pens, pencils, erasers,
crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads,
binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers,
folders, poster board, composition books, poster
paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers,
computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calcula-
tors. This exemption does not apply to sales of school
supplies in a theme park, entertainment complex,
public lodging establishment, or airport.
Sales Tax Holiday
means a fresh
start for kids—
a chance to
start new rou-
tines and hab-
its, build new
is a fresh start
for youth and
the people who
care for them.
summer to fall,
the Lake Nona YMCA is offering programs to
school-aged kids to keep them active, busy and
engaged during out-of-school time. Through a
holistic approach to youth development, the Y’s
Before & After School Program offers activities in
a caring and safe environment during the critical
hours before and after school. Whether through
sports, mentorship, or academic support, the Y’s
afterschool program’s staff nurtures the poten-
tial of youth throughout the school year.
At the end of the day when the school bell
rings, 11.3 million kids are headed home to be
unsupervised from 3 to 6 p.m, according to the
Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public aware-
With a new
about to begin,
the Lake Nona
make sure that
children are in-
volved in safe,
lake Park Com-
are eligible to
enroll in the Lake Nona YMCA Before & After
School Program starting August 1st.
The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to
nurturing the potential of every child and teen,
supporting their social-emotional, cognitive
and physical development from birth to career.
In the Lake Nona YMCA’s afterschool program
youth receive homework help and can also ex-
plore sports, art and technology enrichment pro-
grams. Financial assistance is available to those
in need, to ensure every child and teen has the
opportunity to learn and grow at the Y. For more
information, visit the Lake Nona YMCA today or
After School at the Y Ignites the
Spark in Every Child
21 AUGUST 2016
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