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Principal Melanie May

Dr. Melanie May, Principal

Phone: 407-249-6320

Fax: 407-735-9032

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

School Hours
8:45-2:00 Wednesdays

Call or email the school for appointments

OCPS Vision:  To ensure every student has a promising and successful future

OCPS Mission: With the support of families and the community, we create enriching and diverse pathways that lead our students to success


  • High Expectations for Student Learning
  • Student Social and Emotional Well-Being
  • Dedicated and High-Quality Team
  • Positive Climate and Safe Environment
  • Efficient Operations
  • Engaged and Invested Community

Recent News

MAY 16-20

Dear Parents and Families: We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Hosted by our staff, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school. Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from May 16-20 during school hours in our media center. May 16 will be a preview day for all classes for students to prepare their wish lists. This will help parents determine the amount of money to add to an ewallet for ease in shopping. We will also offer after school shopping hours on Wednesday, May 18th from 2:35-5:35 PM. Our Book Fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or to fund a future eWallet. If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school. Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there! Happy reading, Dr. Melanie May Principal Deerwood Elementary School

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