Principal's Message

Welcome To Bridgewater Middle School!


Hello students and parents, Welcome to the 2023-24 academic year!  Please be sure to visit our website, and follow us on Facebook, to receive the most up-to-date information on school events throughout this year.  You can find general information about our school in the Bridgewater Parent Handbook located at this link. Additional information specific to teachers and coursework is available through your student’s Canvas course links. 

The 2022-23 school year was a year of great growth within our Bridgewater family. Through interactions between students, staff, and parents, and many late nights of hard work from the same, we have become one of the best middle schools in OCPS by striving for excellence every day. We plan to continue striving and be even better this year. Bridgewater’s slogan this year is “Bobcats in Control (CTRL).” CTRL stands for confidence, trustworthiness, responsibility, and leadership. Our faculty and staff are committed to these disciplines. We believe student interaction with them is the next step towards becoming, not only the highest-achieving middle school in OCPS, but in the entire state of Florida. As we begin to take steps towards accomplishing this endeavor, we ask that you help support us by becoming Bobcats in CTRL yourself, ensuring the safety of all of our students and staff by following all the safety procedures for arrival and dismissal found below.
Car drop-off for all students is located at the front of the school.
- Follow the direction of staff in the parking loop area. - Please put your cell phones down. - Pull forward as far as possible in the loop, well past the front office. This allows more cars to unload at the same time. - Arrival procedures begin at 9:00am. Supervision is not available at the front of the school before this time. - Students arriving earlier than 9:00am will be encouraged to join the morning YMCA (see below). - Please avoid dropping your student off in the street. This is not a safe practice.
Walking and biking students should cross at the crosswalk at the entrance of the school.
- Students are expected to walk skateboards and bikes once on campus - Skateboards and bikes should be secured within the bike gate at the front of the school - The school is not responsible for lost or stolen property
Bus riders arrive at school in the bus loop.
- Buses are provided by the OCPS transportation department - Click on this link to find your bus route: - If you have questions or concerns about transportation, click here: - We do expect significant delays to occur on a regular basis as there continues to be a shortage of drivers.
Car pick-up for all students is located at the front of the school.
- Follow the same procedures as morning arrival. - Students who are still waiting for their car 30 minutes after dismissal will be directed to the afternoon YMCA.
Walking and biking students should leave campus immediately
- Students are expected to walk their bikes and skateboards off campus
Bus riders
- We expect significant delays with after-school busing. We have been told that buses will not begin to arrive on campus until 4:35pm. - We ask that ALL bus riders sign up for the afternoon YMCA (see below) so they can access homework help and clubs while waiting for transportation to arrive. Please Note: OCPS Transportation is not an entity of Bridgewater Middle School.
YMCA We encourage all families to sign their Bridgewater student up for the YMCA. All clubs, after-school tutoring, and activities, with the exception of competitive sports, will be run through the YMCA. Your student must be signed up in order to participate. YMCA is offered from 7:00 – 9:00 am daily for those students who need to arrive early, and from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in the afternoon. Check-in for YMCA takes place in the Media Center.
Sign up online:


Amy Klaber
Principal, Bridgewater MS

Orange County Public Schools

5600 Tiny Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787

Phone Number (407) 905-3710

Fax: (407) 905-3858



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