Principal's Message

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Mrs. Danielle Arbelaez-Willis

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

It is my honor to serve as your child’s principal at Waterford Elementary. I am so pleased that you are part of our Wildcat family. Please take a moment to read through our Student/Parent Handbook as it is provided so that you may become familiar with our school and OCPS policies and procedures. These policies are designed to ensure the safety of the children and allow for continuous, uninterrupted learning time for all students. We want your experience to be a positive one, so if you have any questions please, let us know. 

It truly takes a team of dedicated individuals, working together, to provide an enriching learning experience for every student. Research clearly demonstrates that active family involvement in their child’s education has a significant positive effect on student success. I encourage you to become an active member of your child’s education by becoming an ADDitions volunteer, joining our School Advisory Council (SAC), and Parent Teacher Association (PTA).  Our SAC and PTA meeting's are held on the third Wednesday of every month. Together, our mission is to continue to build and strengthen our community by continuing to focus on communication, relationships, social-emotional learning (SEL), collaboration and cultural awareness. 

ONE Team, ONE Dream!

I look forward to partnering with you in the foundation of your child’s educational career. Best wishes for a happy and productive school year!   

Yours in Education, 

Danielle Arbelaez-Willis, Ed. S.  




School Hours August - May


8:40 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
8:40 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Wednesdays (EARLY DISMISSAL)
Please remember as of 8:45 students are tardy

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


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