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Learning is no exception for WCSD Leadership to include the Superintendent and School board Members.  Superintendent Hughes, WCSB members Mrs. Kim Kirby and Mrs. Jeri Michie attended the Joint FSBA & FADSS leadership conference this past week where continued education, development, Governance, Legislative Laws and Rules were a few topics of discussion and training.  These board members worked all week with other boards, state leaders and educators to make sure we are doing what is needed to be done for our students as well as helping to assist other boards as they shared ideas of Success!  The entire WCSB was also recognized as one of the few Master Board Trained Teams in the state!  We are proud of our Board and their continued effort to stay in lock step with Best practices for students, teachers, staff and Community!  Thanks for your commitment to this Great Work WCSB!  EPIC 4wRd!!!

COVID Update December 3, 2021

In the spirit of transparency, the Walton County School District (WCSD) will continue to update our stakeholders with COVID-19 data for the 2021-2022 school year. 

We are happy to report yesterday’s single day data at 0%.  As we continue our mitigation strategies below, we want to thank all of our stakeholders – parents, students, teachers, staff, administrators, and our school board – for working together to keep our schools safe. 

COVID-19 Statistics

Single Day Data

(12/2/21)

% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 12/2/21)

% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0%

*786

6.04%

Quarantined Due to On Campus Exposure of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0%

1546

11.89%

Quarantined Due to Off Campus Exposure (Community/Family Exposure) of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0%

675

5.19%

Schools Involved in Positive Cases and/or Exposure

 

0

 

20

 

 

Walton County School District COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for the 2021-2022 School Year

  1. If a person is sick (students, teachers, staff, and visitors), they should stay home.
  2. Face covering is optional for all, including the bus.
  3. Hand sanitizer is available at various areas inside the school.
  4. Social distancing from others is encouraged as much as possible.
  5. Signs will be displayed to remind those in schools about social distancing, as well as the use of hand sanitizer, washing of hands, and face coverings.
  6. Cleaning and disinfecting school facilities/buses which are occupied by students will be done daily.
  7. Adequate mitigation supplies are on hand at all schools/facilities (hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, masks, etc.).
  8. COVID-19 vaccination is optional for all students and employees.
  9. COVID-19 contact tracing is occurring in all schools/facilities (2021-2022 WCSD Decision Tree for employees and students).
  10. At this time non-essential visitors and volunteers are not allowed to enter schools. This mitigation strategy will be revisited in the next few weeks.

*Please keep in mind that although COVID positive cases may represent a student or staff member within the WCSD, it does not necessarily indicate that the virus originated within the WCSD.  It is also important to note that a portion of the positive cases involve individuals who may have never entered the school setting while sick due to proper quarantining. 

Paxton Aerospace Program

December 3, 2021

Paxton High School's Aerospace program sends a huge thank you to United States Air Force Colonel Tucker Hamilton.  

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WMS proudly congratulates these students for auditioning, then qualifying for this year's All-County Honor Band:

Zariah Gavin

Maddie Baur

Emily Sconiers

Addison Cook

Caitlin Foss

Jacob Singleton

Kaleb Duke

Cooper Poole

Braelyn Burch

Haley Hodge

Colin Dunnigan

Gabriel Hurst

Chyanne Gregor

These students have earned the honor of performing in late January at Freeport High School with other qualifiers from other schools in the district.  Our tribe is rising with the efforts and successes of these musically talented students.

#thetribeisrising

#goodthings

FMS Books of Art!

November 30, 2021

The Freeport Middle School Art Department took out of circulation books and gave them an artist's love, turning them into works of art.  After chunking the pages with glue, students covered their books, painted beautiful paintings in the pages, attached beads, ribbon, scrapbook paper, and made them their own masterpieces.  That is one way to create recycled art!  Way to go Bulldogs!!

Walton High’s biology students are currently learning about that special molecule that unifies all of life and at the same time makes all living things different - deoxyribonucleic acid, aka DNA! With a few simple steps, students can remove DNA from strawberries. Although a single strand of DNA is tiny enough to be packed inside of each cell and is invisible to the naked eye, when enough are gathered, it appears as a white precipitate in a layer of alcohol. Seeing is believing! Cheers to the molecule of heredity and those who determined its structure in 1953!

COVID Update November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021

COVID Update November 19, 2021

In the spirit of transparency, the Walton County School District (WCSD) will continue to update our stakeholders with COVID-19 data for the 2021-2022 school year. 

We are happy to report yesterday’s single day data at 0%.  As we continue our mitigation strategies below, we want to thank all of our stakeholders – parents, students, teachers, staff, administrators, and our school board – for working together to keep our schools safe. 

We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday!

COVID-19 Statistics

Single Day Data

(11/18/21)

% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 11/18/21)

% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0%

*783

6.00%

Quarantined Due to On Campus Exposure of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0%

1546

11.89%

Quarantined Due to Off Campus Exposure (Community/Family Exposure) of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0%

675

5.19%

Schools Involved in Positive Cases and/or Exposure

 

0

 

20

 

Walton County School District COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for the 2021-2022 School Year

  1. If a person is sick (students, teachers, staff, and visitors), they should stay home.
  2. Face covering is optional for all, including the bus.
  3. Hand sanitizer is available at various areas inside the school.
  4. Social distancing from others is encouraged as much as possible.
  5. Signs will be displayed to remind those in schools about social distancing, as well as the use of hand sanitizer, washing of hands, and face coverings.
  6. Cleaning and disinfecting school facilities/buses which are occupied by students will be done daily.
  7. Adequate mitigation supplies are on hand at all schools/facilities (hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, masks, etc.).
  8. COVID-19 vaccination is optional for all students and employees.
  9. COVID-19 contact tracing is occurring in all schools/facilities (2021-2022 WCSD Decision Tree for employees and students).
  10. At this time non-essential visitors and volunteers are not allowed to enter schools. This mitigation strategy will be revisited in the next few weeks.

*Please keep in mind that although COVID positive cases may represent a student or staff member within the WCSD, it does not necessarily indicate that the virus originated within the WCSD.  It is also important to note that a portion of the positive cases involve individuals who may have never entered the school setting while sick due to proper quarantining. 

 

Celebration at MHS!

November 18, 2021

MHS 4th and 5th Grade students and staff recently enjoyed an A+ Celebration to recognize the hard work and learning gains that were accomplished during the 2020-2021 School Year on the Florida State Assessments. Students were treated to a grilled lunch, fresh cotton candy, games, and dance time. We are so incredibly proud of Mossy Head School earning a School Grade of 70 points (an increase from 62 points) and we can’t wait to see the great things coming for the 21-22 School Year! ??????