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MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT RUSSELL HUGHES

Due to the weather conditions expected, all Walton County schools will have a delayed start time by two hours, Thursday, March 31st. The two hour delayed start times include students and employees. Transportation will also be delayed by approximately two hours. Release times will not be affected. Based on data from Emergency Management, Walton County is expected to experience high force winds, heavy rain, and potential flooding between the hours of five and seven a.m.

Absences will be excused on Thursday, March 31, 2022, if you choose to keep your child home. The Walton County School District will continue to monitor the weather with our local experts. Stay safe and continue to check our district website, school websites, social media platforms, Bus Bulletins, and Here Comes the Bus for more information.

Example start times for March 31

If your school start time is at 7:45 a.m., your school will start tomorrow at 9:45 a.m.  If your bus pick up time is at 6:30 a.m., your bus will pick up tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.  As a reminder, dismissal times will not be affected.

 

Mensaje del condado de Walton:

Por causó de la tormenta la escuela va estar retrasada dos horas mañana el 31 de marzo. Los buses llegarán 2 horas más tarde. Y los ausencias serán excusadas. No se servirá desayuno. La escuela terminará a la hora regular. Si tiene preguntas manda mensajes de texto a 850-404-9828

 

 

Kindergarten Registration will be held Monday-Friday, March 7th – March 18th from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at all Walton County elementary schools for any child who will be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2022. 

Please view the documents below for more information.

COVID Update March 11, 2022

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 share we had no – zero (0) – positive cases, campus exposures, and family exposures these last seven days. What awesome news! We appreciate those who have stayed home when sick, reported diagnosis to our schools, and follow district and state decision trees. Thank you to all stakeholders for being supportive, patient, and understanding as we continue our work together to ascertain these successful numbers, providing students quality instruction in school. This is a team effort and we are moving 4wRd!

COVID-19 Statistics

Single Day Data

(3/10/22)

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

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 3/10/22)

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

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0.000%

*1583

12.18%

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

 

0

0.000%

2376

18.28%

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

 

0

0.000%

958

7.37%

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. Hand sanitizer is available at various areas inside the school.
  3. Cleaning and disinfecting school facilities/buses which are occupied by students will be completed daily.
  4. Adequate mitigation supplies are on hand at all schools/facilities (hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, etc.).
  5. COVID-19 contact tracing is occurring in all schools/facilities.

Visitors are currently allowed at school during the school day.

*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.

If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2022, bring them to our Kindergarten Carnival to get a sneak peek into the life of a kindergartener and shop our Spring Book Fair while you are here.  You can register your child that night as well.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 850-622-5040/

COVID Update March 4, 2022

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. 

 

COVID-19 Statistics

Single Day Data

(3/3/22)

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

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 3/3/22)

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

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0.000%

*1583

12.18%

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

 

0

0.000%

2376

18.28%

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

 

0

0.000%

958

7.37%

Schools Involved in Positive Cases and/or Exposure

 

0

 

20

 

 

Last week the state announced a change pertaining to COVID-19 guidance affecting schools. In summary, the updated guidance recommends schools allow students who test positive for COVID-19 to return after only five (5) days, if they are fever-free for twenty-four (24) hours, without the need for additional testing. The recommendation also included for allowing those who do not test positive or develop symptoms to forego quarantine entirely.

Walton County School District will implement these recommendations beginning Monday, March 7th. Schools and parents/guardians commit to share responsibility of monitoring symptoms as needed to ensure the safety of students and staff.

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. Hand sanitizer is available at various areas inside the school.
  3. Cleaning and disinfecting school facilities/buses which are occupied by students will be completed daily.
  4. Adequate mitigation supplies are on hand at all schools/facilities (hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, etc.).
  5. COVID-19 contact tracing is occurring in all schools/facilities.

 

Visitors are currently allowed at school during the school day.

 

*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. 

 

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