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All Sports FCA Breakfast

February 25, 2022

Our FCA Huddles all over Walton County met at the All Sports FCA Breakfast this morning for an amazing outpouring of love, fellowship and togetherness this morning.  We had several of our students share their testimony/life story in front of more than 1,000 students, families, sponsors and professionals. Thanks Michelle Carmichael, Matthew Avery, and school sponsors for creating this amazing experience.  Thanks coaches and principals for always supporting what’s Good and of best interest for students!  Thanks, students for always representing us so well!!

COVID Update February 25,2022

February 25, 2022

COVID Update February 25, 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

(2/24/22)

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

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 2/24/22)

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

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0.000%

*1582

12.17%

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

 

0

0.000%

2370

18.23%

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

 

0

0.000%

956

7.35%

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.
  1. Hand sanitizer is available at various areas inside the school.
  2. Cleaning and disinfecting school facilities/buses which are occupied by students will be completed daily.
  3. Adequate mitigation supplies are on hand at all schools/facilities (hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, etc.).
  4. COVID-19 contact tracing is occurring in all schools/facilities.
  5. At this time non-essential visitors and volunteers are not allowed to enter schools. Starting Tuesday, March 1st visitors and volunteers will be allowed to enter schools 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. 

 

  TOBIAS PORTER

Tobias Porter serves Van R. Butler Elementary as a custodian.  You will notice how immaculate the campus is as soon as you enter the doors.  Tobias takes pride in keeping the school clean and safe for students to learn.  Mr. Porter has been with the District for three years. During this time, he has gained the admiration of teachers and students. Mr. Porter enjoys fishing, watching movies and football.  He is especially fond of spending time with his daughter. Thank you, Mr. Porter  for supporting Walton County School District children!

CHRIS WALDEN 

Chris Walden serves Van R. Butler Elementary as an ESE Aide.  He has worked with our District for four years and serves the students he attends faithfully.  His duties include assisting with academic work, daily skills, and personal care. Mr. Walden is married, but has no children. He enjoys video games, fishing and gardening. Thank you, Mr. Walden, for supporting Walton County School District children!

ANDREA POSADA 

Andrea Posada serves Van R. Butler Elementary in the South end of our county.  Mrs. Posada is an ESE Instructional Aide on the VRB team and assists students with academic work, daily skills, personal care and provides support during special small group work. Mrs. Posada has been with the District for four years.  She likes to go to the beach and attend college/professional sports events.  Another favorite past time is spending quality time with her family.  In addition, she is a reader and finds joy in attending church events. Thank you, Mrs. Posada, for supporting Walton County School District Children!

  WILLIE SAND 

Willie Sand is an instructional aide at Van R. Butler Elementary in Santa Rosa Beach.  He has served the Walton County School District for 4 years as an ESE Aide, Football  and Track Coach for the South Walton Seahawks.  Mr. Sand is married and  has two sons and one daughter.  Mr. Sands has been a tremendous asset to both of these schools.  In the little spare time he finds, Willie loves to fish or travel.  He loves all types of sports and is a connoisseur of sports cars.  Thank you, Mr. Sands, for supporting of Walton County School District children!

The Freeport Middle School Art Department studied the art of foil sculptures.  They created foil sculptures such as a ballerina, basketball goal, frog pond, stuffed bunny animal, Sponge Bob's neighborhood, a scepter, and abstract sculptures.  We really had a blast figuring out how to do this with foil, and lots of hot glue.  We hope you enjoy these.

 

SHAQUILLE JACKSON

Shaquille Jackson serves Dune Lakes Elementary school as a part of the custodial team.  Mr. Jackson has been with the District 11 months assisting the other custodial staff with keeping the Dune Lakes campus clean and orderly.  Mr. Jackson has two boys and enjoys playing basketball, bass fishing, traveling and cars. Thank you, Mr. Jackson, for supporting Walton County School District Children!

CHRIS WORKS

Chris Works serves Dune Lakes Elementary School as a Teacher Aide. Even though he has been with  Walton County School District for a year, he has made an impression of staff and students alike. Mr. Works helps in any way he can.  In fact, he has been helping the administrative team by working Traffic Patrol.  Ms. Works’ long day doesn’t end once the children leave the classroom.  He continues his day as a SPICE Instructor supporting after school child care.  Mr. Work enjoys hunting, horseback riding, sports, talking about his faith, quiet time and walking his dogs. Thank you, Mr. Works, for supporting Walton County School District children!

CINDY BOLDEN

Shaquille Jackson serves Dune Lakes Elementary school as a part of the custodial team.  Mr. Jackson has been with the District 11 months assisting the other custodial staff with keeping the Dune Lakes campus clean and orderly.  Mr. Jackson has two boys and enjoys playing basketball, bass fishing, traveling and cars. Thank you, Mr. Jackson, for supporting Walton County School District Children!

STANLEY PARKER

Chris Works serves Dune Lakes Elementary School as a Teacher Aide. Even though he has been with  Walton County School District for a year, he has made an impression of staff and students alike. Mr. Works helps in any way he can.  In fact, he has been helping the administrative team by working Traffic Patrol.  Ms. Works’ long day doesn’t end once the children leave the classroom.  He continues his day as a SPICE Instructor supporting after school child care.  Mr. Work enjoys hunting, horseback riding, sports, talking about his faith, quiet time and walking his dogs. Thank you, Mr. Works, for supporting Walton County School District children!

Why Engage in Challenging Coursework?

March 3, 2022, 6-7 PM (EST)

 

Please join the Florida Partnership on March 3, 2022 (6-7PM EST) as we discuss the importance of students choosing courses that challenge them beyond their comfort zones.  We will cover the reasons that having students engage in a productive struggle is essential to future-readiness and take a deep dive into the benefits of participating in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. This session is designed to provide information that will help students and parents make informed decisions about which academic pathway best supports their college and career goals.   

  

When: March 3, 2022, 6:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://collegeboard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WoNQFh4yTX6MOx5ZWQu5Eg

 

 

COVID Update February 18, 2022

February 18, 2022

COVID Update February 18, 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

(2/17/22)

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

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 2/17/22)

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

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0.00%

*1576

12.10%

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

 

0

0.00%

2362

18.17%

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

 

0

0.00%

954

7.34%

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.
  6. At this time non-essential visitors and volunteers are not allowed to enter schools. Starting Tuesday, March 1st visitors and volunteers will be allowed to enter schools 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. 

 

TABITHA BRITTEN

Tabitha Britten serves Maude Saunders Elementary school as their Data Control Specialist. She has been working in the Walton School District for eight years! Although you might not see Ms. Britten when you visit MSE, she is hard at work making sure our students have been registered properly, demographics are accurate, and all grades are recorded. Mrs. Britten has four children; one girl and three boys.  She enjoys cooking, spending time with her grandson, collecting stamps, playing the piano, bowling, and genealogy searches. Thank you, Mrs. Britten for supporting Walton County School District Children!

KALEA CALDWELL

Kalea Caldwell serves Maude Saunders Elementary as their secretary.  She is the first person you will meet as you enter MSE’s front doors!  Ms. Caldwell spends her day routing phone calls, checking students in and out of the building and screening visitors. Ms. Caldwell has served Walton School District for seven years. She enjoys eating out and taking a good nap! At other times Kalea likes to take long walks, read, cook or shop online. Thank you, Mrs. Caldwell for supporting Walton County School District children!

PAOLA BENITEZ

Paola Benitez serves Maude Saunders Elementary school as their Bilingual Aide. She assists our Spanish speaking students with communication and understanding their assignments. She has been working in the Walton School District for ten years! Ms. Benitez has also served the District as a translator for the Federal Programs Department. Mrs. Benitez enjoys traveling, cooking, dancing, working out and reading. Thank you, Mrs. Benitez for supporting Walton County School District Children!

ROSLYN CHATMAN

Roslyn Chatman serves Maude Saunders Elementary School as an Instructional Aide. Her duties include facilitating small groups for third and fifth grade students. Mrs. Chatman is married and has one daughter.  She enjoys cooking and traveling with her family.  She sings with her church choir and teaches liturgical dance for the youth. Thank you, Mrs. Chatman for supporting Walton County School District children!

CHRIS HOGANS 

Chris Hogans serves Maude Saunders Elementary School as a Paraprofessional in the Physical Education Department. He leads students in physical activity and games to keep their bodies in top physical health! Mr. Hogans says his hobbies include mixed martial arts, museum arts and watching movies.  His passion, however, is for fitness, and spoken word poetry. Thank you, Mr. Hogans for supporting Walton County School District Children!

  SHAREE CAMPBELL 

Sharee Campbell serves Maude Saunders Elementary School as a cook for the lunchroom. Her duties include preparing nutritious breakfasts and hot lunches for MSE students. Mrs. Campbell has two children; one daughter and one son. She enjoys cooking, walking spending time with the elderly taking in all the memories and history they will offer.  Sharee also like shopping, yard work and catering weddings and parties. Thank you, Mrs. Campbell for supporting Walton County School District children!