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ECTC is opening at the Magnet Information Center @ Watersound on January 10, 2022. To kick off our new program, we are offering full scholarships to all Walton County School District employees and their adult children - if registered for the program by January 12th. All of your tuition will be paid. (There is a $75.00 professional fee that pays for your documentation completion and we must have a copy of your high school transcript). This beginning course will allow you the building blocks to go into a more detailed IT program or just get your feet wet and earn 4 college credits. If you are interested, we do have 4 other IT courses that you will be able to take after this one is completed. ECTC opens on January 3, 2022 at the DeFuniak Springs Campus where we will be here and ready to enroll you!

 

Mossy Head Mustang Ready

December 21, 2021

We are Mossy Head Mustang Ready for the Christmas Holiday Break!  Grinches and Table Plates prepared, designed and decorated by students who are excited for the last days of school leading up to this well needed break.  Thanks, teachers for making school a great place to learn about life, giving and the value of thinking of others; EPIC 4wRd!!!!!

COVID Update December 16, 2021

December 16, 2021

COVID Update December 16, 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

(12/16/21)

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

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 12/16/21)

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

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0%

*790

6.08%

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

 

0

0%

1566

12.05%

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

 

2

0.01%

678

5.21%

Schools Involved in Positive Cases and/or Exposure

 

1

 

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. 

 

No Break until the last minute, last class on the last day for students at ECTC.  Every second/minute matters when it comes to learning and meeting the required seat or skill time.  The Automotive Department has just been ranked Number 1 in the state and that fits right in with High Stakes Testing and Performance of the other programs at the school like; IT and Building Construction in which the Superintendent stopped on an unannounced visit!  Thanks Ms. Harrison, Mr. Martin and Mr. Price for taking the time in this busy portion of the year to share!  Thanks, Mrs. Jones for welcoming a potential new family with new aspirations of being a part to ECTC & the WCSD.  EPIC 4wRd and AWAY!!!!!

Principal Cindy Neale, the Leaders, Teachers and Staff at Maude Saunders Elementary School getting students in the Holiday Spirit with Holiday Head Wear!  The students were excited to see leaders in such fashion have a wonderful week!

COVID Update December 10, 2021

December 10, 2021

COVID Update December 10, 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

(12/9/21)

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

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 12/9/21)

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

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0%

*789

6.07%

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

 

0

0%

1566

12.05%

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. 

 

A Full-Service School District

December 10, 2021

No way to a price on the immeasurable hands in our community that help the Walton County School district be what it needs to be for Children; we sometimes refer to this type of wholistic compassionate care and passion as “A Full-Service School District”!  As the Superintendent stopped by WHS this morning, Food for Thought was making deliveries as they have done for years and thousands of children in Walton County and the surrounding areas.  Mr. and Mrs. Walcutt along with Emerson made sure every child was going to have a healthy, fulfilling weekend!  Thanks, Food for Thought for loving, serving, and feeding our children.  Shout out to the ELA Department for stopping and sharing with Superintendent Hughes the great things that are happening in ELA and the Reading Department at WHS!

ECMS 2D artists used their talents to show appreciation to their school community by drawing portraits of every ECMS and some Walton County district staff members. Students were inspired by contemporary painter, Chuck Close, and his photorealism style. This unique approach combines grid-like pattern and color to create abstract portraits. Staff names were chosen at random and students used a photo for reference. It was a challenging task but especially daunting to draw a portrait of someone they see so often. This project was a process, but students remained positive and persevered. In the spirt of giving and thanks this holiday season, we hope you enjoy this Gallery of Gratitude presented by 7th and 8th Art grade students. Congratulations to our ECMS aspiring artists on their creativity and determination!