As we work to revamp the administrator portion of the school website, please remember the following policy from our Bluewater Parent Handbook. We will be sure to inform you when the website update is complete.
From the Bluewater Parent Handbook page 8
All visitors to our school must report to the school office before entering any other part of the school. *Messages or forgotten items will be delivered to the students by the office personnel. **Office staff will present visitors with a visitor’s pass that must be worn while visiting other areas of the school.
To provide security to our children and staff, the east gate and entrances are locked once the last school bus arrives at school. The front door at the front office will open for all entry after this time. Student visitors or small children are not permitted to visit the classrooms during school hours. Parents are welcome but arrangements for in-class visitations must be made 24 hours in advance with the teacher and principal. ***
Points of clarification:
*Note this also includes students who are tardy.
**Visitors should ONLY visit the areas designated on the visitor’s pass.
***Be prepared to show ID at all times when on our campus
Registration for 2015 - 2016
Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015, are asked to register their children for 2015-2016 kindergarten year. Florida law provides that any child who will be 5 on or before September 1st is eligible for kindergarten that school year.
Registration for kindergarten may be completed at any time between 9:30 AM-2:30 PM. To complete the registration process, parents must present proof of the child’s age (birth certificate), a Florida certificate of immunization, a social security card, school physical dated no later than twelve months prior to the first day of school (August 17, 2015), and proof of residency (lease/mortgage). Zoning waivers are not currently being accepted for kindergarten. Further information may be obtained by calling the school at (850) 833-4240 ext. 307
Summer VPK is available in Crestview and Fort Walton. We do not currently offer VPK at Bluewater Elementary. Parents should contact the persons mentioned below for more information on Summer VPK.
Parents who wish to register their children for the Summer VPK Program are also requested to enroll their child at this time. Florida law provides that any child who turned 5 on or before September 1, 2015 and is eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2015-2016 school year and did not attend VPK during the current 2014-2015 school year is eligible to attend Summer VPK. For Summer VPK enrollment, parents must provide proof of Florida residency in addition to the registration items listed above. To register for Summer VPK, a certificate of eligibility must be obtained from the Early Learning Coalition at 107 Tupelo Avenue, FWB: Phone number 850-833-9330, or the Early Learning Coalition at 10 S. 4th Street, DeFuniak Springs: Phone number 850-892-8560. Summer VPK sites will be Southside Center (Crestview area), and Edwins Elementary, in the South area, enrollment permitting. Parent transportation must be provided for Summer VPK students. Further information for Summer VPK enrollment may be obtained by calling Ms. Gloria Mayo, Early Learning Coalition Program Director, at 850-833-3627 or Ms. Debbie Haan at 850-689-7211.
**Please click on "registration packet" below to print out the registration paperwork*
Click on the image to view/print the registration form or register at
**Click on the grade level pdf below to view the Field Day Schedule**
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Posting Mandated by the Department of Education
**All violations have been corrected as of 3/12/2015 **
Bluewater Earns Another "A"
Bluewater Elementary has earned an A rating from the Florida Department of Education. FLDOE has graded schools on an A-F scale since 1999, offering parents, teachers, students and taxpayers a simple and effective way to see how well their schools are doing. This year's school grades were calculated using more rigorous standards and higher achievement levels. As a result, only 43% of elementary and middle schools in the state of Florida earned an A rating, compared to 58% last year. Bluewater Elementary continues to rise to the challenge of meeting more rigorous standards for educating our students.