virtual spirit week

From the Principal's Desk - 4/6/2020

Good Day Bluewater Families:
Thank you so much for your diligent efforts this past week as we work through distance learning. There were a few bugs but we are hopeful to have them all worked out this week. This past week Okaloosa Students launched over 750,000 apps to communicate with their teachers and complete their coursework!  That’s incredible!! Now that we have safely navigated the first week, let’s add our special area teachers to your weekly assignments.  You can find their assignment links on the “Bluewater Staff” page on our school website: www.okaloosaschools.com/bluewater   Once on our staff page, you will be able to find “OCSD Online Assignments” for PE: Mrs. Anne Samac, Mr. Matthew Barton; Music: Mr. Barry Blackburn; Art: Miss Sarah Saczynski; Italian: Mr. Greg DeVito.  Each teacher has a welcome letter that will explain how they would like you to participate. We will need a level of participation in order to generate a nine weeks grade for each class. We want to keep kids engaged with all of their teachers because we all miss them! 
 
We are working hard to keep our school website up to date.  Don’t forget to check us out on Twitter @BluewaterElem and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Bluewater-Elementary-103044447981934/     Keep in mind our OFFICIAL FACEBOOK site is “Bluewater Elementary” (no school in the title) this is the one maintained by our school personnel. 
 
Online Learning – Technology Help Desk (897-2966) is open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Check first with teachers on questions within the learning platform (resetting assignment, grades, etc.) Check the county website for tutorials and updates:   https://www.okaloosaschools.com/articles/2020/online-learning 
 
Devices – If you were issued a district device (from any school) and it breaks, please DO NOT bring it back to the school.  Call us and we will tell you where you can bring the broken device and get a replacement. 
Best regards for another great week!
Amy Klugh :-) 
 

 

4/3/2020
*New* Bus two additional bus route stops will be made available to provide Grab and Go meals to school age children for as long as school remains closed. Buses will remain at each stop for approximately 10 minutes. All students are welcome to pick up breakfast and lunch. Lunch number is not required for pick up. The Bluewater Bay area bus stops are: 9:05 AM Range Rd @ Bluewater Community Church (parking lot) and 9:20 AM Liveoak Rd & Catmar Rd @ park. 
 
It is possible to add one to the White Point Road area if enough interest is received. Email Mrs. Klugh if you would like this to be considered.
 
NICEVILLE AREA STUDENT FOOD DISTRIBUTION- Drive UP service 
Grab and Go meals can be picked up from 7:30-11:30 a.m. by entering Plew Elementary’s bus ramp off of 27th street. Grab and Go meals are available for all students (18 years and younger) regardless of their school of enrollment.  Students must be present to pick up the breakfast and lunch. 
 
From Hwy 20 turn onto Pine Ave and then a right onto 27th street. Bus ramp will be on the right.

 

 “Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC), Video/Teleconferencing Services available for active duty military families/students.

   Please view the attached letter with contact information. (MFLC letter for military parents) link

OCSD Online Assignments

 

All teacher OCSD Online Assignment folders can be found on the Bluewater Staff page of the website.

 

Documents and resources are now available on the county website 

 

 


 

Amy Klugh, Principal

klugha@okaloosaschools.com

850-833-4240

***If you do not have internet access OR you do not have a technology device in your home for use in the online platform please click here: I NEED A DEVICE   

 

 

 

Office Hours

 

7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. ~ Monday – Friday CALL 833-4240

8:50 Tardy Bell Rings

3:20 Dismissal Begins

 


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Registration beginning for KINDERGARTEN 2020-2021**POSTPONED until school is open again

If you move into our zone during the 2019-2020 school year, you are still able to register and will need the following items: 

 

When registering for any grade, please present the following documentation:
Please understand that we are required to insure that you live within the Bluewater Elementary attendance zone. If you are unsure which school you may be zoned for, please check out the School Site Locator: http://apps.schoolsitelocator.com/?districtcode=53757
 
Proof of Residency: ONE of the following is REQUIRED: lease OR a mortgage document.
The second form of residency proof should be car/home insurance or bank statement with the document showing the address.  (We DO NOT accept utility bills as proof of residency). 
Please also provide: 
Florida Driver's License with current address
Birth Certificate (Original needed for birthdate verification) *must have for kindergarten
Social Security Card (original or copy)
Florida Immunization Form 680 (The local Health Dept or if you have a private physician here, can transfer the Immunization to this form. If you are military, the Immunization Clinic can transfer these for you.)
Current School Physical (Must be within a year of the first day of school.) KINDERGARTEN & TRANSFER STUDENTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT PHYSICAL & IMMUNIZATION ON FILE TO BEGIN SCHOOL ON THE FIRST DAY. 

 

Remember we are a PAPERLESS report card school. You can access your child's grades online via the Parent Portal using his/her student number. The REPORT CARD pdf file is now ready online. Click on the Parent Portal. You will need your child's student number as the User ID and the last 4 digits are the PIN number. https://dashboard.okaloosaschools.com/parentportal/PP000.pgm 

 


School opens at 8:35 AM. Please DO NOT drop students off before this time!

Tardy Bell rings at 8:50 AM

School Dismissal begins at 3:20 PM

 

Updated Safety & School Procedures:

Thank you for continuing to understand our need to update many of our school procedures to comply with new safety protocols and regulations as outlined by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department. Please do not drop off students before the designated arrival time. 

 

LUNCH VISITS- For the 2019-2020 school year: Due to limited space, Lunch time visitation will be for PARENTS only (no siblings) on Mondays and Fridays only. Please allow plenty of time to sign in at the front office and get a visitor's pass. 

 

We love siblings under elementary school age, but for safety reasons siblings are not included in class parties, lunch visits, volunteering, class visits, or field trips. 

Breakfast & Lunch Menus are available: 

https://okaloosaschools.nutrislice.com/menu/bluewater 

 

CHECK OUTS - END at 2:50 PM each day  

TRANSPORTATION CHANGES - END at 2:30 PM each day. We CANNOT take transportation changes over the phone. You may email changes to BEStransport@okaloosaschools.com    It is a good idea to "cc"  your child's teacher as well. We will send you a confirmation that we have received and recorded your change. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call the office at 833-4240. 

 


Breakfast and Lunch Menus https://okaloosaschools.nutrislice.com/menu/bluewater 

 

Transportation Changes
Send your changes to our new email address and to your child's teacher. 
 picture of a driver licenseA drivers license is required for checking in and receiving a visitor's pass. Please display your visitor's pass in a prominent position so it is noticeable by faculty and staff at all times. 
 

 

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NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!!
The Media Center offers a variety of opportunities for volunteering. If your interested, please drop by and speak with Mr. Johansen.  Volunteer application:          https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/OTYyOmVuLVVT

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
4545 Range Road
Niceville FL 32578
Mrs. Amy Klugh, Principal
Mrs. Susan Geering, Assistant Principal
 (850) 833-4240
Fax (850) 833-4232
Office Hours: 7:45 - 3:45
 
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For directions on how to log your student into their ClassLink account, click on the "ClassLink" icon.  To get to Classlink, click below:

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School campuses are currently closed and all activities cancelled until April 15. We will keep you informed as information changes daily. 

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