Welcome to Bob Sikes Elementary School
2019 School of Excellence

Where Every Student Shines

BSE Fax:  (850) 689-7263

Our vision is to create an environment where all students experience success daily academically, emotionally, and physically, and to equip them to become lifelong learners.

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SCHOOL HOURS for students: 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
 
Picture of Bob Sikes Principal Vicky Hayden
 
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Vicky Hayden:  
Principal     
Nathaniel Chatman:  
Assistant Principal     

Deputy Jennifer Vitale:

School Resource Officer

 

 

 

 

Update June 29:2020: Back to School Immunizations:

Update June 15:2020: Superintendents Letter School 2020-2021 :   important information   

 Dear Parents, June 15, 2020 Long before the 2019-2020 school year ended, we began considering what Okaloosa Schools would look like next fall for students, families and staff. .................<click

Update June 11:2020: June Newsletter<click          

 

Update June 10:2020:Summer Food Service Update From Superintendent Marcus Chambers   

Update June 3:2020:   Superintendent's Grading Information for Parents:     

June 1, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

 

As we come to the end of the 2019-2020 school year, I wanted to share information with you on how your child’s final grades are being calculated.

 

Simply put, grades earned during the COVID-19 school closures will be used only if they improve the student’s yearlong grade that had been earned up to that point. The exception to this will be for the very small number of students who did not attempt any work whatsoever during the final Quarter. Examples are shown below: 

 

o   If a student’s Quarter 4 grade is higher than the student’s Quarters 1-3 average, then the student’s Quarter 4 grade will be used in calculating the yearlong grade by averaging Quarters 1-4.

o   If a student’s Quarter 4 grade is lower than the student’s Quarters 1-3 average, then the student’s Quarter 4 grade becomes the average of Quarters 1-3 grade. Then the student’s yearlong grade will be determined using the average of Quarters 1-4.

o   If a student has made absolutely no attempt in a course, the student will earn a 0 for the Quarter 4 grade. Then the student’s yearlong grade will be determined using the average of Quarters 1-4. However, if there were extenuating circumstances, families should contact the Principal for the ability to complete work over the summer.

 

This hold harmless approach is based on our belief that students, families and teachers were thrust into this environment suddenly and without choice. To penalize a student for not quickly adapting to online learning does not align with the theme of compassion and grace promoted throughout the state and in Okaloosa County, especially at a time when families are facing many uncertainties.  

 

It has been a challenging end to the school year to say the least. Overall, our teachers and students did a remarkable job moving to the online learning environment.  One of the things that makes our teachers the best in Florida is the level of accountability to which they hold their students.  In this unique instance, we chose to widen our lens a bit when assigning grades, and I understand that can be conflicting for some teachers and parents. Please know that if we were to begin a school year using an online model, grading practices would be much more traditional.

 

Final grades will be viewable online beginning June 5th. If you have any questions about your child’s specific grades, please contact your school.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this last nine weeks.

 

 

Respectfully,

 

 

Marcus D. Chambers 

 

 

 

 

 


     

 

Summer Bridge :   

 

Update June 3:2020:   Florida Department of Children and Families Supplemental Benefit  information   

 

Update June 2:2020:    *  Davidson cheer information    104+ Cheer Clip Art... Cheerleader Clipart Free | ClipartLook

"Parents of 5th graders going into 6th grade at Davidson for the 20-21 school year,  if you have a child interested in trying out for cheer or dance: 

It's time to sign up for cheerleading and dance tryouts! Both tryouts will be held June 26th, but there is some very important information that needs to be filled out and turned in, on, or before June 19th! Please email Mrs. Joseph for cheer at josephr@okaloosaschools.com or Mrs. Simmons for dance at heather.simmons@okaloosaschools.com to register! Information is available on the Davidson website as well as their Facebook page."

 


 

Update May 15:2020:  Kindergarten/New Student Registration for 2020-21 SY:

 

 

 

Superintendent Marcus Chambers has announced the opening of a new OCSD Registration Portal for the 2020-21 School Year. Through the portal, parents can complete most of the registration process online from home. The Registration Portal can be found at the District’s website, www.okaloosaschools.com in the Parents/Students section and on individual school websites.

See full Press Release here!

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Update May 19:2020:  Military One Source :             

Morale, Welfare and Recreation Summer Reading Program: click for more information


UpdateMay 4:2020 newsletter   <click to read   

Resource information:  

Emergency Summer meals sites: Feeding the Gulf coast  

"Find Help" to locate a pantry by address, zip code or city   

"Find Help" to locate a FTGC sponsored site for children 18 and younger 

Phone (888)704-FOOD(3663)


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Update: April 23,2020  YEARBOOK INFORMATION: order yours today!

visit: ybpay.lifetouch.com  to order    Yearbook ID: 11800120

Due to the pandemic the date to purchase has been extended to June 6, 2020. Yearbooks may be purchased through Lifetouch website only. The cost is still $25.00.  We are expecting yearbooks to arrive at the school July 31.       

An automated call will be sent out when pick up is available.     

     

Update: March 25/2020

OCSD Resources for Online Learning : Beginning March30,2020  

I PAD Care and Information:  

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Translation fo I Pad Care and Information:  

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How To Access Your Courses:    

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Translated How To Access Your Courses:  

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OCSD Online Assignments

All teacher OCSD Online Assignment folders can be found on the Teacher Contacts Page of the website.   


 


Updates:  

March 30/2020:  A message  from your administrators:    

Dear Bob Sikes Families,

During these anxious and uncertain times, the ENTIRE Bob Sikes Family stands ready to assist our families with our current norm. We miss our students and look forward to seeing them sooner than later.

Teachers and all support staff are working diligently to prepare for instruction through the online platforms. You should have received some form of communication from the classroom teacher by today, Monday, March 30, 2020. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff via email if you have questions or needs.

I highly suggest parents/guardians follow us on Facebook. We are able to update our families through this form of communication quicker than any other. Information is also posted on our school website.

While the school campus is closed, our office staff will still be available by phone to offer any assistance, by calling 689-7268, we are working with a minimal office staff so please leave a message if the call is not picked up during the hours of 8 am to 3 pm. It is imperative you keep the school updated on phone number changes in a timely manner due to our use of robo-calls periodically.

I know we will approach this adventure with patience and understanding while remembering we are all in this together. Please hang in there and remember Compassion and Grace is the key.

 

Thank you for your continued support and understanding,

Victoria Hayden

Nathaniel Chatman

 

 

Milatary Families: MFLC Mrs. Barfield is available:  Parents must call MFLC 850-417-4466 to sign up.     

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Update March 22,2020 from Superintendant Marcus Chambers:   

 

Parents,

The week of March 23rd will be a busy week for our schools in Okaloosa County. As parents, you will receive several important notifications through email, social media, and call outs.  The goal for this week is to provide our students and parents with the necessary information as we all transition into this new normal of online instruction. I will also be sending out a document and a video later this week that will provide some guidance for parents on online education.

Additionally, we will be providing approximately 17,000 devices to students and families beginning this Tuesday, March 24th.  While we do not currently have enough devices to hand one out for each of the 32,000 students in our district, we have enough to ensure that all students who are in need will receive one. It is important to note that elementary students will be issued an IPad and secondary students will be issued a laptop. What does this mean for you and your child(ren)? If you currently have an IPad or a laptop, we ask that you use your device to allow our students without an IPad or laptop the ability to receive one. At this time, we are only disbursing one device per family; however, we have purchased more devices and have a plan in place to deploy second devices once we have ensured each family that needs a laptop or an IPad has received one.

You have likely seen information posted on social media from your child’s school on the protocols and procedures for picking up a device. It is vital for everyone’s health that you follow the guidelines each school has in place for deploying devices. Each school’s procedure follows CDC guidelines for crowds and social distancing. Knowing that, please understand that picking up devices will take time, so please be prepared to wait in your car until it is your turn to receive a device. Your patience and understanding during this process is appreciated!

Since this is a new normal for everyone, I want to be transparent in this transition to online education. While we are prepared for this new model of instruction, I want all parents to know that, as with anything new, there will be bumps in this process. However, just like education in a traditional school setting, it is imperative that you work with your child’s teacher and principal as they quickly work to remedy any issues you may face. Communication will be key to making this work in the best way for you and your child.

My message to our teachers and principals during this time has been to handle situations with compassion and grace. While I want our teachers and principals to work with compassion and grace in their hearts, I also ask that each of you handle your new normal with compassion and grace. Helping your children navigate the waters of this new normal might be, at times, uncomfortable. I ask that you treat yourselves, your children, and their teachers with grace and compassion. Allow mistakes. Learn from them knowing that our entire community will come out much stronger than we have ever been. I am confident that this new model will serve your children well until we can reunite back in our physical schools.

In addition to preparing for the online education model, we have been working on expanding our Feeding Program.  Last week we provided over 1,200 meals a day, and we expect that number will rise in the weeks to come.  To prepare for that, we will be adding feeding sites across the district beginning March 25th. Moreover, we will be expanding the use of busses to deliver food to bus stops for families who cannot get to feeding sites. More information will come out on Monday regarding the additional school sites and bus stop locations.

For parents who have high school aged children, we know that you have many questions.  Please be sure to reach out to your child’s teachers, guidance counselor, and administrators, as they will be able to help. Unfortunately, some questions still do not have answers as only time can tell. I can assure you that as we are provided guidance and timelines, I will share them. While I recognize that many of you are still left questioning the viability of prom, athletic events, field trips, honors programs and more, I can only say that these events are currently cancelled until further notice. While AP and IB have announced their solutions to the 2019-2020 testing situation, we still await word from AICE about their solution to testing.  Simply put, we are all doing our best to give high school students the “experience” they expect from high school while in the midst of a pandemic.  

As it pertains to graduation for the Senior Class of 2020, only time will tell whether we will be able to celebrate this monumental occasion at the end of May. What I can assure you is that we will have a graduation for our seniors. They have worked too hard for this moment and we will not deprive them- or you- of this. While I might not be able to tell you what graduation will look like, I can tell you it will happen.

I fully understand that these are uncertain times. As your Superintendent, I simply cannot express how proud I am of our teachers, staff, and administrators who have worked throughout Spring Break to ensure the best educational environment for your child. Similarly, there have been those behind the scenes, the district staff, who have worked tirelessly to support our schools with the goal of resuming instruction on March 30th. This has been no small feat, and yet all parties came together to guarantee that your children’s educational goals were not stopped in the face of a global pandemic. Finally, I am beyond proud of the students who are dealing with this historic change that has upended the routine of their lives. While some students have mentioned their hesitation to begin this new normal, some have been excited to continue their education at home while staying healthy. Regardless of the emotion, I am so proud of each of our students and I say to each of you… we will get through this together.

Parents, please stay tuned for the information you will receive this week and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your encouraging messages, prayers and support.  Okaloosa is the best because of the community we live in and I am thankful!

 

Sincerely,

 

Marcus Chambers

 

 


Visiting the School

All visitors are required to report to the school office upon arriving at school.Whether you are here to visit, pick up a child, drop off a child, volunteer etc., the school will need some form of picture ID.  Our check in/check out system for the students, volunteers, and visitors requires a Driver's License to be scanned.This policy is for the protection of the students.  Hope to see you soon!         

 

 


Important Information about the Coronavirus

Important information about the Coronavirus :

 

LATEST UPDATE 3/11/20  :

 *SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OKALOOSA COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS MARCUS D. CHAMBERS ATTORNEY TO THE BOARD C. JEFFREY McINNIS, Esq. BOARD MEMBERS TIM BRYANT DEWEY DESTIN LINDA EVANCHYK DIANE KELLEY LAMAR WHITE ADMINISTRATION COMPLEX-120 LOWERY PLACE S.E.-FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA 32548 TELEPHONE (850) 833-3100 FAX (850) 833-3436 CARVER HILL ADMINISTRATION COMPLEX-461 W. SCHOOL AVENUE-CRESTVIEW, FLORIDA 32536 TELEPHONE (850) 689-7117 FAX (850) 689-7121 MEDIA RELEASE THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: STEVE HORTON EMAIL: HORTONS@OKALOOSASCHOOLS.COM PHONE: (850) 689-7184 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OKALOOSA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT POSTPONES OUT-OF-COUNTY FIELD TRIPS AND ATHLETIC EVENTS

After conferring with the Okaloosa County Department of Health and receiving the news from the World Health Organization declaring a worldwide pandemic, Okaloosa Schools will be postponing all out-of-county and out-of-state field trips and sports trips effective immediately. We are also contacting athletic teams and other student groups who are scheduled to come to Okaloosa County to inform them that these activities have been postponed. We do not take this decision lightly. The disappointment and inconvenience these cancellations will cause are obvious, but the safety and well-being of our students and employees is paramount. Several out-of-county trips were called back this morning after receiving updated information from the Department of Health. Information regarding how best to protect our students and staff has been fluid and we will continue to take steps that we believe are in the best interests of all. At this time, in-county athletic competitions between Okaloosa county teams and in-county field trips may continue as scheduled. We remain in close contact with the Department of Health and the Department of Education and will continue to make decisions based on the most current information available. Our website (www.okaloosaschools.com) will provide updates and we will communicate with parents through our callout system. School will resume on Tuesday, March 24th, following Spring Break. The health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (www.cdc.gov), and the Florida Department of Health (www.floridahealth.gov) for the latest health information.*

 

https://www.okaloosaschools.com/district/coronavirus     

During this time of peak flu season and in collaboration with the Department of Health in Okaloosa County we ask that you help us protect our students and staff by practicing the following prevention steps:

COVID 19: UPDATED MESSAGE FOLLOWS:   STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS!

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Prevent Respiratory Illness

Letter from Superintendent Marcus Chambers       

translated letter:

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Student Checkout Procedures

Student checkout procedures have been changed to support our safety initiatives. An authorized adult will need to sign-in as a visitor using the Raptor System (must have valid ID) and receive a badge. Next the authorized adult will need to sign student out through the Raptor System, have secretary sign checkout slip, then the secretary will notify the teacher of the checkout. The authorized adult will then be allowed to go to the classroom to get student. The authorized adult will be required to return to the office to sign-out through the Raptor System. Thank you for your understanding of this change and future changes as we continue to improve school safety.


*Monthly School Budget Report 

 http://www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/finance/SchoolBudgets.aspx      


NEED BOOKS???    

You can shop Scholastic online and  continue to shop online all year and 5% will go to our school.  Your books will be sent to your home. Any questions please contact Vickie Precht.  

For more information click here:https://www.scholastic.com/bf/bobsikeselementaryschool

to view some of the books available click here:  https://bcove.video/2MMb8AK

Every purchase from the book fair earns rewards for our school, so please stop by and support us.   

 ALSO : Check out the Website: BOOKFLIX: 

                                                     user name: bsikes       

                                                     password: bookflix


Paperless Report Cards

BSE has gone to paperless report cards.  The report card will be available through the Parent Portal for those parents who want to print a copy of their student's report card from home.

Please use the following steps to access the report card:  
1.  Go to https://www.okaloosaschools.com
2.  Click on Parents/Students in upper right hand corner of home page
3.  Scroll down to Parent Portal and click
4.  Click on Parent Portal
5.  Log in using student number and last four of student number is the PIN
6.  Click on Report Card under Options on left side
If you have any questions please contact the school.  


Pay Online

Parents you are now able to pay for field trip and other activities online.  Please go to MySchoolBucks to make a payment.  If you have any questions please contact your child's teacher. 


Bullying Information

To watch the school district's "Tell Somebody" video that talks to students about how to handle situations that may arise in their school, click the link below:

Tell Somebody Video       


Free Money for Our School!

Be sure to clip and save box tops for the Box Top For   Kids Project from participating products. Also, please clip and save Campbell Soup Labels.
Our school earns free money for both clipped items. Send your Box Tops/Campbell Soup Labels to your child's teacher.
 http://www.boxtops4education.com/Default.aspx


Upcoming Events:   

Progress Reports
February 3   
April 27
Report Cards—Online
January 15
April 1
June 5    
 

 

 

 

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