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.

Click to visit the Bob Sikes ES's Facebook Page
Click to visit the OCSD Facebook Page 
SCHOOL HOURS for students: 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
 

 

Picture of Bob Sikes Principal Vicky Hayden

thumbnail_IMG_2445.jpg
Vicky Hayden:  
Principal     
Amy Anderson
Assistant Principal     
Deputy Tommy Frederick School Resource Officer
 
 
 

 

We would like to welcome Mrs. Anderson to our Bullpup Family. Mrs. Anderson has 16 years experience in public education and joins us as Assistant Principal.

UPDATES:        

January 19, 2022          

 Image preview

 
 
 
  
January 18, 2022     
 

BOB SIKES        

 

SPRING BREAK

          MARCH 21-MARCH 25

                     MON-FRI 7AM-5PM

We will be excepting up to 65 children for spring break this year.

To sign your child(ren) up please stop by the childcare building between 3-5pm Monday-Friday starting Monday January24th and ending Friday March 11th. Registration fees are $40 per child and childcare fees are $20 a day per child. Fees need to be paid in advance. The registration fee is due at time of sign up. If you are already attending childcare at Bob Sikes you do not have to pay another registration fee. Hope to see everyone there!

 

                 Kattie Megan Clinton

             Childcare Coordinator

 

 
January 12, 2022     
 
 

Celebrate Literacy Week

January 24-28,2022  Bob Sikes Elementary School

bob sikes bull pup

 

Monday

January 24

Light up your world with literature!

Wear something NEON.

Books help us to visualize and even mind travel to new places.

With vivid descriptions and lots of details, authors and illustrators transform words into adventures. We learn about places one book at a time.

 

 

Tuesday

January 25

No matter where you are, you can even read under the stars!

Bring a flashlight to use as you read today.  

 

One way to strengthen your child’s interest in reading is to “make waiting time reading time”. Keep a couple of books in the car or on your mobile device for your child to read as you drive or wait at appointments.  

 

 

 

Wednesday January 26

Snuggle up & read! Wear your pajamas to school. 

 

Demonstrate your own love of reading by spending quiet time in which your child observes you reading to yourself or by reading aloud to him/her. You are your child's greatest role model.

 

 

 

Thursday January 27

Reading is everywhere…don’t miss a word!  Wear a shirt with a quote or saying on it for others to read.

 

Did you know that children who comprehend the most from their reading are those who know a lot about words? They use what they know about word parts to expand their vocabulary, which helps when they encounter new words during reading? You can help develop word knowledge through simple conversations focused on words. For example: Say a word and have your child come up with other words that mean the same thing.

 

 

Friday

January 28

Reading jogs the mind.

Wear workout gear.

 

Reading fluency is a child's ability to read a book or other text correctly, quickly, and with expression. A fluent reader doesn't have to stop and "decode" each word; rather, most of the words can be read automatically. Rereading favorite books helps build this critical skill.

*All attire must adhere to the Okaloosa County Schools’ dress code

 
 
************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
          
 
 
January 6,2022 
 
Note from Mrs. Hayden:         
Parents with changes to legislation we must update our Student Medical Information and Parent Consent Forms. 
These forms will be sent home on Monday, January 10. 
Please return the completed forms (front and back) as soon as possible to your child's homeroom teacher.
 
As always, we appreciate your support and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Hayden at 850-689-7268.    
 
Thank you,
 
Victoria L Hayden
 Principal
Bob Sikes Elementary School               
 
****************************************************************************************************************
 
January 4,2022         
 

LETTER FROM:

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OKALOOSA COUNTY

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS MARCUS D. CHAMBERS

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope you had a wonderful break and that 2022 brings you much joy and success in all that you do. As you know, students will return to school on Wednesday, January 5th, and I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you our thoughts on how we will begin the second semester in Okaloosa County Schools.

 

From the beginning, our goal has been to keep school operations as normal as possible with certain health and safety protocols in place. As we did this fall, we are committed to keeping face-to-face learning as the priority because we know that students overwhelmingly do better in that environment. We will continue to implement health and safety measures such as daily cleaning and spray-disinfecting our schools and buses, providing opportunities for proper handwashing throughout the day, continuing to be mindful of large group gatherings during the school day, and creating social distancing where possible. We have been tracking COVID-19 information from the Department of Health through December and continue to see low numbers of positive cases among our students and staff at this time, though some increase is predicted. We remain committed to posting numbers of positive COVID-19 cases on our website daily. Our current COVID-19 protocols are also available at www.okaloosaschools.com and remain the same as they were at the end of the first semester.

 

With student and staff health and safety in mind, please do not send your child to school if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as sore throat, runny nose, fever, loss of taste or smell, or fatigue. Symptomatic students should remain at home until they receive a negative test result for COVID-19 and are symptom-free for 24 hours. We will keep you informed of any guidance from the Florida Department of Education and Florida Department of Health on our website. Okaloosa County schools are currently adhering to the latest guidelines provided by these entities. In particular, it is important to remember from this fall that if your child is identified through contact tracing as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case, you may allow your child to continue to attend school as long as they don’t have any symptoms. This was a very important adjustment made at the state level which allowed students who were well to continue to come to school.

 

For those who need testing, the District has established a testing site for students and staff at Central Baptist Church in Crestview on weekdays from 7:45 – 1:15. We are working with the Department of Health to reopen a second testing site in Niceville and will post information on our website as it becomes available. Your school may also have a number of take-home tests that can be used for students and staff. For other non-district test sites, please visit the DOH-Okaloosa website at www.floridahealthcovid19.gov.

 

Please contact your child’s school for any assistance that you may need. If the question is medical in nature, contact your child’s physician or the Okaloosa Department of Health.

 

I look forward to safely and successfully moving through these winter months and providing your child with the quality, face-to-face, education that they deserve.

 

Sincerely,

Marcus D. Chambers

**************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

*****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
 December 15, 2021        
 
 
 

Dear Parent or Legal Guardian, 

The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County has provided Okaloosa County schools a limited supply of FREE BinaxNow COVID-19 Home Tests. 

The test kits are intended for home use. Students or their family members experiencing one or more of the following symptoms should test before coming to school or work: 

  • Fever or chills 
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Headache 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 

    To use the kit, download the Abbott Navica-Medical app. The app is available in the App Store and Google Play Store. A parent or guardian will need to: 
  • Create an account 
  • Agree to the Navica terms and privacy policy. 
  • Enter a valid email address. 
  • Check email for the verification code and enter it in the app. 
  • Create a password. 
  • Enter patient information
  • Choose At-Horne Testing o An e-Med telehealth provider will give step-by-step instructions how to conduct the test. This service is FREE. Test results will be available in 15 minutes. Results are reported to appropriate public health agency. 

    The manufacturer has extended the expiration date of the kits. Each kit has a sticker with the extended date and link to the Abbott website for more information. 

    Thank you, 

    DOH-Okaloosa
 
Thank you,
 
Victoria L Hayden
 Principal
Bob Sikes Elementary School            
 
   
If you are interested in getting a kit(s), please stop by the front office between 8-1 Monday-Friday. 
 
Please remember we will be closed December 18-January 2 for winter break.  Students do not return until January 5.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Release schedule can be found here!
Winter Break Holidays - December 20 - January 4!
No School for Students!
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS :             JANUARY 13,2022
 
 
 
Image preview

**************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************   
 
 
*
NOVEMBER 4:       
 
 
 
NOVEMBER HEALTHY OKALOOSA NEWSLETTER
 
***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
October 27: