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     
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:               

 

MAY 18,2022:               

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN OKALOOSA COUNTY :

**CLICK ON INFO FOR BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS                  

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MAY 6 2022:             Image preview

 CTE SUMMER CAMP!!     <CLICK  JUNE 6-9     

Limited to the first 20 registrants for each Camp

Different camps are being offered at different locations, choose what interests you!

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UPCOMING EVENTS:                       

                                            MAY:   

                          SAC 5/17/22 3:00 Media Center/Zoom                                                                                           

                             VPK EOY Celebration    

                         CARNIVAL: 5/20  5-7:30 PM      

                         Moving On Up Event 5/24/22 5:30-7:00       

                         KG EOY Celebration *   8:00 Cafeteria                         

                          Grade 5 Celebration 5/25/22 TBD                   

                              * LAST DAY OF SCHOOL  MAY25 2022   

                                EARLY DISMISSAL BOB SIKES 12:55                               

                           click for other schools dismissal times                                   

                             

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MAY Florida Healthy School Newsletter:  click to read

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FEBRUARY 24:         

 

          North County Schools Bus Schedules

The bus schedules for the North County schools (schools within the cities of Crestview, Baker, and Laurel Hill) can now be found by clicking on Infolocator. Eligible school zone, bus number, nearest bus stops, distance to stops, and times are all provided within Infolocator.

Infolocator is best viewed on a PC or tablet. Questions should be directed to the Crestview Transportation Office at 850.689.7301.

Please note: In some instances, Crestview High School or Davidson Middle School will show "No Transportation Found" for one or the other in the AM and PM. However, almost all Crestview High School buses north of Highway 90 share stops with Davidson Middle School and vice versa. Simply look at the run data and if it says, "AM xxxx DMS and CHS" then that is the current nearest stop for students attending either CHS or DMS.   

 

 

 Grade PK/K--4/27/22

  February 11, 2022         

The monthly budget reports have been updated:

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

The “Current – All Projects” and “Current – Flexible” reports are updated each month. 

The reports do not include items that are the responsibility of the District – salaries and benefits, utilities, and substitutes.

 

February 8, 2022

Parent Letter from the Nutrition Group click to read

              
                                   
                                                                                         
 
                                                      

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

 

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October 14, 2021

COVID Protocol Updates

Effective 10/11/2021

· Schools shall allow parents or legal guardians the authority to choose how their child receives education after having direct contact with an individual that is positive for COVID- I9:

o Parents or legal guardians of students who are known to have been in direct contact with an individual who received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 may choose one of the following options:

§ Allow the student to attend school, school-sponsored activities, or be on school property, without restrictions or disparate treatment, so long as the student remains asymptomatic. OR

§ Quarantine the student for a period of time not to exceed seven days from the date of last direct contact with an individual that is positive for COVID-19.

o If a student becomes symptomatic following direct contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19, or tests positive for COVID- I9, the procedures set forth in section (I) above shall apply

 

· Field trips will be permitted at this time. Wellness checks will be performed for students, employees, and parent chaperones prior to departure.

· Schools may resume normal indoor school activities and events.

· Each classroom has a supply of disinfectant wipes to be used as needed throughout the day.

· Parents will be permitted to come to school for parent conferences; virtual meetings may be available upon parent request.

· Wellness checks will be required for students or staff members who have been identified as a close contact to a positive case and are asymptomatic.

 

· Testing Site

o COVID-19 testing has been a challenge for many of our families in Okaloosa County. As a result, the Okaloosa County School District has partnered with the Department of Health to provide a COVID-19 testing site for both SYMPTOMATIC & ASYMPTOMATIC students, employees, and their family members.

o SYMPTOMATIC individuals will receive a rapid antigen test with results within 15 minutes. If there is a negative result, a PCR test will be administered.

o ASYMPTOMATIC individuals will receive a PCR test.

o Results for the PCR test will be sent via email and/or text usually within 24 hours.

o Location: OCSD Central Administrative Complex, 202 Highway 85N, Niceville, FL

 

o Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an appointment, go to https://hipaa.jotform.com/telopoint/okaloosa_1 .

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UPDATES:             
 
      

Here are the links to testing information in the county and the state.

 

DOH-Okaloosa site: http://okaloosa.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/infectious-disease-services/COVID-19Testing.html

 

State site: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/testing-sites/

       
                   
  

August 12,2021 :                 

      

Fridays with FDLRS              

The FDLRS Administration Project and Associate Centers Network are proud to offer a series of parent webinars to take place virtually over the 2021-2022 school year.  

 
August 11,2021  :   
             
 
      
 
 
School Meals
 
     
 
 
     

   

 
 
 
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July 29, 2021     
     

          

****CLICK FOR INFORMATION ABOUT KID GUARD ACCIDENT INSURANCE

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General Information

Breakfast and lunches will continue to be free for all students this year. We still need your help/support as a Title I school by completing the Free and Reduced lunch application located on the OCSD website as soon as possible.

Breakfast is 7:00 AM, Classes take in at 7:15 AM, Instruction begins at 7:30 and Dismissal is 2:00 PM. It is imperative to a student’s educational success to be on time and at school daily.

     

Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up

 

· Students are not to be dropped off or picked up on the front lawn.

· Students that walk to school will walk to the crosswalk on North Lloyd in front of the school then walk across the grass to the crosswalk at the flagpole. At dismissal students will be walked across both crosswalks, students are not to run to their parents and parents are not to approach the students until they walk across the second crosswalk.

· Car ramp will be slow at first until staff learn the student with the car, they ride in. The first couple of weeks it could take 30 minutes or longer to load cars in the afternoon, we ask for your understanding and patience.

· You are welcome park and walk your child to class the first 4 days of school, August 10-13. After August 13 you will need to follow the arrival and dismissal procedures mentioned above.

 

Car Rider Tags

Parents are welcome to come by the front office July 28-August 6 between 8-1 and August 9 during Open House to pick up a car tag. Please only pick up a car tag if your child will be a car rider more than two days a week.             

 

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 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!         

 


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.

 

 

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July 23, 2021: 
 Updated Child care program and forms for 2021-2022 can be found by clicking the childcare button on right
 
 
     
 
 
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Human trafficking Prevention and Substance abuse Prevention

Marcus Chambers, Superintendent of Schools  fROM sUPERINTENDENT OF sCHOOLS mARCUS cHAMBERS :  <CLICK TO READ 

 

 

School Bus

*BUS BULLETIN

 We are excited to announce that on April 5th, the Okaloosa County School District will begin using Bus Bulletin to send notifications to parents if there are unexpected delays or schedule changes involving your student’s bus.. We know that families are concerned about the safety of their students, and this notification system will keep you updated if there are delays in getting your student to and from school.

If you would like to receive these notifications, please register with Bus Bulletin at the website below. Parents will need to know their student’s school name and bus number.

  • There is no cost for this service.
  • Registration is simple and fast.
  • You can choose to receive text messages, phone calls, and e-mails.
  • All contact information is stored securely and will not be shared or sold - your privacy is protected.

For more information, or to sign-up and start receiving notifications, please visit:

www.BusBulletin.com/parents

 

November 5,20202 

Don't Let Homelessness Stop Your Education 

If you are staying temporarily with someone else because you had to leave your home, or staying in a motel, campground, shelter, or in an outside or inadequate place, you have special rights at your school(elementary, middle, and high school). For more information contact your school counselor or Title I/IX office 850-301-3008.

Those rights include:

  • Staying in the same school even if you move, and receiving transportation to that school, as long as it is in your best interest
  • Enrolling in school immediately without the documents schools usually require, and without a parent or guardian
  • Receiving free school meals
  • Getting help with school supplies, including what is needed to participate in distance learning and other needs
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*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.   

 


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


 

Progress Reports
   
 
Report Cards—Online
 
 
   
 

 

 

 

School Links

  • Link to ClassLink
  • Link to Day Care
  • Link to Online Grades Access
  • Link to Guidance Resources
  • Link to Menus
  • Link to Military page
  • Link to My School Bucks
  • Link to Newsletters
  • Links to Parents and Students
  • Link to PTO
  • Link to the Media Center
  • Link to SAC
  • Link to School Safety
  • Link to Title I Resources
  • Link to Volunteer Application
  • Chronicles in COVID Link
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  • School Supply List    
  • Newsletters
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