Stuff the Bus - Back to School Supply Drive

 Back to School Supply Drive

Stuff the Bus, originally, Cram the Van, is a campaign that the Okaloosa County School District participates in each year. The event is coordinated by United Way Emerald Coast in association with the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation and the goal of the drive is to collect school supplies for our students who cannot afford them. Superintendent Chambers appreciates “the community coming together to show our students that their education is important. Providing brand new supplies allows students to begin the year in a position for success.” Supplies collected at this event are available as students need them throughout the year as well as for new students who enroll in our schools after the first day.

Last year supplies were distributed to over 15 schools and helped over 7,000 students as we collected more than 80 boxes of school supplies and over $2300 in monetary and gift card donations! We would love to provide to even more this year! No donation is too small.

We appreciate Publix, WEAR Channel 3, and Cumulus Media, the event sponsors who help make this possible.

Stuff the Bus will take place on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Walmart locations from 9am- 1pm. Look for our collection sites in the parking lot and listen for Cumulus Radio broadcasting live!

Collection sites prior to the event include:

July 19-30: Midsouth Bank on Beal Parkway, United Fidelity on Perry Avenue, The Joint Chiropractic in Uptown Station, all Okaloosa County Teachers Federal Credit Union and Step One Automotive locations.

July 30th: Edge Elementary School, Choctawhatchee High School, and Southside Primary School

Wondering what to donate?

  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Washable Markers
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Folders
  • Backpacks
  • #2 Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Notebooks
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Loose Leaf Paper

If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can text “SchoolSupplies” to 40403 or donate at the collection day event! You can find out more about this amazing event by visiting united-way.org/schoolsupplies or stopping by the collection tent on Saturday, July 31st as we Stuff the Bus!


 

2021-2022 School Supplies

School Supply Lists

The 2021-22 School Supplies lists for each grade level are now available.

For questions or more information contact the school office at 850 833 3333.


 

Free Access to JLG Digital!

JLG Digital!

Yippie! You're all set for free access to JLG Digital! 

Available June 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021

Get ready for a summer of reading fun with your FREE JLG Digital access now through August 31! Here's what your free access includes: 

  • Unlimited readers can access the simultaneous, multi-user stream of eBooks and audiobooks at any given time or place from any laptop, desktop, or mobile device. They'll even discover new titles added to the stream each month!
  • Download the free iOS or Android app to read offline from any mobile device, making access equitable from any place and at any time.
  • Readers are able to adjust formatting in any eBook to fit their digital reading preferences. 
  • If working on summer projects, readers will have access to free citation guides in MLA, APA, and Chicago style to make citing any book a breeze!

Before setting your readers up with access to JLG Digital, make sure to check out your free access quick set-up instructions and our JLG Digital Resource Kit where you can view tutorials and promotional materials to help get your readers informed and comfortable with the stream.

Log into your free JLG Digital stream here!

USERNAME: Summer21
PASSWORD: Summer21

JLG Digital!


 

Bus Bulletin - Get Real-time Updates About Your Student's Bus!

School Bus

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

Go online and register NOW so you can receive important bus notifications beginning April 5th!

For help with registration, call your Transportation Department - North: 850.689.7301, Central: 850.833.4203; South: 850.833.3555.

Help spread the word. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. www.facebook.com/busbulletin www.twitter.com/busbulletin

 


 

Bruner Middle School Registration Process

Questions? Please visit the Bruner Middle School website.


 

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

It's more than a meal application! Free and Reduced Lunch applications affect funding in many areas! Okaloosa County asks that ALL families complete our meal application to ensure continued funding to support ALL students in our district!

View the Free and Reduced Lunch Applications Flyer (in English and Spanish) for more information!

Apply Online Today!


 

iReady Mathematics and Reading Program Implementation

iReady Logo

Edwins Elementary School will be implementing a Mathematics and Reading program called i-Ready. Please read the letter from Principal Morris below to find information about the program and how it will be used it in the online classroom.

iReady Letter to Parents from Principal Morris


 

School Financial Report

Your school’s financial report may be printed and/or downloaded by accessing the following webpage:

http://www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/finance/SchoolFinancialReportFY2019.aspx


 

Keep your mouth healthy!

Don't forget to keep up with your teeth brushing!!! Here are some printable activities and videos.


 

Prevent Respiratory Illness

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:
Prevent Respiratory Illness.


 

Reporting Misconduct

In compliance with FS 1006.061(2) - Please see the Reporting Misconduct information


 

Important Information to Know About at Edwins

 

There's an App for that!Picture of School Info App logo

Download the Okaloosa County School District App onto your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, or Windows device.  With our app, you can:

  • Keep up with all of our latest news, information and announcements
  • Find out about events and activities
  • Contact teachers, staff and administration
  • Access school menus, our online gradebook system and more
  • Get important documents, picture galleries & other media
  • Track homework, tests and projects through a virtual assignment book

​Look for iOCSD By SchoolInfoApp, LLC in the iTunes or Google Play Store.


Picture of Big Brothers Big Sister LogoBig Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida is excited to offer a school based mentoring program in partnership with Edwins Elementary School. This program allows students the opportunity to be matched with a caring, fully screened, adult mentor who will meet with the student once a week at school. There, they may work on homework, read together, eat lunch or even shoot hoops outside. At the end of the day, it’s all about starting a friendship, providing guidance and inspiring them to reach their potential. To enroll your child, click the logo, print and fill out the application and return it to the front office. 

 

 

Kathleen Armstrong, Principal
Lucretia Waskow, Assistant Principal
School Day  8:30am - 3:00pm
Office Hours  8:00am - 3:30pm
Breakfast Served  8:00am - 8:29am
Doors open at 8:15am for all others

Upcoming Events:

  • Link to Clinic Information
  • Link to Okaloosa School District Calendar
  • Link to Shalimar's Lunch Schedule
  • Link to Faculty and Staff list
  • Link to Facebook Page
  • Link to SAC
  • Link to Shalimar Bus Schedule
  • Link to Military Kids program
  • School Safety
  • Link to Student School Supplies List
  • Link to OCSD School Resource Officer
  • School Reports
  • MySchool Bucks Logo
  • ClassLink Logo
  • Parent Portal

Link to Volunteer application

Edwins Business Partners