Student Accident Insurance

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Low cost, no deductible student accident Insurance is available for Okaloosa Count students. Learn more about KidGuard Accident Insurance!


 

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!


 

Supply Lists for 2021-2022 School Year

Supply Lists for 2021-2022 School Year


 

Orientation 2021

Orientation


 

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

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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.

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Early Registration and Summer VPK

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The Okaloosa County School District will begin early registration for the 2021-22 school year on March 8. This registration is for children new to the school district, including those entering kindergarten. Florida law provides that any child who will be five on or before September 1st is eligible for kindergarten that school year.

Registration may be completed online at https://www.okaloosaschools.com/schools/2021/registration-portal or at any time during the regular school day at your child’s zoned school.

To complete the registration process, parents/guardians must have:

  • Proof of the child’s age (birth certificate)
  • Florida certificate of immunization
  • Social Security card
  • School physical dated no later than 12 months before the first day of school
  • Proof of residency

Parents/guardians may obtain further information by calling your child's zoned school or Curriculum and Instruction at 850.833.4208.

Summer VPK Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

Registration for the Summer VPK Program is also available. Florida law provides that any child who turned five on or before September 1, 2021, and is eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year and did not attend VPK during the current 2020-2021 school year is eligible to participate in Summer VPK. To register for Summer VPK, a certificate of eligibilitymust be obtained from the Early Learning Coalition.

For Summer VPK enrollment, parents/guardians must have:

  • Proof of Florida residency
  • All registration documents listed above for school registration The Summer VPK site will be Elliott Point Elementary (South area), enrollment permitting.

Parents must provide transportation for Summer VPK students. Further information for Summer VPK enrollment may be obtained by calling the Early Learning Coalition Program at 850.833.3627 or Ms. Debbie Haan at 850.689.7211.