Okaloosa County School District COVID-19 Information for Parents

2021-2022 School Year

Student health and safety continues to be a top priority as we return to more normal school operations. Student health and safety includes not only physical health and safety, but also academic health, mental health, and social-emotional well-being. A recent survey of school districts across the country found that 74% reported multiple indicators of increased mental health stresses among students during the pandemic. In Okaloosa County, we have also seen learning loss among students who have been disconnected from school the past sixteen months.

Being in school is critical for the overall well-being of our students. Our plans for this year strike a sensible balance that emphasizes your student’s success at school while also being mindful of the steps we need to take to keep our school environments safe.

Teachers, administrators, and support staff have been preparing this summer for a return to more normal school operations. The first day of school is August 10th, and we are excited to welcome our students back! We will retain critical practices that were established last year to keep our schools clean and sanitized. Visit the answer and question page for more information that parents have asked this summer and will help you plan for the upcoming school year. Families may contact their child’s school if they have additional questions or visit our website (www.okaloosaschools.com) throughout the school year for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.

COVID-19 Decision Tree

 

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