Chronicles in COVID-19

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Keep up with the latest COVID-19 news from the Okaloosa County School District: Chronicles in COVID-19 Edition 2.

To see all current/future editions visit Chronicles in COVID-19 on the District website.

2020-2021 School Supply Lists

The 2020-2021 School Supply Lists are now available!

Back 2 School Immunizations

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For more detailed information, view the Back 2 School Immunization flyer.

What Your Child Needs for 2020-2021 School Entry/Attendance

Okaloosa County School District Summer Bridge Website

The website contains materials and web resources for ELA, Math, and ESOL, for students in grades K-8 to use over the summer. Click on the link to access the online activities.

Elementary School Summer Bridge Online Activities

Kindergarten/New Student Registration for 2020-21 SY:

Superintendent Marcus Chambers has announced the opening of a new OCSD Registration Portal for the 2020-21 School Year. Through the portal, parents can complete most of the registration process online from home. The Registration Portal can be found at the District’s website, in the Parents/Students section and on individual school websites.

OCSD Online Assignments                 

All teacher OCSD Online Assignment folders can be found on the Faculty and Staff page of the website. 

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Salvation Army LogoSalvation Army Mobile Food Distribution

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 9:00am - 10:00am

425 Mary Esther Cutoff NW

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Teacher Appreciation Week imageTeacher Appreciation Week 

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please share the love and let your teachers know how much you appreciate all they do all year long but especially during this challenging time.



YOUR PHOTO CHALLENGE this week is to post pics of your kiddos with posters or signs or other symbols of love and appreciation for their teachers. Post them to the Shalimar Facebook page or send them to and we will add them to:


Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month


To celebrate Autism Awareness Month, Mrs. McSparren has recorded our read aloud this week. 

Since We Are Friends book cover Click on the image to see Mrs. McSparren read the story!


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MFLC Video Conferencing/Telephonic Non-Medical Counseling

In order to keep services available to military personnel and their families at this most critical time, the Military & Family Life Counseling Program is offering video-conference non-medical counseling. For more information, contact Chelsey Koppersmith at

Broken iPad/Chromebooks/Hotspots

If you think your school issued device is not functioning properly, you can call our Helpdesk at 897-2966. The Helpdesk will direct you to one of three locations designated as Drop-off locations where you can exchange your device for a new one.

Principal's Message

Dear Shalimar Elementary Families:

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, and in efforts to reduce the spread of the virus in order to protect our community and beyond, Governor Ron DeSantis made the decision to close public school campuses until May 1, 2020, and possibly beyond. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and as a preventative measure to limit the spread of illness in our community.

Due to COVID-19, public education is going to look very different for the near future.  The good news is, LEARNING WON’T STOP!  Our school district is shifting to online learning, and “school” is in session beginning Monday, March 30th.

I want to assure you that we are working diligently to ensure that we have the resources available to support our students and employees through these challenging times.  Very soon, you will have the ability to let us know how best we can support your student with technology during the transition to e-learning.  Please know that we are here to support our students and families navigate this new type of learning. Your student will still have their teacher, just electronically!  You will be able to communicate with your teacher, and all ESE and remediation teachers they see.

Communication is key as we move to virtual campuses.  Messages will be posted on the Okaloosa Schools website (, Shalimar’s website (, Facebook (Shalimar Elementary Spirit Page), and through district and school call outs. To receive emails directly from Superintendent Chambers, please visit the district website.  Under the picture of Mr. Chambers, there is a link to add your email address.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school, or me directly, if you have needs, concerns, or stumbling blocks as we navigate these unchartered waters. 

We have amazing students, families, teachers, support personnel, and district staff.  Together, we will be successful, and hopefully, be back together very soon! Please tell your children they are missed and loved here at Shalimar!

Best Regards,

Mrs. Kim McSparren, Principal


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  New School Hours



 Office Hours 7:30-12:30

Stop the spread of 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

We want your feedback

Parent Satisfaction Survey

Our district is on a continuous journey to make our schools the best places for students to learn, staff to work and parents to send their children for a great education.  In this effort, we appreciate your support.  It is important to gather feedback from you to celebrate successes and identify areas for growth.  Please take a few minutes and complete this Parent Satisfaction Survey to help provide this feedback. 

Once the survey is complete, the results will be analyzed by an outside organization.  The data from the survey will be returned to the District to be shared with each school, its parents and the community.

The survey can be accessed online at OCSD Parent Satisfaction Survey.

Our school may also provide you with a paper copy to complete.

The survey will be available through March 13, 2020. 

Thank you for your interest in and support of your child's education with us.  Please contact your school if you have any questions concerning the survey.

Check Out Our School Grade!

The Florida Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-2019 School, District and State Report Cards in the EduData Portal ( These report cards serve as a valuable resource for parents, educators and stakeholders by offering greater transparency into how Florida's districts and schools are doing with regard to student achievement and success.

The 2019-2019 Report Cards not only provide the 2018-2019 performance data, but also contain several new features including a State Report Card; educator qualifications and equity; per-pupil expenditures; and national data.  The department will continue to update information in the report cards as new data become available, as well as develop new enhancements based on user feedback received through the portal.  News and updates about ongoing enhancements will be provided to those who subscribe through the portal.

ESE Parent Advisory Council

Okaloosa County Schools ESE Parent Advisory Group is seeking new members! Would you like to get involved? Complete this form if you would like to be on the core membership team. Core members commit to participating in each of the quarterly meetings and will serve as liaisons to parents and educators in our district. All parents are welcome to attend the Parent Advisory Group meetings. Check out our website for more information being added soon for upco

Serve on Shalimar's School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council is made of parents, teachers, school support staff and community members who are committed to making Shalimar the best school it can be.  We are looking for new members!  The Council meets four times a year (typically right after school) and provides input on the school's performance plan.  We also review the bullying policy, parental involvement plan, and decide how to distribute A+ funds.  It is a great way to learn more about and contribute to Shalimar's educational excellence.  If you are interested in serving on the Council or would like to nominate someone else, please email

Shalimar Volunteers

This is a reminder that your ability to volunteer at Okaloosa County Schools will come to an end on August 1st, 2019. If you plan to volunteer during the 2019-2020 school year, please take this time to update your volunteer application by selecting the link below:





























  • Link to Okaloosa School District Calendar
  • Link to Clinic Information
  • Link to Educational Apps for families
  • Link to Facebook Page
  • Link to Faculty and Staff list
  • Link to Shalimar's Lunch Schedule
  • Link to Military Kids program
  • Link to Parent Teacher Organization
  • Link to SAC
  • Link to OCSD School Resource Officer
  • Link to Student School Supplies List
  • Link to Parent-Student Handbook

Link to Volunteers

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School Bucks Link

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