School Happenings

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Walker

The FL Department of Health is opening a Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Walker on January 24 (first dose) and February 14 (second dose). This is a voluntary clinic. Covid-19 vaccination is not required. Parents must be present when vaccine is given. If you would like to take advantage of this clinic, please click the link below for more information.

Walker Covid-19 Voluntary Vaccine Clinic Information


COVID-19 Home Tests

The FL Department of Health in Okaloosa County has provided a limited supply of FREE BinaxNow COVID-19 Home Tests to schools in Okaloosa County School District. For more information, click the link below.
 

News from the PE Department

Parents, due to an enormous shirt shortage, we are having difficulty filling your orders. Due to this and low inventory in certain sizes and colors from suppliers, we WILL NOT be selling shirts to parents at this time. We are hopeful that this situation improves as we depend on the small profit from shirt purchases to buy new equipment for our students. There is a one shirt limit per child at this time!  As soon as the situation improves, we will keep you informed with another note home and our PTO Facebook page so that parent shirts can be purchased. Thank you for understanding…Walker PE Department

21-22 Walker Yearbook

Walker yearbooks are now on sale! You may purchase online or send in money with your child. All information can be found in the link below.

Walker Yearbook Form


COVID-19 Testing Site

The FL Department of Health in Okaloosa County is opening up a new COVID-19 testing site in Crestview at Central Baptist Church. For more information, click the link below.

COVID-19 Testing Flyer


Transportation Changes

All transportation changes now go through Ms. Shana Blahuta in the front office.  You can reach her through email at Shana.Blahuta@okaloosaschools.com.  All changes MUST be made before 2:00 pm each day. You can always send a note in with your child instead of an email.

Bus Changes: student name, teacher name, bus number and/or color, student address, the bus stop, parent name and phone number
Car Changes: student name, teacher name, car tag number or student they are going home with and that student's car tag number
Walker Changes: student name, teacher name, which way they will be walking (east or west), who will be there to pick them up (ONLY for Kindergarten students)

 

Please take a moment to complete the following survey about your child’s school. We rely on your feedback to continuously improve our schools!

You may submit a survey for each child attending an Okaloosa County school by clicking on the link provided below. The survey does not require a Student ID and is web-based.

This survey will remain open through March 25, 2022.

Thank you for your continued partnership which helps to make Okaloosa County Schools even better!


SAC News

Check out news from SAC by clicking the SAC button at the top of this page. There next meeting will be in March.


News from the Cafeteria

With the free meal program continuing throughout the school year we wanted to let all parents know that a la carte items will still be available. Below is the price list for these items. A la carte price list is as follows:

Mini Rice Krispies $0.25
Fresh Baked Cookie $0.50
Fruit Roll up $0.75
Large Pretzel  $0.75
Fruit Snacks $1.00
Grandma’s Cookies $1.00
Ice Cream $1.00
Baked Assorted Chips $1.00
Kettle Popcorn $1.25
Large Rice Krispies $1.25
Breakfast items $1.25
8oz water $0.65
16oz water $1.00
8oz juice box $1.25
8oz Sparkling Juice $1.50
Parfait $1.75

Student Accident Insurance

For more information on student insurance, please click here.

Walker VPK

The Okaloosa County School District will be providing VPK at Walker Elementary for the 2021-2022 school year. Each student must have a valid VPK voucher from the Early Learning Coalition. Walker Elementary will house 1 VPK unit which will hold 11 spots for students. Students are eligible for the VPK program if they are 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021. Parents MUST provide transportation for students. Voucher and registration information are below. Please bring both the voucher and registration packet to Walker Elementary to enroll your child. The front office will accept enrollment information from parents Monday through Friday, 9 am - 2 pm.

Voucher Application

Walker VPK Registration Packet


Live Bus Updates

Sign up for live updates about your child's bus! Click here to register. For more information, click here to go to the District website.

Kindergarten Registration
 
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year begins March 8th. Parents can register in person at Walker or online at the OCSD website. Please see the following options below to register your child. As a reminder, Florida law provides that any child who will be five on or before September 1st is eligible for kindergarten that school year. To complete the registration process, parents must present proof of the child's age (birth certificate), a Florida certificate of immunization, a social security card, a school physical dated no later than twelve months before the first day of school, and proof of residency.

Walker Registration Packet - Download, fill out and bring with you to register in person at Walker. Packets are also available in the front office. The front office will accept enrollment information from parents Monday through Friday, 9 am - 2 pm.

OCSD Registration - Register online at Okaloosa County website.

Registration Flyer


Walker Report Card

The Florida Department of Education has updated the Walker Elementary Report Card on the Florida Department of Education eduData portal.  Even though we did not have FSA testing during the 2019-2020 school year, new information has been added (you will notice that the heading at the top reflects the 2018-2019 year due to no testing last year).  There are hard copies of the report available in the front office, in the parent resource center located in the media center, and in full at https://edudata.fldoe.org/ReportCards/Schools.html?school=0731&district=46.  Please contact Lauren McMillan or Kara Elmore if you have any questions about the information included in this report. 

Bus Drivers Needed
Okaloosa County is in need of bus drivers.  If you are interested in being a driver, please contact the Transportation department.  The contact information can be found on the Okaloosa County School website.

Head Lice

Since school is back in session, we would like to remind all parents to regularly check your child's head for lice and/or nits.  You can find the District's policy on head lice here.  For further information, click here
 

Okaloosa County Schools Anti-Bullying Video