School Happenings



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, www.okaloosaschools.com in the Parents/Students section and here on the Walker website.

See the full Press Release here!

Go to the Registration Portal here! 


In addition to personal items, parents can pick up student medications from the clinic on the designated pick-up day.  Be sure to call the clinic to let Mrs. Shana know that you are coming and she will have everything ready for you.  Medication not picked up will be destroyed.  Please call the school if you have any questions.


Free Tutoring for Military Students

Military students and their families can participate in free tutoring.  For more information, click here


Kindergarten Registration

Walker Elementary is accepting Kindergarten Registration Packets. However, to adhere to CDC, State, and District health and safety guidelines we can only accept the packets through email, fax, or mail.  You can also wait until our campus is open to the public and drop off registration packets then. If you choose to send your packet in please include the required documentation from the provided registration checklist and make sure all applicable pages are signed and dated in the registration packet. Do not send originals as they will not be returned. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. You can send the completed packet and required documentation to carly.cosson@okaloosaschools.com, fax number is 850-689-7654, and mailing address is 2988 Stillwell Blvd. Crestview, FL 32539. 

 

Community Unity

You are invited to join us each Monday morning at 8:00 am to cite the Pledge of Allegiance.  Wherever you are, step outside and join us as we unite as a community to provide hope for others that normalcy will come again.  This will happen every Monday through the end of the school year.


Mrs. Gaszak

Please click here to read a letter regarding the loss of a very special lady.  Any concerns should be directed to our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Wilde.


Encouragment for our Owls

Mrs. Carnley has put together a video to encourage our Owls.  To view the video, please click here.


Food Service at Walker

Walker will be a breakfast and lunch pick up spot.  Our lunchroom staff will be handing out breakfast and lunch from 7:30-11:30, Monday-Friday, starting April 1st.  This will take place on the car ramp at Walker School and be similar to a drive through.  You must stay in your cars to receive the meals.  A callout regarding this service occured on Tuesday, March 31st in the late afternoon.


Military Counseling Available

Mrs. April, our Military Counselor, is available to meet with students through Zoom.  


Online learning starts on March 30th.  For continuous updates regarding online learning, please click here or you can always click on the 'Online Learning' tab located in the menu at the top of the screen.  


OCSD Online Assignments

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


Student Emails

All students K-5 now have an email account provided by the school district. Please have your child watch the informational how-to video on OCSD’s webpage to learn how to log in to check their messages. This will be one way teachers will communicate with students and parents, and how students can send questions and assignments to their teachers.

 

To access this video:

  1. Go to https://www.okaloosaschools.com/
  2. Click on “Read More” on the OCSD Resources for Online Learning box
  3. On the left, under Students/Families—Technology, click on “How to Access Email and Find Teacher Emails in ClassLink

Superintendent Emails

You can sign up for emails from our Superintendent of Schools, Marcus Chambers.  You can do so by going to okaloosaschools.com.  See the picture below on where to subscribe to the email list.


NEWS: Field Trips

To protect students and staff, no trips out of county will take place.  This is effectively immediately (as of March 12, 2020) and will be in place until further notice.  Please refer to this letter from the District for more information.


 

During this time of peak flu season and in collaboration with the Department of Health in Okaloosa County we as that you help us protect our students and staff by practicing the following prevention steps: Prevent Respiratory Illness.  More information can be found here.


Congratulations, Mrs. Meadows and Mrs. Cyrus!

We are so excited and proud of Mrs. Meadows and Mrs. Cyrus.  Mrs. Meadows is Walker's Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Cyrus is Walker's Ed Support Person of the Year.  Both ladies represent Walker so well and are a blessing to all.  Congratulations!


Transportation Changes

All transportation changes now go through Ms. Eileen Taylor at the front desk.  You can reach her through email at Eileen.Taylor@okaloosaschools.com.  All changes MUST be made before 2:00 pm each day.

Bus Changes

Student Name
Teacher Name
Bus Number and/or Color
Student's address
The bus stop
Parent Name and Phone Number

Car Changes

Student Name
Teacher Name
Car Rider Number
If student is going home with someone else, then that student's car number.
 

Flu Vaccination Program Canceled

Healthy Schools, LLC has cancelled all their services for all school districts in the state of Florida, which means we will not be having our In-School Flu Vaccination Clinics.  For more information, click here.

 

PTO News

If you would like to be a member of Walker PTO please fill out this form and give it to your child's teacher.  Also, PTO has already set up spirit nights for the new school year.  You can access a list of those days here.  If you have any questions, contact PTO at WalkerPTO2019@gmail.com.


New Traffic Pattern

Over the summer, Okaloosa County School District worked with Okaloosa County Road Department and the City of Crestview to come up with a traffic pattern to relieve traffic congestion. This traffic pattern will begin on the first day of the 2019-2020 school year. Please click here to read more information regarding the traffic pattern and view a map.


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

2019 - 2020 School Information


First Day of School
School starts Monday, August 12th. We look forward to seeing our Walker Owls!
Open House
Thursday, August 8th
K-2 :: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
3-5 :: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
School Supply List
Click HERE to access the supply list for the 2019-2020 school year.
Volunteers
If you would like to volunteer or chaperone a field trip, then you will need to fill out an online application.  It is only available online and takes 5-10 minutes.  To apply, click HERE.
Free or Reduced Lunch
To apply for free or reduced lunch click HERE

Okaloosa County Schools Anti-Bullying Video