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COVID Update April 8, 2022

In the spirit of transparency, the Walton County School District (WCSD) will continue to update our stakeholders with COVID-19 data for the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

COVID-19 Statistics

Single Day Data

(4/7/22)

% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 4/7/22)

% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees

 

1

0.0076%

*1584

12.18%

Quarantined Due to On Campus Exposure of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0.000%

2376

18.28%

Quarantined Due to Off Campus Exposure (Community/Family Exposure) of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0.000%

958

7.37%

Schools Involved in Positive Cases and/or Exposure

 

0

 

20

 

 

Walton County School District COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for the 2021-2022 School Year

  1. If a person is sick (students, teachers, staff, and visitors), they should stay home.
  1. Hand sanitizer is available at various areas inside the school.
  2. Cleaning and disinfecting school facilities/buses which are occupied by students will be completed daily.
  3. Adequate mitigation supplies are on hand at all schools/facilities (hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, etc.).
  4. COVID-19 contact tracing is occurring in all schools/facilities.

Visitors are currently allowed at school during the school day.

*Please keep in mind that although COVID positive cases may represent a student or staff member within the WCSD, it does not necessarily indicate that the virus originated within the WCSD.  It is also important to note that a portion of the positive cases involve individuals who may have never entered the school setting while sick due to proper quarantining. 

 

Due to information from local experts on this afternoon’s severe weather, the Walton County School Board meeting originally scheduled for tonight at 5:00 p.m. has been cancelled.  More information will be provided at a later date if the meeting is to be rescheduled.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  Please stay safe and continue to monitor the weather.  The next regularly scheduled school board meeting is Tuesday, April 19th at 5:00 p.m. at South Walton High School. 

Good evening.  This is a message from your Superintendent, Mr. Russell Hughes.  After consulting with local weather expert, we are cancelling all Walton County schools for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5th, due to severe weather.  Closures include students and staff.  Extra-curricular activities and SPICE will also be cancelled.  Walton county School District will continue their collaborations with local experts to monitor the weather.  Please continue to check our district and schools’ media platforms.  Stay safe. 

According to local experts, thunderstorms are expected to pass through Walton County tomorrow, Tuesday April 5th, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  School will be in session tomorrow, but please know the Walton County School District is and will continue to monitor the weather.   

Walton County School District

Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

 

Walton County School District recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time for us to not only honor those who work to support children and strengthen families, but to shine a light on the many ways we can all play a role in preventing children from being harmed. 

The Prevention Resource Guide, an annual publication by the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Children’s Bureau outlines actions that can be taken by communities, organizations, families, and individuals to address the root causes of child abuse and provide meaningful and equitable support to families.  

You can access the Prevention Resource Guide and other resources at the Child Welfare Information Gateway’s at https://www.childwelfare.gov.

By increasing efforts to prevent child abuse, we all help children, families, and communities thrive. 

The Walton County School District Academic Team has won the State Championship in Division 3 of the Commissioner’s Academic Challenge in Orlando, Florida with 221 points on Saturday morning, April 2, 2022!

Team Members Brighton Cardenas, Kai Hong, Alyssa Sutton, Sophia Bock, Addie Hilton, and Allie Saunders played smart and as a team, they led in points during the semifinals on Friday and the finals Saturday.

The Commissioner's Academic Challenge is a highly academic statewide high school tournament inaugurated in 1986. The districts are placed in three divisions based on the fall FTE summary provided by the Florida Department of Education. Each team consists of six members (a maximum of four players during each of the three rounds and two alternates) and a coach. A maximum of six teams may compete in one competition round. This is not a quick response, trivial pursuit contest. Instead, it is a slower-paced tournament in which players are asked questions from the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, the fine arts, world languages (French and Spanish) physical education, health, and technology. The questions are written by educators from high schools throughout the state.

Thanks to ALL the Academic Team coaches throughout the District who have worked with these students from Middle School through High School to help prepare them for this exciting moment! A special thanks to the two coaches that traveled to the event with them, Coach Melissa Buckner and Sean Libby.

Congratulations! 

COVID Update April 1, 2022

In the spirit of transparency, the Walton County School District (WCSD) will continue to update our stakeholders with COVID-19 data for the 2021-2022 school year. 

We are happy to share we had no – zero (0) – positive cases, campus exposures, and family exposures these last seven days. What awesome news! We appreciate those who have stayed home when sick, reported diagnosis to our schools, and follow district and state decision trees. Thank you to all stakeholders for being supportive, patient, and understanding as we continue our work together to ascertain these successful numbers, providing students quality instruction in school. This is a team effort and we are moving 4wRd!

COVID-19 Statistics

Single Day Data

(3/31/22)

% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 3/31/22)

% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0.000%

*1583

12.18%

Quarantined Due to On Campus Exposure of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0.000%

2376

18.28%

Quarantined Due to Off Campus Exposure (Community/Family Exposure) of School District Students and/or Employees

 

0

0.000%

958

7.37%

Schools Involved in Positive Cases and/or Exposure

 

0

 

20

 

Walton County School District COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for the 2021-2022 School Year

  1. If a person is sick (students, teachers, staff, and visitors), they should stay home.
  1. Hand sanitizer is available at various areas inside the school.
  2. Cleaning and disinfecting school facilities/buses which are occupied by students will be completed daily.
  3. Adequate mitigation supplies are on hand at all schools/facilities (hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, etc.).
  4. COVID-19 contact tracing is occurring in all schools/facilities.

Visitors are currently allowed at school during the school day.

*Please keep in mind that although COVID positive cases may represent a student or staff member within the WCSD, it does not necessarily indicate that the virus originated within the WCSD.  It is also important to note that a portion of the positive cases involve individuals who may have never entered the school setting while sick due to proper quarantining. 

 

 

Congratulations to the following Walton High students for earning their ServSafe Manager certification!

3rd period:

Matthew Dillon, Jordyn Grimes, Addie Ingle


4th period:

Rolly Benitez, Aaliyah Lucas, Allison Mooney, Timothy Noah Thrower


5th period:

Zachary Hilbrant & Vincent Quitugua


6th period:

Hannah Foushee & Kaylen Reese


7th period:

Connor Kennedy & Julia Wilson