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Softball tryouts are right around the corner!
Any girl who plans to try out should sign up in the ECMS Guidance office. Sign-ups will be open from Monday, December 7th through Friday, December 18th. All athletes MUST have a current sports physical on file in the office to be able to try out.
Parents of all potential softball players must also attend a MANDATORY parent meeting in the ECMS cafeteria on either Tuesday, January 12 @ 5:30 OR Thursday, January 14 @ 5:30. Please contact either Coach Dobbs ([email protected]) or Coach Pannell ([email protected]) for more information.
Our Parent Organization (PACT) would like for you to sign up and get involved (unfortunately limited at this time) to help out the school and teachers. PACT has both a Remind and an Email for ways of communication. Please feel free to join one or both!
Remind:
Text @ecmspact to 81010
Email:
[email protected] (email PACT to get on our distribution list)
It's a Great Day to be a Stingray!!

BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS!!

Tryouts for the Boys Basketball Team will take place on the following dates in the ECMS Gymnasium:

Wednesday, November 4th - 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 6th - 3:45-5:15 p.m.

BOYS WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN WATER BOTTLES TO TRYOUTS

Anyone trying out MUST have a CURRENT sports physical on file in the school office to tryout.

GIRLS SOCCER TRYOUTS INFORMATION

Tryouts for the Girls Soccer Team will take place on the following dates:

Monday, November 2nd - 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3rd - 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 4th & Thursday, November 5th will be call back tryouts only.

GIRLS WILL NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN WATER BOTTLES TO TRYOUTS

Please remember anyone trying out MUST have a CURRENT sports physical on file in the school office PRIOR to tryouts.

USDA EXTENDS FREE MEALS FOR CHILDREN THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended flexibility in school food service programs through the end of December, which means all school-age students at the eligible schools below will receive free meals (both breakfast and lunch) regardless if they qualify for benefits.

The USDA is federally funding this program, which is an extension of the Summer Feeding Program.  During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, from March to May, Walton County distributed 236,982 meals to approximately 4,500 children a week during an eight-week period.  Now with the extension of this program, over 80,000 school sites have applied and been accepted, including Walton County.  The USDA hopes this unprecedented move will help ensure no matter what situation, children will have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic as parents may be affected with work interruptions and increased financial hardships.

Participating Schools:

Bay        

Dune Lakes Elementary

Emerald Coast Middle                                   

Freeport Elementary

Freeport High

Freeport Middle              

Maude Saunders Elementary

Mossy Head

Paxton

South Walton High

Van R. Butler Elementary             

Walton Academy

Walton High

WISE/In”10”sity

Walton Middle

West DeFuniak Elementary                                             

Free meals begin for students Monday, September 21, 2020 for both brick and mortar schools and Innovative Learning Digital Academy (ILDA) students. For brick and mortar, students are required to scan lunch cards, or Point of Sale operators must enter student numbers at point of service.  Even though the meals are free, tracking meal service counts will allow us to file for claim reimbursements.  In addition to free breakfast and lunch, schools may still have a la carte items, such as ice cream, for a small fee.  ILDA students must reserve their food online by Friday to secure items for five breakfasts and five lunches per student for the following week.  Reservation forms are found on our district’s ILDA webpage.  ILDA students may have their packaged weekly meals picked up by parents at a school sites. 

It is still EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, and families MUST continue to apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits even though meals are free through December. Because these forms impact educational funding and because the program will end in December, having an application on file for the current school year will help our district and eliminate families’ benefit disruptions in January. If your child has a current positive balance, please know we will hold your balance until January as well.

The Walton County School District (WCSD) is very excited about this opportunity in providing such a great benefit to our children, and we encourage all students to participate!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your school or the district’s Food Service department at 850.892.1100 ext. 1361.

Weather Update 9/17/20

Due to localized flooding and current road conditions, all Walton County schools will remain closed through tomorrow, Friday, September 18th.  Closures include both students and employees. Games and other extracurricular activities may be adjusted, rescheduled, or orchestrated by school administrators and coaches based on facilities and families’ abilities to attend.  Based on information from Emergency Management, 87 roads in Walton County are currently closed due to flooding.  Please stay safe!

Freeport High School continues to stay open as a shelter.  Please visit Walton County Emergency Management for more information.  We will continue to monitor conditions with our local experts.  Continue to check our district and schools’ websites and social media platforms for more information.