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Please join us in the ECMS Gymnasium to kick-off the evening with Mr. Drake!!

6th Grade Orientation - August 4th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

7th & 8th Grade Orientation - August 5th from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. OR 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

On our last official day of the 2019-2020 school year, I wanted to take the time to say a sincere thank you to all Walton County School District students, parents, and employees.

The last few months have been like nothing we have ever experienced, but at the same time, I can share story after story of excellence, professionalism, innovation, and collaboration. In Walton County, we call that the Walton Way – EPIC. Those are the only words to describe you! From bus drivers and food service workers delivering food to families to parents working on a math problem over a conference call with teachers, everyone has stepped up to the “new normal” and even exceeded expectations.

Before the summer starts, I do want to share a few updates with you.

First, our summer feeding program will continue as it has in year’s past. Feeding will begin June 11 and run every Thursday (June 11, June 18, June 25, July 1, July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30). Please note July 1, our holiday week, will be on a Wednesday. Our two food locations are Walton Middle School in DeFuniak Springs and Freeport High School in Freeport. We will offer a curbside service from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon.

Second, we have put together a short survey for parents. You can access the survey from the link at the end of this post.
Please take a few minutes to help us plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Your feedback is very important to us. We want to know your thoughts surrounding health, safety, and returning to school.

Finally, as I stated above, we do appreciate everyone’s hard work and enthusiasm during these past two months. If you would like to recognize a Walton County School District employee or school who has gone above and beyond, please feel free to send a compliment via our text line at 850.204.9667. We will be sure to pass on your “shout-out” to your child’s school!
Please continue to stay safe, healthy, and connected to your school for updates. Have a great summer and thank you again for another great school year!

Parent Survey:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=OiUJugsuok2fpgZAQ5LOGHj4YnMxfIZMj_GWnByLYTxUOUNZUTVFVk5PWDBXUloyQUVTWVo0SUZPTi4u

8th Grade Promotion

May 12, 2020

Promotion invitation for 8th grade families!

This will be a drop-in drive-through...please come when you can between 4:30-7:00 p.m.!!

Superintendent A. Russell Hughes shares his monthly video update for May, 2020!
In this video, Superintendent Hughes offers a message of thanks and encouragement for our district and community heroes who are all working tirelessly to do what is best for the students of Walton County School District during a challenging and uncertain time in the history of our country.
Mr. Hughes also addresses important issues of concern to parents, students and families at this time, and shares a special message for our graduating Seniors!

COVID-19 Update April 29, 2020

The Walton County School District would like to share three updates.

First, food distribution is being moved to Wednesdays in the month of May. Please plan to pick up food from our five locations or receive food from one of our 70 bus stops on these Wednesdays in May - May 6, 13, 20, and 27. Food sites will remain the same - Paxton, Mossy Head, Maude Saunders Elementary, Walton Middle, and Freeport High School. Times will remain the same for sites (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), and bus routes will also remain the same.

Next, Superintendent A. Russell Hughes has prepared an update for parents and students in the form of his monthly video. The video will be released later this week. Please look for it, and watch for details about academics, graduation, and more.

Finally, the Walton County School District has a new communication feature. Parents, students, and other stakeholders can text questions to 850-204-9667. Through this new number, the district will be able to provide a quick response for any issues or concerns that may occur with virtual learning. Text submissions are immediate, and a staff member should respond to you quickly.