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Changes in Dress Code

July 11, 2017

Please keep the following changes in mind when shopping for back to school clothes.

Taken from page 10 of the Walton County School District Code of Conduct for 2017-18 


A student's wearing apparel and grooming shall be the responsibility of the individual student and his or her parents or guardian. Dress and grooming shall be clean, healthy and safe and shall not be permitted to disrupt the teaching/learning environment.

Schools may choose to encourage students to wear appropriate shirts of the school color(s) to foster a healthy school environment and team spirit. In schools where the Board has approved uniform dress policies specific to the school, such policies will include the following dress and grooming policy.

     For students, appropriate and acceptable dress includes:

 Elementary Only

a)    Pants, jeans, long slacks, or capris (below the knee)

b)    Shorts, skirts and dresses that are at the knee

c)     Shirts that cover the midriff, but no spaghetti straps, halters or backless shirts allowed

d)    All visible garments including layered garments, must be in accordance with the dress code.

e)    Shoes will be worn at all times.  No heels or platform shoes greater than one inch

f)     Sunglasses, hats and other sun-protective wear will be allowed to be worn outside only.

 Secondary Only 

a)    Pants, jeans, long slacks, or capris (below the knee)

b)    Shorts, skirts and dresses that are at the knee

c)     Approved shirts include crew neck T-shirts, polo shirts, or button-up shirts.  All shirts must have sleeves and cover the midriff.  No V-neck           shirts or zipper-front shirts are allowed.  When layered shirts are worn, the first layer must meet the approved shirt definition.

d)    All visible garments including layered garments must be in accordance with the dress code.

e)    Shoes will be worn at all times.

f)     Sunglasses, hats and other sun-protective wear will be allowed to be worn outside only.


 The following are NOT appropriate for the school environment and are NOT acceptable:

a)    Pants that drop below the waist

b)    Holes in garments above the knees which expose the flesh

c)    Heelies (shoes with wheels), shoes with cleats or bedroom shoes

d)    Hats in the school building

e)    Items that worn together are indicative of gang membership

f)      Garments containing a message that is obscene, racist, or promotes illegal activities, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products

g)    Pajamas (pants or tops)

h)    Leggings, spandex, or tights are not permitted unless worn with an outer garment that complies with dress code requirements, and is at the knee.

i)      The wearing of any clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment.

Students enrolled in special programs, such as on the job vocational training, or participating in school activities which require additional standards of dress or grooming shall comply with such additional standards.

Mr.Brandin Shost's Gifted class took a virtual tour of the Thai Royal Palace recently during a one hour broadcast via  Skype. Mr. Shost is in Thailand teaching English for three weeks. While there he is also giving his students at BES an up close and personal tour of Thailand, despite the 12 hour time difference. While  online students learned about  cultural differences, architectural design, various traditions and most of all the high regard this country holds for it's monarchy. Students that were able to participate were Jamie Sumpter, Ansley Mitchell, Zoe Modica and Lauren Norwood along with their family members. 

Thank you Mr. Shost for making learning exciting!

We are lucky to have you!

Congratulations Bay!

June 8, 2017

FSA Scores were released today and Bay did a GREAT job!  

Congratulations to Bay Elementary School for being among the top schools in the State of Florida based on 2016-17 FSA Scores.

English Language Arts
3rd Grade Scored 16th in the State of Florida
4th Grade Scored 17th in the State of Florida

3rd Grade Scored 13th in the State of Florida
4th Grade Scored 23rd in the State of Florida

Individual student reports have not arrived at this time.  We will send a notice to parents with individual student scores when it arrives.  

Tang Team

June 7, 2017

Bay's 4th grade team attend Greg Tang's math training in Tallahassee on Tuesday, June 6th.

"These ladies are committed to growing professionally and improving their craft in the classroom," said Meredith Spence, Bay Elementary School's Principal. "It's exciting to lead professionals who work well together and are eager to grow."

(Photo L-R) Brittney Ringler, Cathy Hackney, Greg Tang, Susanne Martin

BES 3rd & 4th graders perform School House Rock under the direction of Mr. Goodrum.

Great Job!

Congratulations to our 3rd graders! 
Congratulations to Bay's 3rd Graders who rank in the top 5.6% in the state of Florida on the 2017 Florida State Assessment English Language Arts Test!  WAY TO GO!!!!
The Florida Department of Education released Florida Standard Assessment English Language Art Scores for the 2016-17 school year this morning for third graders.  The state average of students scoring proficient as measured with a Level 3 or above is 58%.  The average for Walton County Schools is 68% and Bay Elementary School's average is 85% of students who scored a Level 3 or above.  This score puts our Third Graders FIRST in the District in ELA for 2016-17!  
"Our teachers and students have worked very hard this school year to ensure students mastered the standards," said Mrs. Meredith Spence Principal of Bay Elementary School.  "I'm very proud of our team and students."
3rd Grade FSA English Language Arts 2017
BAY Avg  85% of 3rd Graders scored a Level 3 or Above
STATE Avg  58% of 3rd Graders scored a Level 3 or Above
WALTON District Avg 68% of 3rd Graders scored a Level 3 or Above

Thank you Deputy White for your years of service and protection. Our students have learned a lot from you and enjoyed your presence on camps. Enjoy retirement and know you will be missed!

Thank you Bay Boosters for bringing the Little Mermaid, performed by the Emerald Coast Theater Company, to Bay's stage for our children to see literature come to life!

Congratulation May Students of the Month

Lauren Norwood and

Mason Porter!

Lauren and Mason were selected to represent Bay Elementary at the Freeport Kiwanis Club, where they will be honored with a special breakfast May 17. 

Both students are in Ms. Martin's 4th grade class.

Checkout the New EZ School Pay feature on the WCSD website under the nutrition information. This feature allows you to check on your child's lunch account balance and pay on line! Just click on the EZ School Pay link!