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The Walton County School District Food & Nutrition Department offers an online service to manage student school meal accounts.   The system provides on-line payment access with use of a credit card.  

  • Send payments faster and directly into your child’s meal accounts: Payments are credited within 10 minutes. 
  • Mobile EZSchoolPay applications are available from your device’s app store and are available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.  Receive alerts of low balances, make payments for your child’s meal account, and purchase items from the school store.   
  • Low Balances:  Receive alerts when your child’s balance drops below a certain balance. 
To take advantage of this program, you must create an online account with  Your child’s student ID# is the 10 digit student ID number and your child’s first and last name which is located on the front cover of this document. This information can be found in your child's binder or communication folder.  It can also be accessed through the front office.

BES has new SRO!

August 22, 2017

Bay Elementary School is excited to introduce Deputy Harold Shover as our new Student Resource Officer. He and McGruff are already on duty making sure the students, faculty and staff  are safe and sound. Welcome to BES!

The Walton County School District installed interactive panels in every classroom at Bay Elementary School over the summer to engage student learning and enhance interactive learning in ALL classrooms.   Staff training was held on Friday and teachers immediately began practicing the programs they will use the most to bring learning to life for their students.  The photo above shows Bay's new music teacher, Corrie Sober, practicing use of the new digital devices.

Back to School is HERE!

August 5, 2017

Meet your teacher
Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017

Kindergarten 9:00-10:00

Grades 1&2 10:30-11:30

Grades 3&4 1:00-2:00

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017,  7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

School supplies:

Point Washington

Historic Bay School was built in 1938 in the quaint 1800's  logging settlement known as Point Washington. Following is a little history about our small community nestled among the oaks.

During that time, the community boasted about having the largest house in South Walton County in the 1800’s which is now known as Eden State Gardens and the Wesley House.  The historically dedicated home and gardens were built by the Wesley family between 1895 and 1897. By 1953, the Wesley family died out and Lois Maxon had purchased the mansion. Upon her death she left the home and grounds to the State. Tours and a more in-depth history are available from the State Park ranger and preservation volunteers.

Point Washington experienced two small invasions during the Civil War. The first account was in early 1864, when Federal Captain James Galloway who was tasked with locating deserters, burned the town’s saw mill and attempted to capture the blockade runner-the schooner “Champion,” which operated out of Choctawhatchee Bay. The town was again enlisted as a camp and temporary Civil War headquarters for a rebel prisoner holding site for General Alexander Asboth who, in later 1864, set out from Pensacola to burn Marianna and invade and capture the surrounding territory. The quiet backwater town boasted a population of 350 citizens during its peak and had a school (a little red school house), two or three general stores, a post office, turpentine stills, and a total of six timber mills dotting the shores around Point Washington. The first known church was originally a United Methodist Church built in 1893. The Methodist Church was laid out using the timbers from another building built in the 1890s across the intercoastal waterway. The church was literally under an open air arbor with a fence built around it to keep the wild roaming hogs from entering the services. Music was provided by piano on the back of an old pick-up truck. The story book architecture is reminiscent of a small New England chapel. The Corner Stone Assembly Church was built in 1940. The 1938 school, located under the shade trees is a design straight out of the Norman Rockwell period. One walk through the hall and classrooms makes the saying “as American as apple pie” a real life experience.

FSA Parent Reports

July 11, 2017

2016-17 FSA Parent Reports for 3rd and 4th grade students will be available for parent pick up in the school office beginning July 12th.  Office is open weekly Monday-Wednesday 7:00-5:30 and Thursday 7:00-5:00.

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!