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August 21, 2018

School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, August 21st.  Jim Owen Studio photographers will be on site to take individual student pictures and class pictures August 21st. Both class and idividual photos will be pre-paid. Payment information will be sent home with students on Friday, August 17.

Individual student and classroom pictures will be taken on August 21st.  

Dress your best and don't forget a smile!

Parents:   LOOK FOR PAYMENT PACKET IN YOUR CHILD'S BACKPACK 

The Walton County School District provides bus routes and service to students enrolled in Walton County Schools. 

Click HERE to our "Bus Routes" page for specific information on buses serving the students at Bay Elementary School.  

Sign up for Bus Bulletin for timely bus notices directly from the Transportation Department about specific routes.

The 3rd garde FSA reports for 2017-18 are ready for parent pickup at Bay Elementary School. The 4th grade FSA reports have been forwarded to either ECMS or Seaside.

Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Nick as Assistant Principal to Bay Elementary School!

Mrs. Nick has served in the Walton County School District for 21 years. Her positions have included, special education teacher, regular education teacher, instructional coach and district administrator.  She currently holds an Educational Specialist Degree in Education, Master's Degree in Eduation and Special Education, and a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology and Education. 

Welcome Mrs. Nick!

The Florida Department of Education released 2017-18 school grades last week.  "I was very disappointed to see our school grade drop from an A to a C," said Mrs. Spence.  "Understanding the data is important to identify where we are strong and where we need to do more work to bring the school back up to an A.   First of all, I want to congratulate our students and staff for sharing the number one spot in the district with Butler Elementary for percent of students scoring on or above grade level in Reading and Math.  Though our students scored high in proficiency and our highest performing students made significant learning gains, our lowest quartile students did not which is how our school grade dropped.  We must address this so all students get the support they need to ensure learning gains for all on FSA.  I have been digging into the data since the release of grades last week and hope the following information answers some questions for our parents and community,” said Mrs.  Spence.

Just a little background, the FLDOE began calculating learning gains of all students and learning gains of the lowest quartile students on the FSA in 2016.  “Because Bay Elementary School scores high in proficiency (on grade level or above) some of our lowest 25% of students may actually be on or above grade level yet not score showing one full year’s growth,” said Mrs. Spence.

Here are the facts:

 MATH 

78% of all 3rd & 4th graders at Bay Elementary School scored a level 3 or above on FSA indicating on or above grade level   

 52% of all 4th graders who took the FSA in 3rd grade at Bay Elementary School demonstrated learning gains on FSA as defined by the FLDOE FSA Score Achievement Levels Scale.  62% of students who scored a Level 4 or 5 made learning gains compared to only 8% of students who scored a Level 1 or 2 who made learning gains.  54% of students who scored a level 3 made learning gains. 

 38% of students who are identified among the lowest 25% of 4th graders at Bay Elementary School demonstrated learning gains on FSA as defined by the FLDOE FSA Score Achievement Levels Scale

 

READING

77% of all 3rd & 4th graders at Bay Elementary School scored a level 3 or above on FSA indicating on or above grade level   

 47% of all 4th graders who took the FSA in 3rd grade at Bay Elementary School demonstrated learning gains on FSA as defined by the FLDOE FSA Score Achievement Levels Scale.   71% of students who scored a Level 4 or 5 made learning gains compared to only 5% of students who scored a Level 1 or 2 who made learning gains.

 20% of students who are identified among the lowest 25% of 4th graders at Bay Elementary School demonstrated learning gains on FSA as defined by the FLDOE FSA Score Achievement Levels Scale.    

 In addition to identifying the need to support the lowest quartile in learning gains, data also indicated a need to improve writing in 4th grade.  Therefore, you can expect to see more writing assignments in the coming year.

 For continual improvement, Bay Elementary School develops a School Improvement Plan each year which serves as a blue print for identifying areas of need and plan to improve.  The plan includes measurable goals for school accountability as well as continued improvement.  The School Advisory Council serves as an integral part of the plan.  All SAC meetings are open to the public should you want to learn more and be involved in the continual improvement process at Bay Elementary School.      

Meet the teacher

June 13, 2018

Meet your teacher!

Please join us Thursday, August 9th to meet your teachers for the 2018-19 school year.
Bay Elementary Principal Meredith Spence, BES teachers & staff along with WCSD personnel will also be on hand to answer any back to school questions you might have.
Also in the cafeteria you will find information about buses, food services (lunch accounts) and our parent organization the Bay Boosters.
Please note the following times to get your room assignment and meet for your child's teacher.
Kindergarten 8:30-9:30 a.m.
(Room assignments will be posted in Building 2 with staff to assist you)
1st Grade 10:00-11:00 a.m. (1st Grade room assignments will be posted in Building 2 with staff to assist you)
2nd Grade 10:00-11:00 a.m. (2nd Grade room assignments will be posted in the Cafeteria with staff to assist you)
3rd Grade 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (3rd Grade room assignments will be posted in the Gymnasium with staff to assist you)
4th Grades 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (4th Graders will have two teachers this year with one class change during the school day. Schedules will be personalized and distributed in the cafeteria)

See you August 9th!