Reopening Update - 1/15/21
From Superintendent Russell Hughes

I want to officially welcome you back to school from the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays!  I hope 2021 is off to a promising start for both you and your family.

In the spirit of transparency, the Walton County School District would like to continue providing our updated COVID-19 data.  Even after our holiday break and with 90% of students now enrolled in our brick and mortar settings, we are holding steady with both positive cases and exposures. 





COVID-19 Statistics

Today’s Data
(1/15/21)

Overall Data to Date

(8/17/20 – 1/15/21)

Positive COVID-19 Cases of School District Students and/or Employees

5

306

Quarantined Due to On Campus Exposure of School District Students and/or Employees

123

498

Quarantined Due to Off Campus Exposure (Community/Family Exposure) of School District Students and/or Employees

166

490

Schools Involved in Positive Cases and/or Exposure

20

20


We believe our lower numbers are a result of the strong collaboration among families, students, and staff, and we hope to continue in this same manner.  In that regard, we would like to once again remind everyone of our top COVID-19 preventive measures.

  1. Please social distance. All schools are announcing this reminder at the beginning of the day and during special events. You may also notice increased signage at schools and at athletic events.
  2. Mask are required for the school bus and are strongly encouraged at school, especially when social distancing isn’t feasible.
  3. Please wash and sanitize your hands throughout the day. All schools and buses have additional hand sanitizing stations for this purpose.
  4. Please stay home when you are sick. Staff will continue mandatory screening each day, and students may be randomly screened throughout the day.

As we begin planning the remainder of the second semester, we appreciate your understanding as we navigate through our many spring events and school traditions.  Please know it is our wish that all events and plans continue as normal.  As educators charged with the safety of students, please understand that all future event decisions will be individually weighed based on updated COVID-19 information and data. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns related to safety or COVID-19, please do not hesitate to ask.  Safety is, and will always remain, our number one priority.

Here’s to a great second semester and a healthy 2021!