Military Families

Welcome to Bluewater Elementary School. We are committed to providing critical transitional support for military-connected students as they relocate to our school due to a parent's change in duty station. Our focus is to eliminate barriers to the academic success of military-connected students. We are here to assist and support the military family lifestyle in such areas as school transitions, frequent moves, deployment, and education inconsistencies that exist from state to state, along with many others.

Military Point of Contact - Jessica Landry

B.L.U.E. Crew Student Transition Program

Be Leaders Unite Everyone Crew

Bluewater Elementary school has a student-led transition program to assist military students coming into the school. Our very own BLUE Crew will provide a campus tour and serve as peer-support linking new military students with others at the school. As students are on their campus tour the BLUE Crew will give them information on different clubs and activities as well as upcoming events around the school.

Faculty Professional Development

Our faculty and staff members are dedicated to meeting the needs of all our students and their families. To increase awareness, our school has coordinated a Professional Development Program. Participants of this program will be provided how to identify and respond to the needs of military students and their families. These trainings will be provided at faculty meetings, during department meetings, and/or in small groups.

Military Student Open Enrollment

Bluewater Elementary School reserves at least 5% of controlled open enrollment seats, as defined in Section 1002.31, F.S., for military students. To learn more about the new student enrollment, visit https://www2.okaloosaschools.com/page/registration.

Bluewater Military School Events

We honor and celebrate our military families throughout the year in many ways:

  • September - Constitution Week

  • November - Veteran's Day

  • April - Month of the Military Child

On-Going Activities

  • Guest Speakers from Local Bases

  • Honor Guard Demonstration(s)

  • High-Five Friday(s)

  • Partner with Foreign Squadrons


OCSD Resources for Military Families

The OkaloosaSchools.com website has a detailed list of Military Family Resources and Educational Opportunities to best assist your family. It contains a PCS document, services, programs, educational resources, and so much more to aid in the success of your educational goals.

OCSD Military Families Tool-Kit

Bluewater ES Named Purple Star School

Purple Star School