Military Families

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Welcome to Shoal River Middle 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 - Kayla Nutt, Assistant Principal - (850) 689-7229

OCSD Military Families Tool-Kit

Student Transition Program

The Student to Student (S2S) program brings military and civilian students together to welcome new students, create a positive environment, support academic excellence, and ease transitions.

The S2S program:

  • Introduces new students to their new campus

  • Provides fun ways for new students to get to know peers

  • Builds new peer groups

  • Encourage new students to perform better in school

S2S impacts:

  •  Builds a culture of inclusion

  • Improves academic performance and peer to peer interactions

Professional Development

Shoal River Middle School staff receive professional development concerning how to identify and respond to the needs of military students and their families.

Military Student Open Enrollment

Shoal River Middle School reserves at least 5% of controlled open enrollment seats, as defined in Section 1002.31, F.S., for military students.

Shoal River 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

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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.

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