Military Families

Welcome to Southside Primary 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. School Board Policy 04-48 states that 5% of COE seats are reserved for the military. Professional development opportunities are offered to staff concerning how to identify and respond to the needs of military students and their families.

Military Point of Contact - Ulaunda Nunn, School Counselor

Student Transition Program

Each class has a buddy, chosen by the teacher, to help new students acclimate to the classroom and school, and assist them as they learn the procedures. We have a small team of second grade students who will be happy to introduce you to our campus.

Professional Development

Southside Primary School staff receive professional development concerning how to identify and respond to the needs of military students and their families.

Military Student Open Enrollment

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

Southside Military School Events

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

  • September - Constitution Week

  • November - Veteran's Day - Veteran's will be recognized at our Soup/Pottery Night on November 10, 2022.

  • April - Month of the Military Child

2023 ASUS Military Scholarship Program


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

Southside Primary School Named a Purple Star School

Purple Star School