Purple Star Campus

Military Families

Welcome to Walker Elementary School. We are excited to welcome you into our Walker School family—we’re happy you’re here. 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.

Please reach out to Mandy Lopez, our Assistant Principal and Military Point of Contact for any needs you may have. Mrs. Lopez can be reached by email at mandy.lopez@okaloosaschools.com or by phone at 850-689-7220.

Student Transition Program

Our Student Ambassadors meet and greet all incoming families. They give a tour to each student and their family, providing history of the school and answering any questions that may arise. These Ambassadors serve as mentors and friends for our military students transitioning in.

Professional Development

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

Military Student Open Enrollment

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

Walker 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/ Purple-Up! for Military Kids Celebration

  • Maintain a Display of our Military Families


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

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