Skip to content
Congratulations to Zoey Barnes and Jack Merceir for receiving the judge's award for the artwork! Congratulations to all the participants of the Music in Pictures program! Your Mossy Head School family is so proud of you! Check out the video below to see the winners, participants, and all their wonderfful artwork.

The following message is from Superintendent Hughes.

On March 13, 2020, just one year ago, I gathered my team on the Friday before Spring Break to tell them that we would be shutting down schools.  What a surreal experience!  Looking back, it seems like just yesterday, but in fact, one whole year has now passed.  What a year it has been!


I am so proud of our school district.  I am proud of our students and parents for being supportive, helpful, and understanding.  I am proud of our employees for staying vigilant with safety protocols and at the same time focused on academics, and I am also proud of our community support and partnerships.  Walton County is so blessed, and I believe our success speaks for itself.


In the spirit of transparency, the Walton County School District would like to continue to provide our updated COVID-19 data.


COVID-19 Statistics

Latest Data



Overall Data to Date

(8/17/20 – 3/8/21)

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees




Quarantined Due to On Campus Exposure

of School District Students and/or Employees




Quarantined Due to Off Campus Exposure (Community/Family Exposure)

of School District Students and/or Employees




Schools Involved in Positive Cases and/or Exposure





Knowing many individuals may travel during Spring Break and that numbers in our destination community may rise, the Walton County School District continues to be focused on tracking and contact tracing both positive cases and/or exposures.  Safety remains our number one priority!  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 our final nine weeks, we appreciate your understanding as we begin to navigate through our many spring events and school traditions.  Please know it is our wish that all events and plans continue as normal, but as educators charged with the safety of students, please understand that all future event decisions will be individually weighed based on updated COVID-19 data and where we stand in the vaccination process.  Please stay in tune with your school as specific decisions or revised.


During the last nine weeks, the Florida Department of Education has released their mandated state testing schedule.  We do have greater flexibility in this schedule, and we are able to spread out testing over a larger period of time than in year’s past.  With that, please take notice of your school’s testing schedule, and if your child is out sick during testing, please speak with your school as make up testing will be available.  Another reminder for ILDA parents, mandated state testing must take place on school campus, so please look for your schools to reach out to you soon. 


As always, if you have any questions or concerns related to safety or COVID-19, please do not hesitate to ask!  Here’s to a great final nine weeks!    

FSA testing dates have been released for grades 3-5. We have posted a power point under the "Title I" tab with important information to help you and your child prepare for the upcoming tests.


February 23, 2021

Please join us for our virtual STEM Night. Please see below for your student's grade level and link to the instructional video.

5th grade

4th grade


3rd grade


2nd grade


1st grade

Parent resources




Johnston & French

Walton County Schools Closed Tuesday, February 16th

Due to extreme weather conditions expected tomorrow morning, all Walton County schools will close tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16th. Closures include both students and employees. Extra-curricular activities may resume after 12.00 P.M. noon. Please check with your school for additional extra-curricular details. SPICE locations can also check with their SPICE facilitator for more information. Based on information from Emergency Management, below freezing temperatures and possible ice on roads are expected for the Walton County area. The WCSD will continue to monitor the weather with our local experts. Stay safe and continue to check our district and schools’ websites and social media platforms for more information.

WCSD Teacher of the Year!

February 5, 2021

Mossy Head School is extremely proud to announce that Ms. Coone is the Walton County School District Teacher of the Year! During a Celebration held to recognize the MHS Teacher of the Year, Ms. Coone, and the MHS ESP of the Year, Ms. Ingram, the Mossy Head School staff was surprised with the arrival of Mr. Hughes. Mr. Hughes' then made the exciting announcement that Ms. Coone is the WCSD Teacher of the Year, and will now go on to represent WCSD at the state level for Teacher of the Year. We are so proud of you, Ms. Coone!