Gov. Rick Scott decided it was best to take care of everyone in the state rather than face the possibility of life lost, opting to evacuate the portions of the state under hurricane distress.
In Northwest Florida, our schools provide shelters.
“We have an agreement with the Red Cross regarding shelters. If any of our schools are used for shelters, that information will come from the Red Cross and not the district,” said Henry Kelly in a press release. Kelly serves as program director in the office of community affairs with the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation.
“We will make announcements detailing what we will do with the students that are displaced in the event schools are used as designated shelters, but that will be after any decisions by the Red Cross,” he added.
All area district staffs will remain in contact with state and local emergency management about shelter decisions.
Most school-related activities have been canceled. Be aware of emails and updates provided by your district offices or your school administrators about resuming regular school hours and activities.
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The Holley-Navarre Middle School National Junior Honor Society has partnered with Paul Revere Middle School in Houston, Texas, by collecting school supplies for students, faculty and staff affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Items most needed are basic school supplies, clothing in all sizes, books and either Walmart or Target gift cards.
Items can be taken to the HNMS office during school hours before Sept. 22.
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Eglin Elementary School continues its Charleston Wrap fundraiser, its biggest fundraiser of the school year. Now until Sept. 19, orders for products can be made by contacting the school during office hours or by making a purchase through an EES student.
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As part of the Walton School District’s yearlong art initiative, “Music in Pictures,” a professional development workshop takes place on Sept. 15 at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Santa Rosa Beach.
Florida State University assistant Professor Ben Sung serves as presenter, with Maylayne DeMars as facilitator.
The “Music in Pictures” art initiative is sponsored and coordinated by the Rosemary Beach Foundation.
For information, visit www.facebook.com/musicinpicturesrosemarybeachfoundation.
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