Message from the Superintendent

"As we near the end of our second week of distance learning I would like to publicly thank our entire District team: our teachers, food service workers, bus drivers, custodians, office staff, administrators, maintenance workers, technology staff and more. One thing stands out to me during these times, and that is that our school district and our community are filled with people who care about our students. That makes me very proud.

I want to thank our students and families for embracing this new way of teaching and learning. Your patience and grace for our district is appreciated.

I am extremely proud of how quickly our district employees and local communities joined together to make the best of our current situation. The positive messages, celebrations, and connections on social media represent a community that believes in our students and prioritizes education.

It has been a remarkable joint effort to ensure our students are continuing their education during this difficult time. I am confident that we are going to emerge on the other side of this a better school district, and a better community.

School custodians have been cleaning our schools at a time when the job has never been more important. I thank them for their service.

Food service workers and bus drivers have ensured that our students are still able to receive meals. Many of our students rely on school breakfast and lunch, and our drivers and food service workers have gone above and beyond to keep our students fed. Over 10,000 meals are served daily. That means over 5,000 of our students, approximately 65% of our students, are collecting bags of breakfast and lunch. 47 buses set off across the district to deliver food at over 700 bus stops. Our bus drivers cover over 2,300 miles in a matter of hours. I thank them for their determination to see every student fed.

Thank you to our parents for stepping in and taking on the primary role of engaging your children in learning, for establishing and following routines, and for taking on this new task while reassuring them that we will get through these times together. You are remarkable role models of perseverance for your children!

And finally, to our brilliant and resilient students, who are our reason for all that we do. We are all working together to make your days positive, productive and rewarding. We will get through these difficult times, and come out of this better than before.

Now more than ever, I am thankful for our school district and thankful for Putnam County. I can’t wait for us to get back to school but until then know that I am here to support you. Thank you and stay safe."


Mental Health Assistance
If any child is in need of mental wellness support/counseling please call the District's main line at 386-329-0538 and they will be put in touch with a counselor. For additional Mental Health resources please click HERE.

WIFI Availability 

Click HERE for Putnam County locations allowing students to use their WIFI.

Online and Home Learning Feeding Program 

Superintendent Dr. Rick Surrency is pleased to share with you that we will be expanding our meal services to students beginning March 30th, 2020 and will continue to provide this service for as long as 'Online and Home Learning' is in effect in Putnam County.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served from 10:00AM - 1:00PM. Meals will be prepackaged and distributed by drive-thru at select school parent pick-up/bus loop or pick-up at bus stops throughout the county to be consumed off site. Click HERE for a listing of drive-thru sites and bus stops.

Open Enrollment
2020-21 Controlled Open Enrollment applications will be available March 1, 2020 through July 1, 2020.