School Liaison Officer

The School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as the communications link between military families with school-aged children, the command, and local school districts. As the “point person” for educational issues, the SLO is here to assist military families in addressing school-related issues. Whether you are part of the Navy or some other branch of service, active duty or reservist, living on base or in the community, the SLO is here to ensure that your child has access to the full range of services available in the local public schools. In addition to providing information about local public schools, the SLO also works to assist families who choose educational alternatives such as homeschool, private or parochial schools, independent study, or online programs. The local school district has worked diligently to assist military families as they transfer to this area. Most of your questions can be answered by local school administrators and/or office staff. The links to the local schools have been provided to assist you in making important decisions about your child's education. However, should you find that the information does not address an issue that is specific to your family, please do not hesitate to contact your SLO for assistance.

NAS Whiting Field School Liaison Officer

7523 California Street
Milton FL 32570

Phone: DSN 868-6105 comm 850-665-6105
Cell Phone: 850-736-0338
Fax: 850-623-7776
E-Mail:  NavySchoolLiaison.NASWF@navy.mil

Office Hours:
Bldg 36 (inside CDC)
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
*Closed weekends & holidays*

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Helpful Links:

Relocation Information
Interstate Compact for Military Children
Military Child Education Coalition
Military HOMEFRONT (Special Needs)
Military Installations 
Military Kids Connect
Military OneSource
Special Needs- Exceptional Family Member Program
Transition Information
Tutoring
 

Homeschooling information and resources can be found here.

DODEA NDSP is the website you need to visit if you are PCSing to an area overseas that does not have a DODEA school. 

Youth sponsorship info - We have trained S2S at Milton, Gulf Breeze, and Navarre High Schools. We have trained JS2S at Woodlawn, Holly-Navarre, Gulf Breeze, Simms, Avalon, Hobbs, and Kings Middle Schools. We have the Trevor Romain Transition Program at SS Dixon Intermediate and West Navarre Intermediate.For any other youth sponsorships, please contact the School Liaison Officer.

INSTALLATION PROGRAMS:

Child Development Center: (6 weeks – 5 years)
850-623-7472
Hours: 0600 - 1800

Fleet and Family Support Center:
NAS Whiting Field
850-623-7177

EFMP Liaison - (Exceptional Family Member Program)
Navy Hospital Pensacola
850-505-6822

 

Florida Department of Education

Please click here for the Florida Department of Education website.

School District Information Links:

Santa Rosa County Schools
Escambia County Schools
Okaloosa County Schools

Santa Rosa County Private and Parochial Schools

Santa Rosa Christian School: 423 students - grades PK-12

Po Box 643
Milton, FL, 32572

Tel: (850)623-4671
Distance from NASWF: 6.2 miles

West Florida Baptist Academy: 303 students - grades PK-12

5621 Highway 90
Milton, FL, 32583

Tel: (850)623-9306
Distance from NASWF: 8.6 miles

 

 Checklist for Enrollment into a Florida Public School

Florida Statute 1003.22 requires each child entering a Florida school for the first time to present a certificate of immunization from a licensed practicing physician or the county health department prior to entry into school. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students must have current immunizations and physical examinations before registration. Seventh grade students have five (5) school days to become compliant with immunizations or they will be excluded from school. Other students including children enrolling under emergency or homeless conditions will be allowed thirty (30) days from the registration date to present the certification requirement. All immunizations must be recorded on the Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form 680). For more information: Florida Immunization Schedule

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Any child shall be eligible for admission to kindergarten if he or she has attained the age of five (5) years on or before September 1 of the school year. However, a child who transfers from another state shall be admitted under the same age requirements as established in the state where he or she previously resided.
For admission to first grade, a student shall be six (6) years old on or before September 1 of the school year and shall satisfy one (1) of the following requirements: (a) Previous enrollment and attendance in a Florida public school; (b) Satisfactory completion of kindergarten as specified in Florida Statute; or (c) Previous attendance in an out-of-state school into which he or she was admitted on the basis of age requirement established by the state of residency.
A copy of the child's proof of age (birth certificate) must be supplied at the time of enrollment.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS

The school district shall include the social security number in the student's permanent records. For more information please refer to Florida Statute: 1008.386

PROOF OF RESIDENCY

You need a document or photocopy showing your name and your home address in Florida. Examples include utility bills, bank statements, insurance policies, pay stubs, or government documents. (Post office boxes are not sufficient.) A driver’s license is NOT acceptable.

CUSTODY

If any person other than a natural parent has custody of a child, proof of legal custody or guardianship must be provided before the child may be enrolled in a Santa Rosa County public school.

SCHOOL RECORDS

The following school records are needed for registration: (a) Students latest report card and/or transcript is needed for appropriate grade placement. (b) Withdrawal form or report card from previous school is required at registration. (c) Current Individual Education Plan (IEP) (Required if the student is an ESE student, gifted, SLD, speech, etc.)
 

 Immunizations

For information about immunizations and health screenings to attend Florida schools, please visit the Santa Rosa County Schools website for Health and immunizations.
*Please note that the NAS Whiting Field Branch Health Clinic is here to service your immunization needs. If you already have an appointment, they will help you then; if you do not have an appointment, you can come in Monday – Thursday from 1300-1500 and on Friday from 0730-1145.
*Also please note that you should bring a hard copy of your child’s immunization card. The AHLTA database may not be accessible or have updated your child’s immunizations.