2017-18 Registration and Yearly Updates

Parent Portal Login

The 2017-18 Parent Portal school registration for new students and required yearly updates for existing students is now open.

Parents/Guardians are required to log in to the FOCUS Parent Portal account, review the 2017-18 parent registration information and disclaimer statements, and provide updates. Click HERE to access your Parent Portal, and refer to the registration directions.

Is your student new to Bay District for ther 2017-18 school year? Before you may register your student for school, you must first take the following documents to your zoned school:

  • Photo identification
  • Florida shot record
  • 2 proofs of residence
  • birth certificate
  • physical (within 30 days).

Click HERE for more information about registration requirements.

If you need any further assistance, please contact your student's zoned school, or the Student Services Department at 767-4328 or 767-4113.

Please note: Charter schools are not participating in this process.

2017-18 Parent Resource Guide

The 2017-2018 Parent Resource Guide has been released. This year’s Guide has been expanded to become a one-stop resource for useful information that will help you and your child to have a successful school year. The Parent Resource Guide also includes annual notification of FERPA rights, Section 504 rights and grievance procedures, and provisions regarding disclosure of Directory Information, and participation in the Pledge of Allegiance. Click HERE to review the information in the Parent Resource Guide. 

Special Notice - Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year begins Monday, January 22, 2018.
Click here to access the School Choice Lookup tool and find out which school you are zoned for. Instructions are provided.

Registration is required in order to apply for a Parent Portal account.

For more information, click here, or call your zoned school, or the Student Services office at 767-4328 or 767-4113.

Please note: Charter schools are not participating in this process.

Non-Discrimination Statement:
Bay District Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scout of America Equal Access Act. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to:
John Cannon
Executive Director/ Equity Coordinator
Human Resources and Employee Support Services

Information for Parents

Parent Portal Login

Registering for School
- Registration Requirements for students entering Bay District Schools
- School Zone Lookup
- 2016-17 Dress Code Flyer
- 2016-17 Dress Code Flyer - Spanish


School Zone Lookup

School Choice
School Choice


Bullying Concerns
Bullying Information Flyer for Parents
Bullying Prevention Policy & Procedures
Staff & Student Expectations
Stop Bullying.gov
Anonymous Report of Bullying Harassment


- FL MTSS Information for Families (Spanish version)
- Parent Guide to Multi-Tiered System of Supports
- BDS MTSS parent brochure
- Parent MTSS video


Community Resources
Note: Bay District Schools is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with any of the organizations listed below. The listing and links below are provided solely as a convenience to you, and the provision of these links does not constitute our endorsement of any organization or service listed.

211 Panhandle Helpline
After School Assistance Program
- Anchorage Children's Home
- Bay County Public Library

- Bay County Sheriff's Office
- Bethel Village
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida
- Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida
- Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort
- Children's Home Society of Florida
- Children's Medical Services
- Department of Children and Families 
- Early Education and Care, Inc. 
- Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida
- Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital
- Federation of Families' Monthly Empowerment and Support Workshop
- Feeding the Gulf Coast (formerly Bay Area Food Bank)
- FL Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- FL Department of Education Family Engagement and Parental Involvement page
- Florida Department of Health in Bay County
- FL Therapy Services, Inc. 
- FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilies
- Girls, Inc. of Bay County
- Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend
- Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center
- Life Management Center of Northwest Florida
- Panama City Rescue Mission
- Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
- Red Cross - Central Panhandle Chapter
- Salvation Army - Panama City
- Women Infants and Children (WIC)


School Health Info
- Measles Information
- Head Lice Information
- Zika Virus Information
- School Health Program at Florida Health Bay County
- School Health Handbook from Florida Department of Health
- Permission to Administer Medications

(Click here for Spanish version)