Welcome to Oscar Patterson Elementary School 

1025 Redwood Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32401
Phone: 850-767-4675 | Fax: 850-747-5478

School Day: 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.


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All employees and agents of a public school district, charter school, or private school have an obligation and legal responsibility to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student.  Likewise, all parents, vendors, and members of the public are encouraged to report any misconduct that may affect the health, safety, or welfare of a student.

If you see something of concern on this campus please report it immediately, and confidentially, to the School Principal Darnita Rivers by calling 850-767-4675 or emailing riverda@bay.k12.fl.us. If, for some reason, you are not comfortable reporting this at the school level, please contact HR Director Sharon Michalik at 850-767-4278 or via email at michasj@bay.k12.fl.us.
Special Notice - Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year begins Monday, January 11, 2016.  


Click here to find out which school you are zoned for.

Registration is required in order to apply for a Parent Portal account, and to participate in School Choice. School Choice will be held February 1 – March 2, 2016. For more information, click here, or call your zoned school, or the Student Services office at 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:
Sharon Michalik
Executive Director/Equity Coordinator
Human Resources and Employee Support Services

2015-16 School Registration & Parent Portal Information

2015-2016 School Registration opened Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  Click HERE to access Parent Portal.

School registration and yearly updates are online and will be done through the Bay District Schools' Parent Portal. A link is provided in the section below. Please refer to the categories on the Parent Portal page, and select the option that applies to you. If you need any further assistance, please contact Oscar Patterson Elementary School @ 850-767-4675 or BDS Student Services @ 850-767-4311.

Parent Portal is a complete online system which allows the parent/guardian access to their student’s information including, but not limited to, student schedules, grades, discipline, and attendance.

For the very best user experience, you will need to use FireFox or Google Chrome as your browser.

My Access Florida

This online application will direct families to the four main types of assistance the Department of Children and Families is responsible for: Food Assistance Program, Temporary Cash Assistance, Medicaid Programs and Refugee Assistance programs in the state of Florida. Please remember the Department of Children and Families ACCESS program determines eligibility.

Bay District Schools has an app for that…

Click here for download directions. Connect with your child’s school by downloading Bay District Schools mobile app. The app features a newsfeed, event calendars, contact directory, quick links, pictures, and documents.

Bay District Schools and Chartwells Food Service now have a new website, http://bay.nutrislice.com/, and a mobile app available for Android devices through Google Play and Apple devices through the App Store. Click here for more information.

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Click here for information for Military Families      

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OPES School Board & Webmaster Contacts

The Bay District School Board representative for Oscar Patterson Elementary School is Mr. Joe Wayne Walker.

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Please free to email any suggestions, comments, or corrections to the school webmaster.

The NCLB School Public Accountability Reports for recent school years are available online. 
The report for 2014-15 may be accessed at the following URL: http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/year1415/nclb1415.cfm?dist_schl=3_291