There is no school for students on Monday, October, 15th, it is a Teacher Work Day.
Friday, October 12th, is the last day of the 1st grading period. Students please make sure you have turned in all assignments before this day, so you can get credit for them and get the best possible grade for the 1st 9 weeks grading period.
Starting Nov. 1, 2018, the price for Polk County Public Schools volunteer background checks will increase from $25 to $40.
To coincide with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, we’re tightening security measures to protect our students, faculty and staff. The increased price for background checks will include: a national background check, Social Security number verification, address verification, multiple name/alias check and terror watch list check.
Volunteers are required to reapply and renew their background check every five years from the date of their application approval.
As a benefit of the new system coming in November, volunteers will be able to apply and make payments online, and the application process will be faster and more efficient.
For now, those wishing to become an approved volunteer should visit the get involved section on the district website, print an application, fill it out, and submit it to the school where you would like to volunteer.
Please see the attached flyer for more information
Additional Information: Schools throughout Polk County will dismiss students 2.5 hours early.r