Parents can now access their student’s information from any computer with an internet connection. The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal allows parents to check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their child’s current lunch account balance, and even see what their child purchased in the lunchroom – all before their child comes home from school. Click here for more information



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School attendance is essential as it directly relates to student achievement; therefore, the importance of regular attendance cannot be overstated. According to Florida Law parents have the responsibility to have their child in school every day that he/she is physically able, arriving promptly, and remaining throughout the scheduled day. Vacations and trips must be pre-approved by the school administration.

If your child is ill, a call should be made to the school office by 9:00 a.m. at (863) 285-1150, Lewis Campus and (863) 285-1133, Anna Campus.  Upon their return to school please send a note signed by the parent explaining the reason for the absence.

Excused absences are defined as an absence that has the sanction of the parent and the school. The following absences are acceptable and will be excused with appropriate documentation:

  • Personal Illness
  • Illness or Death in the Immediate Family
  • Religious Holidays
  • Educational Trips
  • Trips with Parents
  • School Sponsored Activities
  • Judicial Actions
  • Military Dependent School Age Students

Parents can now access their child’s information from any computer/tablet/smartphone with an internet connection. The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal allows parents to check for the accuracy of their child’s attendance.


Promptness to class is necessary for the student to take full advantage of available educational opportunities. All students should be on campus in time to be in class at 7:55 a.m. Instruction, organization, and preparation for the day begins immediately.

Please do not drop children off after the tardy bell rings at 8:00 a.m. A parent must walk tardy students to the front office for a tardy slip. Excused and unexcused tardies will be defined the same as excused and unexcused absences. All gates will be locked in the morning (7:55 a.m.) and remain locked for the remainder of the school day.

SchoolMessenger is the communication system used to notify parents when children are absent. If your child arrives after the call-out is made, please understand that the class attendance was already verified prior to your student’s arrival. Please be sure the office has your correct phone number for messages and emergencies.

For the purpose of truancy petition, three unexcused tardies and/or unexcused early dismissals will equal one day unexcused absence.


Students will be released ONLY to those adults listed on the emergency card. It is imperative that your child’s emergency information card is kept up-to-date. Please let the office know of any changes in address or phone number.

Please make every effort to schedule medical and dental appointments after school hours or during holiday breaks. When your child leaves early it disrupts the entire classroom learning environment.


Parent Resources

School Board Policy on Attendance in Student Progression Plan (pages 46-48) 

School Board By-Laws & Policies 5230-Late Arrival & Early Dismissal

Florida Statutes Chapter Part II School Attendance 

Attendance Works 

LAW Handbook 19-20 

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Belief Statements:

  • All students can be successful learners and achieve academic potential.
  • All staff will use research-based strategies that focus on the Florida State Standards.
  • Professional development for all staff will be based on students’ needs.
  • Family and community involvement will support and enhance student achievement.
  • A safe and secure environment is essential for teaching and learning.


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School t-shirts with logo are available for purchase at both campuses.   $5 for short sleeves    $8  for long sleeves

Shoes:  Close–toed shoes required