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Tips for Safely Celebrating Thanksgiving

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic will make spreading holiday cheer — and only cheer — a challenge. Nationwide, families are…

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PCPS Planning Pandemic-Safe Version of Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year Banquet

Polk County Public Schools is sharing plans for its pandemic-safe 2021 Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year event. “This…

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Fall Break Meal Pickup Announced for Friday, Nov. 20

PCPS is offering a curbside meal pickup this Friday, Nov. 20 to provide students with food during the upcoming fall…

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ClassLink Outage Affecting PCPS (Now Fixed)

UPDATE (1 p.m.): We have been told that ClassLink should be working now. *** We have been dealing with a…

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Reminder: Schools and Offices Reopen Tomorrow, Nov. 13

Just a reminder that all of our schools and offices will reopen tomorrow, Nov. 13, and resume their normal schedules.…

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PCPS Will be Closed on Thursday, Nov. 12, Due to Hurricane Eta

Polk County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 12, due to Hurricane Eta. Polk County is expected to…

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PCPS is Hiring Bus Drivers and Attendants

We’re always looking for new bus drivers and attendants to join our team! For more information and instructions on how…

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PCPS Monitoring Weather Conditions, No Changes Planned

PCPS is monitoring the path of Tropical Depression Eta and working with county emergency management personnel. At this time, there…

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Meal Distribution for Online Students Happening on Tuesday (Nov. 10) Next Week

Our schools will be closed next Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day, so there will be no pick-up meal service…

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PCPS Superintendent Search Virtual Forum and Survey Still Available; New Languages Added

PCPS wants your input for our superintendent search! You can provide input through a brief virtual forum (now available in…

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