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    Polk County Public School’s Instructional Continuity Plan provides information about the educational options available for the 2020-2021 school year. Families may choose from a traditional face-to-face option incorporating guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local Department of Health (DOH) or one of two online/virtual options. The first of the two online/virtual options is Polk Virtual School, a full-time franchise of Florida Virtual School. The second online/virtual option is Campus eSchool which allows students to remain enrolled in their traditional school, assigned to a teacher from their school, but receive instruction online through the district’s learning management system (LMS). The Campus eSchool option provides instructional services through Schoology allowing for live interaction between students and teachers and between peers. While Schoology will serve as the primary learning platform for the Campus eSchool option, Schoology will also be incorporated into face-to-face instruction ensuring all students have access to effective instructional practices and high-quality instructional materials regardless of which educational option parents may choose for the upcoming school year. The incorporation of Schoology in face-to-face instruction also guarantees instructional continuity in the event of an emergency shutdown at one or more schools.

     

    GENERAL DISTRICT AND SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

    The district website contains detailed information for parents and students, including school contact information. The website is located at polkschoolsfl.com. Parents are also encouraged to reach out to their child’s school of enrollment with questions as well.

    Polk County Public Schools’ District Office is located at 1915 S. Floral Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830. The main telephone number is 863-534-0500. The district’s social media accounts are Facebook: /polkcountypublicschools; Twitter: /polkschoolsnews; Instagram: /polkcountypublicschools; YouTube: /polkcountypublicschools.

    The district help desk is available for parents or students experiencing technology or curriculum related issues and can be reached at 863-614-1600.

    Please note this document is fluid and updates are made as information is received from the Florida Department of Education, CDC, and the Florida Department of Health in Polk County. Reopening plans and more information specifically related to COVID-19 can be found polkschoolsfl.com/reopening.

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