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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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School Board Work Session Scheduled for Nov. 30

The Polk County School Board will hold a special work session on Monday, Nov. 30. The work session will begin…

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COVID-19 Call Center Hours Changing on Dec. 1

Our COVID-19 call center will no longer be open on Saturdays beginning Dec. 1. We are closing the call center on…

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Polk County Fire Rescue Praises Spook Hill Elementary Student for 911 Call

Polk County Fire Rescue honored a Spook Hill Elementary first-grader today, calling the 6-year-old girl a “911 hero” for staying…

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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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Updates From the Nov. 17 Polk County School Board Meeting

A few updates from this evening’s Polk County School Board meeting: – William Allen was sworn in as Polk County’s…

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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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Winston Academy Fifth-Grader Publishes Book About Growing Up During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Baking? Board games? Winston Academy of Engineering fifth-grader Maliyah Rue had something else in mind when it came to filling…

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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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Gibbons Street Office Gets a Makeover Thanks to Lowe’s

Polk County Public Schools’ Gibbons Street location recently got a makeover, thanks to Lowe’s. Employees from Lowe’s in Bartow donated…

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