For additional information regarding our Attendance Policy, please visit our Attendance page.
Comprehensive Health Education
View Polk’s Required Implementation Plan for 2020-2021 by visiting FLDOE’s Florida Required Instruction Reporting Portal.
The plan focuses on mandatory instruction for:
- Mental and Emotional Health Education
- Substance Use and Abuse Health Education
- Child Trafficking Prevention Education
View the FLDOE Comprehensive Health Education web page for more information concerning health and prevention education.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct provides rules and regulations to govern student behavior during school, en route to and from school, and at school-related events. It also outlines actions that interfere with school programs and/or are prohibited by state law.
Forms included in Code of Conduct:
Dress Code and Uniform Information
Please visit our Dress Code web page for more information on the district’s dress code for students.
Please visit our Enrollment web page for more information on how to enroll in a Polk County public school.
Grade Reporting Handbook
For additional information regarding Home Education, please visit our Home Education page.
Medical Forms and Procedures
- Authorization for Medication and Treatment – English | Spanish | Haitian Creole – Permitting necessary medication or treatment while at school
- Authorization for Medical Treatment: Field Trips – Permitting necessary medical treatment while on field trips
- Diabetes Medical Management Parent Letter – English | Spanish | Haitian Creole
- Diabetes Medical Management Plan Form
- Diabetes, Protocol for Managing
- Entrance & Immunization Requirements – English | Spanish | Haitian Creole
- Medical Information Form – English | Spanish | Haitian Creole – Permitting participation in health services/clinic services at school
- Seizure Emergency Authorization for Medication/Treatment
Authorization for Medication & Treatment Parent Letter
To ensure student safety and health, the Polk County School Board has established a policy for the administration of medications during school hours.
If your child must be given medication of any kind during school hours, including over-the-counter (non-prescription) medications, you have the following choices:
- You, or an adult designated by you in writing, may come to school and give the medication to your child. The clinic nurse/health contact may not be designated for this responsibility.
- You may obtain a copy of the Authorization for Medication/Treatment form or Diabetes Medical Management Plan from your child’s school and take it to your child’s medical provider. This form must be filled out and signed by the doctor/mid-level practitioner and the parent/legal guardian. Once completed, return this form to your child’s school. Medication may be given at school only when an Authorization for Medication/Treatment is on file. Parents of students who require the use of an inhaler or EpiPen or require glucose testing o.r medication for diabetes or require pancreatic enzyme supplements should talk to their physician about adding a notation on the Authorization for Medication/Treatment that the student needs to carry the medication and self-administer.
- You may choose to discuss with your doctor/mid-level practitioner a schedule for giving medication outside of school hours.
School personnel are not allowed to give any medication to students unless they have received a properly completed Authorization for Medication/Treatment signed by you and your child’s doctor/mid-level practitioner. A current authorization form/doctor’s order/medical management plan is required at the beginning of each school year and anytime a medication or dosage is changed.
ONLY an adult may transport medications to and from the school clinic. Prescription medication must be received in the current pharmacy-labeled container. Over-the-counter medication must be received in the original container labeled with your child’s name. Medication required to be split must be done either at home or by the pharmacist before it is brought to school. Clinic nurse/Health Contacts are not permitted to split medication. Clinic nurse/Health Contacts are not permitted to administer expired medication.
If you have any questions, please check with your child’s school or call Polk County School Health Services at 291-5355.
Thank you for your cooperation.
School Board Policies
The School Board of Polk County determines and adopts lawful policies and programs that are deemed necessary for the efficient operation and general improvement of the school district. The School Board also adopts rules and regulations to supplement those prescribed by the State Board of Education that will contribute to an orderly and efficient operation of the school district.
Student Progression Plan
The Student Progression Plan for Polk County Public Schools presents the School Board rule and administrative procedures required for implementing state legislative and local School Board pupil progression requirements. Specific criteria have been set in the Student Progression Plan. The plan is designed to indicate what actions will be taken during the school year to assist the student. Particular emphasis is placed upon the pupil’s mastery of basic skills before he/she is promoted.
Transportation and Support Services
Technology Division Related Forms
Email & Supplemental Digital Resource Opt-Out Form