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Polk County High School will be providing only remote learning for the next four (4) school days. (November 19, 20, 23, 24) We understand that this schedule change is inconvenient but this decision was made to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Teachers will be in contact with students to facilitate this temporary...
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Thursday November 12, 2020 All Polk County Schools are on a two hour delay.
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The Polk County Board of Education updated the 2020-2021 school calendars at yesterday’s meeting.  The calendars can be found online at:   https://polkschools.org/calendars/
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Monday November 2, 2020All Polk County Schools are on a two hour delay.
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The Federal government recently approved free breakfast and lunch for all students.  Last week Polk County Schools started providing free breakfast and lunch for all students being taught in our schools.  Starting today, all families can pick up meals for children up to age 18 at any elementary school in Polk County.  Meal pickups begin...
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Hello.  This is an automated message from Aaron Greene.  I am calling tonight with an update on school meals.  We are happy to inform you that the USDA has approved continued funding for free meals for children in Polk County through December 31 of this year.  This means that all children 18 years of age...
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Hello.  This is an automated message from Aaron Greene.  I am calling tonight with more updates on school reopening.  First, I want to talk about making sure students arrive healthy to school.  We will be requiring all families of students returning to in person learning to sign an attestation form agreeing to not send your...
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Hello.  This is an automated message from Aaron Greene.  I am calling to give you another update on school reopening.  First, I want to remind everyone that Monday, August 24 will be the first school day for students, except for Polk Early College.  You will be receiving more information and details about reopening plans and...
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I am writing today to give you an update on our local COVID-19 numbers and to ask for your help. Unfortunately the number of cases and percent of tests that are returning as positive are increasing here in Polk County. That is concerning to us as we are working very hard to bring students back...
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Hello.  This is an automated message from Polk County Schools and Aaron Greene.  I am calling to remind families who have not done so to please complete our Student Return Decision Survey.  We are extending the deadline for completion to the end of this week.  I want to thank all our families who have already...
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We understand it is difficult to make choices for your student(s) when specific details are not available.  Though some small changes may be necessary as we progress, we offer the more detailed descriptions below in an attempt to further clarify the differences in each educational service option we are working to provide.  We do want...
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Hello.  This is an automated message from Polk County Schools and Aaron Greene.  I am calling to ask families to complete our Student Return Decision Survey I mentioned in my message last night.  This survey will be asking you to make a decision about how your student(s) will return to school this fall.  I know...
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Despite many unknowns created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Polk County Schools has been working diligently to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. I wanted to provide a brief update to our students and families about what we know at this point and how we are planning for students to return on August 17.  There is...
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June 23, 2020 All Call: We are working to get feedback from our students on the remote learning that took place during recent school closings.  We appreciate all of you who made the effort to respond to our family surveys and those results are helping us as we work to improve.  This survey is a...
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At their June 15th meeting, the Polk County Board of Education adoptedupdated calendars for the 2020-2021 school year. These new calendars fulfill the requirements recently added by theNorth Carolina General Assembly. Click the link below to view the calendar. https://polkschools.org/calendars
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Polk County Schools is working on improving its ability to provide learning opportunities for students outside the classroom walls. We need your feedback and input on what did and did not work during school closure so we can learn from this experience. Your input will also help us be better prepared if we are forced...
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Polk County Schools will be continuing meal pickup at our elementary schools three days a week through June 26th. Meals will be available for pickup on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Each daily pickup will contain food for at least two days. Meals can be picked up from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Polk Central,...
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Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau takes on the task of counting every person in our community, and the percentage of individuals counted has a lasting effect on each community for years to come.  As of May 2nd, only 45.7% of Polk County homes have completed their census. This ranks Polk County in the...
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We have been notified that some households are receiving letters about Pandemic – Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that are addressed to someone who may be listed as a child’s emergency contact as opposed to the child’s parent/guardian.   Data integrity is very important to both the...
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At their May 11th meeting, the Polk County Board of Education updated the 2019-2020 school calendars. The changes approved this month reflect the decision of Governor Cooper to designate the remainder of the school year as Remote Learning Days for students. Updated calendars can be found at: https://polkschools.org/calendars/
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Facts about Pandemic – Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) North Carolina has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to begin a new program that will help families who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Pandemic – Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program will help families purchase food for their children. For...
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This is a message for families with students at Polk County High School, Polk County Early College, Polk County Middle School and Saluda Elementary School. You may have seen information that additional EBT benefits are going to be provided during the COVID19 shutdown. We wanted to let you know that if you already receive EBT...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  This is Aaron Greene with your April 27 update: There is no new information to share this evening.  We will be working to clarify and implement the grading decisions approved by the NC State Board of Education and will get...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your April 22 update. We have prepared and will be posting and distributing a new set of recommended learning activities for students for the upcoming week tomorrow, Thursday, April 23.  A large portion of these activities will be covering new material so it is very...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your April 21 update: There is no new information to share this evening.  We will have new student activities coming out this Thursday.  Food distribution continues at all our elementary sites from 11am to 1pm, and don’t forget there is free wireless internet access in our school...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your April 15 update. We have prepared and will be posting and distributing a new set of recommended learning activities for students for the upcoming week tomorrow, Thursday, April 16.  A large portion of these activities will be covering new material so it is very...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your April 14 update.  There is no new information in this call.  Tonight Dr. Schweitzer will be sending out a separate call to PCHS seniors, and Mrs. Greene will be calling all Early College students. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.  We wanted...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your April 8 update. We have prepared and will be posting and distributing a new set of recommended learning activities for students for the upcoming week tomorrow, Thursday, April 9.   I remind you that it is important for us to encourage all students to do...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your April 7 update.  There is no new information in this call.  Dr. Schweitzer will be sending out a separate call to PCHS students tonight. We thank you again for submitting your questions to us via the link on our COVID19 website.  As we receive...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community! This is Aaron Greene with your April 6 update. I hope everyone is well and having a great start to the week. To those of you picking up meals at our elementary schools you may encounter some minor changes in how we get those meals to your car. We are...
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Hello!  This is an automated message from Aaron Greene regarding our daily food distribution.  We are still going to be distributing meals at all four elementary sites from 11 am to 1 pm each day but we will be making some minor changes to our pick-up procedures at each school.  We will be taking further...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your April 3 update. We are continuing to ask our teachers and staff to call and check on students and families, and to offer support and assistance with student work.  I realize that some of our families with multiple students in the home are likely...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your April 1 update. We have prepared and will be posting and distributing a new set of learning activities for students for the upcoming week tomorrow, Thursday, April 2.  These activities will be posted online at our www.polkschools.org/learning site by 11:00 am tomorrow.  We will have paper...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your March 31 update. Tonight I want to remind you about where you can access information and student learning resources.  I hope everyone knows about our www.polkschools.org/coronavirus site with links to the latest updates and lots of community and COVID19 resources.  That site also has a link...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  Happy Monday to you all.  This is Aaron Greene with your March 30 update. Tonight’s message is not long or involved as there is not much new information to give you at this time.  As you probably know by now, Governor Cooper has issued a “Stay at Home” order for...
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Polk County just received information about additional Internet Access provided by AT&T. For families of students: AT&T is offering a device for as low as $44.99 that could be used by students with 2 months free of unlimited data. For employees: AT&T is offering a hotspot devices for .99 cents with a monthly reoccurring of...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your March 27 update.  You made it through the second week of COVID19 so a big “Happy Friday” to all.  Thank you for your support and patience, and for taking care of your families and each other. As I take time to reflect on what...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your March 25 update.  You made it to the middle of the week – Happy Wednesday!  Again, thank you for all you are doing to take care of your own families and each other. (This paragraph is email only) Tonight’s message will be focused on...
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To subscribe to the Polk County COVID-19 Event Announcements: Text: COVID19PC to 888777 You can also contact the Polk County Message Line at 828-722-5086
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your March 24 update.  Happy Tuesday and as always, thank you for all you are doing to take care of your own families and each other. Tonight’s message will be brief.  I want to apologize for not having the answers to student and family questions...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your March 23 update.  Happy Monday to you all, and thank you for all you are doing to take care of your own families and each other.  Again, thank you for your patience with us as we deal with this new reality.In case you did...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is Aaron Greene with your March 20 update.  Happy Friday to you all, and thank you for all you are doing to take care of your families and each other.  I hope you can all enjoy this beautiful weather. Our schools and staff have started family wellness checks and...
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Hello, Polk Schools Family!  This is Superintendent Aaron Greene with a quick message to let you know our teachers and staff are starting their “family wellness check” calls to students and homes today, even now.  Please note these calls will come in as “restricted”, “unknown”, or “caller ID not available.”  If you miss the call...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is an automated message from Superintendent Aaron Greene with your March 19 update on COVID19 and our schools.  I want to again thank everyone for their patience, understanding, and support of each other. I want to make you aware that our teachers and staff will be reaching out by...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is an automated message from Superintendent Aaron Greene with the March 18 update you on COVID19 and our school district status.  First I want to thank everyone for their patience, understanding, and support of each other.  I am continuously impressed by our Polk community and how folks are working...
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Hello, Polk Families and Community!  This is an automated message from Superintendent Aaron Greene updating you on COVID19 and our school status.  First, I would ask for your patience and understanding as we deal with this unprecedented situation.  I also want to reassure folks that we will all be working together to serve students in...
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Polk County Schools is beginning food Distribution on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Locations for Pickup Polk Central Elementary SchoolSaluda Elementary SchoolSunny View Elementary SchoolTryon Elementary School Time for Pickup 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eligibility Any child up to age 18 is eligible for food. This will be an outside, drive-through distribution.
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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has ordered the closing of all schools in North Carolina through March 30. Cooper made the announcement Saturday afternoon. The closing is in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, which at present has affected more than 155,000 people worldwide, with more than 5,800 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns...
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Polk County Schools was recently ranked as the 2nd highest performing school system for 2018-2019 based upon our student’s academic performance. The State Board of Education released test results for all school districts in NC.  The results ranked Polk County as the 2nd highest performing school district in NC.  For more information on Polk County’s...
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Polk County High School recorded the Senior Awards Night and 2019 Graduation ceremonies. Click the links below to view the events. Polk County High School Senior Awards 2019 Polk County High School Graduation 2019
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