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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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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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Hello Again!  This is Superintendent Aaron Greene with a Polk Schools update regarding student work and instruction during closings.  In dealing with the closing of our schools we have prioritized our work with the guidance issued by the NC State Board of Education.  Our first priority is to ensure our Polk County children and families...
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Hello. This is an automated message from Superintendent Aaron Greene. At 4:30 pm today NC Governor Roy Cooper announced the closing of all NC Public Schools starting Monday, March 16, 2020 for at least two weeks. I am calling to make sure our Polk Schools community is aware of this order. As the Governor stated...
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Hello.  This is an automated message from Superintendent Aaron Greene with an update on Coronavirus and our schools.  First I want to assure our families and staff that we are in constant communication with our local County officials and state agencies to be sure we have the latest and most accurate information.  Polk County Schools...
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