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Polk County Schools’ Student Health Advisory Committee has published their Spring 2021newsletter. You can view the newsletter at:  https://www.polkschools.org/shac/
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The North Carolina Legislature, in cooperation with Governor Roy Cooper, recently authored and ratified Senate Bill 220 that allows schools to return to Plan A instruction. The bill still requires a remote learning option for those students and families who do not feel safe returning in person. The bill was signed last Friday and contains...
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North Carolina announced it will continue to provide additional benefits through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to help families purchase food for children whose access to free and reduced-priced meals at school has been impacted by virtual learning for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19. Families do not need to apply for...
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At this month’s meeting, the Polk County Board of Education updated the 2020-2021 school calendars.  March 5, 2021 is now a regular school day for all students, except those attending Polk County Early College. Updated calendars can be found at:  https://polkschools.org/calendars/ If you have questions about these calendars, please call 828-894-3051.
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Thursday – December 17, 2020 – Update Saluda Elementary School Closed – Optional Workday for Staff All  other Polk County schools are operating on a two hour delay.
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At their December meeting, the Polk County Board of Education made a small change to the 2020-2021 school calendar. Polk County Schools will return from the Holiday Break on January 4, 2021. In previous calendars January 4th was identified as Student Day where teachers had been asked to discuss Remote Learning. Labeling this as a...
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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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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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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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