This is a message from Polk County Public Schools.
All students and staff are safe.
Please be advised that beginning Tuesday, May 28, no backpacks will be allowed for the remainder of the school year. Students may carry bags no larger than a small purse. Lunchboxes will still be permitted.
The last day of school is Thursday, May 30.
This is simply a precautionary measure. It is not uncommon for schools to implement such a security change during the last days of the school year, when it is no longer necessary for students to carry backpacks or large purses.
If you feel that your child needs accommodations regarding this change, please contact your school’s administration.
We wish you a restful summer, and we look forward to seeing you and your child again next school year.