School Safety and Back Packs
In the interest of student safety, beginning Monday, May 21, and for the remainder of the school year, backpacks are not to be brought to school. Students may carry bags no larger than a small purse. Students may also bring lunch boxes. Again, this is effect Monday and for the remainder of the current school year.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CANCELLATIONS FOR OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Lake Marion Creek Middle After School Program has been cancelled for May 8, May 15, and May 17 because of scheduling conflicts with parent nights and the school advisory council (SAC).
Last Parent Night Conference This School Year!
May 17, 2018
Parents may come and go at their convenience between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM to meet with teachers.
Polk County Public Schools: Turnaround Schools Information
As of Feb. 20, 2018, Polk County Public Schools has six schools in Year 2 of the turnaround process. Each of these schools have received a grade of D or F for more than two consecutive years. These schools include Bartow Middle, Garner Elementary, Griffin Elementary, Kathleen Middle, Lake Alfred Polytech Academy, and Lake Marion Creek Middle.
These schools are subject to a contingency plan that will only go into effect if they do not achieve a grade of C or better after the 2017-18 school year. This plan would be to hire an external operator to manage the schools and achieve gains in the schools’ grades.
Polk County Public Schools has a variety of support structures in place to help our schools undergoing improvement plans.
District staff are visiting these schools frequently to review student performance data, classroom instruction, student discipline, and school leadership. They identify strategies, and seek out available resources, to help the schools in each of these areas.
These schools go to the “front of the line” to get their needs met. For instance, if they need additional staff or support, they get first consideration before other schools not undergoing improvement plans. Polk County Public Schools has also simplified the process to get this support into the schools as quickly as possible.
School-based and district-based instructional coaches are providing additional support to our classroom teachers and students. Because literacy is crucial for students to perform well in all subject areas, a major focus has also been to improve reading skills for students in these schools as well as all schools districtwide.
The 2017-18 school grades will be released in June 2018. Polk County Public Schools is optimistic that these schools will see their grades improve to a C or better, which will mean an external operator will not be necessary. Regardless, the district will continue to provide resources to help the schools maintain their upward trajectory.
For additional information and updates as they become available, please click on the link below.
Attention Incoming 7th Grade Parents and Students
The Florida Department of Health requires 7th graders to have the following immunization:
Tdap (1 dose) – Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis
You must show documentation of the Tdap BEFORE your child starts 7th grade.
For more information, please click here.
Enrolling New Students at Lake Marion Creek Middle
New students may be registered between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM each day. Please click on this link for registration and immunization requirements.
The guide contains valuable information and resource options for parents on programs, choice options, and academic expectations and requirements for all students pre-K to post-secondary.