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Yellow Jacket Students and Parents,
In response to coronavirus, Polk County Public Schools has cancelled all district and school sponsored activities and trips through the end of the current school year, which is May 29, 2020.
- This includes medallion ceremonies for all BHS/IB/SA, senior/underclassmen awards ceremonies for BHS/IB/SA, and all other scheduled events.
- Students will be refunded for the cost of tickets purchased for Grad Bash and Prom; however, it will take time, possibly up to eight weeks, for refunds to be processed. As we are provided more information, we will share with you.
- At this time, we have not received details regarding graduation ceremonies. We will keep you informed as we receive additional updates.
Please continue to put your health and safety first by observing the CDC social distancing guidelines.
Greetings Jacket Families,
Over the past two weeks, we have witnessed events taking place around us, especially within our local community, that we have not previously experienced. School closures within our state and district have caused uncertainty as our students wonder about the impact upon their academic progress. We do want to assure you and your students that, although the school is closed, Bartow High School teachers are busily preparing for distance learning to begin Thursday, April 2nd. Teachers are working diligently to ensure that lessons reflect the standards that will make certain that the students receive the instruction they need.
I have outlined some important information for you below.
· Please be sure that your students log into their mypolkschools email accounts as this will be the primary method of teacher/student contact.
· Some teachers will be creating paper-based assignments and will communicate with their students when assignments can be picked up.
· We are in the process of distributing laptop computers to seniors who have requested a device.
· Please complete the survey below FOR 9TH THROUGH 11TH GRADERS ONLY so that we may determine your technology needs.
CLICK HERE or copy and past this url: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXXB0NFohr9i3H5EhFKQA_-8XdjWoZqx_WQhdbALquclQPow/viewform?usp=sf_link
· We request that you complete this ASAP so that we are able to move forward with scheduling distribution dates and times FOR 9TH THROUGH 11TH GRADERS ONLY.
Even though we are closed to the public as we follow CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19, we are at the school daily from 8:30—1:30 to answer phone calls. You can also reach us through email to assist you with questions or concerns. We may not know all the answers but will do our best to find those answers in order to meet the needs of our students and families.
Emilean Clemons, Principal
Bartow High School
Bartow boys basketball coach Terrence McGriff was selected the 2020 Florida Dairy Farmers Class 6A Coach of the Year following balloting by a statewide panel of high school boys basketball coaches and media members.
“Well I’m very thankful to the kids because you can’t win without good players,” McGriff said. “I’m thankful to the parents for trusting. I’m thank for my assistant coaches. I have a big staff and they do a great job. I”m thankful for my principal, and I’m thankful for the community. When you win coach of the year, it means you have a good team, and everything around you is good.” -Coach McGriff
It will be important that no one (administrators, students, teachers, or anyone else) log into Edgenuity or Classlink on Monday, March 30th.
Greetings Parents and Students,
As has been shared by District staff, distance learning for students in the Polk County Public School district will begin on April 2nd, 2020. We recognize these are uncertain times for all of us and want to assure you, our parents and students, that staff at BHS/IB/SA is committed to doing everything we can to help our students be successful. Teachers will “return to work” next week with Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 3/30, 3/31, and 4/1, dedicated to preparation and planning for distance learning. This will take place through online opportunities, as well as paper-based lessons, depending upon the method selected by each classroom teacher. Distance learning for students will begin Thursday, 4/2, with teachers providing students with information on lessons via email. Information will also be posted on our schools’ websites to keep our parents and students informed.
We encourage students to log in to their Polk Schools email accounts now in preparation for distance learning and teacher communications. Both parent and student portals will continue to be available for you to view students’ grades and as a means for making teacher contact. This will be new for all of us—students, families, and teachers—uncharted territory, if you will, and we will all be learning as we go. We ask that you email us with your questions as there will be limited staff present at both campuses—BHS/IB and SA—following spring break as we comply with guidelines surrounding COVID-19.
Please see instructions below for logging into Polk schools’ email and recovering password.
Logging into School Email instructions
1. Go to Chrome
2. Search for Office 365
3. Click “Sign in” in the upper right-hand corner of the webpage
4. Enter your username along with the @mypolkschools.net for the username
5. Then enter your password to login to your school account.
6. This should take you to your Office 365 home page.
7. On this page you will find the Outlook icon, once clicked on it will take you to your school email.
Recovering your password options
1. Go to Chrome
2. Go to the Student portal webpage at focusk12.polk-fl.net
3. On the login page there is an option to click on “Students: Forgot Password”. Follow the directions to reset your password here.
4. Another option is to reach out to one of your teachers and have them look up your password for you, so you won’t have to reset it.