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Beginning of School Important Dates and Information

August 22nd - Freshman and New Student Orientation in the PCHS auditorium from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Printed schedules will be provided to attending students. We will have a brief welcome meeting with general information about the high school followed by the opportunity for students and families to walk their schedules in the building.  There is also a home volleyball game scheduled for that day.  Please make use of our lower, student parking lots for extra parking.

August 26th - First Day of School!  Students should report to their Advocate teacher at 8:00am.  They will be provided a printed copy of their schedule at that time.

Other Important Information:
  • There are no class supply lists at the high school level.  Any supplies needed for courses will be described in individual class syllabi which will be provided on the first day of classes.  Students will be given a reasonable amount of time to acquire the minimum supplies needed for each course.  Any families that need assistance meeting supply requirements are encouraged to contact the PCHS Guidance Office at (828) 894- 2525 and ask to speak with a counselor.
  • Parents and students are advised to review the policies and expectations found in the PCHS Student Handbook.  The student handbook is reviewed with students on the first week of school and also within their Advocate classes.
          Items to pay particular attention to:
    • New Student Dress Code
    • Attendance requirements
    • Graduation requirements
    • All general rules
    • School Bus Conduct
    • SMART Period Procedures and Expectations
  • Changes to Tobacco/Vaping Policies - Polk County High School and Polk County Middle School are taking a "zero tolerance" stance against the use/possession of tobacco or vaping products on school grounds.  If found to be in possession of tobacco/vaping products, all items will be confiscated and the student will be subject to suspension from school for a period of time.  Parents, please take the time to educate your students as to the changes to this policy and to the dangers of both tobacco and vaping use.  A free community workshop will be offered by Polk County Schools at a date to be announced in order to provide more educational information about emerging research on vaping and other teen risk behaviors.