January 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter

School Hours

School Hours: 8:15 am – 3:15 pm
Student drop-off: 7:45 am
First Bell: 8:10 am
Tardy Bell: 8:15 am
Early checkout time: 2:30 pm
Dismissal Bell: 3:15 pm

Mission Statement:

“We will provide a cooperative learning environment that values all people. It will support life experiences involving risk taking and problem solving that will help us become life-long learners.”



Picture retakes are January 21st. Click the link below to schedule a time.

Schedule your appointment here


New PCPS App Lets Users Monitor Student Grades, Assignments on Mobile Devices


Staying in touch with your school? Now there’s an app for that!


The free Polk County Public Schools app is available for download from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Users can download the app by searching for “Polk County Public Schools” in their app store and following their device’s prompts for installation.


After downloading the app, users will be prompted to log into their Parent Portal account. Instructions for setting up a Parent Portal account can be found here.

Once users log in, they will be able to access their students’ grades, attendance, upcoming assignments, test scores, school messages, the district calendar and more. Users may also agree to receive push notifications as their students’ information is updated.

PCPS worked with Focus School Software to develop the app.

“Communication is crucial to student success. This app makes it easier for parents to monitor their students’ grades and assignments — and provide whatever support their child may need,” said Assistant Superintendent for Information Systems & Technology Tina Barrios.

“So much of our lives are now lived on mobile devices. We do our banking, social networking and shopping on mobile devices. Now, PCPS is making it just as easy to also stay in touch with your child’s school. We’re very excited to offer this app to our community.”



Important Links


District Communication Link

Counselors Corner


Click here to access CLASSLINK


Florida First Start Program

Florida First Start is on the Griffin campus.
FFS has a playgroup every Tuesday from 11:00-1:00. If you have a child under the age of four, come and play with us. Join us for art, play, music and friendship. Free books! Other resources are also available if you join the program.
or call Griffin Elementary and ask for Amy Jones.


Volunteer Information :

Background checks have recently increased to $40 and must be renewed every 5 years. In order to participate in field trips you MUST be an approved volunteer. For more information,  please contact Kristi Lampp @ 863-853-6020 ext 456 or kristi.lampp@polk-fl.net.





Teacher of the Year- Mrs. Hipp


School Related Employee of the Year 

Mrs. Sorrell



Student Resources

The summer will be here before you know it. Keeping your child engaged and learning throughout the summer will help prepare them for a successful upcoming school year. Click on the link below to challenge your child with activities in all subjects including keyboarding.

Have a wonderful summer and keep Soaring for Success.

Student Resources