Lakeland Highlands Middle School

Storm Make Up Days INFO

Good afternoon Polk County Public Schools family,

Many of you have inquired about Hurricane Irma makeup days. I’m happy to share that earlier today, my senior staff and I finalized a solution.

We have decided that the six remaining early release days in the 2017-18 school year will be extended to full instructional days.

The remaining early dismissal days were to be: Oct. 11, 2017; Nov. 15, 2017; Jan. 24, 2018; Feb. 7, 2018; March 14, 2018; and May 16, 2018.

By extending the early release days, we will ensure that our district meets state-mandated instructional time requirements without extending the school year. Additionally, it means our employees — many of whom sacrificed time with their families to work in our shelter sites or make repairs after the storm — do not have to lose time with their loved ones during the holidays.

The district calendar will be updated to reflect these changes.

Thank you,

Jacqueline M. Bryd

Superintendent, Polk County Public Schools