Frequently Asked Questions
Please consult this LIST of FAQs for parents.
Parents, there are multiple ways for us to get important info to you:
1. REMIND 101 – get texts from LHMS about school-wide events and info.
Click here to sign up for REMIND 101 for the 2017-18 school year, OR simply text @lhmspar to 81010.
2. SCHOOL MESSENGER – get important/emergency news from LHMS and Polk County Schools.
Click here for directions on signing up for School Messenger. However, please ensure that your Parent Portal information is up to date, as your email address is required to set up an account on our School Messenger system.
3. PARENT PORTAL – access to student grades, attendance, etc.
Parents can now access their student’s information from any computer with an internet connection. The Parent Portal allows parents to check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their child’s current lunch account balance, and even see what their child purchased in the lunchroom – all before their child comes home from school.
Pin Request Form
Parent Portal FAQ Guide – includes attaching students, setting up grade notifications and MORE!
Parent Curriculum Guide
Attached please find an electronic copy of the District’s newly updated Polk County Public Schools Parent Curriculum Guide. 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 postsecondary.
2017-18 Hurricane Make Up Days Information
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.
Jacqueline M. Bryd
Superintendent, Polk County Public Schools
Testing Info for Parents
Student Pick Up
Parents, there has been concern regarding student pick up at Lake Miriam Publix and the Liberty Hill neighborhood. Please see this LETTER regarding safety concerns.
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