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Public schools and district offices in Polk County are scheduled to operate as normal on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.  However, all outdoor sports and outdoor activities (including JV football) scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, are being postponed.

Polk County Public Schools, Offices Scheduled to Remain Open Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

August 31, 2016

Public schools and district offices in Polk County are scheduled to operate as normal on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.

However, all outdoor sports and outdoor activities (including JV football) scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, are being postponed.

School district staff will continue to monitor Tropical Depression Nine and maintain contact with Polk County emergency personnel.

If any decision is made to close schools due to severe weather conditions, Polk County Public Schools will communicate using the automated telephone calling system for parents and guardians, as well as the district's website and social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter). Local media will also be notified.

We know that the decision as to whether to close our schools and offices has a huge impact on the plans and lives of our students and employees as well as their families. We appreciate their understanding and patience as we evaluate the weather conditions.

Again, our schools and offices are scheduled to operate as normal on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.

Please be advised that Polk County Public Schools’ decision is not binding upon charter and private schools. Contact these learning institutions directly to see if their schedules have changed.

To access our School District website, please visit:
http://www.polk-fl.net/

To access our social media pages, please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/polkcountypublicschools
https://twitter.com/polkschoolsnews