This policy details nutrition guidelines for all foods on campus, including fundraisers, school parties, and classroom snacks. It was developed in accordance with the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act 2010, Public Law 111.296, Section 204 and adopted by the Polk County School Board on May 22, 2012.
NAMI Polk County, Inc. (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization whose membership is dedicated to the welfare of persons with serious mental illness. Our mission is to promote recovery from mental illness and to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from no-fault brain diseases by providing support, education and advocacy for individuals with mental illness and their families. We are located in Bartow, Florida and serve all of Polk County.
The Healthy Start Coalition can help! Florida KidCare is our state’s children’s health insurance program for uninsured children under age 19. Eligibility for Florida KidCare is based on your child’s age and family income.
Free Florida KidCare application assistance available by appointement only. For more information on Florida KidCare call the toll-free number at 1-888-540-5437 or visit www.floridakidcare.org
To make an appointment call the Healthy Start Coalition at (863) 297-3043
The Children's Cabinet of the 10th Circuit has complied a Quick Guide for the Uninsured and Underinsured. This is a quick guide to health insurance, Medicaid, clinics and pharmacy information and is not just geared for children.
A homebound or hospitalized student is a student who has a medically diagnosed physical or mental condition which confines the student to the home or the hospital and whose activities are restricted for an extended period of time. A student is eligible for the services of the H/H program if the following criteria are met.
Enrollment in a public school prior to referral for the H/H program, unless the student meets criteria for eligibility under State Board Rule for another exceptional education program.
Elementary and Middle School students who are enrolled in the H/H program receive services at home or in the hospital. H/H teachers consult with classroom teachers in order to provide continuity of instruction. H/H teachers visit students for approximately two to three hours each week.
High School Students who are enrolled in the H/H program are served at home or in the hospital via teleclass. When students enroll, they are given schedules of classes with times and phone numbers. Students call in at the specified times and are connected with their teacher and with other students. Each academic class meets for approximately two hours per week. Non-academic classes are scheduled for approximately one hour per week. Therefore, high school students receive more hours of instruction than do elementary and middle school students. This enables the high school students to continue their courses of study and receive regular high school credits for their courses.
Hospital/Homebound Lead Teacher
Main office: 863-534-7480
Fax number: 863-519-3627
Senior Manager for Hospital/Homebound
Southeast Area ESE
Fax number: 863-519-3627