Getting back to business

Published 12:20 pm Monday, August 17, 2020

Start of school information for Polk High and Polk Middle students


Polk County High School and Polk County Middle School are preparing to welcome students back to campus for the first time since March, with the new school year set to begin August 24.

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While the year may look differently than others, PCHS Principal Dr. Brandon Schweitzer and PCMS Principal Todd Murphy are both excited to see their students and plan to do their best to serve their community.

Below you will find critical information in planning for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year for each school:

Polk County High School – 828-894-2525

Important Dates

  • Friday, August 14th

Student schedules will be made available online through PowerSchool.  If you cannot access PowerSchool, please contact PCHS for assistance.

  • Thursday, August 20th

Chromebook Distributions: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (visit for more information)

Freshman Orientation: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (visit for more information)

  • Monday, August 24th

First day of school

  • Friday, September 4th

Last day to change student schedules

Important Information
General learning options descriptions.  The return survey is currently closed, however you may still contact PCHS about your decision for your student.  For specific questions and information about scheduling, please call and ask to speak to a counselor in our guidance office for assistance.

Students intending to ride a school bus are asked to be out at their stop roughly 15 minutes prior to their pickup time from the year before.  Students who have not ridden a bus should contact their school for immediate assistance.