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.

While the year may look differntly 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

Contact Information
PCHS Main Office:  828-894-2525
PCHS Fax:  828-894-2093
PCHS Athletics Office:  828-894-8002
PCHS Athletics Fax:  828-894-0537

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
  • 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.

Transportation
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. 

PCHS Schedule

Daily Operational Pattern

MONTUEWEDTHUFRI
Group 1Group 2Virtual DayGroup 1Group 2

Virtual Day Schedule
  • Teachers available from 8-12 for office hours.
    • First Period: 8am-9am
    • Second Period:  9am-10am
    • Third Period:  10am-11am
    • Fourth Period:  11am-12pm
  • Afternoons for students: Independent study time and tutoring by appointment

Operational Pattern Notes
Student population divided alphabetically by last name*
  • Group 1 – A through K
  • Group 2 – L through Z
* Changes to student groupings are only allowed for family members in the same household with different last names.  Changes will not be made for convenience purposes due to class size restrictions and capacity planning
 
First 2 Weeks of School
Advocate: 8:00-8:15
First: 8:20-9:50
Second: 9:55-11:25
Third: 11:30-1:25
  • 1st Lunch:   11:30-11:55
  • 2nd Lunch:  12:00-12:25
  • 3rd Lunch:   12:30-12:55
  • 4th Lunch:   1:00-1:25
Fourth:  1:30-3:00
Polk County Middle School

Polk County Middle School

Contact Information
PCMS Main Office:  828-894-2215
PCMS Fax:  828-894-0191

Important Dates

  • August 17, 2020
    • PowerSchool schedules available for students
  • August 20, 2020
    • Chromebook Distribution for Remote Students Only at PCMS 2pm-6pm
    • Chromebook Distribution for Wolverine Academy at Polk County High School  8am-4pm
  • August 24, 2020
    • First Day of School

Important Information

  • The return survey is currently closed, however you may still contact PCMS about your decision for your student.  For specific questions and information about scheduling, please call the school for assistance.
  • Lockers will not be used; students should be prepared to carry items in their backpacks.

Transportation
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.

PCMS Schedule

Daily Operational Pattern

MONTUEWEDTHUFRI
Group 1Group 2Virtual DayGroup 1Group 2

Entrance Procedures

  • All students (car riders and bus riders) will enter through the bus door entrance. Students may arrive at 7:30 am and report directly to Homeroom.
  • Virtual Day- Teacher Office Hours
    Core 1- 8:00-8:50
    Core 2- 9:00-9:50
    Core 3-10:00-10:50
    Core 4-11:00-11:50
    Wheel-12:00-12:50
  • Afternoons for students: Independent study time, tutoring by appointment, parent meetings by appointment

  • Operational Pattern Notes
    Student population divided alphabetically by last name*
    • Group 1 – A through K (Monday & Thursday)
    • Group 2 – L through Z (Tuesday & Friday)
    * Changes to student groupings are only allowed for family members in the same household with different last names.  Changes will not be made for convenience purposes due to class size restrictions and capacity planning