All Polk County High School students will move to remote learning during the week of December 14-18.

The impact of recent quarantines on PCHS staffing is forcing Polk County Schools to move all students to remote instruction for the week. This decision has not been made due to a COVID-19 outbreak – several unrelated situations have placed a number of PCHS staff on quarantine, and the district simply does not have enough extra personnel or substitute teachers to cover those absences.

All PCHS students are asked to check in with teachers and classes every day during the week to be sure they stay current on assignments as instruction will continue remotely each day. The district hopes to return to in-person learning after the Christmas break.

Polk County Schools continues to follow the advice and protocol provided by the Polk County Health Department for the notification and quarantining of close contacts and the cleaning of school buildings. Anyone with questions may call the district office at 828-894-3051.