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COVID-19: State health officials update, clarify legal requirements for schools

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has issued revised guidelines for controlling the spread of communicable diseases such as COVID-19 in schools.

State grant enables Polk County Schools to add two new air-friendly activity buses

Polk County Schools students are enjoying a pair of new activity buses complete with the latest safety features that are also helping protect the environment

Polk students explore Harmon Field ecosystems through AIG Summer Seminar

A group of Polk County students spent the final days of summer vacation learning more about the ecosystems in their community

Board of Education approves temporary mask requirement

With rising spread of COVID-19 in Polk County Schools, the Polk County Board of Education voted to approve a temporary mask requirement for students and staff effective Wednesday, Sept. 8

Polk Central, Polk Middle, Polk High to close until September 8

Due to the impact of COVID-19 cases, Polk Central Elementary, Polk County Middle School and Polk County High School will be closed for students on Friday, Sept. 3 and Tuesday, Sept. 7

Polk County students again sparkle on end-of-year tests

and teachers continued to achieve academic excellence in the 2020-21 school year despite dealing with the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic

Students create Goldberg-inspired machines as part of AIG Summer Seminar

The famed machines inspired by Rube Goldberg were the focus of an AIG Summer Seminar class this summer for Polk County students

Photos: Summer students create posters as part of human body study

Students in Kelly Welch's classroom created informative posters as part of their unit on the Human Body during the Summer Learning Program

Photos: Students research lighthouses during summer program

Students in Karen Prady's class in the Summer Learning Program at Polk County Middle School spent some of their time gaining knowledge about some of North Carolina's coastal treasures