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NCDHHS updates school guidance for COVID isolation and quarantines

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has updated the StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit isolation and quarantine guidance to align with updated guidance from Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

Polk County Health Department offering COVID-19 vaccinations at Blue Ridge Health site at PCMS

s to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 5 and older on Wednesday from noon until 4 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Health office at Polk County Middle School

Community Foundation grant makes Crocs available to school employees

More than 300 Polk County Schools employees are wearing a new pair of Crocs thanks to a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office to provide Thanksgiving meals for Polk County Schools families

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Polk County Schools to provide free Thanksgiving meals to Polk County Schools families

National reviewer ranks Polk County Schools among state’s top districts

Polk County Schools remains one of the top public school districts in North Carolina according to a national website

State education leaders address school board disruptions, violence

North Carolina State Board of Education Chairman Eric Davis, Vice Chairman Alan Duncan and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt issued a statement Tuesday to address safety concerns at some school board meetings over the course of the last month

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