Welcome to Griffin Elementary School
"We will provide a cooperative learning environment that values all people. It will support life experiences involving risk taking and problem solving that will help us become life-long learners."
In order to create uniformity throughout Polk County Public Schools, school bell schedules will change beginning in the new school year 2014-2015. Our new start time will be 8:00am and our new end time will be 3:00pm.
Dates To Remember
Aug 14th: Student Orientation
Aug 18th :FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Sept 1st: Labor Day -Student holiday
Sept 18th: Interim reports go home
Sept 22nd: Student holiday- Staff development day
Code of Conduct and Other School Policy
2014-15 Griffin Eagles
DRESS FOR SUCCESS!
Student Success Begins
With Appropriate Dress!
DRESS CODE: UNIFORMS ARE REQUIRED EVERYDAY!
BOTTOMS: Navy, Black, or khaki/tan
*Shorts, pants, skorts, skirts, skirted jumpers
*Must be plain, solid-color twill, corduroy or denim fabric
*Traditional blue jean color is acceptable for denim
*NO rips, tears, or designs permitted
*BELTS (black or brown) are required for bottoms with belt loops
*Shorts/skorts/skirts must be mid-thigh or longer
*Bottoms must be appropriate size, with waist of the garment worn at the student’s waist
TOPS: White, navy, or red
*Must have long or short sleeves
*Knit polo-type or woven dress shirts with collars,
Griffin t-shirts, blouses, or turtlenecks
*ALL shirts (including t-shirts) must be tucked in
*Shoes must have enclosed TOES and HEELS & laces TIED
*SAFE tennis shoes or athletic shoes are recommended
*Flip flops, slides and sandals are NOT permitted
*Shoes with wheels are NOT permitted
*Tennis shoe BOOTS are NOT permitted
The Uniform Dress Code does not allow for clothing with colored trim, stripes, embroidery, decorations, etc. It does not provide for overalls (overalls with pants or shorts), sweatpants, knit pants, or leggings. Repeated dress code infractions WILL result in disciplinary actions according to the Polk County School Board Code of Conduct and/or low grades on the personal development portion of the report card.
For questions or concerns, please contact Griffin Elementary
863-853-6020 or refer to the Polk County School’s Code of Student Conduct.
Arrival and Dismissal
- Office Hours are from 7:45am to 4:00pm
- Breakfast will begin at 7:45 am.
- All students should be on campus and in classes by 8:00 am.
- All car & day care riders will be dismissed at 3:00pm.
- Walkers will be dismissed at 3:00pm
- Bus riders will be dismissed as busses arrive.
- No Students May be checked out between 2:30 to 3:00
Register your student for 2014-2015
Parents should register children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2014. The following documents are required for registration:
- Birth Certificate
- Physical dated within 12 months of registration
- Immunization Record issued on a blue card by a doctor or Health Department
- Proof of Residency
Please note the proofs must include name and physical address with whom the child is living. In order to register two different items are needed from the list below.
- Current Utility Bill such as electric, gas, water, cable
- Mortgage/Lease Agreement or Property Taxes
- Voter Registration Card
- Government Benefits such as food stamps, disability, Medicare
The 2013-2014 Griffin Elementary School Improvement Plan (SIP), Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) and 2012-2013 School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) is now available in the main office. To request a copy, please call our office at (863) 853-6020 OR for your convenience, you may print out a copy of any of these reports at home, by visiting our Title 1 page and clicking the provided links.