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."

SOARING Superheroes...NO Excuses:

Dates To Remember:


August 11, 2016

5:30 - 7:30pm

First day of school

August 15, 2016

Labor Day (no school)

September 5, 2016

Interim reports go home

September 12-16th

Early Release

September 14, 2016

Data Day (no school)

September 19, 2016

Polk’s Educational Options include: Choice, Fine Arts, IB, Magnet, and Polk Career Academies.  Notification to all applicants begins in March.  Visit www.PolkEdOptions.com for more information.



bell schedule

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.

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

Griffin Elementary music video 2013 from dawn sorrell on Vimeo.

Code of Conduct and Other School Policies

2014-15 Griffin Eagles

DRESS  FOR  SUCCESS! Student Success Begins with Appropriate Dress!


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.

The 2015-2016 Griffin Elementary School Improvement Plan (SIP), Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) and 2015-2016 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.