School Mission

"Carlton Palmore Elementary is committed to meeting the individual needs of each child, developing responsible citizens, and challenging students to learn, think and perform at their highest level."

School Vision

“A Learner Today, a Leader Tomorrow”

Welcome to our Website!

Here at Carlton Palmore Elementary we are striving to connect students, parents and teachers. Within our site, you will be able to contact teachers and administration, look for upcoming events and see what’s going on around the campus.

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Kindergarten registration begins April 3.

Kindergarten Registration/Round-Up Begins Monday, April 3, 2017, for Students New to Kindergarten in the 2017-2018 School Year

April 3, 2017

Polk County Public Schools will again have the option for parents and guardians to register their children online for kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.

Parents and guardians are being urged to sign up beginning today (Monday, April 3, 2017) and may also register in person at their zoned school. The registration period ends on Friday, May 5, 2017.

To ensure that your kindergartener gets a seat at his or her zoned school, parents need to register their child beginning Monday, April 3.

On April 27th, schools will designate a time for parents to visit and tour the school. Watch for specific times on the school marquee. Students entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1, 2017.

To enroll a new kindergarten student, parents and/or guardians must present the following:
(1) birthdate verification, a current physical exam dated within the last 12 months and a certificate of immunization (Florida Department of Health form 680) showing all shots including second MMR, polio, DPT/DTaP, Hepatitis B series and second varicella or signed proof of chicken pox. For further information about documentation requirements, parents and guardians are asked to contact their zoned school.

(2) Two proofs of residency are required.   Acceptable proofs of residency include: mortgage document, property tax record, home or apartment lease agreement, a current utility bill (electric, gas, phone, water, cable), current voter registration document, proof of government benefits (Medicare, disability, food stamps, DCF correspondence), current Florida Driver’s License, automobile registration or automobile insurance.

Steps for Registration

  • Visit to view a helpful video on how to enroll your child in a Polk County Public School and what documents you will need.
  • Gather the necessary documents and take them to your student’s zoned school.
  • Visit the school your student is zoned for to obtain a paper enrollment packet.
  • Complete all information and return packet to school.

Steps for Online Registration

  • Gather the necessary documents. If your student is currently enrolled in a Polk County Pre-K or VPK program, you cannot register online.
  • Log in using an existing Parent Portal account or create an account by visiting the Parent Portal website at: or Keyword Search: Enroll
  • Click the menu item titled “Pre-Registration” then follow the on-screen prompts.
  • If assistance is needed during this process, contact the Polk County Public Schools’ IST Help Desk at 863.519.8040 or

Information concerning Pre-K registration is available at your child’s zoned school.

For additional information about Kindergarten Registration/Round-Up contact your child’s zoned school. If you have questions about your child’s zoned school, contact Polk County Public Schools’ Office of Pupil Accounting at 863.534.0716.

More School Choice Options Available in the 2017-2018 School Year Through “Controlled Open Enrollment”

More School Choice Options Available in the 2017-2018 School Year Through “Controlled Open Enrollment”

April 4, 2017

Parents of students throughout Florida will have more enrollment options available to them in the 2017-2018 school year when a new state law takes effect.

Last year, the Florida legislature passed a new statute that allows students to request a transfer to another school besides their zoned school, including transfers to public schools in surrounding counties.

Parents seeking additional choice options for their students can apply for placement for their children in any school in the state that has not reached capacity and still has seats available. The goal is to “… promote and encourage parental involvement and ensure students have access to a school that meets their needs,” according to the Florida Department of Education website.

To accomplish this, Florida lawmakers directed each school district to create “controlled open enrollment” plans.

For families seeking such transfers to schools within the Polk County School District, an application process has been developed. To view a list of schools with available seating or to learn how to submit an application, please visit

Applications for residents of Polk County will be accepted beginning Monday, April 3, through Friday, April 28.

Applications for non-residents of Polk County will be accepted beginning Monday, May 1, through Friday, May 26.

Those approved for transfers through the “controlled open enrollment” plan will be notified in writing once the enrollment period ends. You are required to take your notification letter to the assigned school to obtain a class schedule.

For more information, contact Polk County Public Schools’ Office of Pupil Accounting at 863.519.3925 or visit

Upcoming Events

all-day Student Orientation Day, Paraedu...
Student Orientation Day, Paraedu...
Aug 8 all-day
Description of Event: Student Orientation Day, Paraeducators First Work Dayr Additional Information: School Calendarsr Contacts for Event: Contact your school for times.
all-day Holiday
Sep 4 all-day
Description of Event: Student, Teacher, Paraeducatorr Additional Information: School Calendarsr
all-day FTE Week
FTE Week
Sep 9 all-day
Additional Information: School Calendarsr
all-day Interim Reports
Interim Reports
Sep 11 all-day
Description of Event: Distribution Weekr Additional Information: School Calendarsr
all-day Early School Dismissal
Early School Dismissal
Sep 13 all-day
Additional Information: Schools throughout Polk County will dismiss students 2.5 hours early.r