Volunteer Applications

Online Volunteer Applications Set to Go Live Jan. 7

Volunteer Now for Polk County Public Schools

Polk County Public Schools is transitioning to a new volunteer system and will no longer accept paper volunteer applications after this Friday, Dec. 21. The new online application system is scheduled to go live on Monday, Jan. 7 at polkschoolsfl.com/getinvolved.

For security purposes, the new volunteer system will screen applicants with a national criminal background check, as well as a FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) background check. Approved volunteers must reapply and renew their application/background screen every five years from the date of approval. Volunteers can check their status by contacting their school, or by calling 863-457-4708 and pressing 2.

The volunteer application fee will remain at $25 at least through the end of the 2018-19 school year (June 30, 2019). At this time, Polk County Public Schools is covering the cost of the additional background check.


Dark blue, black or khaki/tan (Wednesday Dress will be ‘Leadership Day Dress” with red logo t-shirts or red collared shirt and Khaki/tan bottoms.) The red logo t-shirt and khaki/tan pants will be our Leadership Dress Uniform and our Field Trip uniform.
➢ Shorts, pants, skorts, skirts, skirted jumpers
➢ Must be plain, solid-color twill, corduroy or
denim fabric; no rips or cutoffs permitted
➢ Bottoms MUST be finger-tip length
➢ Traditional blue jean color is okay for denim
Solid red or navy collared shirt, red or royal blue school logo t-shirt
➢ Must have long or short sleeves
➢ Knit polo-type or woven dress shirts, blouses or turtlenecks
➢ School t-shirts are okay (available through our school office)
➢ Follow the Dress Code for appropriate school dress found in the Polk County
Code of Conduct when in doubt of appropriateness.

The Uniform Dress Code does not allow for clothing with colored trim, stripes, embroidery, decoration, etc. It also does not provide for overalls (overalls with pants or shorts), sweat pants, knit pants/skirts, leggings, cutoffs, etc.
Other dress code rules, dress for success:
➢ A belt is required if the garment has belt loops
➢ Shirts (including t-shirts) must be tucked in
➢ Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length, not shorter
➢ Plain uniform colored socks are to be worn at all times, except on Crazy Sock Day
➢ Shoes must be safe and appropriate; NO Sandals or Crocs – closed toe
➢ Clothes must be appropriate size, with waist garment worn at the student’s waist
➢ Clothing that is too tight or too loose is not appropriate for school


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3rd Grade FSA ELA Scores Available

The 3rd grade FSA ELA scores have been received. Promotion/retention letters will be available for pick up at Carlton Palmore Elementary between noon and 4 p.m. today, Friday, May 25.

Promotion/retention letters can also be picked up at Carlton Palmore next week, between 8 A.M. and 4 P.M., Tuesday through Friday.  Any letters not picked up by June 4 will be mailed home along with report cards.

Leader in Me School

Carlton Palmore Elementary is a Leader in Me school. The Leader in Me is an innovative, school-wide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child’s full potential. Applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, teachers and students internalize timeless leadership principles that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century. Click here to learn more