Parent Involvement

 Parent and Community Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for field trips, book orders, orientations and other activities.

Previously approved school volunteer, please update your volunteer record. All individuals wanting to become volunteers to Polk County Schools will need to complete a volunteer application form available in the school office.

MyPolkSchools Parent Portal

Information and Directions

Parents can now access their student’s information from any computer with an internet connection. The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal allows parents to check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their child’s current lunch account balance, and even see what their child purchased in the lunchroom – all before their child comes home from school. Click here for more information on this exciting new service!

Parent Portal (grades)

How can I support my child’s learning?  

The MYP sees learning as a partnership between student, parent and school.

You can help your child by:

  • Reading, watching or listening to national and international news and discussing the impact.
  • Asking your child open-ended questions to allow them to define and express their opinion.
  • Encouraging and assisting your child in becoming more involved in community service activities.
  • Displaying the Learner Profile Attributes: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced, & Reflective.

Parent Support

Parents must maintain their role as guardian offering their teen support and guidance through the middle and high school years. The foundation for strengthening this type of relationship with your teen is Communication. Establishing an atmosphere of trust and emotional security would help strengthen your relationship with your teen.

Academic Intervention suggestions for Parents:

  • Establish goals, rewards & consequences as a family
  • Check students’ agenda and binder daily
  • Consistently check grades using Parent Portal
  • Communicate concerns with teachers
  • Know your child’s friends
  • Limit social media access and communication
  • Guide your child