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Time is running out to take the 2020 Census!

The Census Bureau will cease counting activities on Sept. 30. Polk County’s response rate currently stands at just 60.8 percent, far below the 2010 rate of 78 percent.

Census data is used to distribute billions of dollars in federal funding, grants and support, including Title 1 grants, the National School Lunch Program, and numerous other programs that help our students and families lead healthier, happier lives.

Make Polk Count! Take the 2020 Census at 2020census.gov

Open Enrollment Information

Open Enrollment dates for the 21/22 school year will be November 10 – January 12, 2021. 

If you are a parent interested in applying for your student, please make sure your Parent Portal is set up and your information is accurate with addresses, etc. If it is not, your current school can update it for you. This will make the application process easier. Incoming KG, and new students to Polk County will need to wait until the window opens to add a student to the portal. More instructions will be available closer to the enrollment dates.

Congratulations!

Mrs. Mosley, scientistspacerMrs. Mosley

Teacher of the Year 2020-21

Mrs. Mosley is the 2020-21 Teacher of the Year. She has been teaching middle school science at DSA for 11 years. She loves DSA because “…it is really like a family. We care about each other” but her favorite thing about teaching is the students.
Mrs. Mosley likes to play disc golf and walk on nature trails. She says, “I would like to thank my co-workers for always helping when I need them, my admin for all they do for us, my family for supporting and encouraging me, but above all, I thank God for the blessings in my life! Any good that is found in me is an extension of His grace and my Mission Statement to “Honor God and Bless Others”.

 

Mrs. Carmen MorospacerMrs. Moro

Employee of the Year 2020-21

"This is my 3rd school year at DSA. I started as a volunteer with 2 out of 3 children enrolled. I helped wherever was needed, the library, PTO, bookfair, teachers, and the office. My volunteer work did not last long, since Mr. Kier presented me with the opportunity to cover the ESOL department while the teacher was on maternity leave. I was so excited and honored to join this amazing family officially. The following year when asked to join Mrs. Stamper in the media center, I jumped at the opportunity. I absolutely love our library and the atmosphere that it creates for the students. To see a child, start out reserved and unsure, to enthusiastic about a hold that came in, or if they can take an AR test for a book they recently finished. It truly is heartwarming to think that I get to help nurture a love for reading in these children, regardless of what level. Ms. Stamper and I are truly blessed to have administrators who trust, support, and encourage us to make our space welcoming to all our students. With their support and countless volunteer hours from students' loved ones, we strive to make our library a magical place where all can come and get lost in a book."

Estar is Available But Limited!

At this time, ESTAR will have a LIMITED ENROLLMENT number due to limited staff returning to campus and safety guidelines. To get on the list for possible enrollment in Estar, go to the Estar page, carefully read the information and limitations, then click on the link provided to fill out the intent to enroll form. ESTAR INFORMATION AND INTENT TO ENROLL. An Intent to register does not guarantee a spot; openings are limited by age group. The Administrator will let you know when your spot is open for registration after you are on the INTENT list.

Please note that there will be NO ESTAR on early release days.

 

2020-21 School Year Information

All the key answers to your questions can be found HERE.

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Bus Information

Classroom Information

Cafeteria Information

Clinic information

Common Area Information

Face Covering Information

Students with Disabilities Information

Covid-19 Response Information

Additional Cautions

Download the complete Guide HERE.

Car Riders

We would like to announce a CHANGE OF PROCEDURE for late car rider pick up.

If you arrive after the car rider line has finished, you may pick your child up in the front office. Please park your car and ring the doorbell.

Car Riders must have a car rider number.  If your child will be a car rider on Monday and you do not have a car tag at this time please come to the office on Monday during the school day to pick one up. 

Questions regarding Car Rider procedures may be emailed to mary.brantley@polk-fl.net or call the office at 863-420-2557.  Download the PDF that outlines the Car Rider procedures for Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Dismissal.  

To purchase ADDITIONAL car tags, fill out the google form: ADDITIONAL CAR TAG FORM

Face Coverings

The District has clarified the requirements for wearing masks at school: "Face coverings are recommended for students in PK.. Students in K through twelfth grade will be required to wear face coverings." For detailed information from the school district, watch this video.

 

 

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