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Volunteer Background Check Fee to Remain at $25 Through End of 2018

The Polk County School Board has decided that the fee to cover volunteers’ background checks, as well as their badge and handbook, will remain $25 through the end of the calendar year.

Polk County Public Schools will be using more extensive volunteer background checks as part of our security measures to...Read More »

Sales Tax Referendum

On November 6, voters will decide whether to continue the half-cent Polk Promise sales tax, which pays for capital improvements to our schools.  To help understand this important issue, Polk County Public Schools Public Relations department has created an informational video that you can find at this link:


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Order School Pictures Online

Please click here if you’d like to order fall pictures online from Strawbridge Studios, Inc.

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Reading Scholarship

In 2018, Florida became the first state to offer an education savings account program for students enrolled in public schools.  The Reading Scholarship, administered by the Step Up For Students, was created to help public school students in third through fifth grade who struggle with reading.

If your third through fifth...Read More »

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School Hours

School Hours: 8:00 - 3:00
Office Hours: 7:30 - 4:00

Upcoming Events

Coach’s Coolers
Oct 26 all-day

Purchase a bottled water or sports drink during PE or recess and support the OJP PTO.

Wacky Wear Day
Oct 26 all-day

All students and staff may participate.  No scary costumes or masks may be worn.  Students that do not follow the expectations of Wacky Wear Day will be asked to change clothes.

Trunk or Treat
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us at the back bus loop to trunk or treat!  We’ll have free games, candy, and spooky music!

Distribute Report Cards (9 Weeks)
Oct 29 all-day

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Report Card Conference and Family Dinner Night
Nov 1 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Contact Us

2730 Maine Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33801

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1596, Eaton Park, FL  33840

Contact Numbers:
Phone: (863) 499-2992
Fax: (863) 499-2996


Principal:  Carol Griffin
Assistant Principal: Charlie Huntley
Principal's Secretary: Charlene Tributino
Terminal Operator: Gladys Delabastide

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