School Policy

School Schedule

School Begins at 8:00 and ends at 3:00. Students should not be on campus more than 30 minutes before or 20 minutes after school unless they are participating in a scheduled program or the Kid Care program.

If you make a change in the way you usually have your child come home from school, the school must have a note from you. This is for your child’s safety.

Attendance and Tardiness

Florida State Law requires all students to be in regular attendance. The importance of regular attendance cannot be overemphasized. A child should be in school every day that he/she is physically able. Vacations, trips, routine doctor and dentist appointments, etc. should be planned so students will not miss school.

Promptness to class is necessary for the student to take full advantage of available educational opportunities. All students should be on campus in time to be in class at 8:00. Instruction, organization and preparation for the day begin immediately.

A tardy is the absence of any student at the start of class.

Excused and unexcused tardies will be defined the same as excused and unexcused absences. Students can not be suspended out of school for unexcused tardies.

Checking Students Out of School

If you must check your student out during the school day you must come to the main office first to sign your child out. Teachers may not dismiss a child directly from their class.Students will be released ONLY to those adults listed on the emergency card.

Bike Riders

Bike riders are to walk bikes on school grounds. Bikes are to be kept in the bike racks and securely locked.State law requires that all students must wear helmets.


The cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch daily. Each child has a cafeteria account. Money should be deposited, in advance, in your child’s meal account. The money can be deposited any weekday prior to school.


The use of our agenda/planner is to promote home and school communication, as well as to assist your child in learning organizational skills. Please plan to look at your child’s planner daily and sign it. This will be an informational tool enabling you to stay aware of what is happening in your child’s class.

Change of Address & Emergency Information

It is imperative that your child’s emergency information card is kept up-to-date. Let the office know of any address or phone number changes.


Our school provides a first aid clinic that is operated by a clinic aide and our office staff. Please keep in mind that we do not have a full time nurse at school. Parents will be contacted by phone when it is necessary for a child to go home.

Medications should be taken at school only when necessary to control chronic conditions as acute illness, where failure to take it could jeopardize the student’s health. When sending medicine to school all prescription medications must be in the original container or an additional labeled container from the pharmacist.

Dress Code

Cleveland Court students will follow the Polk County Uniform Dress Code Policy. Pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, or jumpers should be of denim, twill, or corduroy fabric, in khaki, black or navy blue. These may be worn with a white, red or navy collared shirt. Students may choose to wear the red school t-shirt any day.

If pants, shorts or skirts have belt loops, a belt must be worn. Elastic waist shorts, pants and skirts without belt loops are acceptable.

Shoes must be safe, appropriate and have enclosed heels or a heel strap. Flip flops, slides and sandals without heel straps may not be worn.

For detailed information on the dress code, please refer to the Polk County School Code of Conduct.


All parents and visitors must sign in at the main office when coming on the school campus at any time. All visitors are to wear a visitor’s tag while on campus.