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Sandhill Pledge

2017-18 Bell Schedule

7:40 AM - 3:00 PM

Breakfast will be served from 7:30 until 7:55 AM. Students must be in their classroom before the 8 AM bell or they will be marked tardy. Parents come into the main office with their children if you arrive after 8:00 AM.

Supply Lists

Dress Code

District Calendars

Download the Polk County School District's traditional school calendars for the 2017-18 school year. Please visit the District Calendar for more information. You can subscribe to to the District calendar feeds and add county-wide events to your preferred calendar application (Google Calendars, Outlook, iCal, your mobile device, etc.)  District Calendar Feeds

Sandhill Online Resources


Go to http://www.istation.com/Support to download and install iStation at home. On the support page, choose the link for your home device. When prompted for your school, type sandhill.polk.fl Contact your child's teacher for more information.

Home Connect for Accelerated Reader

https://hosted368.renlearn.com/69995/HomeConnect/ Contact your child's teacher for more information.

Read for Life

  • Listen carefully to your child's questions
  • Encourage daily independent reading
  • Provide children with appropriate reading and writing materials
  • Engage in playing games that help children read, write and spell
  • Provide children with activities and experiences to broaden their understanding of the world
  • Involve her child in writing grocery lists, making cards, reading menus, newspapers, writing letters
  • Provide your children with a dictionary
  • Buy books as presents
  • Provide opportunities for your children to observe you reading

Parent Portal

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. Click HERE to learn more.


Latest News

  • Welcome back Sandhill Elementary students and parents!
  • September 4th:  Holiday - No School.
  • September 13th:  Early Release


At Sandhill Elementary, you are encouraged and welcome to eat  lunch with your child!  Here are a few rules to be aware of before you arrive.
  • Check the scheduled lunch times by grade level listed below.  Be aware that on early release or special events days, those times may change.
  • You are welcome to bring your lunch or purchase a school lunch for yourself.
  • If purchasing lunch at school, please bring exactly $3.10 (the cafeteria manager does not have cash on hand to make change) or a check made out to Sandhill Elementary for $3.10.   Parents will enter the teachers' Dining Room to purchase a school lunch.
  • Your child will go through the student lunch line before joining you.
  • You and your child only will eat lunch together at the picnic tables in the breezeway.
  • Sometimes the weather is hot and sometimes cold.  Please plan accordingly.
Daily Lunch Schedule
Second Grade 10:25 - 10:50
Third Grade 10:54 - 11:19
Fifth Grade 11:22 - 11:47
Fourth Grade 11:50 - 12:15
Kindergarten 12:18 - 12:43
First Grade 12:48 - 1:13

2017-18 Early Dismissal Days

The following dates have been chosen as student Early Dismissal days for school year 2016-2017. All students will be dismissed 2.5 hours (150 minutes) early.
  • September 13, 2017
  • October 11, 2017*
  • November 15, 2017*
  • January 24, 2018*
  • February 7, 2018
  • March 14, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
*Designated as Staff Development

Student Nutrition

Information regarding the cost of school meals, special dietary needs and an online service to pay for your child's meals can be found on the District website for Student Nutrition MSB_Meal_Banner