The mission of Stephens Elementary School is to provide educational opportunities in an environment that promotes learning, self-esteem, and confidence.
For questions, comments, or suggestions for our school, please email us at Stephens Elementary.
Schools are open for Kindergarten visits on April 26, 2018; please contact your zoned school for event time.
Students entering Kindergarten must be five years old on/before Sept. 1, 2018.
- Birthdate verification, a physical exam dated within the last 13 months & a certificate of immunization (Florida Department of Health form 680) showing shots including second MMR, polio, DPT/DTaP, Hepatitis B series & second varicella or signed proof of chicken pox is required for enrollment.
- Two Proofs of residency are required. Acceptable proofs include: mortgage document, property tax record, home/apartment lease agreement, current utility bill, current voter registration, proof of government benefits, Florida Driver’s License, auto registration/insurance.
Please visit your zoned elementary school with required documents. Students currently enrolled in a Polk County PreK or VPK program must register in person.
Please call 863-534-0958 for additional assistance.
Greetings James E. Stephens Families!!!!
Thank you for assisting us in starting the school year off with much success! I am excited to announce that we had over 85% of our families out for orientation! It was a pleasure meeting our new families and welcoming back our returning. I hope to see you ALL again real soon! There are many opportunities to be involved in your child’s education. Join our PTO, ask about serving on our School Advisory Council, or sign up to volunteer; we would love to have you!
Our staff and students have returned refreshed and eager to make this one of the best years ever. We have a number of new staff members that have chosen to join our team and help promote our school improvement goals as we soar to new heights. Our school grade increased to C; we are only eight percentage points from the letter grade of a B. With everyone’s help, we will get there!
We are happy to share that we have a new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Alathea Towles. Mrs. Towles came to us from Garner Elementary in Winter Haven where she has served as Assistant Principal for the past few years. She will be working in collaboration with me to make our school one of the BEST schools in Polk County.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PRECIOUS GIFTS WITH US! We are here to serve!
“There is only one you in this great big world, make it a better place.”
“If you have a special talent, share it with others” – Linda Krantz
The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal
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.
Information on Bullying and Cyberbullying
News from the Lunchroom!
Stephens Elementary will be participating in the Community Eligibility Option (CEO) pilot program, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. This option will allow ALL of our students the opportunity to receive breakfasts and lunches at no charge without filling out an application that would normally be necessary to qualify for free or reduced meals.
- All students receive all meals at no charge. This increases participation by children in the school meal programs, while schools reduce labor costs and increase their federal revenues, allowing for a healthier student body and a healthier school meal budget.
- Paperwork for schools and families is dramatically reduced, because families no longer have to complete applications, and schools no longer have to certify individual student eligibility which also eliminates the verification process.
If you have any additional questions, please direct your questions to the School Nutrition Department by calling 863-534-0588.
- 2017-18 School Calendar