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August 9, 2022.  8:00 am - 11:00 am

Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

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On Line Orders for School T-shirts

You can now order student uniform tee shirts online through our Wendell Watson Webstore.  The tee shirt cost is $7.00.  Once you place your order and it is processed, the shirts will be sent home with your child.  Click here for the Webstore.

School Hours

School Hours
Classes begin at 8:00am and end at 3:00pm.

The school is not responsible for students who are dropped off before 7:30 a.m.
Students are to be picked up no later than 3:15 p.m.

Title 1 Survey

English Survey

Spanish Survey

Haitian Creole Survey

Important Notice!

If your child has been tested for coronavirus, please do not send your child to school until you receive a negative test result. Please notify the school about the situation so that arrangements can be made for your child to participate in online learning.

If a member of your household has tested positive, please do not send your child to school and call the Florida Department of Health at 863-519-7911 for further direction.  

Thank you for your cooperation.


Wendell Watson Elementary School, in partnership with family and community, will provide rigorous instruction for ALL students as we prepare them for a successful future. The Mission of Polk County Public Schools is to provide a high quality education for all students.

Volunteer Information

For more information on volunteering with Polk County Public Schools, please visit our website: www.polkschoolsfl.com/getinvolved.

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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. Click HERE for more information on this exciting new service!


If you want to have a school lunch with your child, please notify your child’s teacher by 8:30 am so that it can be included in the lunch count for that day.


Upcoming Events

Distribute Report Cards (9 Weeks)
Mar 28 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Apr 7 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Interim Reports
Apr 17 – Apr 21 all-day
Student Early Dismissal Day
Apr 28 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
All-County Dance
May 6 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Memorial Day, All Staff Holiday
May 29 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
End of 4th 9-Weeks (Last Day for Students and Paras)
May 31 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Last Day for Students/Early Dismissal
May 31 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

Core Values

  • We promise to have a POSITIVE ATTITUDE about learning.
  • We promise to show RESPECTFUL BEHAVIOR to everyone and treat them with fairness and honor.
  • We promise to be INDEPENDENT THINKERS and try our very best in everything we do.
  • We promise to be DEDICATED TO SAFETY of ourselves and others at all times and be helpful when needed.
  • We promise to be ENGAGED LEARNERS who are focused and on task at all times.

In keeping this promise, we will celebrate excellence and achievement while we soar as Wendell Watson Eagles with PRIDE!!