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BriLeie Perry

BriLeie Perry, a 2nd grade student at Westside Elementary School, has been worried about Halloween this year. She was concerned that the restrictions from COVID-19 may prevent her and all children from trick-or-treating this year. She told her mom that she wanted to help all of her friends at school and make sure they all receive Halloween candy. With just a little over $200 of her own money in savings, she asked if she could use it to treat the students at Westside. She said it was the right thing to do and the teachers and Mrs. Little help her and the other kids every day. She wanted to help too. She used her savings and bought enough candy to make Halloween goodie bags for every student at Westside! BriLeie, your kind heart and desire to help your friends has not gone unnoticed! We are #PSDproud of you! 

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Landon HendrixLisa Johnson was awarded the 2019-2020 National Beta John W. Harris Educator of Excellence award! 

Mrs. Johnson is an 8th grade teacher and the Beta Club sponsor at Rockmart Middle School. She has been the Beta sponsor for the past 16 years and has lead her club members in countless service projects throughout the community, competing in the state convention, as well as, the national convention. 

Out of 20,000 Beta Club sponsors nationally, Mrs. Johnson is 1 of 91 to receive the National Beta John W. Harris Educator of Excellence award, the highest honor recognized by National Beta. Among her achievements as a sponsor are reaching National Beta School of Distinction status, National Beta School of Merit status, and Service Project Tier Awards. She has also attended Leadership Summit, State Convention, and National Convention.

Thank you, Mrs. Johnson, for your dedication to your students, Rockmart Middle School, and Polk School District.

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Superintendent's Message

la Happy Holidays

Parents/Guardians,

With the holiday season upon us, I want to wish each of you a wonderful time celebrating with your family.  The COVID-19 pandemic has been very stressful to all, and the holidays are a time to reconnect. 

The District has carefully monitored the numbers of positive cases within our schools for the past fourteen weeks. We are very thankful and blessed that our schools have had lower numbers of positive cases when compared to surrounding areas.  I greatly appreciate the hard work and assistance our employees, parents and students have put forth to help us keep our schools open.  Distancing, regular hand sanitization, thorough cleaning of schools, and altered lunches and class schedules have been beneficial in keeping the positive cases low. 

During our monitoring of first semester, we have noticed that after time off, such as summer break and fall break, the numbers were slightly higher approximately ten days after our return and then steadily decrease.  This trend has been observed by other districts as well. We cannot monitor where people go during their breaks, or who they are exposed to; however, in an effort to protect everyone, we are asking and strongly recommending that all students and employees wear a mask for the first two weeks after returning from Thanksgiving break and Christmas break.  

We realize there are some individuals that are unable to wear a mask.  No one will be punished or criticized for not wearing a mask; however, if possible, we want everyone to do their part in keeping our PSD family healthy.  In addition, we want to make sure we do everything possible to continue the face-to-face instruction, extra-curriculars, and athletic opportunities for our students.  

Once again, I wish you all a blessed holiday season.  I hope you all make a lot of wonderful memories and enjoy the time with your family.

Respectfully,

Laurie Atkins
Superintendent

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