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Establishing Culture and Building Up Students: It’s a “New Era” at McLaughlin Middle

It’s a new school year at McLaughlin Middle & Fine Arts Academy — and it’s also shaping up to be a year like no other. From the school’s administrative structure to team-building activities for staff members, from strategies designed to…

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COVID Symptoms

In effort to keep our students and staff members safe, if your son/daughter displays symptoms related to COVID they will be sent home. If a student is sent home from school due to COVID conditions, he/she can return with a…

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Internet Service

Local internet service providers are offering assistance during the coronavirus pandemic. PCPS has published information on these offers at 

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Tech Support

Starting on 9/14,  McLaughlin will only provide limited tech support. Polk County Public Schools has established a tech support hotline to assist our Campus eSchool (online) students this year. Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, families can call 863-733-0331 for help with…

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Wanted Library Books

WANTED: 25,000 Missing Library Books! REWARD: The 5 schools with the most books returned win new books for their school library.

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Transportation Changes

Dear Parents and Guardians, In the case of an emergency and/or if you would like to change your child’s transportation please email Ms. Smith at,, with the following information: a copy/photo of a government issued photo ID (IE. drivers license), child’s…

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Student Device Return

When May 26th – 27th, 2020 9am – 2pm May 28th 9am – 4pm by Appointment Call: 863-678-4233 Where McLaughlin Bus Ramp We’ll also be collecting, Library Books, Student Instruments, and Other Issued Items DO NOT FORGET THE POWER ADAPTER…

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Student Art Gallery Drive-Thru

Where: McLaughlin Bus Ramp When: Tuesday May 26, 2020

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