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Welcome to Garner Elementary School’s webpage. We hope that you find all the information you need concerning our school. Please contact the office if you require any additional information at 965-5455. We look forward to serving the needs of all the children here at Garner Elementary School.

Latest News

Congratulations to Julie Whiteley, The Polk County Public Schools School-Related Employee of the Year 2023

Julie Whiteley 

Whiteley is the principal’s secretary at Garner Elementary, and she’s often the first person to arrive at work. She warmly greets students and employees as they come to school and is known for having positive relationships with all staff.

Whiteley takes time to read to students and comforts them when they are sick. She also cheers their academic progress and good behavior. Garner administrators say the school runs more efficiently because of the systems Whiteley has developed. In addition, she volunteers her time with the school’s advisory committee and PTO.


Construction Update

Teacher of the Year and School Related Employee of the Year

Garner Elementary’ s Teacher of the Year, is Mrs. Brittney Finley, an outstanding ESE teacher who make a difference in her children’s lives daily  Our School-Related Employee of the Year, is Mrs. Julie Whiteley, our wonderful Principal’s secretary! Mrs. Whiteley is a finalist and we are extremely proud of her. Tonight these two special ladies will be honored at the Inspire Awards!! Congratulations!!

Reading Wonderland a Night of Family Fun!!


Book Fair Coming Soon!!

1:1 Devices

Polk County Public Schools has begun an exciting new initiative that will help improve learning for all of our students.
Each PCPS student will be provided with an internet-accessible device through our school district’s One-to-One Digital Learning Initiative.
Younger students in elementary school will be issued iPads, and older students in middle and high school will have laptops.
In the coming weeks, parents will receive more information from their child’s school. Schools will be sending devices home gradually as students learn how to care for them responsibly.
Please visit polkschoolsfl.com/onetoone for a FAQ and additional information.

Early Release Dates

The following dates have been selected as the ten (10) Student Early Dismissal Fridays this school year: August 26, 2022* September 23, 2022 October 7, 2022* October 28, 2022 November 18, 2022 December 16, 2022 January 13, 2023 February 17, 2023* March 10, 2023 April 28, 2023* *Designated for Teacher Staff Development

2022-23 School Calendar

2022-23 School Calendar (English) (Spanish)

2022-23 Classroom Supply List

Supply List 2022-23


New School Updates

We will have monthly onsite updates on Facebook to show the progress of our new school.

Garner Ground Breaking Ceremony

Modernization Project Begins at Garner Elementary | Polk County Public Schools (polkschoolsfl.com)

Be sure to visit our Facebook Page and watch the ceremony that took place on Thursday.  https://fb.watch/bG_wfypQi7/






Super AR Readers

Check out two of our 3rd grade Super AR Readers, Kaiden and Chance and the awesome shirts they received today! WAY TO GO BOYS!!

Important Update

21-22 Right to Know Letter – English

21-22 Right to Know Letter – HC

21-22 Right to Know Letter – Spanish

Parent Survey


Please look Garner’s 2021-22 Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP) and our School Compact and complete both of the brief surveys. Your input is important to us.

PFEP 2021-22 – English  (Spanish)  (Haitian Creole)

2021-22 Parent Survey for PFEP 

Compact 2021-22 – English ( Spanish ) (Creole)

Garner 21-22 Parent Input on the Compact

Wednesday Folder

Parents please remember to check your child’s folder for important school information and be sure to sign and return to school the following day.

Get A Public Library Card

Please select the link below to get more information of getting a Public Library Card.

Information about Getting a Public Library Card

Notification to Parents:

The following reports are available in the front office in the Parent Involvement Notebook (PIN) and on the school’s website on the Title 1 page:

  • School Improvement Plan (SIP)
  • Parent Involvement Plan (PIP)
  • School Public Accountability Report (SPAR)

Parents/Guardians may receive a hard copy of the above-mentioned documents upon request.

Sign up for the Parent Portal!!


Bullying Information

Download Prevention Info

Standing Tall Newsletters

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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
Teacher Work Day
Jun 1 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm



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