Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center
Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center
Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center
Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Important Dates

Student Testing in April
April 1-12: FSA Writing
April 15-30: STAR

Thursday, April 18 at 1:30 PM:
School Orientation

Friday, April 19:
School Closed - Good Friday

Wednesday, April 24 at 11:00 AM:
Student Early Dismissal
Odd Bell Schedule

Student Testing in May
May 1-29: FSA Reading
May 7-29: FSA Math
May 8-29: FSA EOC Algebra 1 and Geometry
May 9-14: Statewide Science
May 15-29: NGSSS EOC Biology, Civics, and US History

Friday, May 3 at 1:30 PM:
Interim Report Distribution -
Fourth 10-Week Grading Period

Tuesday, May 14 at 8:30 AM:
School Advisory Council Meeting

School Calendar

Reminder to All Parents/Guardians 

Dear families,

1. After 7:20 AM please sign your child into school in the front office.  Identification must be provided to office staff.

2. Male and female students must wear belts, if their pants have belt loops.

3. No fingernail extensions (fake or real) are allowed at DWOC.

Parents/guardians we thank you for your support regarding these efforts at the Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center.

School Dress Code

Health Lesson Information 

The parent information letter covering all the prevention nurse health topics is now available to download. A copy of this letter was also sent with the student. Click to download...


Our staff, teachers, and students welcome you to the DWOC website. Our focus is on student excellence and achievement. Our mission is to provide a high quality education for all our students. At DWOC our daily endeavor is to see all our students return to their home schools as soon as possible, prepared for success in college or career after graduation. You are welcome to contact us with any questions that you may have.

Lead Testing Result 

Dear families,

Polk County Public Schools is in the process of testing all school sites for lead in the water supply. Testing recently took place at Citrus Ridge: A Civics Academy, Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center, Lakeland High, and Traviss Technical College.
The results show that these four schools do not have elevated levels of lead. These schools have been cleared to use water for drinking and cooking as normal.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 863-534-0608.

Thank you,
Rory Luce, Manager
Maintenance Services
Letter dated February 4, 2019

Attention Volunteers 

Polk County Public Schools now requires that all volunteer applications be completed online. Approved volunteers must reapply and renew their application/background screen every 5 years from the date of approval. Volunteers can check their status by calling 863-457-4708 and pressing 2. The cost of the background check is $25 at least until June 30, 2019. Read more.

Community Support

We rely on the support of our community. Did you know Polk County is the 4th lowest funded district in the state? Polk is ranked 64th out of 67 districts. Despite this, our graduation rates have steadily increased to 80.4%! Here are a few ways you can get involved today:

1. Volunteer with us - the time you volunteer will aid in the success of our students,

2. Advocate for your public schools - write or call your senator and local representative. Polk County Public Schools recently announced a list of legislative priorities.

3. Donate classroom resources to support the work we do daily of providing a high-quality education to all,

4. Share our student success stories via our district's newspageFacebookTwitter, Instagram, or YouTube.

Thank you for partnering with us!