Monthly Newsletter

  • MAY 2019


    REGISTRATION 2019-2020


    DMACC Class
    On April 2, the North Polk Teacher Academy students attended DMACC's Discover Education day, where they learned from Aileen Sullivan, 2018 Iowa Teacher of the Year, as well as from several professionals in different career paths in education. The students are currently taking DMACC EDU218, Initial Field Experience course, at North Polk High School. 
    Pictured are (back) Reaghan Andersen, Taylor Adams, Mrs. Yoakum, Ethan Baker, and Chloe Stevenson, and (front) Morgan Foote, Jennie Moore, and fellow NP student who joined us at the event, Ciara Perry. Not pictured: Kenna Sparks.


    AP Exams

    AP Exams will be given beginning May 6th-May 17th.  If your student has ordered an exam please encourage them to check their emails for important details regarding the date/time and lunch plans for the day of their scheduled tests.  All AP exam remaining balance will be due the day of the student’s first exam.


    DMACC Transcripts

    Has your senior taken a DMACC class during high school?  If so, please have them check with their counselor to get a transcript request form.  A transcript request form is needed to send dual-credit classes to the college they will be attending in the fall.


    Final North Polk Transcripts (Seniors)

    At graduation practice, seniors will be asked to indicate the college they plan to attend in the fall.  Once final transcripts are ready the counselors will send an official transcript to their college. Please have them notify us if their college has not received their transcript by mid-June.


    Senior Awards Night, May 15th 7pm--High School Auditorium

    We cordially invite all seniors and their family to attend our Senior Awards Night.  This is a great opportunity for all of us to celebrate students’ successes and post-secondary intentions.  Please join us Wednesday, May 15th at 7pm in the high school auditorium.


    DMACC Registration due May 31st NO EXCEPTIONS

    If your student is planning taking a FALL DMACC course all registrations MUST be in no later than May 31st at 3:30PM.  No registrations will be accepted during the summer.


    9th - 11th Grade 

    • Counselors will begin going into classrooms to schedule for 2019-2020 school year.
    • New courses have been added.
    • A mock schedule will need to be signed by a guardian once the student has created it.


     Local Scholarships

    (Hard Copies located in counseling office)

    • Kiwanis
    • Elkhart Community Betterment
    • Polk City Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Corporation.
    • Prairie Meadows
    • Polk City Police Officers
    • Student of Potential
    • North Polk Foundation
    • North Polk Fine Arts Booster
    • Ethos Design
    • ReMax Torres
    • Polk City Women
    • West PTA

    (For other scholarships check out


    Reminders From the Health Office



    Vaccine requirements for ALL students entering 12th grade. 

    By Iowa law, if your 12th grader has not had their meningitis vaccine (or have an exemption form on file at school), they could be kept out of school, as early as day one of classes. 

    Meningococcal disease is a very serious, potentially life-threatening disease.  The meningococcal vaccine is 85 - 100 percent effective at preventing infection from the subtypes of meningococcus found in the vaccine.

     The Meningitis vaccine may be obtained through your local healthcare provider or through the Polk County Health Department.

    There are 3 options for students to be considered to have current immunization records for school in Iowa.
    1. Provide a copy of immunizations that are current for school requirements (includes meningitis vaccines).
    2. Provide a medical waiver; which can be obtained at your Doctor’s office or the local public health office, if there is a medical reason your child cannot receive the vaccines. This form requires a physician’s signature.
    3. Provide a religious exemption form, which can be obtained at school or your local public health office. This form requires a notary public stamp.

    Please check your child’s immunization records. If they have not had the required vaccines, please set up an appointment with their health care provider to get their vaccines up-to-date as soon as possible and before the start of the 2019-2020 school year. If you do not have health insurance, you can schedule an appointment with the Polk County Health Department (515-286-3798).  

    **Do not wait as appointments will fill up fast and your child may not be able to see their provider in time. 




    Monday, May 8th, 5:00 - 8:00pm

    (No insurance filed)


    Attention all parents and student athletes!  We will be offering sports physicals at the high school for all student athletes (current grades 8th-12th). 

    Who:  Incoming Freshman - Seniors (current grade 8th-12th)

    When:  Wednesday, May 8th, 5pm-8pm

    Where:  High School Commons

    Cost:  $10.00 (no insurance accepted or filed)


    Please have the physical form filled out prior to the exam.  If you will not be in attendance with your student during the exam, make sure we have a parent signature on the back of the physical form.  The forms can be found on the high school website or copies can be picked up in the office. Area health care providers have donated their time to make this happen so let’s have a great turnout!



    Sara Figgins, Health Associate (


    Join The Parent Group!

    Purpose: To collectively work together toward the mission of appreciation and connection! Recognizing and showing our appreciation for the High School School staff during various times throughout the school year (P/T Conferences, Teacher Appreciation Week, Administrative Assistants Week, etc.). Facilitating and implementing other student/teacher/parent type activities and welcoming new ideas.  

    No formal meetings will be held. Primary communications and updates will be sent via email throughout the school year.  There is no pressure to participate or donate for every function! 

    Please consider donating your time, money, or baking (or buying) food.

    Sign up at: Parent Group

    Show Off Your Comet Spirit with Custom North Polk Vinyl Window Decals!

    Customize a decal with your favorite Comet’s activity, jersey number and even their name. Two custom decals for just $20, with free shipping. These custom vinyl window decals are a great way to show your North Polk Comets spirit.  And 20% of each order comes back to our North Polk Foundation to support students. Visit and select North Polk Comets to order your decal today!


Important Notes

  • SENIORS & FAMILIES: Check your inbox or the News & Announcements section of the High School website for a letter to help guide you through the last month of school. Please call if you have any questions! Remember that all fees need to be paid by graduation. 


    • MAY 13: LATE START
    • MAY 27: NO SCHOOL
    • MAY 31: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 11:30 Dismissal

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