Sweet Summertime!

Welcome to Summer Time!  It’s been a busy year. We loved seeing so many of our parents at our Awards Ceremonies.  Now, we can all just relax a bit.


The office at our school is not open on Fridays during the summer.  If you need to come to school for something, you may want to call first.  Our phone number is


Our students have made GREAT gains this year.  In order to keep those gains they made, please have them READ this summer. The Polk County School Books Bridge Bus wants to help you with that.  Every Monday, the Books Bridge Bus will be at the NorthEast Regional Park, right down the road from us at 50901 US-27.  Students can check out books, read books and they get free books to take home sometimes.  You can check out all the places the Book Bridge Bus stops here:

Summer Flyer – Books Bridge 

Busy, Busy, Busy. . .

The rest of the school year is busy, Busy, BUSY!  Please note these important dates:

May 20 – May 24 – Book Fair in the Media Center

Wednesday, May 15

  • 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament 4-6 pm (Contact: Steven Foxworth)

Monday, May 20

  • Kindergarten Awards 9:00-11:00 am (Students should “Dress to Impress”)
  • 1st and 2nd Grade Awards 12:00-2:00 pm (Students should “Dress to Impress”)
  • SAC Meeting at 4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 21

  • 3rd and 4th Grade Awards 9:00-11:00 am (Students should “Dress to Impress”)
  • 5th Grade Awards 12:00-2:00 pm (Students should “Dress to Impress”)
  • Civics EOC

Wednesday, May 22

  • PTO Meeting at 6:30 pm

Thursday, May 23

  • 6th and 7th Grade Awards 9:00-11:00 am (Students should “Dress to Impress”)
  • 8th Grade Field Day 1:00-Dismissal

Friday, May 24

  • 8th Grade Awards 9:00-11:00 (Students should “Dress to Impress”)
  • 8th Grade Dance 1:00-2:30

 Monday, May 27

  • Memorial Day (No School!)


Tuesday, May 28

  • 6th and 7th grade Field Day 9-11

Thursday, May 30

  • Last Student Day (Early Student Dismissal at 12:30)

We need your input!


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

 Title I Program Input


Dear Parents and Families,


As we begin to plan for an exciting new school year, we’d like to ask for your feedback and input on our Title program. Please feel free to return the attached form or provide feedback to Mrs. Diameshia Williams via email at Diameshia.williams@polk-fl.net. You may also set up a meeting with the school’s Title One Coordinator, Mrs. Diameshia Williams, by calling (863)259-4001 ext. 289. Please submit feedback by Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Thanks for your feedback!


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  1. Did any barriers prevent you from attending school events, conferences, meetings, etc.?

☐ yes      ☐no                If so, what were those barriers? ________________________


  1. How could we make school events more accessible to you and your family in the future?




  1. What is your preference for communications from the school?

☐ face-to-face           ☐ phone      ☐ email          ☐ social media          ☐ other _______


  1. What types of events or workshops would you like to see at Citrus Ridge in the future?






  1. What additional supports, materials, and/or trainings would you like to assist you in working with your student(s) at home? ________________________________________



For a printable version, click here: Title I Program Input (002)


You can also share your input on both Our Title 1 Compact and our Parent and Family Engagement Plan at the SAC Meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4 pm in the media center.


It’s Your Time to Shine

Testing Season is upon us! On Wednesday May 1 our students jump into Testing. We will be in Testing Mode for the next two weeks.  Students have learned what they need to know, now is the time to show off everything they’ve learned this year.  We know they will be successful.

To help your student test well, here are some things you can do:

  • A good night’s sleep tonight and every night before testing.
  • A good breakfast.
  • Being at school ON TIME.  (Testing will start as close to 8:00 as possible as soon as all buses get in and students eat breakfast.)
  • Knowing that you think they will do well – give them an extra hug and let them know that you are cheering for them.

Our testing schedule is below.

Citrus Ridge:  A Civics Academy


State Testing Schedule

Test Name

Grades Testing


FSA ELA Reading

4-8 Wednesday and Thursday,

May 1-2, 2019

FSA Math

FSA Algebra 1 EOC

FSA Geometry EOC


Tuesday and Wednesday,

May 7-8, 2019

Statewide Science Test

5 & 8

Thursday and Friday,

May 9-10, 2019

Civics EOC 7-8

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

From Polk County Public Schools:

Polk County Public Schools opened its annual Community Feedback Survey on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Working with a committee, the Department of Assessment, Accountability & Evaluation created the Community Feedback Survey to measure public perception of the school district. Improving public perception is one of the goals of the school district’s current Strategic Plan.

The survey was first conducted in the 2016-17 school year to gather baseline data. Your participation in this year’s survey will allow us to gauge our progress in the various categories. The survey will be available to current students (grades 4 and higher), school and district staff, as well as parents and community members. Links to the surveys can be found below.

The survey will be open through Friday, April 26.

If you are both an employee and a parent, we would appreciate you taking both the Staff survey and Parent & Community survey.

We appreciate your participation. If you have questions about the Community Feedback Survey, please contact the Department of Assessment, Accountability and Evaluation at 863-534-0979.

Student Feedback:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1819StudentFeedback

Parent & Community Feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1819ParentCommunityFeedback

Staff Feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1819StaffFeedback

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Polk abrieron la Encuesta de Retroalimentación el lunes 8 de abril de 2019.

Trabando con un comité, el Departamento de Pruebas, Responsabilidad y Evaluación, creó la Encuesta de Retroalimentación de la Comunidad para medir la percepción del público sobre el distrito escolar. Mejorar la percepción pública es una de las metas del corriente Plan Estratégico del distrito escolar.

La encuesta fue conducida por primera vez en el año escolar 2016-17 para colectar datos de referencia. Su participación en la encuesta de este año nos permitirá medir el progreso en varias categorías. La encuesta estará disponible a estudiantes actuales (4to grado en adelante), personal escolar y del distrito, así como padres y miembros de la comunidad.

La encuesta permanecerá abierta hasta el viernes 26 de abril.

Si usted es ambos, empleado del distrito y padre, apreciaremos si toma ambas, la encuesta de Empleados y la encuesta de Padres y la Comunidad.

Apreciamos su participación. Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de la Encuesta de Retroalimentación de la Comunidad, por favor contacte al Departamento de Pruebas, Responsabilidad y Evaluación al 863-534-0979.

Retroalimentación de Estudiantes: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1819StudentFeedback

Retroalimentación de Padres y la Comunidad: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1819ParentCommunityFeedback

Retroalimentación de Empleadoshttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1819StaffFeedback