Wireless Communication Devices (WCD)

Wireless communication devices (WCD), including cell phones, tablets, headphones, smartwatches and gaming systems, must be appropriately regulated to protect the learning environment, students, and staff. Bartow Middle School has established the following practices in line with District policy 5136-Wireless Communication Devices as stated in the Code of Student Conduct.

Possession of a WCD by a student at school during school hours is a privilege that may be forfeited by any student who fails to abide by the terms of the School and District policy or otherwise abuses this privilege.

  • Students will be permitted to have their device in their possession throughout the school day if the device is out of sight and powered off.
  •  Students will be permitted to use their device before school starts (8:55 am bell), during their assigned lunch, and following announcements at the end of the day (4:00 pm).

The following consequences will apply for a student using a WCD without approval:

Students are personally and solely responsible for the care and security of their WCDs. The Board and school assume no responsibility for theft, loss, damage to, or misuse/unauthorized use of WCDs brought onto campus. Families who need to get in touch with their child during the school day should call the school office.

Our goal is to create a safe environment, conducive to learning, and free from distractions that hinder the learning process. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (863) 534-7415. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.


Dress Code Information

Being dressed properly for school is a symbol of personal pride and school respect. A well maintained school dress code builds student confidence, reduces distractions, and promotes a positive academic atmosphere.

  • All students must be in compliance with the dress code policy from the time they arrive on campus until they exit
  • If a student is not dressed appropriately, a parent will be contacted to bring proper attire
  • Please settle all clothing issues at home to avoid any problems at school
  • Your support and assistance are expected and will be greatly appreciated!


  • Hats or any head coverings
  • Sunglasses
  • Bandanas
  • Backpacks
  • Purses larger than 8.5' x 11'

Dress Code Violation Consequences The Administration of Bartow Middle School reserves the right and responsibility to use discretion at any time when clothing or accessories cause concern or disruption at school. Parents may be contacted to bring appropriate clothing when a student wears something that is specifically prohibited in these guidelines.

**When your child is on our campus, safety and learning are our priorities. Parental assistance regarding your child's compliance with dress code and behavior is expected. The uniform dress code policy has been established by the administration of Bartow Middle School in conjunction with Polk County School Board policy.


Supply List

  • Binder (Strap Recommended)
  • Pencils
  • Paper

*Individual teachers may ask for additional supplies. These requests will be provided during orientation*