Our Mission

As Explorers at Sleepy Hill Elementary, we will implement district curriculum to prepare all students to be full participants in the global community of the future. We will show respect, display healthy attitudes, explore responsibly, and show safety always.

Mission of PCSB

The mission of Polk County Public Schools is to ensure rigorous, relevant learning experiences that result in high achievement for our students.



Sleepy Hill Bell Schedule:

First Bell – 7:55    Tardy Bell – 8:00

Dismissal – 3:00

Early Release: PreK 12:00 K-5 12:30



Smarty Ants FREE Subscription

Do you have or know someone who has an incoming Kindergartner?  Help them be prepared for Kindergarten by signing up for a FREE subscription to Smarty Ants exclusively for Polk County students.  CHECK IT OUT!!!

Summer Library Programs

Our Polk County Public Libraries are very active places all year round with Literacy programs, book clubs, writing groups and reading incentives.  During the summer months, many offer a Summer Reading Program with fun activities and reading incentives. Click this link to find out more about the PCLC_Summer Reading.

We also encourage all of our Sleepy Hill Students to get a Polk County Library card too! Getting a library card is very easy.  As a resident of Polk County, library cards are available at no charge.  Parent or guardian of child will need to bring in proof of identification and residency, such as a valid driver’s license, utility bill or insurance card to their local library to get a library card.  Residents, property owners and business owners, employees and students of Polk County Public Schools and employees of Polk County Gov’t and Polk County college students may qualify for a free library card. A Polk County library card is good at all 15 public libraries. We have a bookmobile making 13 stops throughout Polk County and B-Mail (books-by-mail ) offering free home delivery service (anything you can find in your library can be delivered to your home). Click on this link for a listing of all Polk County Library locations and activities.

To get the ball rolling, parents can go online to register for a library card (follow link below) and pick their card up at their library. You can register for a card online via this link.  This is a placeholder until you can get to the library to complete your registration; after a month, the account will close.

For more information about the Polk County Library Cooperative, visit mypclc.org.

Important Information for 3rd Grade Parents

This information is for parents of Polk County’s third-grade students. It is designed to help parents understand what Florida law says about reading requirements for third-grade students and promotion to fourth grade. It also describes what the school will do to help if your child is reading below grade level. Please click the link to read more.  Parents with questions about 3rd grade promotion should feel free to call the school. (863.815.6768)


Pre-Registration for 2017-2018 School Year!

Pre-Registration forms for next school year were sent home on February 15th in the Wednesday folder.  These forms must be filled out and returned by March 1st in order to guarantee your child a spot at Sleepy Hill Elementary next school year.
Also, our Kindergarten Round-Up will be Monday, April 24th.  This is the day all students that will be in Kindergarten at Sleepy Hill Elementary next school year come to fill out the registration papers and tour the school.


yearbookCapture the memories for the 2016-2017 school year.  Cost for yearbook is just $15.00.  Order forms are available in the school office.  Order now before it’s too late! Yearbooks will be delivered in Early May.


Tree Planting

Regina Shultz and her crew from the City of Lakeland came to Sleepy Hill Elementary and planted a tree in our courtyard.  She had the help of all of our Kindergarten students and special guest Smokey the Bear! Each kindergartener got a seedling to take home and plant.  THANKS REGINA!!

Tree PlantingSmokey Bear

Visit the School Store

school-storeOpen every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 7:30 -7:55.

Prices range from $0.25 – $1.00.
Located next to the school office
Come see all the cool stuff!

Upcoming Events

all-day Interim Reports
Interim Reports
May 1 – May 5 all-day
Description of Event: Distribution Weekr Additional Information: School Calendarsr
all-day Book Fair
Book Fair
May 15 – May 19 all-day
all-day Early School Dismissal
Early School Dismissal
May 17 all-day
Additional Information: Schools throughout Polk County will dismiss students 2.5 hours early.r

Vision Statement

At Sleepy Hill Elementary, it is our vision that a rigorous, relevant curriculum, enhanced by technology that will assure our students achieve skills necessary to succeed academically and become life-long learners. Consistent integration of technology throughout the academic day will promote our students to become self guided explorers of the vast amounts of information available at their fingertips.  We will unite parents, faculty and community members to establish an atmosphere of mutual acceptance, ongoing interest in high levels of academic achievement, and a sense of community for all.   The realization of this vision will allow our learning community to interface with technology for a more fulfilling exploration of their global world.