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 2019-2020

First Bell – 7:40    Tardy Bell – 7:45

Dismissal – 2:45

Early Release: PreK 11:45 K-5 12:15



2019-2020 Is Here!!

Welcome to a wonderful new school year!  The teachers and staff are excited to see all our Explorers back at Sleepy Hill! This is going to be a great year.  Last year we earned a school grade of “B”!! Great work Explorers!

Important dates coming up:
Orientation – Thursday, August 8,  Morning session- 9:00 – 11:00  OR
Afternoon Session – 4:00 – 6:00
Come meet your teacher, see your classroom, get car tags and bus information.  School t-shirts will be for sale, $5 each, CASH ONLY.

First Day of school – Monday, August 12
First Bell – 7:40  Tardy Bell – 7:45
Dismissal – 2:45

Video Announcement of our Teacher and Employee of the Year


Volunteer Applications Update

Contact: Jeanette Crowley, Senior Coordinator – Strategic Partnerships, 863-534-0818, jeanette.crowley@polk-fl.net

Volunteer Background Check Fee to Remain at $25

The Polk County School Board has decided that the fee to cover volunteers’ background checks, as well as their badge and handbook, will remain $25.

Polk County Public Schools will be using more extensive volunteer background checks as part of our security measures to protect students and staff. The district will incur an additional charge for the statewide and national background checks.

For more information on volunteering with Polk County Public Schools, please visit our website: www.polkschoolsfl.com/getinvolved.


Teacher and Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Brenda Norquist, Reading Interventionist and Family Engagement Facilitator on being selected as our 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!

Mrs. Holly Turner

Congratulations to Mrs. Holly Turner, School Nutrition Manager on being selected as our 2018-2019 School Related Employee of the Year!

Meet Our Administrators!

Welcome to Sleepy Hill Elementary School, home of the Explorers!!

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.