FAQs

What time does school start?  Our school day begins at 7:40 am; students are tardy after 7:45 am.

What is the earliest I can drop my child off at school?  You may drop your child off at 7:15 am, unless they attend KidCare.

How do I get to RBW?  View a map to the school.

What is the RBW dress code?  R. Bruce Wagner follows the Polk County School Board Dress Code.  Our additional color is yellow.

Where is my child’s classroom?  Please stop in the main office to receive a map of the campus.

What are the hours of KidCare?  KidCare opens at 6:30 am and closes at 6:00 pm.  Please contact the main KidCare office at (863) 686-5116 for more information.

How much does it cost to enroll my child in KidCare?  Costs vary according to family income.  Contact KidCare at (863) 686-5116 for more information.

How much are breakfasts and lunches?  All RBW students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch.  We are a “Community Eligible Option” school.

What do I do if I (or anyone else) want to eat lunch with my child?  Anyone that would like to have lunch must be on the student’s emergency card.  Stop by the front office; sign in the visitor’s book and pickup your visitors tag.  You can then meet your child in the lunchroom.  You do not meet your child at the classroom.

What is the policy for bringing balloons/flowers to school? According to the RBW Student Handbook on page 4 (in front of the Student Agenda), gifts, flowers and balloons may not be delivered or brought to the school.  It is disruptive to the academic process.  Any gifts, balloons, flowers brought to the school will remain in the front office and the parent will be called to pick them up. Polk County School health and wellness guidelines do not allow for cupcakes and snacks throughout the school year.

My child’s birthday is coming, could I send something in to celebrate? According to the RBW Student Handbook on page 4 (in front of the Student Agenda), gifts, flowers and balloons may not be delivered or brought to the school.  It is disruptive to the academic process.  Any gifts, balloons, flowers brought to the school will remain in the front office and the parent will be called to pick it up. Polk County School health and wellness guidelines do not allow for cupcakes and snacks throughout the school year.

Is my child allowed to pass out invitations at school?  According to the RBW Student Handbook on page 4 (in front of the Student Agenda), party invitations may not be distributed during school hours.

What if my child needs medications?  All medicines must be in the original container and have an authorization signed by the doctor’s office before any medicine can be dispensed.  An adult must bring the medication to the clinic.  Students may NOT transport medication to/from school.

Why do I have to have my ID to check my child out?   It is for the safety of your child, as well as a Polk County School requirement.

Do agendas need to be signed every night?  Yes, the agenda is a communication tool between home and school.  This is the method teachers will use to share information.  Additionally, all graded papers will be sent home in the Tuesday Folders.

How can I view my child’s grades online?  You can access your child’s grades online through the Parent Portal.  If you are new to the Parent Portal, please click here to register.

What is the Code of Conduct?  Florida Statute 1006.07 requires that all school districts adopt and distribute a Code of Student Conduct to all teachers, school personnel, students, and parents at the beginning of every school year. The statute specifically spells out that the document “shall be discussed at the beginning of every school year in student classes, school advisory council meetings, and parent and teacher association or organization meetings.”  Click here to access the 2014-2015 Code of Conduct.