Media Center

The media center is open to students from 8:00A.M. until 3:30P.M. Students may do reference work or check materials in or out during this time.The removal of books and materials from the library without properly checking them out is considered theft .

Guidance and Counseling Services

Guidance and counseling services at Sunny View School constitute an integral part of the educational program. It is believed that the function of these services is to assist young people in moving from dependence to independence and in obtaining maximum benefit from the school experience. Thus, the guidance department has established the following objectives:

  •   To provide an awareness of guidance services regarding educational planning, career development, and social/personal development
  •   To make students and parents aware of orientation services provided by the guidance department and encourage full utilization.
  •   To assist in identifying the curriculum needs of  students.
  •   To provide students with an awareness of career opportunities, requirements, and training and also to provide an awareness of their abilities, aptitudes, and interest in order to develop a more rewarding and satisfying life.
  •    To provide classroom guidance, small groups guidance, and individual and group counseling services.

After-School Services

You must fill out an enrollment application for your child(ren) to attend. After-school will operate from 3:00 until 6:00 each day.

Annual Screenings

Polk County Schools believe that maintaining good health is a key to success in school. An annual screening for vision and hearing is done in Pre-K, K, 2nd and 5th Grades. Dental screening is done in Pre-K, K, 2nd and 5th grades but may also be done 1st, 3rd and 4th. The North Carolina Division of Public Health Section, is a state program that operates under a Legislative mandate found in Public Health and Related Laws of North Carolina, Chapter 130A, Article 14, 130A-366.This mandate requires that the Public Health Dental Department administer a dental health program for the delivery of preventive and educational services to school-aged children which will include screening and referral services. Children identified as being in need of dental care are noted and the parent is informed that a checkup may be needed. This information from the screenings gives us a picture of the level of dental health within each school and at the county level.

If a parent would prefer that his/her child not participate in any of these screening activities, he/she should notify the school yearly so that the teacher can note this in the child's file. We will certainly honor the request.

Pre-K Medications

Any medication, both prescription or over the counter, for a Pre-K student must have a physician and parent authorization due to licensing requirements. 

Prescription/Non-Prescription Medicines for K-5 Students

A Medication Authorization Form completed by the student’s healthcare provider and parent/legal guardian requesting and authorizing the school to give prescription and non-prescription medication must be completed annually and each time the dosage or instructions change. These forms are available in the school office or online at 
http://www.polkschools.org/student-forms. No medication will be given to a student without the completion of the authorization form. All medicines must be in the original container and clearly labeled with the child’s name, dosage of medicine, how and when it should be taken.

Self- Administered Medications for Asthma and Anaphylaxis 
Pursuant to S.L. 2005-22 students with asthma or those subject to anaphylactic reactions may 
self-administer their medications if the following criteria are met.

  • Written authorization from parent, and must be renewed annually.
  • Written statement from health care provider verifying diagnosis and medication prescribed.
  • Written statement from the student’s physician that the student understands the asthma 
    medication and has demonstrated the skill level necessary to use the medication. AND,
  • Student must demonstrate to the school nurse or designee, the skills necessary to use 
    medication. 
  • Written health plan and written emergency protocol prepared by the student’s health care 
    provider.
  • Backup asthma medication shall be furnished to the student’s school and kept in a location 
    to which student has access in the event of asthma or anaphylaxis emergency.
  • Prescription medicines must be in a pharmacy labeled container, which contains the student’s name, 
    medication and dosage, and instructions on how, and when to give the medication.

Sunny View Elementary's Family Engagement Policy

Parents, your engagement in your child's education is very important.  At Sunny View Elementary School, we want to work closely with you to create a partnership in your child's education.  If you have questions about your child's progress or if you have questions about the school, please contact the school.  

Here are a number of ways you can stay involved:

  • Meet your child's teacher(s).
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences.  Attend conferences scheduled by your child's teacher(s). Schedule conferences if you have questions/concerns.
  • Encourage your child to read nightly and to complete homework assignments.
  • Provide a quiet place and a specific homework time.
  • Learn about and understand school procedures.  Help your child understand and follow school procedures, rules, and guidelines.
  • Volunteer in the classrooms.  Volunteer to read with students.  Volunteer to help with campus beautification projects.  To become a Sunny View School volunteer, complete the online application and background check at www.polkschools.org.
  • Attend special events sponsored by the school.
  • Visit the school and stay in contact with your child's teacher(s).  We ask that all visitors check in at the office to get a nametag to wear while on campus during the regular school day.  Although inconvenient for some, this procedure is a safety measure to help us make sure persons who are on campus have the right to be at school.
PROCEDURES FOR EXPRESSING QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS

When you have questions or concerns about classroom issues, we encourage you to meet with your child's teacher(s).  Each of your child's teachers will let you know when he/she is available for conferences. Please understand that conferences cannot occur during instructional time.  We know that your goal, like ours, is for your child to have high quality, positive learning experiences. Working as partners, we can help your child have many rewarding learning experiences.