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Important News

Sounds of the Season Concert, Tuesday December 17 at 6:00 PM


MAT Cheerleaders will be hosting a Parents Night Out

Open to McKeel students and their school age siblings

When:  Saturday December 14th

Where:  MAT Cafeteria

Time:  5pm-8pm

Cost: $20 per child/ $15 for each additional sibling

Kids will enjoy food/drink/movie and fun while parents enjoy some time off to go to dinner, a movie, do some kid free shopping or just take a nap and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Registration will begin November 11th.  Forms will be sent home with students and should be returned to their teachers/front office.

Open Enrollment is December 2 through December 13

Please go to www.mckeelschools.com for more information.

Clothes Closet Hours

Our Clothes Closet is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00-10:30 and 1:00-2:30.  No appointment necessary.

Lunch Visitors

*LUNCHROOM NEWS* Parents may join their student(s) for lunch beginning Tuesday, September 3rd.  Remember, NO food from outside vendors is permitted.  Parents may eat in the designated area with ONLY their child.  Please limit visitors to 2.  ONLY visitors listed on a student's emergency contact are permitted eat with the student.  Check in at the front office and show ID.  Please follow this schedule:

Monday - E-L

Tuesday- A-D

Wednesday- S-Z

Thursday- M-R


Transportation Guidelines

Questions about transportation services?  Please click here for Transportation Guidelines.

Approved Calendar for 2019-2020

Polk County Code of Conduct

McKeel Schools Jacket/Hoodie Ordering

If you wish to purchase South McKeel jackets, hoodies and sweatshirts, please click on the link below. All orders will be shipped to you directly. 


Florida's Charter Schools

Know the facts about Florida's Charter Schools. Click here to learn more.

2015 Economic Security Report

The Department of Education has issued the following memorandum regarding the 2015 Economic Security Report. The full report may be viewed by clicking here.

School Start and End Times 2019-2020

School Day Start/End Times 2019-2020

  • McKeel Academy Central 8:15-3:15
  • South McKeel Academy 8:00-3:00
  • McKeel Academy of Technology*  8:45-2:30

Debit/Credit Card Transactions

The minimum charge for all debit/credit card transactions is $10.  Cards may be used for field trips, clothes closet, jeans, and Bookfair items but the total must exceed $10.  Cash and checks are accepted too.

Tobacco Free School

South McKeel Academy is a Tobacco Free School.  Smoking is prohibited on school grounds. Thank you for setting a good example for all of our students!

Medication for School

Please remember that all medication that is to be taken at school MUST have an authorization for medication form completed.  All medication MUST be brought in by an adult.  Students are not allowed to bring medication to school.