Sleepy Hill Middle School


Learning for All: Whatever it takes!

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to create a learning community with a safe and orderly, caring and supportive environment. We will eliminate barriers of achievement and create endless possibilities for success.


Where learners today, make leaders tomorrow.


Welcome, Bienvenidos, Bienvenue

Principal’s Message

It is with great pleasure I welcome you to Sleepy Middle School, a Pre-Academy School. As the principal, it is my honor to be the instructional leader. It will be my personal goal to continue the tradition of academic excellence and school pride, as well as providing students a plethora of opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities and community service projects.

As educators, it is our responsibility to create a safe, nurturing environment where every student feels a sense of belonging and a desire to learn. Our mission is to provide a rigorous education that challenges our students to become globally literate by inspiring them to achieve their maximum potential while meeting their cognitive, personal and social needs. This environment is supported by a faculty and staff that offers the finest middle school education possible. This year will be dedicated to renewing our commitment to parents, students and the community as we continue elevating Sleepy Hill Middle to high levels of performance. We will enforce high expectations for our students and create strong and focused instructional programs that motivate the mind to explore new ideas.

We are looking forward to working together in creating a school where every student will be given the tools, confidence and skills necessary to be successful.

Distance Learning and Device Distribution

Laptop distribution takes place on April 6th at 8:30am to 10:30am for pre-registered  6th, 7th and 8th grade. When arriving to campus, please remain inside your car and someone will assist you. 

Packets are also available for pick up for students without computer/Internet access. 

We’ve recently posted two videos that contain valuable information about distance learning and device distribution.

Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd provides an overview of our Instructional Continuity Plan and technology roll out here:

Regional Assistant Superintendent Michelle Townley gives additional information on our Instructional Continuity Plan and answers specific questions we’ve received from parents here:


In addition to these videos, we continue to update the content on, and on our social media channels. Please check our website and follow us for the latest updates.

School lunch pick up locations:

Polk County Public Schools will continue the food distribution schedule from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday while all schools are closed statewide through April 15.

Food distribution sites will be closed April 10, which was already scheduled as a student and employee holiday.

Again, food sites will reopen on Monday, March 30. Free breakfasts and lunches will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Children must be present to receive meals. The meals must be taken off site.

For the most up-to-date list of all available food distribution sites, visit

Children may receive meals at any food distribution site.

Children do not need to be enrolled at the school locations serving as food distribution sites.

The nearest distribution site to us is Sleepy Hill Elementary

School Hours Change:

9:15 am – 4:15 pm Student supervision will begin at 8:45 am.

Latest News and Announcments

See General Information to find out about:

  1. Polk County Public Schools Student ID Policy
  2. SHMS Cell Phone Policy

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