Principal’s Welcome Letter

News and Announcements

August 2, 2022

As principal of the Donald E. Woods Opportunity Center, I would like to welcome you to the 2022 – 2023 school year.  Polk County Public Schools is a “C” rated school district.  With a STUDENTS FIRST mind set, increasing the graduation rate and becoming an “A” school district will become a reality.

The custodial staff has cleaned, staff has been hired and we are ready to get the new school year started.  I want to give a warm welcome to the new staff and wish the staff that is leaving well in their new endeavors.   Being collectively committed, jointly supportive and mutually accountable will guide DWOC stakeholder decisions that impact student learning. 

It is a choice to make it a great day!

Important DWOC Information

Instructors Report on August 3, 2022, at 8:00 AM

Student Orientation – August 8, 2022

  • M/J and IBU – 8 AM – 9 AM
  • High School – 10 AM – 11 AM
  • Please be on time or you will have to wait to the next scheduled orientation session.

Para-professionals Report on August 8, 2022

Student’s First Day of School is August 10, 2022

It is a pleasure to serve as principal of DWOC.  I am very proud of all the accomplishments, high achievement and awards over the last six years. Let’s make it a great year. 

“The Students are Waiting!”


Mr. Rodney Bellamy, Ed.S.