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June 2020 - Volume 9, Issue 11
 
Message from the Superintendent
 
What a whirlwind the last few months have been! We made it, though, to the end of the 2019-2020 school year. I am #CCPSProud of the perserverance, grit, and resilience shown by not only our students, but our teachers, administrators, and District staff. I would be remiss not to include parents in that list as well. Parents, you have kept your children focused and motivated during CCPS eLearns. We know it has been challenging with new routines, but everyone showed their continued commitment to #CCPSSuccess!
 
While graduation will look different this year, we are looking forward to our Class of 2020 Video/Virtual Commencements on June 3rd. Make sure to visit collierschools.com/graduation2020 for each high school's scheduled time and for access to the streams.
 
With summer upon us, the District will be offering "Gear Up for Next School Year" online summer learning activities from June 15 - July 16. These engaging instructional activities will be accessed through the Canvas (the same platform students have been using throughout CCPS eLearns). Participation is optional and students will work independently at their own pace on these non-graded activities. Information can be found at collierschools.com/gearup.
 
As we proceed through the summer months, we will keep you updated regarding details on re-opening schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The health and safety of our students, staff, and campus visitors continues to be a top priority. Please know that we are considering all options and will continue to base decisions on guidance from agencies such a  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health in Collier County (FLDOH-Collier), and the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).
 
Have a great summer!
 
~ Dr. Kamela Patton
 
 
 
JUNE/JULY
IMPORTANT DATES
June 3
Last Day of School for Students
June 3
Class of 2020 Virtual/Video Commencement (click here for details)
June 4
Last Day for Teachers
June 9
Regular School Board Meeting at 4:00pm
July 28
Regular School Board Meeting at 4:00pm
 
District Calendar
 
 
 
REFERENDUM
TAX-NEUTRAL FLEXIBLE FUNDING
 
On April 21, 2020, the School Board of Collier County voted to submit a tax-neutral referendum to the Collier County Board of Commissioners for placement on the upcoming August 18, 2020, ballot. This referendum is cost-neutral, which means it will result in no tax increase. It will help maintain and improve our status as an academically high-performing district.
 
Click here for more information about this referendum
 
 
 
 
COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
 
 
United Way of Collier and the Keys is teaming up with Collier County Government to provide SHIP and ESG funding to qualifying households that have been financially impacted due to the COVID-19 crisis. This funding support provides rent and mortgage assistance. SHIP funding helps with rental and mortgage foreclosure assistance. ESG funding helps with short- to medium-term homelessness prevention, rental assistance for households at risk of homelessness, and rapid re-housing assistance for homeless households. Please click here for more information.
 
The United Way is also actively supporting the Collier 2-1-1 hotline. If you are in need of support, reach out by dialing 211 on your phone. Additionally, the Salvation Army Naples is also continuing to provide direct emergency food and rental assistance by appointment. Contact the Salvation Army by calling (239) 775-9447.
 
 
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School Board
Mrs. Stephanie Lucarelli, Chair • Mr. Erick Carter, Vice Chair
Mrs. Jen Mitchell, Member • Mr. Roy M. Terry, Member • Dr. Jory Westberry, Member
 
Superintendent
Dr. Kamela Patton
 
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