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September 2020 - Volume 10, Issue 2
Message from the Superintendent
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Along with stopping by some of our school campuses, I had the unique pleasure of kicking off the school year by visiting one of our virtual learning families on the first day of school. The Balan Family welcomed me into their home, where their son Alex (kindergarten) and daughter Adriela (2nd grade) started the school year learning via CCPS Classroom Connect. I loved being able to see young Alex start his academic journey in Collier County Public Schools learning virtually. The Balan Family also has two children learning on campus at Gulf Coast High School. This is a perfect example of how our instructional model options gave families the ability to decide what is best for their unique situations.
While our usual school and district events may look a little different this year, we look forward to a continued strong parent and community engagement. Schools will be offering creative and virtual ways to stay connected. Plus, for our committed volunteers, there are still ways that you can share your time and skills without being on campus. Check with your school for available opportunities.
Everyone plays a crucial role in helping to keep our #CCPSFamily healthy. Please continue practicing healthy habits at home, at school, and in the community. #COVIDStopsWithMe
Message from the Superintendent
  • PROTECT – MY mask protects YOU and YOUR mask protects ME
  • WASH – Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
  • DISTANCE – Keep a safe distance from others
We are looking forward to a phenomenal 2020-2021 school year!
~ Dr. Kamela Patton
September 7
No School (Labor Day)
September 8
Regular School Board Meeting at 4:00pm
Final Budget Hearing at 5:05pm
September 15
School Board Work Session (Review of Board Policies) at 4:00pm
September 18
Virtual Learning Day for Students (Teacher Professional Learning Day)
September 28
No School
District Calendar
REOPENING 2020-2021
We will continue to provide updates regarding health and safety guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year on our Moving Forward Reopening page. Click on the button below or visit collierschools.com/reopening.
Click here for Moving Forward Plan and FAQs
Click here to view photos from the first day of school
Click here view photos from the Superintendent's visit
As the school year begins, Neapolitan Family Magazine has once again provided much needed parent information for community activities through the CCPS Activities Guide (Fall 2020 edition). The Activities Guide has information about local businesses and organizations providing services for students.
Thank you to Neapolitan Family and all of the Activity Guide sponsors for your continued commitment to our students!
Click here to access the Fall 2020 Activities Guide
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Mrs. Stephanie Lucarelli, Chair • Mr. Erick Carter, Vice Chair
Mrs. Jen Mitchell, Member • Mr. Roy M. Terry, Member • Dr. Jory Westberry, Member
Dr. Kamela Patton
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