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January 2021 - Volume 10, Issue 6
 
Message from the Superintendent
 
Welcome to 2021! We are ready to kick start the new year and maintain our momentum as we approach second semester. For those students returning to in-person learning for the first time this school year, we are excited to see you back on our campuses on January 20th. Remember, January 19th is a districtwide Virtual Learning Day for ALL students.
 
Can you believe that we are on our tenth year of hosting a community wide STEAM event? Our 10th Annual STEAM Expo is coming to a device near you on Saturday, January 30, 2021! This year's event will be virtual, giving you and your family the ability to participate on a computer, tablet, or mobile device from the comfort of your home. We are excited to welcome Steve Spangler, "America's Science Teacher," as our dynamic keynote speaker. Plus, you will be able to engage in family STEAM activities that will ensure a Saturday morning of fun!
 
Have a great January 2021!
 
~ Dr. Kamela Patton
 
 
 
★ CONVERSATION CORNER ★
 
GENDER refers to the physical and/or social condition of being male or female.
 
Conversation Starter
What have you learned about gender roles from parents, school, peers, media, faith? Which do you hold true? And which do you break?
 
 
 
JANUARY
IMPORTANT DATES
January 4
School Back in Session after Winter Break
January 12
Regular School Board Meeting at 4:00pm
January 18
No School (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
January 19
Virtual Learning Day (Teacher Planning Day)
January 30
10th Annual STEAM Expo (Virtual) at 9:00am
 
District Calendar
 
 
 
2022-2023 ACADEMIC CALENDAR
YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED
 
In an effort to gather feedback from our employees, parents, and community, we have posted the draft 2022-2023 academic calendar along with a survey that allows for specific input. This survey will be available until 3:00 p.m. on January 8, 2021.
 
Click her to view calendar and provide input
 
 
 
 
COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
 
 
Lighthouse of Collier, Center for Blindness and Vision Loss is a beacon of hope and opportunity for individuals who are blind or visually impaired in Collier County. Living up to its mission of fostering independence and enhancing the quality of life for the blind, visually impaired, and their caregivers, this organization provides support focused on consumer choices, ability, goals, and desires. Programs are provided for children from birth through the transition to adulthood. Adult programs are available as well. All programs and supports are provided at no charge to clients. CCPS works closely with Lighthouse of Collier to support students through shared specialized equipment (assistive technology) and working together towards agreed upon skills for school and home. Lighthouse of Collier provides students (and adults) with customized support, programs, summer camp, etc., as well as job readiness training. Through this organization, students are able to participate in real-world work experiences and independent living skills training, with the goal of preparing them for any post-secondary goals they may have. Thank you to the staff, leaders, and volunteers of Lighthouse. CCPS and the families of students who are blind or have vision loss are so fortunate to have Lighthouse of Collier.
 
Click here to learn more about Lighthouse of Collier
 
 
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School Board
Mr. Erick Carter, Chair • Mrs. Jen Mitchell, Vice Chair
Mrs. Stephanie Lucarelli, Member • Mr. Roy M. Terry, Member • Dr. Jory Westberry, Member
 
Superintendent
Dr. Kamela Patton
 
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