CCPS Goes Back to School on August 31

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Collier County Public Schools reopen for the year on Monday, August 31. This includes back to school for both in-person, on-campus learning and digital or other home-based options. CCPS created a webpage with plenty of helpful resources for parents. Make sure to read through and have all the information you need!

On-Campus and Remote Learning Options

In response to a state order, Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) will offer a regular, 5-day-per-week schedule on school campuses. For parents who are able and choose, remote learning is available. Parents may also choose home-schooling. On-campus learning is subject to safety precautions, such as use of face masks, social distancing, and limitations on visitors and large gatherings.

All students receive a device, which may be a tablet or laptop depending on grade level. On-campus learning will function normally with the addition of extensive safety protocols. All students and staff are required to wear face masks. Safety goggles are recommended but not required. All school facilities will be set up to permit social distancing, with extra cleaning, use of outdoor spaces where possible, and increased access to hand sanitization.

Two remote learning options are available. Students in elementary through high school may choose Classroom Connect, a structured and synchronous (meaning, matched to the regular school day schedule) learning model. Classroom Connect students may more easily transition from virtual to in-person or vice versa at the end of the quarter. In addition, students in kindergarten through 8th grade may choose eCollier Academy, a flexible and self-directed style of learning. Teachers will check in but not be involved in directing students’ learning. Parents choosing home education will direct their own curricula, following required evaluations and reporting.

Safety, Immunizations, and Other Information

On school buses, students will be required to wear face coverings. Hand sanitizer will be used upon entering and existing the bus. Drivers will clean buses daily. Before- and after-school activities will resume. Safety practices will be in effect. Sports are being phased in. No attendance awards will be issued for the year, but attendance will be monitored.

Please visit this webpage to also find links to: school bus stops and schedules, information about free and reduced lunch along with breakfast and lunch menus, the school calendar as well as school start and dismissal times, school registration, safety information, and how to update your contact information.

Parents of rising 7th graders, be sure to read this notice about immunization requirements. Immunizations are free at the Department of Health in Naples or Immokalee. Documentation of immunization, or a valid exemption, is required to start the school year. There are also required immunizations for pre-kindergarten students. Any student initially entering a Florida school must have had a physical exam from a licensed healthcare provider, signed and date.

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