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  • Hurricane Irma Aftermath: Frequently Asked Questions

    When will classes resume and employees report to work?

    Monday, September 25 (at this time): Students Return

    Return to Work Schedule is Below (at this time):
    Wednesday, September 20: Principals
    Thursday, September 21: ALL District Building Employees (including Bethune – FSCG employees) including Facility Managers, Maintenance, Transportation and Nutrition Services, and All Assistant Principals
    Friday, September 22: All Instructional Staff and the following employees:

    • Office Managers – ALL
    • High School APC Secretary (223 Calendar)
    • Middle School APC Secretary (216 Calendar)
    • Elementary Gen Secretary (209 Calendar)

    Monday, September 25: School Based Non-Instructional Staff

    Will CCPS be required to make up the instructional days lost to the storm?

    At this time, due to missed school days August 31st and September 7th-22nd, amendments will be made to the 2017-18 school calendar and are pending. Some of the days will be made up and waivers from the state for some days will be requested.

     

    My family has been displaced due to Hurricane Irma. Are there any services available to students designated as homeless?

    Yes, even if your family is temporarily displaced, you will qualify for services such as bus transportation for your student to stay at his/her currently assigned school (even if not in the zone) and receiving free/reduced lunch. Please contact your school’s principal or counselor for more information.

    What are some resources for children, parents/guardians and staff to cope with the aftermath of the storm?

    A catastrophe such as a hurricane can be quite frightening to children and adults alike. When talking with your child about it, it is important to acknowledge the emotions experienced from the impact of the storm. It is also important to be mindful that your child’s fears and concerns might linger longer than expected.

    CCPS has created an initial resource for parents/guardians to reference:
    https://www.collierschools.com/cms/lib/FL01903251/Centricity/Domain/4/hurricaneresources1.pdf

    CCPS will also have supports at each school to support the emotional needs of students when they return.

    Additionally, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees as an ongoing benefit.
    https://www.collierschools.com/Page/598

     

    When will after- and before-school child care programs resume?

    Programming will resume when students return to school.

     

    When will athletics and practices resume?

    There will be an adjustment period once we return to school to make sure student athletes are properly conditioned to prevent injuries. The FHSAA and CCPS will work with coaches to reschedule as many missed contests as possible.

     

    When school resumes, will students be picked up at their usual bus stops?

    The District's Transportation Team will review all bus stops and advise affected students’ families of any changes in bus stops. Otherwise, students will be transported from usual bus stops.

     

    How will the schools that were used as shelters be sanitized before classes resume?

    Teams of custodians and outside contractors are sanitizing and reorganizing the shelter schools. The schools and classrooms will be clean and ready for students to return.