- Highlands Elementary
UPDATE #3 - HURRICANE IAN
Monday, September 26, 2022
Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) continues to monitor Hurricane Ian very closely. Our area is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch with further escalation of watches and warnings anticipated later today and tomorrow. The current projections indicate the effects of the storm are expected late Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. The storm effects are forecasted to bring heavy rain to our area, potential flooding and storm surge risks, as well as winds that would exceed safe levels for buses to be on the road (sustained winds of 35mph or more). According to the National Hurricane Center, there is substantial risk for rapid storm intensification that could affect the severity of storm effects.
Therefore, out of an abundance of caution for student and staff safety, Collier County Public Schools will be CLOSED Tuesday and Wednesday (September 27-28).
- All CCPS sites will be closed
- All after-school programs held at CCPS sites will be closed
- All extracurricular activities, including athletic practices and competitions, will be canceled
- All Adult and Community Education classes will be canceled
- All District leases will be suspended
On Wednesday by 4pm or earlier, we will make a determination about school and District operations for Thursday (September 29).
KEEP LEARNING ALIVE
CCPS is committed to "Keep Learning Alive" during periods of school closures.
- Click here to access learning resources (available beginning at 8am on Tuesday, September 27)
Additionally, students may work on assignments that may be pending in their scheduled courses. Please share any questions with firstname.lastname@example.org.
HURRICANE MAKE-UP DAYS
Due to the amount of instructional time in the first semester, there will be no impact to the scheduled Hurricane Make-Up Days (November 21 and 22). At this time, CCPS will not need to make up the Tuesday and Wednesday days off. Fall Break remains November 21 - November 25.
CCPS will continue to monitor the storm's path and collaborate with the National Weather Service and Collier County Bureau of Emergency Management for the latest information regarding potential storm impacts.
Please stay safe and continue to monitor our communication channels for additional updates. Be sure to follow us on our District website (collierschools.com) and on social media (@collierschools) for the latest information.