Collier County Public Schools closed for one day on September 3, due to the uncertainty of Hurricane Dorian’s path and to ensure the safety of our students, staff, facilities, school buses, and community.
After reviewing the state instructional time requirements and our 2019-20 academic school calendar, we are pleased to inform you that we will meet the state requirements and will NOT need to make up the day we were closed. Again, there will be no planned makeup days for Hurricane Dorian. We will follow the 2019-20 academic school calendar as planned.
We are relieved the storm spared our area, but we are deeply saddened by the severe damage it inflicted on the Bahamas and other parts of the Caribbean and the North Carolina coast. Our hearts are with those who must now rebuild not just their homes, but also their lives in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
While we are very fortunate that this storm has passed us, there are many weeks left of hurricane season. As always, we will monitor the weather, work closely with our partners at Collier County Emergency Management, and make the safety of our students and employees our first priority. Future updates and changes to our academic calendar are dependent upon the level of storm activity and impact to our overall operations.
Dr. Kamela Patton
Superintendent of Schools
5775 Osceola Trail
Naples, FL 34109