Students First – New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year to our #CCPSFamily! With the start of the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions. As you begin to think about some of the positive changes you’d like to make this year, let us help with some suggestions of our own.

On Time, All Day, Every Day
Did you know that missing just two days of school each month calculates to missing 10% of the school year? Whether you are scheduling a doctor’s appointment or a family vacation, try to be cognizant of how it will affect your child’s time away from the classroom. If possible, make any appointments after the dismissal bell rings and limit family vacations to the already scheduled days off on the district’s Academic Calendar.

Download the District APP
Take a few minutes right now to download the Collier County Public Schools APP on your iPhone or Android. Once the APP is on your phone, go into the Settings and follow your child’s school, choosing which notifications you’d like to receive. This way, you’ll be sure to catch any notifications that come through and you’ll also be able to take advantage of the many features the APP has to offer.

Make Dinner Time a No-Device Time
When your family sits down at the dinner table, have everyone put their electronic devices away. This simple step allows us to bring back those all-important conversations with our children. You may be surprised at all you’ll learn!

Read Nightly
Reading a book or two at night not only has educational value, but it also allows us to have quality one-on-one time with our children. In that moment, time slows down and, together, parent and child can enjoy the simplicities that life has to offer.
Whatever your resolutions may be, we wish our #CCPSFamily much happiness and health in 2019!

Jennifer L. Kupiec is the Specialist, Communications & Community Engagement Collier County Public Schools

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