Students First – Schools to remain closed until May 1

This week, the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Education has directed all public schools in Florida to continue to be closed through May 1, 2020. Therefore, Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) campuses will remain CLOSED to all students from Monday, March 30 through Friday, May 1. Additional school closures will be re-evaluated by the […]

Students First – CCPS is committed to supporting children and families

With school being out until April 15, Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) is committed to supporting children and families in continuous learning. CCPS began its transition to virtual/online continuous learning for students this week (March 23-27). Information related to this week’s activities, as well as any future updates, may be found on the CCPS Continuous […]


March 23 – March 27 (Student Self-Paced Learning) NEXT WEEK March 30 – April 15 (Teacher-Led Virtual Instruction) Collier County Public Schools would like to remind parents that this week, stu-dents should be accessing their self-paced learning pathways on our CCPS eLearns site. Click here to access the eLearns website. It is important that all […]

Collier County Schools free meal pick up sites

With statewide school closures extending to April 15, school food service is making free meals available to kids. Please see the announcement from Collier County Public Schools with free meal pick up locations for children 18 years and under: Collier County Public Schools will be offering FREE meals for ALL children age 18 and […]

Students First – Adame, Stehlin surprised by awards

The school community in Immokalee has been abuzz with excitement the past few weeks. On Friday, February 7, Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton joined the surprise patrol to present awards to the year’s Employees of the Year. One of the stops—Village Oaks Elementary (VOE) where general secretary Petra Adame has been an employee for 31 years! […]

Students First – Schools show love of reading during Literacy Week

Last week, Collier County Public Schools wrapped up Literacy Week. All elementary schools offered fun, exciting events that allowed students to celebrate their love of reading. There were reading carnivals, literacy parades, book fairs, and more. Tracey Bowlin, reading coach at Village Oaks Elementary School (VOE), put together a Community Readers event. The event, now […]

Students First – Lake Trafford Elementary has a new face on campus

Lake Trafford Elementary (LTE) has a new face on campus—Sarah Woofter! Woofter is excited to be back in an elementary school working with students, teachers, and families. She’ll be serving the school as an Assistant Principal. “I look forward to working with Mrs. Alvarez (Principal), Mrs. Galloway (Assistant Principal), and the fantastic staff to continue […]

Students First – Immokalee Schools held pre-winter break events

While students have just returned from winter break, I wanted to take a moment to share some exciting events that took place in our Immokalee schools just before the break. Lake Trafford Elementary held its first-ever Reindeer Run on December 20th thanks to the efforts of kindergarten teacher Danielle Panicaro. “I wanted to plan a […]

Students First – A season of giving at local schools

The holiday season is a season of giving. Many of our schools hold holiday drives. Whether it’s a giving tree to help families in need, food donations, or toy drives, magic and kindness are in the air. So, it’s no surprise that one elementary school here in Immokalee is taking its giving a step further […]

Students First – CCPS wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings and remember all the wonderful times we have shared as a #CCPSFamily. This year, I asked our local Immokalee principals to share one thing for which they are thankful. Mark Frehe, Eden Park Elementary: “I am thankful for the opportunity to lead a wonderful staff in […]