Collier County parents face choice of how students will finish their semester

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Virtual class in session. Credit: WINK News

Now is the time for Collier County parents to think about how their children will finish this semester; they can choose Classroom Connect or return to on-campus learning.

The second quarter starts Nov. 2. The Collier County School District wants you to know the education commissioner’s executive order on distance learning expires in December, which means all students in the Classroom Connect and high school flexible models will be expected to return to campus Jan. 18, 2021.

Surveys will soon be going out to parents with students enrolled in either of the aforementioned models, giving them the chance to decide whether their students will return to the classroom for the second quarter.

Candi Snyder is one parent who initially wanted to see her kids in a hybrid learning model, but sent them back to the class in August when that wasn’t an option.

“They wanted to go, so I sent them with masks and hand sanitizer; I’m hoping that they will make it through and so far so good,” Snyder said. “Just to give some type of normalcy to these kids, they’ve been through so much.”

If you’re in the Collier County School District and you or your children don’t feel ready to return to the classroom in the spring, those students who wish to remain in a virtual model may enroll in the eCollier Academy for the January 2021 semester.

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