Letter to the Editor from CMS Principal Kristi Durance (English & Spanish)

September 29, 2017

Dear Parents and Students:

I am happy to have all students back in school after several very stressful days due to Hurricane Irma. As you are all aware, students missed nine (9) instructional days due to the storm. The governor of the state of Florida has waived two (2) of those days, which leaves us seven (7) days to make up. In an effort to gain back lost instructional time, Hendry County schools will add thirty-two (32) additional minutes to the school day. This change will be effective beginning on Monday, Oct. 2, and lasting through the close of the school day on Friday, Dec. 22. Regular school hours will resume when students return from Christmas vacation on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. The additional time will be added to the end of the school day, which will change CMS’ release time to 2:32 p.m. The additional 32 minutes will be used for DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) and Math tutoring. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 863-983-1530. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we work together to ensure students receive a quality education in Hendry County.

Thank you,
Kristi Durance
Principal
Clewiston Middle School

Estimados Padres y Estudiantes:

Estoy feliz de tener a todos los estudiantes en la escuela después de varios días muy estresantes debido a huracán Irma. Como todos saben, los estudiantes perdieron nueve (9) días de enseñanza debido a la tormenta. El gobernador del estado de la Florida ha decido no aplicar dos (2) de esos días, dejándonos siete (7) días para compensar. En un esfuerzo por ganar de nuevo el tiempo lectivo perdido, las escuelas del Condado de Hendry añadirá treinta y dos (32) minutos adicionales a la jornada escolar. Este cambio será efectivo a partir del lunes, 02 de Octubre del 2017, hasta el día viernes, 22 de Diciembre del 2017. Horas regulares comenzara el Martes, 09 de Enero del 2018. El tiempo adicional se añadirá al final de la jornada escolar, que va a cambiar el tiempo de salida de CMS a las 2:32 P.M. El tiempo adicional de 32 minutos se utilizarán para DEAR (soltar todo y lea) y Matemáticas. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en contactarme al 863-983-1530. Gracias por su colaboración y su paciencia mientras trabajamos juntos para asegurar que los estudiantes reciben una educación de calidad en el Condado de Hendry.

Gracias,
Kristi Durance
Principal
Clewiston Middle School

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