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New helpful tool for parents and students in Collier County

New helpful tool for parents and students in Collier County
Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 18:00:42-04

NAPLES, Fla. – It was an exciting first day of school for students in Collier County.

Kids and parents were greeted with a warm welcome at Mike Davis Elementary School Wednesday morning.

Community members cheered them on for their first day of school. 

"It’s super exciting to see the kids and parents,” said Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton. “We had community partners with us too. The sheriff and chairman for the school board were also there; all of them had big smiles." 

To kick off the school year, Dr. Patton handed out CCPS family bracelets to the kids and gave away organization stations to parents.  It shows parents the different activities planned for the entire school year.

It also has ways for parents to help their kids with daily routines.  "It has morning routines, after-school routines and dinner routines. It has lots of tips to keep your kids organized,” said Dr. Patton.

Another helpful tool parents will soon have their hands on is the "WheresTheBus" app.  It tracks their child's bus and checks for delays on their phones.

"It’s another safety tool for parents,” said Dr. Patton. “It can track exactly when the bus will arrive in the mornings and afternoons.”

Dr. Patton says they have to test the app out first to make sure it works.  They expect parents can start using the app at the end of September.