CCPS suspends virtual learning for week

Published 6:00 am Thursday, February 18, 2021

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Charlotte County Public School (CCPS) Superintendent Robbie Mason announced Tuesday, Feb. 16, that he was suspending virtual learning for the remainder of the week.

Robbie Mason

“Due to the power outages and other hardships created by the storm, I am suspending remote learning for this week,” Mason said. “We will be monitoring power outages at our schools and power outage rates in our community to determine if schools will be open for in-person instruction each day this week.”

Mason’s announcement comes just as the county is still struggling with thousands of citizens left without power following a weekend ice storm.

As of Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4,900 residents were without power.

Mason said a call would go out to families each day to notify them whether schools will be closed the next day for in-person instruction.

“I hope that each of you will be safe during this difficult week and that the remote learning flexibility being offered will give you one less thing to worry about.”

If your child is taking SVCC courses, you should reach out to the instructor for more information about how his or her expectations may change for this week as well.