Published: Aug 22, 2011 2:16 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 22, 2011 6:05 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla.-     All of Southwest Florida's schools are be  back in session today.
     It's the first day of classes for kids in Collier County.
    Collier's new superintendant, Dr. Kamela Patton, will  be visiting with students and staff today.
   She outlined her objectives  for the district this year during last months school board meeting,   all of which involve elevated communication with the community, district, parents, teachers and students.
     Throughout the year she will hold six town hall meetings, three end-of-year superintendent's roundtable discussions with high school seniors, quarterly CEO briefings, five editorial board meetings, and a district-wide principal for the day program.
     The beginning of a new school year, also brings a new style of report card, for pre-k through second graders in Collier County.
    The traditional ABC'S  will be replaced with a grading system of one to three.
    school officials believe this new style of report card,  will give parents a better understanding of their student's progress in school.