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Collins Elementary Open House

Collins Elementary held it's Open House for the new school year. Students and their parents had an opportunity to meet their new teachers, tour the school and get to know our community partners.

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Solar Eclipse

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Important Information about the Solar Eclipse

On Monday August 21st, 2017 we will experience a total solar eclipse, an event that hasn’t occurred over the U.S. mainland since 1979.  A total solar eclipse, which is when the moon completely covers the sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath of the country.  While Boone County is not located in this area, we will still be able to view the partial solar eclipse.

This event will be an extraordinary educational opportunity for our students.  Many of our schools will have special activities or lessons planned for this day to accompany the event.  While this event is extremely exciting for our students, we must also acknowledge the importance of proper eye safety.  While it should be common sense not to stare directly at the sun with your naked eyes, this advice will be even more important during this event.  The eclipse must be viewed only through proper eclipse glasses.  Schools with planned viewing activities will require students to wear proper solar eclipse glasses.

In order to protect our students’ eyes during this event:

  • Students will not participate in any unstructured outdoor activities, including recess
  • Students will be advised to not look directly at the sun without wearing solar eclipse glasses
  • We will provide additional personnel until 4pm for parents who do not want their children riding the bus during the eclipse.Children who do not ride the bus for that reason will have to be picked up by parents at 4pm.
2017-2018 School supply list

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THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

The Boone County School Board approved that the last day for student instruction to be set as May 24th.

Boone County Schools are CLOSED

Boone County Schools are CLOSED for WEDNESDAY MARCH 1st. There will be no Elementary School bus pick up. Students already at school will stay until it is safe to release them. Parents may pick up students from their schools. High School driving students will be released when their principals deem it's safe to release them.

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY for Monday January 30th. ‪There will be NO AM KINDERGARTEN or PRESCHOOL for Monday January 30th. ‬‬ 

Events and Activities

All events for Friday January 13th are occurring as scheduled. There will be NO events/activities on Saturday January 14th prior to 12PM.

Evening Activities

All evening activities for Boone County Schools are CANCELLED for tonight, January 5th.

Boone County Schools Closed

‪Due to inclement weather all Boone County Schools will be CLOSED on Thursday January 5th. ‬

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to possible icy conditions all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY Tuesday December 13th.  There is no AM kindergarten.  Continue to monitor for possible updates.‬

Two Hour Delay

‪Due to overnight snow and slick road conditions, all Boone County Schools will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY Friday December 9th.‬. There is no AM kindergarten. 

Welcome Back!!

Welcome back!!!

 

KINDERDARTEN REGISTRATION 2017-2018

SCHOOLThere have been some changes to the law regarding kindergarten enrollment. Starting the 2017-2018 school year, all incoming kindergarteners will need to be 5 years old by August 1, 2017. All elementary schools in Boone County will be holding kindergarten registration on March 27th, from 4:00 to 7:00. We do not have open enrollment, so you must register at the designated school in which you reside.

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All Pro Dad Campout June 16th 17th

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All Pro Dad Campout June 16th 17th

FALL BREAK

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First day of School

Welcome Back!  The 2016-17 school year has begun and we would like to wish you and your students a successful year.

 

The Transportation Department has worked diligently this summer to provide a safe environment for all our students with training for all drivers and aides.  It is our goal to provide a quality service to the community. We have established high standards of training, maintenance and conduct for each employee and we will provide the safest environment possible for each student in our care and strive to maintain our schedule of services.

 

Just a reminder to all parents/guardians – the buses could be running up to 20 minutes behind schedule during the first days of schools as the drivers are learning their new routes and new students.  We ask that you please have patience before calling the department with concerns regarding your student arriving home during these first few days. 

CHS "Run With the Cougars" 5K

Run With the Cougars

Please join us for the upcoming "5K Run/Walk with the Cougars".  The 5K takes place on Saturday, March 18th at 9:00 a.m.  You may register now thru Friday, March 3rd, 2017.  All proceeds benefit the Character Counts program at Conner High School.  Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Community members are welcome!  Click here for the registration form and further details.  Please mail registration form and payment to:  Conner High School, ATTN: MARY SARGENT, 3310 Cougar Path, Hebron, KY 41048.  Thank you for your support

SPRING BREAK

SPRING BREAK

                APRIL 10-15

ALL PRO DAD FLORENCE FREEDOM GAME

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ALL PRO DAD FLORENCE FREEDOM GAME

GO PANTRY

GO PANTRY

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Collins Skate Night September 25th 6-8 at the Florence Fundome

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SCHOOL IS COOL!!

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Kentucky Department of Education Changes Birthday Cutoff for Kindergarten

Kentucky Department of Education Changes Birthday Cutoff for Kindergarten

A change in the birthday eligibility cutoff for Kentucky kindergarteners will take effect in the 2017-2018 school year. The new date for Kentucky students is August 1. Any child who turns 5 years old on or before August 1, can enroll in Boone County’s ½ day Kindergarten Program. This change affects student’s statewide.
 
Boone County’s Board of Education has a policy, per Senate Bill 24, that allows parents to request early-entrance for kindergarten, but children must exhibit high levels of academic, social and emotional aptitude based on a series of assessments. If a child does meet the necessary requirements for early admission, parents will be charged $3.000.00 tuition for the school year. The process for early-entrance must be completed before the last day of the 2016-2017 school year. Please contact the Boone County Board of Education, Christen Morgan at (859)-334-4466 or christen.morgan@boone.kyschools.us, if you have any questions.
 
More information can be located on Kentucky Department of Education’s website: http://education.ky.gov/curriculum/conpro/prim-pre/Pages/EarlyEntranceK.aspx

Principal"s Message

 

I would like to welcome you to Collins Elementary School and another exciting school year. I am excited to begin my fourth year as the Principal at Collins and about the adventure we are about to begin on for the 2017-2018 school year.

Being an educator in the Boone County Schools for the last 22 years, Collins Elementary is rich in tradition, academic focus, and community involvement.  These are just a few reasons I am proud to be a part of this school. As your Principal, I will filter all decisions through one simple question, “Is this what is best for the students at Collins?”  I will work with the faculty and staff to continue to introduce new ideas and programs that are aimed at taking the students at Collins into the 21st Century. Even though the world around us is changing that does not mean we have abandoned old values that have helped create the wonderful environment and rich academics, which are established at Collins.

We will stress the essence of quality within our school and at the same time; reinvigorate the academics, fine arts, and extra-curricular activities. This cannot be done by just one person; it is the culmination of quality work by students, staff, parents, and the community.

Thank you in advance for your partnership for the 2017-2018 school year.  I look forward to meeting you and your child throughout this year.  I know your child’s educational experience is very important to you and the staff at Collins Elementary take that responsibility very seriously. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time if I may be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Mr. Loring      

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SAY CHEESE NIGHT

 SAY CHEESE 

                     SETEMBER 26TH Say Cheese Night – 6-7:30

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

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CES is collecting Box Tops for Education! This  includes Box Tops and  Campbell's soup labels from many products. These can be turned in to homeroom teachers or the front office. Follow the link above for more information about what products are participating.  This is a great way to help out our FRC , so please help us out by sending them in!!!!

 

COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE

yard sale

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COLLINS ELEMENTARY

COLLINS COMETS

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Collins Elementary School9000 Spruce Drive
Florence, KY 41042
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Phone: 859-282-2350
Fax: 859-282-2356