Fall make-up pictures will be taken on December 10, 2020. These make-up pictures are for students who have newly enrolled at Sara Collins since October 21-22, students who were absent on these dates, or students who are unhappy with their original fall pictures. Brick and mortar students will have their pictures taken from 8:00-9:00 and virtual students are invited to drop in between 9:00-10:00 at the Media Center door at the front of the school. Packages and prices are listed here.
Calling all rising K5 and 1st grade students! Registration for Kindergarten and 1st grade will occur from December 1-4. Please read this flier with information on Kindergarten and 1st grade registration for the 2021-2022 school year. A Spanish flier is also available here.
Please join Sara Collins School Counselor, Sarah Payne, Mental Health Counselor, Sara Mendez and School Social Worker, Tiffany Whitney, for The POWER of POSITIVE PARENTING!
This live, virtual seminar for parents/guardians is being held on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM.
Complete this form to register:
Students in 1st and 2nd grade and a few identified students in grades 3-5 are scheduled to take the MAP Growth assessments in reading and math in December. Assessment results help guide teachers’ reading and math instruction by better understanding what students know and are able to do, where students need support, and what students are ready to learn next. Additionally, student test results may be used as one factor in gifted and talented identification.
The South Carolina Department of Education requires that students be tested on-site at their school. The testing schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, December 1: 2nd Grade Brick and Mortar Students (ELA), 2nd Grade Virtual Students (ELA and Math)
Wednesday, December 2: 1st Grade Brick and Mortar Students (ELA), 1st Grade Virtual Students (ELA and Math)
Thursday, December 3: Identified Students in 3-5 (ELA)
Friday, December 4: Identified Students in 3-5 (Math)
Monday, December 7: 2nd Grade Brick and Mortar Students (Math)
Tuesday, December 8: 1st Grade Brick and Mortar Students (Math)
Due to the uncertainty of and impact surrounding COVID-19 affecting schools’ schedules, all dates are subject to change.
Students should bring their assigned Chromebook (charged) to each testing session. During test sessions, students may not be in possession of or use any electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, smart watches) other than the device used for testing.
If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Elliott at 355-3212 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, December 11, 2020, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., GCS Virtual Program students in Grades 3-8 are invited to take the SC ACT-142 TE21 Post-assessments at their home-based schools. Virtual students who participated in the SC ACT-142 Pre-assessments during LEAP Week (August 17-21) need to contact their home-based schools and RSVP to take the post-assessments on December 11. You may RSVP by filling out this Google Form. Virtual students who participate in the post-assessments at their home-based schools on December 11 will not be counted absent from their virtual classes that day. On December 11, virtual students must bring their Chromebooks and provide their own transportation to and from the home-based school location.
Students not residing in the Sara Collins Elementary School attendance zone may apply to attend Sara Collins in 2020-21.
On November 2, applications are available for the following school year. Applications must be picked up in our school office.
Applications fully completed by December 13 are considered "Round 1" and are sent to the district office for consideration. Slots become available based on student enrollment. Notification of open slots is usually made by April 1st. Applications received after Round 1 applications are submitted are considered "Round 2". Round 2 applicants will be considered after all Round 1 applicants.
Check out our IB Open House Virtual Video in the slides above to hear about what IB looks like at Sara Collins. Please contact Carrie Johnson at 355-3229 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Parents - Please create a Parent Backpack account if you have not already done so. Important communications from the school and the school district come from this account. This is also a great way to keep track of your child's grades and attendance information. If you need to create a Parent Backpack account, you will find English and Spanish directions linked here.
All students are eligible for additional meals for the other days they are not present in school. If you are interested in ordering take home meals, please click this link to access the form.
Chromebook Repairs – Face to Face/E-Learning Students
On days that students physically attend school, students may turn in their Chromebook for repair at their school and receive a loaner device. Once repaired, the Chromebook will be returned to the school and must then be returned to the student.
On days when students participate in E-learning, students may call (864) 355-4357 for assistance with minor issues. If the Chromebook is not functioning properly, students should bring Chromebooks to the nearest career center (Mon-Thu, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) for repair and to receive a loaner device. Once repaired, Chromebooks will be returned to the student’s home school and must be returned to the student in exchange for the loaner Chromebook.
Chromebook Repairs – Virtual Students
Virtual students may call (864) 355-4357 for assistance with minor issues. They may also bring Chromebooks to the nearest career center (Mon-Thu, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) for repair and to receive a loaner device. Once repaired, Chromebooks will be returned to the student’s home school. The school staff will then contact the student to notify them that the Chromebook is available for pickup.
ETS loaner Chromebooks returned from students should be held at the home school until further notice from ETS.
Parents ~ If you would like to provide food for special occasions (i.e. student birthdays) please check with your child’s teacher prior to the event. For safety concerns, we cannot serve or give “homemade” foods, therefore, all food to be shared with other children must be store bought with visible ingredient labels and individually pre-packaged.
All students - check out this video so you can meet some of the special people who work at Sara Collins Elementary. We can't wait to see you soon!
Kindergarten students - check out this video so you can see where your classrooms are when you arrive to school.
Looking for after school care at Sara Collins? We are excited that we will be offering our own program at our school starting this year! Sign up early to get a space for your child! Information can be found here. You may also use this Google Form to sign up for the program.
GCS has released Destination: Return to In-Person School.
Click here to read Sara Collins Elementary's Annual Report to the Community.
We are proud to be named for Mrs. Sara Collins, an exemplary volunteer and PTA mom! Enjoy this interview with her son, Mr. Eddie Collins.
The School District of Greenville County is offering parents the opportunity to sign up for text alerts through School Messenger. Parents may provide a text-enabled phone number as the primary contact phone in PowerSchool. Please note that this text system is only to be used in emergency situations (including school closings) and not as a platform for regular school messages.
If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child’s ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions. Click for more information.