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- School Portfolio
- SC School Report Card
- Annual Report to the Community
- Sara Collins PYP Program of Inquiry
- Principal's Letter
- Sara Collins School Handbook
Documents and Forms
- Student Enrollment Forms and Information
- Volunteer Application
- GCS Text Alert Sign-Up Form - English
- GCS Text Alert Sign-Up Form - Spanish
- Sara Collins School Supply Lists
- Greenville County School District
- GCS Strategic Plan
- Greenville County Athletics
- GCS Parent Resources
- GCS Progress Report
- GCS Facts, Figures, Plans, and Infographic
- GCS Master Course Catalog for Middle and High Schools
- GCS IB Information
- South Carolina PTA
- National PTA
March 22 - 29
A: Tater Tots w/ Beef
A: Teriyaki Chicken over Brown Rice
A: Western Omelet w/ 1 Sausage
|B: Fish Sandwich||
B: Tater Tots w/ Chicken
B: General Tso's Chicken over Brown Rice
B: General Tso's Chicken over Fried Rice
C: Broccoli Cheddar Soup
|B: BBQ Sanwich|
|C: Yogurt, Cheese, and Rol||C: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll||D: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll||C: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll||C: Yogurt, Cheese, and Roll|
GCS JOB FAIR!
The Human Resource Operations Department will host a Job Fair on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Thomas E. Kerns Elementary School, 6650 Frontage @ White Horse Road, Greenville, SC. This fair will take place from 5-7 pm. We will be hiring for the following positions: Bus Drivers, Bus Aides, Custodians and Food Service Operators. Hiring managers will be on hand to speak with and answer questions from interested.
The Amazing Shake
The Amazing Shake is a competition that allowed our 5th grade students the opportunity to demonstrate manners, self-discipline, respect, and professional conduct. This was our first time planning such an event, and we were excited to have members of the community partner with us. The competition was completed in four rounds. For more details and a slide show, check out this link!
The ARMES Program at the Fine Arts Center is a tuition-free arts program designed to meet the needs of students in grades 3 through 8 who have demonstrated outstanding talents and a deep interest in dance, strings, theatre or visual arts. The purpose of the program is to allow students to explore their chosen art form in depth while promoting individual creativity. Any interested student must first obtain a nomination form to be completed by a teacher, parent, or self. The student will then be scheduled for an audition in the spring. Nomination forms can be completed online.
Nominations Open: February 11, 2019
Nominations Close: April 11, 2019
Click for more information.
An Interview with Eddie Collins, Son of our Namesake, Mrs. Sara Collins
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.
GCS Text Alerts
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.
Parents should complete the form with a signature and return it to each child’s school to ensure they receive all emergency text messages.
Click for the sign-up form in English or in Spanish. Note: The text message parents receive will be in English.
South Carolina School Report Cards
Click here for the link to our School Report Card, released November 29, 2018 by the State Department of Education. Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.
These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state. The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.
For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.”
Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another. Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.
If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principals via email or phone.
Click here for all South Carolina School Report Cards.
Scout's Rock is the large painted rock in front of the school at the corner of Parkins Mill Rd. and Betty Spencer Drive.
Scout’s Rock is a great way to send a special message and show your school spirit or tell someone "Happy Birthday!"
• Reservations are required
• Dates are available on a first come, first served basis. No businesses, please.
• Cost is $10 for one day (3pm-3pm)
To make a reservation, click this sign-up link.
For details on painting the rock, click here for information.
School Supplies for 2018-19
To see a list of supplies by grade level, visit the supplies list page here on our website.
Appreciation in Action
Roles were reversed at Sara Collins Elementary where students took time to prepare and serve Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) staff lunch. Special needs students went on a field trip to purchase items and spent the morning preparing a meal that they served to thank the FANS staff for their service to the school. Check out the video!
Medications at School
School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines
Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers. Effective immediately, all volunteers must submit an application to the school and receive clearance from the district before interacting with children in the school or chaperoning any school field trip. Volunteers are now identified by two different categories: Level I or Level II. Please click here to review the details and find applications on the GCS website.
Learn English Online for Free! Aprende Inglés online, gratis !
A new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child’s academic achievement. The program is free to parents and is on a first come first served basis. Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program provides the parents of our English Language Learners an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It enables parents to increase their engagement in their child’s school and contribute to improving their child’s educational achievement. The online lessons from Rosetta Stone® Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, on their phone, or anywhere they have access to the internet.
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.