Collins Elementary School (Collins ES) kicked off the new school year with a parent/student orientation on Monday, August 15. The purpose of the orientation was to welcome parents/students to the new school year, as well as give them updates on what to expect from the school administration and the SMART Program. This event was organized by Dr. Tracy Jackson, Collins ES principal, to maintain transparency with parents regarding the school’s progress. Parents and students at the orientation were given new backpacks from Coke Florida, as part of the company’s Back-to-School Backpack Giveback campaign. Collins ES was the only school in Broward County selected to participate in Coke Florida’s campaign through the Broward Education Foundation.
Construction is underway at Collins ES, raising questions for parents and teachers as to what this means for students and their learning experience. To answer these questions, our SMART Communications Liaison Keyera Lyn attended this event and gave the community an overview of the SMART Program construction updates occurring at their school.