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Principal’s Message 6/6

Dear Collins Community,

On behalf of the entire Collins staff, we would like to wish all of our families a wonderful summer break! We are proud of each and every one of our students for the hard work and dedication they demonstrated consistently throughout the school year.  We will miss all of the smiles and energy they bring to our hallways and look forward to welcoming them back in August.  For those of you leaving the Collins community, we wish you all the best.  Best of luck also to all of our 6th graders who are moving on to Junior High, we know you are all ready for this next chapter in your lives.

Report Cards Online June 11th
Please note at our Trimester 3 report cards will be posted live on the Parent Portal starting on June 11th.  If you have any questions about your portal account, please contact our main office at 847-357-6100.

Join the D54 Foundation for 22nd annual golf outing
Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

Visit to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.

District 54 Virtual Learning University
Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access theVirtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.

Important Dates
June 6th  – Last Day dismissal at 11:40 AM

June 12th & 26th  – Schaumburg Library Pop Up Library @ Collins 9:45 AM

July 10th & 24th  – Schaumburg Library Pop Up Library @ Collins 9:45 AM

August 7th – School Information Day 9:00-12:00 and 6:00- 7:30 PM

August 15th – Back to School Picnic (5:00-7:00) and Meet Your Teacher (4:30-6:00)

Have a wonderful and safe summer!


Nell Haack   and     Katie Kurtz

Principal                     Assistant Principal

Summer Learning & 2019-2020 School Year

Summer Learning

Please consider completing the summer learning packets. If completed, your child will earn a special prize in August. District 54’s Virtual Learning University is also back! Take some time to practice various skills throughout the summer.

2019-2020 School Year

School starts on Monday, August 19th for grades 1-6, and on Monday, August 26th for kindergarten.

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, we wanted to share with you the District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

School Closures Information

Dear District 54 community,

Due to the dangerously cold wind chill, District 54 is cancelling all after-school and evening activities today, January 29. This does not include the after-school childcare programs at our schools run by the park districts and YMCA.

In addition, District 54 schools and the Rafferty Center will be closed on Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31. After-school and evening activities are also cancelled on January 30 and 31, including the Open Enrollment Fair. When schools are closed for a full day, the child care programs are also cancelled at our schools. People interested in open enrollment schools for their children, click here to view the list of school visitation dates and times.

District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open, but circumstances beyond our control, such as extreme weather, sometimes dictate that we close. Our top concern is whether we believe the more than 15,000 students we serve and our employees can get to school safely whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning until noon Thursday, which calls for wind chill values as low as -55.

Thank you for your understanding and support. For more information about our notification procedures and a link to our Severe Cold Weather Response Plan, you can visit

Childcare Options

  • The Campanelli YMCA, 300 W. Wise Road, Schaumburg, will offer a drop-in childcare program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade on THURSDAY ONLY. The YMCA will be closed on Wednesday. For Thursday – the cost is $40 per child for YMCA members and $45 for nonmembers. Send your child with a lunch and a drink. Registration occurs at the Y front desk, limited on a first-come/first-served basis. R
  • The Hoffman Estates Park District will offer childcare for children in kindergarten through sixth grade from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. The cost is $50 per child. Registration is on a first-come/first-served basis. Register online at [] and use code 156415-AA for Wednesday or code 156415-AB for Thursday. You can also register at drop-off at the Triphahn Center front desk, 1685 W. Higgins Road.

Student Accident Insurance

Please see the attached form if you are interested in purchasing Student Accident Insurance for the 2018-2019 school year.

Health Reminders Regarding Colds and the Flu


cold and flu

As always, the safety and health of our students is a top priority. At this time of year, we would like to remind families of the importance of using frequent hand washing, proper nose blowing and covering your cough techniques to prevent the transmissions of germs.  Please click on the following link to view a letter for more information on signs and symptoms of colds and flu .