In April, the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission (MIC3) is celebrating the important role of military children. Join us on Wednesday, April 20 to Purple Up! For Military Kids as we honor our military children's strength & sacrifice. Purple represents the joint service operations and is a combination of Army Green, Air Force Blue, Coast Guard Blue, Marine Red, and Navy Blue and is the appropriate color to represent military children from all branches.
It's Tech Check time! We ask that you take a moment to inspect your child's school assigned device and accessories (case, charging cords). If you notice anything that is not working or damaged, please have your child bring the item to the Command Center (tech staff) at their school for repair or replacement. Schools may also send out a schedule for a tech check to inspect devices and update inventory. *If damages are intentional or negligent, families will be charged to repair or replace the device, per the RUP.
Since 1996, the Collierville Education Foundation (CEF) has awarded over $1.5 million in classroom grants to Collierville’s teachers. CEF currently funds $100,000 in grants each year, but receives $300,000 in teacher requests. To help close this gap, CEF is offering each Collierville Schools parent/guardian the opportunity to join the CEF 100 Circle by making a donation of $100. When you join, $25 of your donation will go directly to the PTA/PTO of your choice (select your school in the drop down in the attached link) to support their projects at your child’s school and $75 goes to classroom grants for all Collierville Schools. Working together, we can support teachers in their efforts to enhance the learning experience for all of our students! Click the image below or follow this link to join the CEF 100 Circle!
Collierville Virtual Academy is now accepting resident and non-resident applications for the 2022-23 academic year! Click here for information and the application for CVA. To apply for a transfer to Collierville Schools, you will need to provide the district with a copy of the most recent report card and a copy of the student's attendance record. These records may be emailed to email@example.com , or dropped off at our CVA administrative offices. If these records are not provided to Collierville Schools, the application will not be processed. Collierville Virtual Academy has a limited number of spaces. Transfers will only be granted as long as space is available. Learn more about what current students, parents, and staff have to say about the experiences at Collierville Virtual Academy by following this link: https://t.co/33fveHPsGV
Collierville Schools Families and Employees, COVID Testing Appointments have now been added for the next two weeks for students and employees of Collierville Schools ONLY : We will conduct testing in your vehicle. To schedule an appointment for this week, our clinic will be open Monday - Friday, from the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., please register below. All students and employees who receive testing CANNOT return to school or work until they receive a negative test result. This includes asymptomatic testing. WHERE : Collierville High School Transition Entrance. DIRECTIONS : Follow the way-finding signs to the Transition Entrance. It is the second entrance past the MyTown Movers Fieldhouse and has a metal awning over the entrance. You may pull up to the sidewalk in front of the entrance. ARRIVAL : Call (901) 853-3310 #80063 . DO NOT ENTER THE SCHOOL BUILDING. Our COVID Nurse will arrive at your car with a consent form and conduct a nasal swab. TESTING INFO : The test is a PCR test, which will be sent to the Memphis Branch of American Esoteric Laboratories. Test results will be emailed to patients within 24 - 48 hours , dependent on the amount of tests the lab is processing. *As a reminder, all minors MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. It preferable for students 18 or older to also be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
Governor Lee's Executive Order No. 84 Families and Employees of Collierville Schools — This afternoon, Governor Bill Lee released Executive Order No. 84: An Order Regarding Mask Requirements in Schools. Effective immediately, Collierville Schools' parents/guardians have the choice to opt out of any order or requirement for their child(ren) in kindergarten through twelfth grade to wear a face covering at school, on a school bus, or at school functions. Any parent/guardian who wishes to opt out their child out of the masking mandate issued by the Shelby County Health Department in Amended Health Order No. 24 should submit the notice by either e-mail or handwritten note to their child's first teacher of the school day. Items to consider: Masks are still required to be worn by all Collierville Schools employees during compensated hours (indoors), in accordance with Shelby County Health Department Health Order No. 24. Governor Lee's Executive Order No. 84 only applies to students in grades kindergarten through twelve. All adults visiting a school building are required to wear a mask during school operating hours. Close contacts will now be defined as anyone within a 6-foot radius of a Covid-positive individual. This is a transition from 3 feet to 6 feet due to the mask optional requirement under Executive Order No. 84. The change from 3 feet to 6 feet is a directive from the Shelby County Health Department. Please direct all inquiries to the Department of Student Services .
Health Order No. 24 — Mask Update Families and Staff of Collierville Schools - Earlier today, Collierville Schools Superintendent Dr. Gary Lilly and Assistant Superintendent Mr. Jeff Jones participated in a video conference with the leaders of the Shelby County Health Department, along with the Shelby County Attorney. During that conference, it was made clear that the district is obligated to require and enforce universal indoor masking of all students, employees, and visitors, in compliance with Health Order No. 24. Additionally, it was confirmed that the Shelby County Health Department has the authority to close any school determined to be a danger to public health due to the presence of unmasked individuals. Effective immediately, any Collierville Schools student who refuses to wear a mask/face covering at school will be sent home. As a reminder, the only permissible exemption to the mask mandate is an ADA-approved disability. Health Order No. 24 is set to expire on August 31, 2021. Collierville Schools Administrative Team
Return to School Safely COVID-19 Update — Mask Mandate Memo: Mask Requirement for all Employees and Students of Collierville Schools — August 6, 2021 Families and employees of Collierville Schools, as we finalize our preparations for the return to school on Monday, August 9, 2021 — Collierville Schools has made a districtwide update to its Fall 2021 Return to School Safely COVID-19 Guidelines , so that our protocols reflect and align with the most up-to-date Health Directive 24 (addendum), announced by the Shelby County Health Department on Friday, August 6 . Effective Monday, August 9 — all students and employees of Collierville Schools are REQUIRED to wear a mask indoors — regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, Collierville Schools can no longer accept a personal note excluding your child(ren) from the Health Directive 24 mask mandate. ONLY a person with a disability who cannot wear a mask safely because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act is exempt from wearing a mask. It is a requirement of the latest health directive that Collierville Schools receives medical documentation of the disability from a Tennessee licensed medical provider. If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding the updates to the mask mandate or socially distanced guidelines, please contact the Shelby County Health Department at (901) 222-6275 . For continuous updates surrounding our COVID-19 information, FAQs, and data, please visit our COVID-19 Notification Dashboard . Thank you to our parents, caregivers, and staff for your time and consideration. It is our goal to provide a safe and conducive learning space for all students and employees across Collierville Schools. We appreciate your partnership and collegial support as we navigate the new school year. Please continue to stay safe, healthy, and take care of one another. We are Collierville Schools.