August 6th is new student enrollment in the respective buildings from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Enrollment for Returning Students (includes pre-enrolled Kindergarten students and Grade 6 Sacred Heart students) is August 7 from 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the High School Commons Area.
GGS Open House is Wednesday, August 20th from 5-6 p.m.
The open house gives your students an opportunity to see
their new classroom, drop off some supplies and meet their new teacher!
We hope to see you then!
The first day of school is August 21st.
Click here for access to the Enrollment Ad
should receive an enrollment packet in the mail by August 1st. Please
call the Administration Office at 460-5000 if you do not receive your
GS and MS School Supply Lists are at the links below and the board approved 1 page calendar.
CGS School Supply List CMS School Supply List 2014-2015
1 page School Calendar 2014-201
Welcome to the 2014-2015
school year! I hope your summer was
enjoyable and your child is ready to begin another year of learning at Colby
Public Schools. We are excited to begin
the school year and work together with you to help your child not only reach, but exceed
their educational goals.
will notice a few changes this fall when you enter our buildings. The USD 315 Board of Education approved
several recommendations from the School Safety Team that will improve
safety for all students and staff.
· Name tags
for staff and visitors
· New entry
doors into the primary building
· Upgrades to
glassed-in corridor at the middle school
film on glass entry doors
USD 315 School Safety Report
USD 315 School Safety Team met on a regular basis last year to
update the USD 315 Crisis Plan. Several people on the team attended
trainings to gain information on improving school safety. The following
recommendations were presented to the BOE for approval.
Safety Priority List
Lockdown all buildings:
door station systems for visitor management at building front
readers and video surveillance at 12 entry doors and between Intermediate and
recommendation came from a parent/staff survey. The survey asked if the
district should lock all outside doors.
of the survey:
Strongly Agree 37%
Strongly Disagree 9%
· Ace Midwest has been
on-site this summer installing, terminating, and testing the cables supporting
the IP-based access controls and associated video for the security cameras and
buzzer systems. This part of the project
· The committee’s goal
was to complete the security cameras and proximity readers for the security
system by mid-August. However, due to
the large demand for security systems, we are on a waiting list for the
remainder of the project.
· The revised timeline
for completion is December (2014) with implementation the first day of the
Name tags for all staff and visitors (completed)
All-call capability on classroom phones (completed)
Panic buttons in main office areas (completed)
New entry doors into the primary building (completed)
Replace bottom of glassed-in corridor at middle school
with solid materials (will be complete before school begins)
Security film on glass entry doors at CHS, CMS and
(will be complete before school begins)
Safe Routes to School Project
City of Colby was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Kansas Department of
Transportation for a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project, which
includes repairing and constructing sidewalks and ramps to ensure
students have a safe route to walk/bike to and from school. The Safe Routes to School work will take place on the following streets:
* South side of 5th Street from Chickamauga to Range
* North side of 5th Street from Range to French
* East side of Grant from 2nd Street to Plum
You can click here to see more information and a map of the proposed work.