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

You 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 packet.

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.


You 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


·      Security 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. 



School Safety Priority List


1.    Lockdown all buildings:

a.    Audio/video door station systems for visitor management at building front doors      


b.    Proximity readers and video surveillance at 12 entry doors and between Intermediate and Primary buildings


This recommendation came from a parent/staff survey. The survey asked if the district should lock all outside doors.


Results of the survey:


Strongly Agree           37%

Agree                            25%

Undecided                 16%

              Disagree                     13%

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 is complete.


·      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 second semester.  



2.    Name tags for all staff and visitors (completed)


3.    All-call capability on classroom phones (completed)


4.    Panic buttons in main office areas (completed)


5.    New entry doors into the primary building (completed)


6.    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 Intermediate building

(will be complete before school begins)

Safe Routes to School Project

The 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.

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