The office is closed on June 17, 2015 for the summer. The office will reopen on Monday, August 17th at 8:00 a.m. If you need to register a new student please use the district website and go to Enrollment. Fill out all the information, print the necessary forms, and be ready to come to school on Wednesday August 19th to hand in all the paper work and officially enroll. Have a great summer. Welcome to any new family who may be joining us this Fall. If you ever have any questions, feel free to email during the summer. Emails will be responded to a couple times a week at least. Thank you.

Here are a few key phone numbers and our web address:

  • Collins main office number:  616-493-8900
  • Collins fax number:  616-493-8909
  • Attendance line (available 24 hrs):  616-493-8906
  • Website address:

Collins PTO website at

Student Suggestion Supply list for 2015.16

District Calendar for 2015/16..… New calendar will be posted as soon as we have it. First day of school is Tuesday, September 8. It will be a full day of school 8:40 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Tentative date for Meet the Teacher night is Wednesday, September 2nd from 5-6 p.m. with icecream social following from 6-7 p.m. Kindergarten Ready!Set!Go! will be Wednesday, August 26th 9-10:30 a.m.

Latest Collins Elementary News

New Member Purchase Program Announced for Computers and Select Electronic Devices Offering Discounts to FHPS Families

June 30, 2015 @ 4:00 pmPosted in: District News

Forest Hills Public Schools is pleased to offer all families access to a technology purchasing program which provides discounts on the purchase of Dell products, including laptops, desktop computers, select electronics and accessories.  Through the Dell Member Purchase Program for Forest Hills Public Schools, families can take advantage of savings and special financing options.  To access the program, go to the Dell Member Purchase Program website:  and use member ID:  US241580.  On this site you can compare devices and electronics, see monthly specials, and use an online chat feature for additional sales and service information.  To see a recent flier about the program, click here.

Your student's library is open 24/7/365!

June 15, 2015 @ 9:56 amPosted in: Collins Weekly News, Homepage News


Forest Hills subscribes to Overdrive for ebooks and audio books. Your student should know how to log-in and navigate this site. We hope you hop online and spend some time browsing our virtual shelves. Important details:  Read more

Student Recognition Assembly Wed. June 10 - 9 a.m.

June 9, 2015 @ 11:17 amPosted in: Collins Weekly News, Homepage News

On Wednesday, June 10 at 9 a.m. we will be having our Student Recognition Assembly.  Just know that every 4th grade student is going to be called up on the stage to receive their packet and shake hands with Mr. Balingit, etc. Any 4th grade parent is invited to attend as this culminates their days here at Collins Elementary School.

The very beginning of the assembly our PTO is sponsoring the “wigs for cancer”. Ten students/parents have been growing their hair out all year to donate for this great event. All of the them will have their hair chopped at the same time, one simultaneous cut!!


June 5, 2015 @ 3:45 pmPosted in: Collins Weekly News, Homepage News

Monday 6/8  

  • Full day of school
  • Young fives last day of school

Tuesday, 6/9

  • Half day of school
  • 11:55 am Dismissal
  • 12:30 – 4 Records Marking Day


  • Half day of school
  • 9:00 am Student Recognition Assembly
  • 11:55 am Dismissal
  • 12:30 – 4 Records Marking Day


Records Marking Day



Upcoming Dates:

  • Report cards will be mailed on Wednesday, June 17
  • Tentatively plan: (Watch for confirmation dates this summer)
    • August 26 =  9-11 am Ready!Set!Go! (Kindergarten Open house)
    • August 28 = TBD Newcomers!
    • September 2nd = Meet the Teacher night (Proposed)
    • September 8th = 1st day of School for the 2015-16 school year.