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From The Principal

Collins’ Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  We are so incredibly excited to share a wonderful year with our amazing families.

Collins Elementary has undergone some major construction projects over the summer.   Crews have worked around the clock this summer to bring us the following...

  • A secure entryway for our school.  As is our current process, our front door is locked and visitors must identify themselves prior to gaining entry into the building.

  • *An expanded and improved parking lot. Our architects and engineers used best practices to create a plan that addressed the large number of drop offs at our school and bus traffic. The final plan separates the bus traffic from drop off and creates additional spaces in our lot.

  • *Refinishing of the gym floor.

  • *Replacement of flooring throughout the building and new casework in targeted classrooms.

  • *Improved and expanded landscaping as well as exterior parking lot lighting.

These changes will only enhance the already excellent experience Collins Elementary has to offer.  We wish you all a successful, happy, and safe school year!

Best Regards,

Jena Lenz

Collins’ Principal

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Our Mission

With the support of the community, the mission of Bruce Collins Elementary is to foster a caring and enriching environment that enables all students to grow academically and socially to reach their individual potential as they become lifelong learners.

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UCS Vision

Utica Community Schools, in partnership with our community, will empower students to positively transform their future and the world.

UCS Mission

Utica Community Schools ignites a passion for learning in all students. We strengthen our community by welcoming all learners, honoring culture, and inspiring remarkable growth and achievement. We accomplish this by:

• Ensuring students are at the heart of all decisions

• Collaborating with all stakeholders

• Providing a safe and supportive environment

• Encouraging mindsets that are open to innovation

• Reimagining what school can be

• Promoting high expectations throughout Utica Community Schools

• Committing to multiple pathways toward excellence and achievement for all