Collier Elementary School News

Want to know the latest happenings at Collier Elementary? We love sharing good news with you! We update this page frequently with school news and events, student awards, and helpful parenting tips. You'll also find our entire monthly newsletter on this page. Happy reading!

Return to School Update

After carefully reviewing the data from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the Governing Board voted to approve a modified return to in-person classes. The motion means that students will remain in full-time distance learning through October 21 and then will begin the transition to a hybrid in-person learning model starting on Thursday, October 22. For more information, please review our Return to School Update in English or Spanish.

Families, please read the flyers below on our reopening expectations, daily school checklist, and health precautions to help you determine when to send your child to school or keep them at home. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

We know you have questions about this unusual school year. Here you will find some frequently asked questions.

Community Update - October 30, 2020

The health and safety of our students, staff, and their families is always our highest priority and determines how we make decisions about teaching and learning. That is why we are communicating with you today. As you are probably aware, the number of COVID-19 cases and percent positivity in our area have been increasing over recent weeks. Like most of you, we are also very concerned about this increase in our community. We invite you to read the rest of this update linked below in both English and Spanish.

Free School Meal Update

Free school meals are available for pick up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10:00 a.m. to noon and 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Country Place Leadership Academy and Estrella Vista STEM Academy. This opportunity is open to all children, ages 18 and younger. Please note the change in schedule for November 11, 2020, Veteran's Day. 

For more information, please read our distribution flyers:

Student Start Dates

After a comprehensive review of options to reopen schools in person, the Littleton Elementary School District Governing Board voted to welcome students back to campus in the following manner:

  • Kindergarten through eighth grade students who selected model B and were placed in model B2 will begin school on Thursday, October 22, 2020. These students will attend in person on Thursdays and Fridays and continue to participate in dynamic distance learning on other school days.
  • Kindergarten through eighth grade students who selected model B and were placed in model B1 will begin school on Monday, October 26, 2020. These students will attend in person on Mondays and Tuesdays and continue dynamic distance learning on the other school days.
  • All students will participate in dynamic distance learning as they have been until Thursday, October 22, 2020.
  • Students who selected model C will remain online for the remainder of the semester.

Please take a moment to review our plan for reopening which includes updated safety and mitigation plans.

Virtual Athletic Clinic

Registration for the Littleton Virtual Athletic Clinic is now open. Any interested student in grades sixth to eighth will be able to participate. There will be three different sports to choose from and the cost is $1. Please see our flyers below for more information. 

Arizona Parental Rights Handbook

The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health of their children is a fundamental right. To learn more about your rights as a parent, please read our Arizona parental rights handbook in its entirety.

Community Classroom

Please view our November 2020 interactive resource designed by our social work team to help connect our families with different agencies and provide virtual support. To view the resources in Spanish, please scroll to the second slide.

Past Resources

Preschool Scholarships

Preschool scholarships are now available. Please call 623-478-5613 or 623-478-5682 and schedule an appointment to submit an application. For more information, please review our flyer in English or flyer in Spanish.