Front Entrance


Welcome to PreK

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Click here for the 5th Grade SlideShow!

Students of the Month


Ava Rebelo

Grade 1

Zachary Fiore


Grade 2

Logan Bodziak


Grade 3

Andrew Siciliano

Grade 4

Santino Fiorello

Grade 5

Jordyn Ash & Stephen Wolf




Principal's Message….

Welcome to the Cecil S. Collins Elementary School. As the Principal, I am excited to continue our school’s excellence in academics and character development as we provide innovative and meaningful learning experiences for each and every child.

Our classroom teachers use a variety of strategies and tools to help our young students to attain academic excellence. It is our mission to nurture them into well-prepared, resilient, and productive members of the Barnegat community.

We are committed in our efforts to communicate and collaborate with parents and families throughout the learning process. There are so many exciting things happening at our school! If you are new to our area, I hope that you find the needed information on our website.  If not, please feel free to call the school and we will answer your questions. 

Patrick Magee

CSCS Pre-School begins at: 9:30 and ends at: 3:30

 Drop off and pick up procedures are:

All arrivals and dismissals for Pre-K Before Care/After Care and the regular school day (9:20-9:30 am & 3:30-3:35 pm) will take place at the Collins School’s side entrance closest to the BOE building.

Parents should park in the lot near the Collins School sign and escort their student via the crosswalk to the side entrance with the awning, where teachers will meet them.

The teacher-parent handoff at dismissal will take place at the side awning entrance. If your family has older siblings in the Collins School, please make us aware and we will have them dismissed at the side door with their Pre-K sibling.


Late Arrival/Early Dismissal:

All late arrivals and early dismissals will be facilitated through the building’s main office. When arriving late or picking-up early, please expect to show photo identification, give your student's name, and the teacher’s name. If someone other than the student's parent or guardian will be picking up please send in a note with their name, date, and time of pick-up.


We ask that after your child is settled-in, that you say your good-byes quickly. We understand that the first few weeks of January may be a little harder to make the separation, but there are a few things you can do to help ease the transition.


  1. Develop a routine that works for you and your child.
  2. Always say good-bye and communicate with them when you’ll be back.
  3. Reinforce that you support and feel comfortable with them being here.


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Attendance Intervention

Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must call the school regarding student absence. Based on daily attendance, school officials will attempt to notify parent(s) or legal guardian(s) if a child is absent without explanation from parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Collins: 1-609-698-5832

When a student reaches the following number of days absent, these actions will take place:

Five Days

Parents receive a letter explaining attendance policy guidelines and return a signed acknowledgement. Parent conferences may be held. If parents do not respond to the first letter, a second letter will be sent via Certified Mail.

Ten Days

Parent in-school conference. Create Attendance Action Plan for improved attendance. If no improvement demonstrated, Principal may, at any time, make a referral to the Court Program Administrator of the NJ Administrative Office of the Courts.

Eighteen Days

Mandatory referral by Principal to the Court program for truancy and parents are informed that attendance will be a factor in promotion/retention.

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