Collins Cadence

2020-2021 February 27, 2021

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

Our thoughts and well wishes have been with each of you during the horrible weather we experienced two weeks ago. Many of our families are working through issues of broken pipes and damage to homes. If there is something we can do to support you - please do not hesitate to reach out to me or our counselors. It was wonderful to welcome our sweet Collins Cobras back on Monday. We hope this provided some kind of normal and support to the children to help overcome one more hurdle in the 2020-2021 school year.

Just a few important reminders as we continue the school year:

Please keep your student home if someone in your household is awaiting Covid tests results. If anyone in your home tests positive for COVID, please keep your child home and have them engage in online learning each day. This is for the health and safety of not only your child, but the students and staff in the building as well.

Please send your child to school with a mask. The school does not routinely provide masks. Masks are given to the students only if theirs is broken or soiled.

If you are asked to pick up your child early from school, please bring your ID and wear a mask to the door. People are not allowed to enter the building without a mask.

The third grading period ends March 11th. Please check parent access for the most current grades.

Stay Safe and Healthy,

Shelli LeBlanc

Upcoming Dates

Monday, March 1st

  • Colossal Cobra - Kindness Award 5th Presented @ Lunch

Tuesday, March 2nd

  • 6th Social Studies District Assessment #3
  • Colossal Cobra - Kindness Award 6th Presented @ Lunch
  • Colossal Cobra - Kindness Award - Virtual Students PM
Thursday, March 4th
  • 5th Social Studies District Assessment #3
  • 6th Writing Benchmark

Monday, March 8th

  • PTO Meeting via Zoom 1:15 PM

Tuesday, March 9th

  • 6th Reading Middle of the Year Benchmark
  • PTO Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
Wednesday, March 10th
  • 5th Math Middle of the Year Benchmark
  • 6th Science District Assessment #3
Thursday, March 11th
  • Spring Picture Day / Group Pictures
  • Last Day of Third Grading Period

Friday, March 12th

  • Student Holiday

Monday March 15th - Friday 19th - SPRING BREAK!

Monday, March 22nd

  • First Day of Fourth Grading Period

Tuesday, March 23rd

  • 5th Reading Middle of the Year Benchmark

Wednesday, March 24th

  • 6th Math Middle of the Year Benchmark
  • TELPAS 5th Listening & Speaking AM

Thursday, March 25th

  • TELPAS 5th Reading AM

Friday, March 26th

  • Report Cards available in Parent Access Center
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Spring Portrait and Group Picture Day - 3/11/21

Spring Portraits

In-Person and Virtual students will have their spring portraits taken by Photo Texas.

A schedule will be sent to all virtual students. It will be a quick process, very similar to our fall yearbook photo session. Weather permitting, photos will be taken outdoors at the front of the school. For Spring Portraits, there will not be an order form for pre-orders. Proofs will be sent home with students and order will be processed online.

Group Pictures

If your student is in band, orchestra, choir, a western art winner or a participant in the Sci-Math-alon, an order form will be sent home or available for pick up at the time group pictures are taken.

STAAR 2021 Testing Dates

Please place the following dates on your family calendar:

Tuesday, May 11th Math (5th and 6th Grade)

Wednesday, May 12th Reading (5th and 6th Grade)

Thursday, May 13th 5th Science

Virtual Students STAAR Testing Schedule TBA

Mrs. McCure & Ms. Aymond Counselor Updates

Last week was an unexpectedly tough week for many of our families. If your family was affected and needs any assistance such as clothing assistance, food assistance, or water assistance, please reach out to Mrs. McCure or Ms. Aymond. We have resources available and would love to help!

A list of food assistance is here. This list updates often, so please check back regularly to get the most up-to-date information.

Immunization Reminder for Incoming 7th graders

6th grade parents: please send a copy of your child’s shot record if he/she has gotten the Tetanus booster and the Meningitis vaccine in the last year, such as the 11 year old check-up. It is needed for 7th grade. Your child will not be allowed to pick up a schedule without a record of these vaccinations.

Nurse Kendall Update

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has required an introduction to growth and development for 5th and 6th grade students. This class will introduce the information regarding the changes occurring in the growth and development of this age group.

Normally, this instruction is done separately by grade and for boys and girls at school, however, due to Covid-19 protocols and restrictions, the video link will be sent out to our families to be viewed at home. We encourage you to sit and watch the video with your child. There are 2 videos - one for boys and one for girls. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the nurse at We will provide the link to the videos in the next newsletter.

Library Update

Enjoy and learn more about Library Lover’s Month at this link .
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We are proud of our Collins students that participated in the art show!

PTO Link

Reward Programs Info, Shirt Order Info, and much much more...

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Reminder for Bike Riders

A friendly reminder to the parents of our bike riders.

Please make sure your son/daughter is locking up their bike, especially if the bike needs to sit overnight for some reason. This last Thursday morning at approximately 12:15 AM we had a man steal a bike from our bike rack and ride off with it. If the bike had been locked up it would have been far more difficult to steal.

Nurse Kendall Update

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Collins Remote Week At A Glance

2020-2021 February 26, 2021

Technology Update

No problem too small or too big to address: visit or email Kellie Lahey

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All Knox Dates and Links for Incoming 7th Graders

Please click here to access important dates, parent presentation, elective night information, applications.

Times To Remember...

Bell Schedule:
  • 8:50 AM—4:00 PM
  • Students may enter the building by 7:35 AM (Please enter 5th grade side door)
Lunch Times (No visitors at lunch at this time)
  • 5th Lunch A: 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • 5th Lunch B: 11:45 AM- 12:15 PM
  • 6th Lunch C: 12:25 PM. - 12:55 PM
  • 6th Lunch D: 12:55 PM - 1:25 PM
Front Office Times:
  • 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
End of Day:
  • 3:15 PM Calls to change transportation will end
  • 3:20 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:20 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:30 PM First Flight (10 cars) will move forward to cones
  • 4:00 PM Flights 1 - 4 will be dismissed to wait at Car Cones
  • Dismissed after car dismissal begins; 1. Bikers 2. More Car Flights 3. Neighborhood walkers (parents should not be parked in neighborhoods to pick up children - please use YMCA parking lot) 4. YMCA walkers (crossing guard provided for students)
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Prior Newsletters 2020-2021

In Person Protocols

Classroom, Transition, Lunch, Recess, BAMO/PE

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