Collins Cadence

2021-2022 - Friday, January 28, 2022

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Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Amanda Cucinotta, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 6th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 5th Grade

From the Principal:

Collins' Cobra Council is sponsoring an animal donation drive for the Montgomery Animal Shelter. The drive ends on February 11th. Your kind donations are appreciated.

Sixth grade parents -- Please find the Incoming Knox section towards the end of this newsletter. We will be sure to include all Knox updates, attachments, and newsletters throughout the spring semester.

Our Collins school community is incredibly lucky to have Mrs. McCure and Ms. Aymond as our school counselors. We look forward to celebrating their countless contributions to Collins February 7th - 11th.

Wishing you a safe and healthy upcoming weekend,

Shelli LeBlanc

Message from Knox Principal to Rising 7th Graders

January 28, 2022

Subject: Incoming 7th Grade Information Night

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Due to the rising number of COVID cases in our community, the decision has been made to change the format for our Parent Information Meeting on February 1, 2022 and the Elective Night on February 7, 2022 from in person to virtual. We will share our presentations electronically via email by February 2 for the Parent Information Meeting and Feb. 7 for the Elective Night. These will include videos and power points that can be replayed for clarity and convenience.

Thank you for your understanding.


Joe Daw, Principal

Knox Junior High School

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Times To Remember...

Bell Schedule:
  • 8:50 AM—4:00 PM
  • Students may enter the building by 7:45 AM (Please enter 5th grade side door)
  • Students are considered tardy if not in classroom seat by the 8:50 tardy bell
Lunch Times (Visitor Procedure Will be Shared in August)
  • 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
  • 3:30 PM Early check out of students will end
  • 3:30 PM Cones for car rider dismissal will be set - cars for early pick up will not fit in front parking area
  • 3:35 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)

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

  • Knox incoming 7th grade Parent Night - Slide Presentation w/Voice over sent via email to incoming 7th parents on this date

Friday, February 4th

  • End of 3rd Grading Period Progress Report

6th Grade Field Trips - Please see schedule Below

February 7th - 11th

  • Counselor Appreciation Week

Monday, February 7, 2022

  • Knox Elective Night Virtual

Thursday, February 10th

  • Parent Email - Progress Report Viewable in PAC

Monday, February 14th

  • PTO Meeting 1:15 PM via Zoom

Wednesday, February 16th

  • Spring Individual Picture Day

Friday, February 18th - Monday, February 21st

  • Student Holiday (President's Day 2/21/22)

Thursday, March 10th

  • End of Third Grading Period

Friday, March 11th - Friday, March 18th

  • Spring Break

Friday, April 15th - Monday, April 18th

  • School Holiday

Tuesday, May 10th

  • 6th STAAR Math
  • 5th STAAR Math Retest

Wednesday, May 11th

  • 6th STAAR Reading
  • 5th STAAR Reading Retest

Thursday, May 12th

  • 5th STAAR Science
  • 6th STAAR Test Make-Up

Friday, May 13th

  • 5th and 6th STAAR Test Make-Up

Thursday, May 26th

  • Last Day of School - Student Early Dismissal
  • End of Fourth Grading Period

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

Honor, Remember, Inspire

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Collins 2021 Federal Report Card

The Collins 2021 Federal Report Card has been posted on our school's profile page. The Federal Report Card can be accessed using the following steps:

From the school’s website:

  • Go to "Our School/Campus"
  • Click “View School Profile"
  • Select “Accountability Reports”
  • Click “2020-2021"
  • Select "Federal Report Card "

Mission To Mars 6th Grade Field Trip

Tuesday, February 8th - LC 6-1

Wednesday, February 9th - LC 6-5

Thursday, February 10th - LC 6-4

Tuesday, February 15th - LC 6-3

Wednesday, February 16th - LC 6-2

Students must wear a Collins T-Shirt during the field trip.


Does your child need a school shirt for upcoming field trips? Go to & order one today!

Nurse Kendall Update:

Please contact the school if your child has tested positive for Covid.

  • Please go onto your student’s SSO, click on Covid Central and do the self-report.
  • This will give you the return date based on the start of symptoms.
  • Students must stay out of school for ten days
  • You will continue to receive the daily absent automated phone call, however your child will be excused due to Covid

Once your child has completed the 10 day isolation period, it is not necessary to do another Covid test and the result is negative to return to school. After 10 days a person is not considered contagious.

Current Covid district guidelines can be found at


Self-Prescreening: To ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, all individuals should conduct self pre-screening for COVID-19 symptoms. Individuals waiting for COVID-19 test results due to symptoms or individuals currently experiencing any of the symptoms listed that are new and/or not normal for them, should stay home and consider seeking medical care and/or COVID-19 testing. Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 include:

  • fatigue

  • cough or shortness of breath

  • sore throat

  • congestion or runny nose

  • significant muscle pain or body aches

  • loss of taste or smell in the last 10 days

  • diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

  • feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0F

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Ms. Aymond & Mrs. McCure Counseling Update

6th Grade Parents: Here is a list of upcoming important dates for future Knox Knights!

February 1: Incoming 7th Grade Parent Night (no longer in person)-Video will be sent to parents

February 7: Electives Night Virtual Presentation


February 17: Tryout Meeting

March 7-9: Tryout Clinic

March 10: Tryouts

Gingham Girls

March 23: Tryout Meeting

March 28-April 2: Tryouts

Color Guard

April 12: Tryout Meeting

April 25-28: Tryouts

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Technology Update

We’ve had a focus on spreading kindness across our campus, so here’s a link to tips on how to help students post, upload, and share on social media.

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PTO Membership and School Spirit Shirts

Go to and join the PTO today! By joining the PTO you will gain access to our secure online directory as well as be “in the know with PTO.” Have you purchased your spirit wear yet? Order today so your child can show their Cobra Pride!

In addition to our 2021-2022 spiritwear shirts (shown above), we now have “vintage” spirit wear available to purchase on the webstore! You don’t want to miss out on some great deals!

Yearbook Reminders


Capture the Memories - 2022 Collins Intermediate Yearbooks

***Purchase a Yearbook for your child for $45 at Deadline is April 29.

***Recognition Ads are available to purchase for any child - 1/8 page for $25…visit Deadline: February 10.

***Submit school related photos to *Please note photos are subject to approval and not guaranteed to be published.

Yearbooks on Sale NOW!

Yearbooks are on sale now. In addition to icons and personalization, you can also purchase an ad for your student. It’s a great way to celebrate their accomplishments and extracurricular activities

Calling all PTO Volunteers!

Calling all Volunteers! Fill out the google form using the link below to let the PTO know your availability and areas of interest.

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Incoming 7th Grade Knox Knights Important Dates

Thursday, January 13, 2022

6th Advanced Math Info for 7th Adv Math 6:30 p.m.

Friday, January 21, 2022

8th Math CBE Permission Slips Due to Math Teacher

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Knox staff visit with Collins students 1:35 -3:55 PM through PE

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Knox incoming 7th grade Parent Night - Slide Presentation w/Voice over sent via email to incoming 7th parents on this date

Monday, February 7, 2022

Knox Elective Night Virtual

Thursday, Feb. 17, at 6pm in the Knox cafeteria - MANDATORY Knox Cheer Tryout meeting -

  • ALL mandatory paperwork from the packet (plus a copy of the most current report card) will be due at this meeting. Cheer candidate and a parent must attend.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Collection of Student Registration sheets by Homeroom Teacher

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Knox staff meets with Collins to confirm computer entered course selections

Friday, March 4, 2022

  • Yearbook Application Due
  • Debate Application Due - includes teacher recommendation
  • TV Broadcast Application Due - includes teacher recommendation

March 7 - 9, 2022 - Knox Cheer Clinic and Tryouts at Knox JH. (Times will be included in the packet.)

March 10, 2022

Knox Cheer Tryouts

Friday, March 11, 2022

Course verification available via PAC/SAC

March 23, 2022

Knox Gingham Girl Parent Meeting

March 28 -31, 2022

Knox Gingham Girl Tryout Clinic

April 1, 2022

Gingham Girls Mock Tryouts

April 2, 2022

Knox Gingham Girl Tryouts

April 12, 2022

Knox Color Guard Parent Meeting

April 25 - 28, 2022

Knox Color Guard Tryout Clinic

April 28, 2022

Knox Color Guard Tryouts

TBA Knox Gingham Girl Parent Meeting (for those that made the team)

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Deadline for all Knox course requests changes

Please note that all dates and times are tentative or subject to change. Please have your student collect any information about events from his/her intermediate campus when they are available. We will advertise and announce all events at the intermediate schools as well as in other Knox correspondence. The dates advertised and announced will be followed unless special circumstances occur.

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Collins 2020-2021 Academic Performance Report

Collins 2020-2021 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) has been posted on our school's profile page.

From the school’s website:

  • Go to "Our School/Campus"
  • Click “View School Profile"
  • Select “Accountability Reports”
  • Click “2020-2021”
  • Select "Texas Academic Performance Report "

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Prior Newsletters 2021-2022

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