Kangaroo Connection

Weekly updates for our Collins families.

January 17th, 2021

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Important Dates

1/25-1/27: District Benchmark Tests for 3rd-5th grade

2/2: Progress reports sent home

2/3: 5th graders visit to middle school campuses

2/16: Spring photos

Substitute Teacher Opportunities at Collins!

Help Wanted!!

Whether you are simply looking for a flexible, part-time job or are seeking teaching experience at the beginning of your full-time teaching career, substitute teaching is a rewarding job with many benefits.

If you have a day available each week or each month, we can use you as a substitute!

Apply today to substitute on our campus!



Colton Bluff Springs Road, between Mckinney Falls and Apogee, will be restricted beginning on or about 01/25/2022 through 07/04/2022. Our current end of day pickup procedure will continue for car riders, with parents lining up along Apogee. Please use William Cannon or Finial to access Colton Bluff and Apogee. I’ve included a map below.
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Specials Update: From Art Class

Collins artists have been working well to create original art. Students are beginning their study of the element of art, TEXTURE. Kinder through third grade began by observing and drawing the textures of a winter hat. Fourth and fifth grades are creating 3-D accordion books and adding their own textures.
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Keeping our Students and Staff Healthy

We are asking parents to please keep their children home from school if they are sick or are not feeling well. It is important that we work together to continue to keep our students and staff healthy. As a reminder, students who have a temperature, persistent cough or are feeling sick, should stay at home. If your child is sick enough that you have taken them to the doctor to receive a Covid test, please do not send them to school while you are awaiting the results.

We have had a number of students arrive to campus without a mask each day. All students and staff are required to wear masks in DVISD buildings. Please send your child to school with a mask.

Cold Weather

Please make sure to send your students appropriately dressed for the weather each day! We will have outdoor recess when it is over 40 degrees (with wind chill). Please make sure your child has a jacket for these colder days.


Thank you to all our parents for adjusting to our new dismissal line up for car riders. We appreciate you lining up along Apogee Road as Finnial Road and Moonbeam Road (behind the school) remain closed.

Please make sure you have your student's car tag displayed in your dashboard at pickup. If you need an additional car tag, please visit our front office and present your ID to be issued a new one.

  • If you are going to change how your child goes home, please communicate this with the front office by 2:00PM
  • If you are going to pick your child up from school before dismissal, please pick them up no later than 2:30PM. To ensure the safety of our students and that everyone gets home, we will not pull students from classrooms after 2:30PM.
  • Parents are prohibited from pulling a student off the bus at dismissal.
  • Students will be released during the school day only to persons listed in Skyward.