Collins Cadence

2020-2021 December 5, 2020

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

We hope your Thanksgiving break was all that you hoped. We are two weeks away from our long winter break. Still lots of learning taking place in the next two weeks. Thank you for encouraging your students to stay engaged and working hard everyday.

We also want to keep everyone safe and healthy - please make sure your student comes to school in a clean face mask everyday. Children should have extra masks in their backpack in case they become in need of a new mask. We strongly encourage face masks and not gator masks for the ultimate protection of wearer and those around them.

Wishing you find special moments of happiness you prepare for your holiday celebrations.

Thank You,

Shelli LeBlanc

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Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, December 8th

  • Fall Yearbook Picture Retakes
  • Orchestra Winter Music Recording (After School)
Tuesday, December 15th
  • 6th Grade Band Winter Music Recording (After School)

Friday, December 18th

  • Student Early Release 12:45 PM

December 21 - January 5th

  • Winter Break

Wednesday, January 6th

  • First day of Second Semester
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Fall Yearbook Picture Day for Retakes will be on December 8th

  • For In-Person Learners, pictures will be taken in the morning during school.

  • For Remote Learners, pictures will be taken from 9:30 - 12:30 in the front of the school. Parents will pull up to the front of Collins and wait in their car until their child is asked to exit and go to the photo booth. When they are done getting their picture taken they will return to their car and are free to leave at that point.

Counselor Update

December’s Colossal Cobra awards are coming up! This month’s theme is generosity, so teachers are looking for students who are generous and giving, and who exemplify these traits while at school. Students who are nominated will receive both a certificate and a pin, and will be honored at a ceremony during their lunch period! And virtual learners will have their very own virtual ceremony!

Library Update

Thank you for participating in the online book fair! Sales allowed the library to purchase many books to share with students.

As we head into the holiday season, remember to take care of your library books. Many are being returned damaged and/or extremely worn. Picking at stickers which then come off and broken/torn spines are the main issues. Please keep school books away from water bottles, family pets, and toddlers. Books in backpacks should be upright instead of shoved in the bottom. If there is an accident, please let the librarian know right away. Thanks for being a good steward of school resources!


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6th Grade Band - Action Required

The 6th grade band has had a date change for the 6th grade concert recording session. The new date of the recording will be Tuesday, December 15th. The permission slip that allows your student to be recording with audio and video is directly below this entry. This permission slip is going to be required for all students who wish to participate in the session. The directors ask that you complete the form and send it back to them electronically. They kindly ask that you DO NOT send a hard copy - only an electronic copy.

Thank you,

Collins Band Directors

Jordan Klaus,

Brook Radcliffe

Robby Yarber

Nurse Kendall Update

All medications must be brought to school by a parent and a permission form must be filled out. THIS INCLUDES COUGH DROPS AND INHALERS. has a great article about the differences between Covid-19 and flu:

How Is the Flu Different From COVID-19?

Wearing Masks

How do masks prevent the ​​spread of COVID-19?

When worn correctly, cloth masks create a barrier that reduces the spray of a person's spit and respiratory droplets. These droplets play a key role in the spread of COVID-19 because they can carry SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Masks also can protect you from others who may have coronavirus but are not showing symptoms and who could come within 6 feet of you, which is how far respiratory droplets can travel when people sneeze or cough or raise their voices.

Another benefit of wearing masks is that they may keep people from touching their mouths and faces, which is another way COVID-19 can be spread. There are many types of masks, but cloths masks are best choice for the general public and families should choose a mask that is most comfortable while still providing a secure fit.


Cloth face coverings are an important tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19. They are safe and effective for children over the age of 2 years and adults. Cloth face coverings are especially important when social distancing, or keeping 6 feet away from others, is hard to do. Washing hands, staying home and physical distancing are still the best ways to keep your family safe from COVID-19. But when you go outside your home, wearing a cloth face covering will help keep you and others safe.

Neck gaiters are not as effective in preventing the spread of Covid because they are not secured with ear loops or ties, nor are they multiple layers of fabric.

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Collins Remote Week At A Glance

2020-2021 December 4, 2020

Technology Update

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

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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