2020-2021 December 5, 2020
From The Principal
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.
Tuesday, December 8th
- Fall Yearbook Picture Retakes
- Orchestra Winter Music Recording (After School)
- 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
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.
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!
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!
6th Grade Band - Action Required
Collins Band Directors
Jordan Klaus, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
HealthyChildren.org has a great article about the differences between Covid-19 and flu:
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.
Times To Remember...
- 8:50 AM—4:00 PM
- Students may enter the building by 7:35 AM (Please enter 5th grade side door)
- 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
- 8:00 AM—4:30 PM
- 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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