Kangaroo Connection

Weekly updates for our Collins families.

September 9, 2021

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This week in classrooms students are learning the routines and procedures to support Guided Reading. Guided Reading provides an opportunity for teachers to meet with small groups of students to target specific literacy skills at the student's instructional level. Teachers work with students in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.

Students are also learning the literacy centers that they will rotate through during this time when they are not at small group.

We are so proud of how hard our students are working! We are setting up the year to make sure that all students are learning and we reach our campus goal of 100% of students making one year of academic growth.

Ashley Fredo


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School Hours Reminder

Our school day is 7:30AM-2:45PM.

We appreciate your partnership in getting our students to school on time!

Students are considered tardy at 7:30AM. Beginning next week, students who are tardy will need to be checked in by an adult through the front office.


DVISD Open Houses are paused due to local health guidelines at this time. Teachers will begin scheduling in-person parent conferences at the end of September using appointment times to limit the number of visitors on campus at a time. This will give our parents an opportunity to visit the campus, meet with their child's teacher and see work samples at this point of the year.
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Please make sure to send your child with a mask each day to school! We appreciate your partnership in keeping all our students and staff healthy.
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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.

Substitute Teacher Opportunities at Collins!

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.

Apply today to substitute on our campus!