Collins Cadence

2020-2021 October 18, 2020

Collins Cobras

Shelli LeBlanc, Principal

Chris Barnhart, Assistant Principal

Ariel Aymond, Counselor 5th Grade

Krystal McCure, Counselor 6th Grade

From The Principal

Collectively we have crossed the first grading period milestone. Families and teachers are working hard to help students reshape their learning muscle memory for student responsibility and academic accountability. The partnership between school and home is invaluable.

Monday begins day five of the second grading period, we remind students to be proactive and make the most of each moment in the classroom. Because learning does not solely occur at Collins students must sometimes utilize home time to finish assignments, work on projects, and study for tests. Reading everyday must be a priority in all of our homes. Even if our children tell us they have no homework - they should always read each night.

Parent Access Center is the best way to check on your child's progress, and when needed, create proactive action plans with teachers to keep grades reflecting student effort and ability.

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Upcoming Dates

Thursday, October 22nd

  • Student Yearbook pictures for Remote and Virtual

Friday, October 23rd

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Friends of Collins Level 2&3 Yard Sign Pick Up - Front of School

Tuesday, November 3rd

  • Teacher Staff Development Day - Student Holiday

Monday, October 26th - Friday, October 30th

  • Red Ribbon Week

Wednesday, October 28th

  • 9:00 - 100 AM Friends of Collins Level 2&3 Yard Sign Pick Up - Front of School

Sunday, November 1st

  • Last day of the the PTO Friends of Collins Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 3rd

  • Teacher Staff Development Day - Student Holiday
  • Spirit Night - Raising Canes
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National Dyslexia Awareness Month

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Digital Citizenship Week

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Thursday, October 22nd

How do I pay for my child’s pictures?

Your child has a hard copy order form somewhere in their backpack!

Parents are able to pay the traditional method.


However, all families can pay online!

  1. Go to
  2. Use online order code: PTPUC
  3. Select Collins Intermediate

Counselor Update

We are so excited to have welcomed so many virtual learners back to campus this week! We have enjoyed seeing so many new faces, and hope that it has been an easy transition for all.

For all our new in-person learners, your counselors are Ms. Aymond (5th grade) and Mrs. McCure (6th grade). Students can sign up to see their counselor by visiting our Canvas pages and filling out the form at the top of the page.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is coming up soon! Help us “give drugs the boot” by dressing up on our theme days from October 26th to October 30th!

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Guidance Lessons

Next week, the counselors will be visiting classrooms to do guidance lessons on this month’s Colossal Cobra topic-- responsibility. We will visit each homeroom to do a mini-lesson with students. We can’t wait to see everyone!

Friends of Collins

PTO is excited to launch our fundraiser, Friends of Collins!

September 25 thru November 1

This is the only fundraising the PTO will do this fall. We are not asking you to sell anything but only asking families to donate if they are able. We have some fun incentives available whether your student is in person or remote. Our fundraising goals are for each student to have a school Chromebook available to use & for math enrichment programs. You can donate on Membership Toolkit under Store.

Please contact with any questions.

Level 2 & 3 Yard Sign pick up dates (@ Collins-front of school):

  • Friday, October 23 (2 -3p)
  • Wednesday, October 28 (9-10a)

***Bags and decals will be distributed in November***


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

All Things PTO

Meeting Dates, Spirit Shirts, Yearbooks, and much much more!

Library Update

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When an In Person Learner is Absent

If your child is absent for a day or more and is an in person learner please remember that they can be counted present at school if they actively work on assignments in CANVAS and/or join a Zoom class meeting. Recorded lesson are on CANVAS as well as assignments and the Zoom meeting schedule.

Though you will still receive the automated message that your child is absent - the teachers check that a student has meaningfully engaged in virtual learning by 11:59 PM the day of the absence and the following day change the ABS mark to show present as a virtual learner.

Please send an email to your learning community teachers to let them know your child is out and that they are completing work through CANVAS.

This new process allows us the ability to help keep students current when they are sick and unable to come to school. We are thankful to our families for not using this process to take extended weekends or vacations during the school year as an "In Person" learner.

Nurse Kendall Update

Please remember that students cannot bring medication to school, including cough drops. Medications must be brought to school by a parent and a medication permission form needs to be filled out. Because of Covid-19, Tylenol or Advil (ibuprofen) must have a doctor’s order if it is to be administered for headaches.

If your child is sent home from school with symptoms of Covid-19, he/she must stay home for 10 days or see a healthcare provider and get clearance to return to school sooner than 10 days. This is a district policy and is to ensure the health and safety of not only your child, but other students and teachers in our school.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Collins Clinic

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If my student is a Virtual Learner how do I get their picture taken for the yearbook?

Pictures will be taken in the front of the school. Please enter the front of the school using the drive through. Also, please stay in the car the entire time. When they are ready they will ask your child to exit the vehicle to have their picture taken. Once they exit the vehicle they will be directed to one of two locations. When they are done your child will return to the vehicle and you can exit the drive through.

Virtual Picture Day Schedule

October 22nd

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

At Home Learning Calendar

This calendar is a quick reference guide of assignments and/or activities to help parents and students stay organized. Many find it helpful to print so students can check off completed items.

5th Grade

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6th Grade

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Fine Arts/PE

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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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Prior Newsletters 2020-2021

In Person Protocol

How will the Classroom, Lunch, Bathroom, BAMO/PE, Library, Recess areas work when we return to school... Click Here!

In Person - Need To Know Items

Items to bring, Clinic, Screening, Masks, Visitors, Checking In/Out, Deliveries, and Dismissal (Biker, Car, Walker, Bus)

Are You Following Us?

If you have a Facebook or Twitter account you can follow Collins and see some of the great things our students and teachers are doing. You can also find quick and helpful reminders.

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